Which Horse is Best for Kids to Learn to Ride?
From the age of five, kids can begin to have contact with the equestrian world, although the conditions for learning to ride a horse are established by the equestrian centers depending on the type of horses they have -each breed has its own character, and the age of the horse and the dressage also have an influence-, the teachers, the child‘s height, his or her psychomotor capacity, and so on. So, which horse is Best for kids to learn to ride?
The short answer is that there is not one. Every horse is an individual, and it is dangerous to rely on the breed as the primary indicator of temperament. With that in mind, you can search by looking for horses of a suitable size, appropriate conformation for your child’s discipline of choice, and breeds.
Here are some breeds we think are among the best for kids:
- Shetland Pony
- Grade Horse
- Miniature Horse
- Pony of the Americas
- American Quarter Horse