There is NO way in *you know where* that I personally would do that. Who in their right mind would tie a child onto a pony that kept his/her ears pinned back the whole time and not have (at least not in camera site) somebody right there holding a lead to hopefully make sure that the pony didn't decide to get stupid?
Besides the fact, look at all the stuff going on around it?! Other horses riding around it, (in another video of the same little fellow the other horses are RUNNING past him) they are like 2 feet from the road. Good god people are morons.
That is shocking! I used to let my cousins ride Irish Dream, I would lead hr around while they sat on her, but that stopped when Irish spooked at a car and almost took off. But what if that pony had taken off? That kid would be skrewed, if I'm honest
Obviously they do not value this childs life. I see nothing wrong with holding a child (of course a bit older) on a pony and having someone lead the horse at a slow steady walk but you do NOT strap a child onto a horse of any kind not even the most bomb proof. This mother should be slapped.
I didn't even let my kid sit on a carousel at that age by themselves. It's obvious to me that the parents don't even see any danger whatsoever. The mom was saying "Austins on his second pony ride all by himself" like it was some kind of accomplishment to be strapped to a pony and let go. I really hope someone informs them before they let their child get hurt.
The poor kid though. He's holding onto the horn for dear life and he's bouncing around everywhere. Imagine if that pony went up and over! The little boy would still be strapped in and squished. I don't think I even saw a helmet at all.
No offence to western riders at all, but sometimes I think a western saddle lulls beginner riders into a false sense of security.
That pony looks ****ed off! Its a stupid idea anyways, but even stupider that the kid isn't even wearing a helmet! If the kid isn't old enough to balance himself, he shouldn't be on a horse alone. There should be one adult leading the pony, and one adult walking next to the kid in case he falls.
Nope, I would not tie my kid to a horse. My children ride my horse and my son is beginning to ride Aidan by himself but I am always very close and it's never with traffic or a bunch of stuff going on. The fact the ride (and I agree with others it looks like a pony ride) is so close to a very active road would make me nervous as a parent.