Younger brother in riding lessons.. Trouble (kind of long)
So on Sunday Daisy was measured for 4-H and afterwards we chatted with my 4-H leaders and got on the subject of lessons and my brother who is 8 taking them as well as me. Now I've ridden for a while 6-7 years, so it's no biggie for me. Well, we contacted a man today that they suggested and he said we could start in the next week or so. He requires that you bring your own horse to ride at your lesson, which is perfectly fine for me, but my brother has never ridden and none of my horses would be able to be handled by a beginner, much less an 8 year old with no horse experience other than being led around. So I tried explaining this to my mom and she got kind of angry at me as if it was something I did..
Then later tonight we were talking about which horse I was going to take the first time and I told her that I wanted to take Buttercup because I know I can trust her with me wherever we are, but my mom said that she thought I could take Daisy for a couple weeks aka about 2 lessons and then let my brother ride her while I take Buttercup. The problem with this is that Daisy is only 3 years old and has a maximum of like 5-10 light rides.. While she's a very gentle horse, she's young and can get very nervous in new situations. When I told my mom that my brother wouldn't be able to ride her after only a couple weeks, she completely went off on me. I don't know what to do because I don't want my brother to be hurt, and my mom just won't seem to understand. What should I do?..
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