My children have been taking riding lesson as an extra curricular activity. We are fortunate to live only a few miles from a equestrian center. Both children are learning to ride British style versus American riding. I never knew there was a difference:). Both are enjoying it.
Little Man was put on a larger pony for the first time this week and is learning how to ride without a lead. Can you see he look of concentration while trying to turn the horse:)! Due to Little Man's concentration it took several months before the instructor or I felt it was safe to take the horse off the lead.
Trotting on the horse without a lead. Little man is still getting the hang of trotting and controlling the horse at the same time. The instructor had to run beside him to make sure the horse stayed on course. It was rather funny to watch.
After 20 minutes of the lesson, Little Man announced loudly that he was sweating and working too hard:) He did manage to make it the last ten minutes and I am very proud of him for hanging in there.
Princess just moved up to her 3rd pony last week, with each horse getting bigger. This is Honey, she is a beautiful and gentle horse.
Since Honey is a much bigger horse Princes is still getting used to the difference in the horses strides. Here they are trotting.
Trying to cantor. Princess doesn't feel comfortable on Honey yet, as Honey's strides are much longer than the other 2 horses. But with practice I know she will get it.
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