I'm not talking about putting her in the saddle and letting her go for a canter. I am talking about lead-lining her in such a way that I don't have to have one hand on her and one hand on the halter.
I have seen these types of saddles on pony rides pretty much wherever I've seen pony rides, and I'm a bit surprised that they seem to be considered so universally dangerous. I'd have thought that would be a huge liability for a business that regularly puts inexperienced kids on horses. I'm sure their insurance policies must be expensive as it is.
Thanks for the input.