Ok her it gose. I have gaven beginer lessons for several yrs. I always would say to parents they have to know thier right from thier left and be 6 or close. So now that I am the mommy with the child who has been sitting on a horse and lead around sence he was born. He is now three and want more. I have given him my old WP AQHA show horse as his own. He already turns stops backs walks and trots his horse with mommy running dutifully beside him with my hand on his leg. (I am not running fast face it we all know wp can jog while we walk) The in-laws who are dressage people and show now with me at AQHA shows think that we should start turning him loose. He dose know his right from his left and can say whoa very calerly for Ace to hear. I think he should wait till he is six. Am I being over protective or what? I should say that this same horse has given beginner riding lessons to kids from the age 6 to 30. So I am not worried about how he will handle to the small cues that kids give. I just think he should wait.
Oh yah yes he has an xsmall helmet.