I was plopped on an old pony before I even started kindergarten and had free range around the yard and training track, with little to no supervision. The first time I had lessons...was several years later.
If your kid knows how to steer, then go for it. He has to learn some stuff by himself anyways. By learning by himself, he can do things for himself. One of my coaches complains about having to tell the kids what to do the whole time, even after they have been riding for a year or so.
Whether or not other people like it or not...well it isn't up to them. Your kid. Your decision. Posted via Mobile Device