The dust from riding could definitely cause her asthma to act up, but here in AZ dust is unavoidable. She's my sickly child. She has the asthma and the food allergies. She's been in the hospital twice, once for each. It just takes special care to stay on top of it, plus a snazzy medical ID necklace incase something happens when I'm not around.
When I bought my first horse 3 years ago I had no interest involving my children. I was still learning myself and didn't want the stress of worrying about my kids. My dream has always been to learn barrel racing, but the opportunity has not really presented itself yet. At this point I might just live vicariously through my daughter. I never imagined it would bring me as much joy to watch her do what I love to do as much as if I was doing if myself. She's the one who will get to join 4-H, something I never got to do, so she'll have the opportunities I didn't have.
Tomorrow is her second lesson. Our pasture just got irrigation so we'll be doing the lesson at her instructors house on one of her lesson horses. I'm excited to see Hunter on another horse beside our own. I don't know why, I have a feeling I'll be excited about everything.