My 9 yr old son had his 3rd horse riding lesson to day. He has never had lessons before.
He has begged to go over a jump from lesson one. His instructor gave in to the pressure and let him today.
I watched through one eye as my boy trotted over his first jump, it was just over a foot tall.
He cleared it and with perfect balance. Then that was it over and over again he loved it. He wanted her to make the jump higher. Lucky she said no, I don't think my nerves could have took it.