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post #1 of 3 Old 07-07-2013, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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**Help with amusing children**

Ok, so this summer my neighbors grandchildren will be staying with them every weekend and the kids seemed pretty bored as they don't have a playground or anything. I noticed they were watching me pretty intently as I was doing usual routines with my horse.
So I decided to take my horse over to them so they could pet her (we have 6 horses at the moment so they weren't just watching mine) they liked her and I invited them over to brush one of our other mares.
Well I don't have much experience with children (these kids are 6 and 8 ) so I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice on something I can do with them next weekend as I already told them they can come back over. They can't reach up to the back of our little13 hand mare so I really don't know how to keep them entertained.....any tips will be greatly appreciated

I'm asking this because I'm afraid they will get bored just brushing the horse thx :)
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-07-2013, 09:54 PM
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If you have a helmets and if it is OK with the adults at the house you could give them pony rides and lead them around!

I'm not great with kids either....lol.
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-07-2013, 09:57 PM
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You could ask them to help you make their feed buckets, and put extra carrots and stuff in there.

The kids I worked with loved seeing the horses eat what they "made" for them.

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