My son is 8 and started riding a year ago. Loves it. He switches between 2 pony's for riding(Horace and Barnaby) and both have thrown him and he's always got back up. He rides Horace particularly well and the instructors comment how natural they seem together. Cantering etc
He's moved recently from a one-on-one lesson to a class that have four children aged 11 plus and was going great until Horace bucked him off 3 weeks ago.
He was then riding Barnaby for the next couple of weeks. He was doing ok.
He got on Horace today and got totally spooked and couldn't canter and his riding was all out of sync. He got terribly upset but his instructor was fab and gave him loads of encouragement.
Just need some advice. I know nothing about riding but I know that he loves it with a passion but he's saying he's afraid to go riding next week.
I've thought about a one-on-one lesson this week, with his previous instructor, whom my son thinks is the best person ever, she makes him laugh and makes him work with Horace.