Buying a pony for the kids... or me?
I'm new to the forum but not entirely new to horses. I had ponies of my own all my young life, and finally gave up on horses in my 20's when I moved away for uni. Now I have two little people of my own and am thinking about buying a pony for us all to play with.
Now Im not daft and I know that I know enough about ponies to look after one well. I also have my completely horse dappy mother on hand to consult and advise (she has anywhere from 8 - 12 welshies in her field at any point in time!). My only reservation is whether the kids are actually interested...
My son is older, and has been for a few lessons with my mother. He is naturally well seated and very confident, but seems to have a bit of a take it or leave it attitude to ponies. My girl is younger and very pony orientated, but is too little to really help or ride properly for a while.
So, my question is, I'm obviously in the market for a pony for my own reasons a lot more than I am for my kids. They would really not be bothered either way, although I know if there was a pony here that they would be keen to get involved. Should I buy a pony when its more for me than it is for them, or should I wait and see if they get any more enthusiastic as they grow up??
Interested to hear what you think! X