I don't know where to begin! The pony has a big shanked big in its mouth and the girl doesn't have soft hands at all. She's just yanking the hors around and pulling. She's also kicking and whipping the thing like no tomorrow. Good grief is this what children are taught nowadays? The faster the better and who cares how you ride. I don't get this at all. It just makes me mad that children are taught that this is accepteble riding when it definantly is not!