Dd(9) has recently started learning to ride, she's had 7, 1 hour lessons so far. Is it normal now for beginners to have a leader all of the time? When I learned to ride at a similar age it was on a friend's pony in thier field and I was cantering within a couple of weeks and never had anyone to lead so I can't judge what's normal. I'm getting a bit frustrated watching DD plod around as a passenger. The leaders are all young girls who are frequently told to let go and just walk alongside but inevitably within 5 mins are holding the reins again and fussing the ponies at every opportunity. I'm not sure how the riders are able to learn control when they're not allowed to do any controlling. Do I wait it out or look for a different school? I did speak to the instructor yesterday who said the kids in the group are almost ready to not have leaders.
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pygmyangel · 10/05/2017 11:19
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