I have been asked to give a 9 year old girl lessons on my pony. The girl has never been around horses at all. I am going to do mostly grooming, saftey, cleaning stalls, tack etc. You know what I mean. I am going to teach her to lead a horse properly before I let go of the leadrope while riding. I have been riding for almost 5 years and I compete in all different kinds of classes. Any tips?
So here is my question..
Should I start her in a Western or English Saddle?
Some people say Western becuase they won't fall as easy if they loose their balance. While others say English is better so they learn their position.
What do you suggest? Why?