What do you feel is a good age for a child to ride a horse on lead?
Off lead? (Say the child is "ready" meaning they understand the basics of riding but you wouldn't let them off lead because they are too young, too young meaning what age.)
What is a good age for a child to start to learn the basics of groundwork, such as picking hooves and leading?
Do you think a child should wear a helmet while around a horse even if they are not riding?
Would a nice gentle older miniature horse be a good horse to start groundwork with children, rather than a larger pony or horse?
What are some safety tips you use with younger children around horses?
I have four children, 1, almost 3, 5 and 7. I want to make sure I'm not making mistakes for their safety but I want them to be able to enjoy the horses.