Originally Posted by Shenee
Thanks Cowboy Bob I really appreciate your advice and yes I will be getting lessons :) and I think we can learn and grow together (me n my horse) cheers for your input mate!
*sigh* how many times have we all heard this?
I know you don't want to hear that the horse is not suitable, it is your horse and you love it. I don't see how a 3yo could possibly have been a leadline horse for kids. At 3 years of age they are still just learning the most basic of commands and their training. There is a HUGE difference between a horse trained well enough to be used by kids and another being used to just give a little "pony ride".
Everybody on here is showing a genuine concern for you and the horse, and not trying to discourage you. As much as you don't want to hear it; you are taking a serious risk with such an inexperienced horse/rider combination. This is a recipe for disaster, with the risk of injury for both of you and the creation of problems with the lack of training on the horse.
I understand this is your horse, and I would urge you to find a good trainer to work with you both.