Thought it was time I posted some more pics of Ellie and Willow. They've come on so much this year, my babies.
These were taken middle of October, so she's improved since then too. Ellie had just stopped relying on the strap at the front of her saddle, so her hands aren't in the best position, but she's learning to balance on her own. The other issue is feet too far in the stirrups, but all this will come with time. For those of you who don't know, Ellie is 4 years old, 5 in January and Willow is 9yrs old, 11.2hh. We've had Willow for about a year and a half.
Do you find the pony easier for her to manage than a full sized horse ?? Many ponies I have seen tend to be very stubborn with children...but then again they are just a more manageable seeming size for little ones.
I know what you mean. I know ponies that are like that. Thankfully Willow is an angel. He's a genuine kind little guy and he really looks after her. Don't get me wrong he can have his odd cheeky moment, but even those aren't bad. :)