Last Sunday was an exciting day for us. Les’s granddaughter, Karoline, rode for the first time, without a lead line. Since she’s not quite 5 yet, I wasn’t ready to let her go completely on her own, so thankfully my mother allowed Karoline to ride with her. I didn’t even watch! Les took the video, so the first time I saw it was when I compiled the video. She didn’t do too bad, either. My next step is to ask some favors of some good friends and get Karoline some real lessons (please, Carol!)
Below is the link to Karoline’s video and for those that haven’t seen it, the video of my nieces, Emily (age 13) and Lindsay (age 9 at the time) riding this past summer – all on their own:)
I’ve also found another great article in Horse and Rider magazine by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer: Of Kids and Horses. If anyone has some pointers on assisting kids with riding, please let me know.
As with all my videos, they have music…so if you are watching them at work, mute it first. Enjoy!
Karoline’s video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1TWES6VxpY
Emily & Lindsay’s video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLPc9V_smaQ