DD is only 2.
I used to ride & have a pony on part loan, I’m by no means an expert but I know my dandy brush from my hoof pick, so to speak.
Potentially could have the opportunity to use a very old, steady pony for DD to do some lead rein riding on in the near future.
But I’m worried about opening a can of worms as I know how expensive riding can be. (We are fairly well off, but not “just buy her a schoolmaster and stick it on full livery” well off! )
Not sure whether to encourage it? Or just wait and see if she naturally gets into riding of her own accord (lots of horses around where we live, so entirely possible).
- I love horses, it’s a nice way to spend time
- I want DD to have a hobby /passion (doesn’t have to be horses though)
- it’s something we can do together, mum & daughter
-expensive if she gets really into it
- time consuming if she gets into it
- risky, especially if she wanted to jump / event
Would be interested to hear from other people with horse-mad kids.
( By way of background, I was a horse mad kid but parents knew nothing about horses, had no interest. Didn’t live in the countryside. Could only afford occasional lessons. I got back into it as an adult, ended up with a steady pony on loan for a few years)