Starting riding

(6 Posts)
MrsSparkles Thu 25-Aug-16 12:26:44

DD5 has been desperate for ages to ride. Took her for a 20 min taster last week which she loved, but I'm not sure where to go now. After school pony club, group lessons, a combination of both.

I don't want it to take over our lives, but want her to do enough to enjoy it, and I worry that just the after school pony club won't give her enough 'riding' to keep interested. What did your little ones do at that age?

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Thu 25-Aug-16 12:30:27

I think I would just take her for a weekly riding lesson at that age. I think she's still a bit young to fully benefit from pony club. Beware. It is an addiction, more expensive, worse for your health and harder to kick than drugs!!

lastqueenofscotland Fri 26-Aug-16 14:17:07

I think once a week at that age is fine too.
When she's a bit bigger maybe look of there are any pony club centres

Biggles398 Fri 02-Sep-16 21:57:14

Another "once a week is enough" here. A lot of riding schools do 'pony days' during the school holidays, so you could let her do one of those too maybe?

TaLLyHOnellie Fri 02-Sep-16 23:13:41

My son was 7 when he started.

I agree with once a week.

Our riding school do fun days during the holidays so find out if yours do anything

SparkleUK Sun 04-Sep-16 23:10:36

Once a week is fine for now; you need to be able to see that she will stick with it (especially with Winter coming!) and you need plenty of time to prepare for spending half of your life at the stables too; not to mention avoiding the constant asking for their own pony ;).

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