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    DH wants to really consider leasing a pony for DS in the next couple years.

    What age would be good for a child to start riding?
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    My grandpa breeds and raises race horses. I have been riding since I can remember.
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    is started when i was 2 competing by 4 still goin 16 years later. i dont no if there is a certain age

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    I started riding when I was in like 4th grade
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    I would suggest lessons before full on leasing, just to learn the basics of horse care.

    eta: learnin for your DS, Im assuming you know what youre doing to even consider it. My old trainer had her 4 and 6 year old out there everyday with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobody'sPerfect View Post
    I would suggest lessons before full on leasing, just to learn the basics of horse care.

    eta: learnin for your DS, Im assuming you know what youre doing to even consider it. My old trainer had her 4 and 6 year old out there everyday with us.
    isnt that what leasing at a barn where there is instruction is for?

    and yes lessons would be great in itself but when you get a better deal on lessons with a lease in most places here then it would make sense $$ wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Obvious View Post
    My grandpa breeds and raises race horses. I have been riding since I can remember.
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    is started when i was 2 competing by 4 still goin 16 years later. i dont no if there is a certain age
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennygirl View Post
    isnt that what leasing at a barn where there is instruction is for?

    and yes lessons would be great in itself but when you get a better deal on lessons with a lease in most places here then it would make sense $$ wise.
    guess things are different across the country. No, leasing where I am leaves you totally on your own. We have had many people lease horses at my barn that are WAY over their head and get out of their leases early.

    Whereas starting at a schooling barn taught me how to work with many different animals and their eccentricities and quirks.

    It was just a suggestion.

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    no i totally know what you mean, but we were thinking a partial lease that includes lessons at a schooling barn.
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    I used to give riding lessons and the youngest I gave lessons to was a 3 year old. I had a very child friendly horse though. I started riding when I was 5.

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