I understand their fears..I have a few that "want" to ride but the minute I let go of the horse they panic and want down. But the youngest (she will be 6 next month) is the one that dosent have a problem when I drop the lead line...go figure. All my kids range from 10 to 5 right now. I stay pretty wound up and look forward to my rides..lol we are a blended family, so two of them are from my previous marriage (Shelby, who will be 6 next month...and Eric who is 8.. )and three are from his previous marriage (Desiree who is 10, William who will be 9 later this month, and Erica who is 7) So as you can saee that is why my hair is already turning gray, and I am only 27!!! LOL
I did get to ride my horse for a bit today, but the winds where driving her crazy and she was jumpier than usual. She didnt buck or anything but she was acting up. With her still being green I expect that for now..I hope that that will change with more miles under her belt.