Originally Posted by Snizard93
Well, you need someone to back her for you. If you can't do it then you need to find someone who can.
I'm guessing this person means "Break her". I like post number 2, lots of ground work besides its fun, and you develope a working relationship at the same time with your pony. A good thing to have established before trusting them with the saftey or your kids. There are so many things for a new pony to get used to, flapping tarps, saddle pads etc. You can do a ton of the gettting your pony used to all that sort of thing, without having expensive training or a trainer. There are several horsemanship sites that can give you the basics of de-spooking your pony. Also Clinton Anderson has some free shows on RFD-TV, I found very helpful if you have cable.
That being said, consult with a trainer, before putting your children up on your pony's back.