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If your child has her own pony, does she..

8 replies

seeker · 30/07/2010 10:55

..share it with her friends? And if so, how does it work?

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Callisto · 30/07/2010 17:42

Not yet, but then loads of the girls at DD's school have their own ponies already (I think 4 out of 7 girls in reception alone). Plus she is only 5 and I wouldn't want the responsibility of someone elses child falling off if I wasn't there iyswim.

seeker · 30/07/2010 22:59

I was wondering, because when I was a child there were never enough ponies to go round, but generally everybody got a "go" every now and then. I've encouraged my dd to do the same, and people seem very surprised and delighted to be offered a ride. I just assumed it would be standard practice!

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Callisto · 31/07/2010 08:53

Well, it's very early days for us as we only got the pony in May. Having said that, we will do 'pony rides' for a couple of DD's non-riding friends on him during the hols and there is an older girl who is very keen and competant who can get on with riding him herself without me having to be there.

DD and I are both happy to share him but with certain provisos in place. The possibility of being sued because someone's child fell off my pony does worry me tbh.

seeker · 31/07/2010 09:46

Callisto - check your rider insurance policy. Ours covers anyone who is riding with our permission.

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Callisto · 31/07/2010 09:52

Hadn't even thought of that - will do, thanks.

Butkin · 31/07/2010 22:29

Other than her cousins sitting on for a photo opportunity nobody has been down to ride DD's ponies. We only got a second set of tack a few months ago so they could not have ridden at the same time as DD which would have defeated the object. Now our lovely little palomino has gone off to Guernsey (arrived today). This just leaves the roan - we'd let Sophie's friends ride him round the field but nobody has asked us.

We would let other children ride our Section B but only if they are very experienced older kids and with the approval of our producer.

LisaD1 · 01/08/2010 09:33

WE can't get a sharer for DD's pony as the pony has decided that only my 2 DD's (10 + 2.5) can ride her! We have tried, as she needs the work, to find another rider but teh pony dumps them within minutes!

Have now resorted to me lunging her a couple of times a week to keep her a bit fitter (she's 13.2 and I'm overweight so can't ride her)

I have a sharer for my horse though.

Always used to ride friends horses/let friends ride my horses when I was growing up.

OhYouBadBadKitten · 02/08/2010 13:07

we would love the opportunity for dd to ride someone elses pony, she is a good little rider but the only one in her riding class who doesnt own her own pony. She holds her own against the others, but they ride several times a week and we struggle to afford the one lesson a week.

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