Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Range, WI
Is this thread for real? Did the OP really put her toddler son on a brand new, four year old horse? With no helmet, shoes, or clothing?
At the riding stable I used to work at, people used to ask all the time to ride double with their young children but we never allowed it, because if the horse spooks and the riders fall, the adult will almost always land on top of the child.
Not worth the risk, IMO, and I cannot believe anyone with any horse sense whatsoever would actually BRAG about endangering their child's life.
Call me overprotective/careful but my son will NEVER ride double with me, and will NEVER even so much as sit on a horse without a helmet.