How long is too long, or not long enough? Chickie is going out to spell within the next week, and Im just interested to hear some ideas on how long I should leave her to spell for. She is 1 year old, and still very babyish, can see her taking a long time to mature. I dont have any plans for showing her in-hand in 2008, and to be quite honest I dont really mind if I dont get her out in-hand until she is 3 or so. I was thinking of putting her out for 6 months, but the more I think about it, the more I think she should stay out maybe a bit longer. Having had no experience with spelling horses, at all, I am just after some opinions. And also, what can I do with her when I bring her back in, because she is pretty well trained at the moment, leads, ties up, picks up feet etc has been out on trail walks, and been ponied off of our older horse too. I am just worried she might forget all this, but am prepared to start from scratch when I bring her back in anyways. Just after some thoughts, or ideas. Thanks!