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At ELS, parents frequently ask us for advice on choosing a horse for their child. Here is what we tell them:
(1) Sign your child up for riding lessons. Enroll your child in regular riding lessons (at least once a week) with a reputable instructor who can provide horses for lessons. Look for a program that includes other children so your child has others his or her age to learn with and from.
(2) Join a horse club. Sign your child up to be a member of a local 4-H horse club or local chapter of the U.S. Pony Club. Both 4-H and Pony Club offer a wealth of opportunities for you and your child to learn about horses and develop horsemanship and leadership skills. They provide fun, safe, and encouraging environments and focus on teamwork and responsibility. These clubs are family-based organizations – as a parent, expect to volunteer and learn along with your child...
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