I recently posted about getting a pony for my stepson. He is doing really great with a lot of things. Very bold and relaxing well, his seat is very natural and balanced, and he has no problem knowing how to accomplish the things I ask for such as giving with his off hand when he asks her to turn.
After a few rides to let him get his bearings, I began to try and introduce little activities to help him work on steering and other basics. Well, he is not really interested in taking direction like the people I have taught before.
So I need help coming up with ways to make it more fun and engaging. He is 10 and a very energetic and smart. He is also ADD, though the horses are already working wonders to keep him focused.
Any and all ideas are welcome. I am not worried about making him the next Olympian, I just want to make sure that he learns the basics of safe riding, mostly being able to steer and stop for right now.