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post #11 of 16 Old 06-18-2019, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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If her parents have any further complaints I’ll talk to the owner and figure something out but for now it’s been going pretty good.
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post #12 of 16 Old 06-18-2019, 07:13 PM
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Surely this child is on lead anyway? I can't imagine giving the reins to a 3yo & think it's too dangerous & irresponsible to let them off lead actually. As mm said, adult in grabbing distance. Or, as I have done, taught the pony to be led from beside, so I can keep a grip on small children while I lead.

Ditto ACinTX that I'd speak to your boss, work out with her what is reasonable & what sort of things you can explain to parents like these.
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post #13 of 16 Old 06-19-2019, 03:28 PM
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I would NEVER give riding lessons to a 3-yr old! The parents are living out some fantasy through this poor child.
And, you are NOT a babysitter, so why try to teach her ground games? be honest with the parents and tell them she is just not ready emotionally nor physically.
Or, you can always keep taking their money until she turns 5! (kiddin)
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Just what size horse is this 3 y.o. on anyway? I agree with loosie. Even on a small animal a 3 y.o. is nothing more than a passenger and needs to be on a lead line. While there are horses that will "listen" to the cues a 3 y.o. is capable of, the safety of the child is paramount and no matter how safe the horse that is a scary situation. I can't imagine the cost of insurance needed. Here there is an age limit set by the insurance company and it isn't anywhere near 3. That said working on balance and dexterity can be beneficial. Look at therapy programs in your area for ideas as they often have people of the same physical skill and mind set that they are working with.
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post #15 of 16 Old 06-19-2019, 09:03 PM
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I can't imagine the cost of insurance needed.
I don't know that anyone WOULD insure off lead toddlers here.
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post #16 of 16 Old 06-28-2019, 12:37 PM
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Poor little kiddo. Sounds like she is in for a lifetime of it with those parents.
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