16 responses

  1. Michele L.
    July 5, 2012

    My daughter rides – we own 3 horses. You definitely need a good helmet and boots. The jodphurs aren’t necessary, but being comfortable is a good idea – you have to stretch that leg to get your foot in the stirrup to mount! Boots may not seem like a necessity, but they are. A bit of a heel is good so your foot doesn’t slip through the stirrup and it gives extra support to your ankles. My daughter was bucked off her horse a few months ago and wasn’t wearing boots. She broke her ankle. Not to mention protection if you get stepped on – it still hurts, but you’ll keep the skin! On the positive side riding horses is a wonderful way to boost a child’s self confidence. And there’s nothing like the relationship you can have with a horse.

    • Marina
      July 6, 2012

      Thanks so much Michele. This will really help Moms/Dads who’re serious about this. I’m so sorry to hear your little one got hurt. Is she doing okay now? Personally I’m scared to allow my daughter to ride but she’s enthusiastic. Have asked her to wait till she’s 8 to decide.

      • Michele L.
        July 6, 2012

        She healed up perfectly and is riding and cheering again (she’s nearly 16 and should have known better). It IS scary to see them fall, and if they ride there will be falls, but they could get hurt walking across the yard. 8 is a great age, I think – still young enough not to be afraid of everything. I wish I had taken lessons as a child. Good luck to your little one. I hope she’s still interested when she reaches the ripe old age of 8!!

  2. Hanan
    July 6, 2012

    I loved horseback riding as a child, and can’t wait to share that with my girls!

  3. Dee
    July 6, 2012

    I’ve never rode a horse before but it is something I’d like for my kids to experience so thanks for the tips.

  4. Staci
    July 6, 2012

    I am too scared to put my kids on a horse although my teens used to ride when they were younger… as did my husband. My in-laws used to raise both Morgans and Arabians. :) And I like those boots!

  5. Jennifer
    July 6, 2012

    What a good point! Merida is certainly not properly dressed for riding!

  6. Kasandria Reasoner
    July 6, 2012

    Mine would love to, but she can only do that or gymnastics and she chose gumnastics

  7. Angela
    July 6, 2012

    Cute post! We have 2 horses and a donkey. The girls love to ride.

  8. DenSchool
    July 6, 2012

    Oh wow, great infomation! I’ve only been on a horse a few times, but they’re definitely fun :)

  9. melissa
    July 6, 2012

    We are a horse loving family. I used to ride all the time! So fun. Great post!

  10. Sara Phillips
    July 6, 2012

    My kids do not ride horses.

    But, when I was a kid, my best friend had a horse and rode her (Jiggers) all the time. She had Jiggers until just a few years ago when BFF had to put her down.

  11. Samantha Brent
    July 9, 2012

    I love to ride on a horse and my kids as well. This is perfect since my kids have their perfect outfit for riding a horse.

  12. Jennifer
    July 20, 2012

    yep yep. we’ve seen BRAVE twice now and all my 7 year old keeps asking is if she can ride a horse.

  13. Melinda
    July 21, 2012

    i hade the cutest riding pants in high school, loved them. nevermind that i didn’t ride horses LOL

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    February 17, 2013

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