Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl
My husband and I are trying to find an instructor in our area. The kids want to ride so badly but when we try to teach them the sentence " **** it, <kids name>" always seems to come up. We are concerned for their safety and want them to do it "right". We loose our patience and they get upset. We have decided that an instructor is the way to go! I don't want to turrn my girls off of horses. We bought these guys with the girls in mind so we need to get them riding happily
If in doubt...get an instructor!
If money is not a concern, I think getting an instructor for your own kids is always better and not because you aren't capable of teaching them. Generally speaking they will have more respect for someone they don't see every day and they will listen more making it more enjoyable for everyone.
Congratulations on getting your kiddies into riding. Will be looking forwards to seeing photos :)