So I am teaching my 9yr old Niece how to ride, she wil be showing Dartanion in 10&Under.
At her first show they didn't have any 10&Under (which peved me off) so I put her in Novice Rider. She got 3rd otu of 3 against two adults then 3rd out of 4 against 3 adults, She won because one man was holding his reins incorrectly (ddin't tell her this) but I felt a little jiped for her because she didn't get a fair chance to ride against kids her age but it was good practice for her I know she had fun.
Second up-date for her is she fell off for the first time yesterday.
I keep on telling her if she doesn't sit up while she rides she is going to fall off. She's not snotty or rude she's a very good listener. Well she kept leaning forward while she cantered, yeah D's a big horse for a 9yr old but she was doing great! Then she leaned forward and began to fall D felt her falling and stoped and inturn she fell off the rest of the way lol. Sorry I laugh but she was fine and I think it was good for her to really understand WHY she has to sit back. She got straight back on and cantered again and sat up and back! Yay! Lol I also bought her a sunday for getting back on and not being scared or sreaming when she fell.