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What age should children learn how to ride a horse?

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I am thinking about getting my daughter riding lessons. She's 5 years old. Is that too young?
asked Jul 12, 2013 in Horse Care by anonymous

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No, around 4-5 is a good age to start.
answered Jul 17, 2013 by (3,430 points)
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Most experts feel that the size, strength and coordination of the child should be taken into account when learning to ride. Children can sit on horses being led by an adult beginning at age 3 or 4. Riding lessons can begin at about 7 or 8, earlier if a trainer feels the child is ready. It's important for the first riding experience to be a positive one.
answered Jul 17, 2013 by (36,420 points)