How cute is a 3 year old riding bridle-less and bareback?
OK, this is about as adorable as pony pals get.
I don’t know these folks personally, but I thought this was too cute not to share. Take a look at Cecilia (3), riding her white pony Karin (9) bridle-less and bareback.
Apparently, the video was taken by her older sister, who added Taylor Swift’s “White Horse” as a video soundtrack. (Be sure to scroll down the left-hand sidebar, and click off this blog’s background music player, so you can hear the song.)
Loved this cute pony video.
Already, at age three, Cecelia has a light seat and a gentle way with her beloved pony. Clearly, the two have a special bond of trust and affection. That counts for a lot!
Because ponies may live to age 30 or more, the pair are likely to enjoy a long equestrian journey together. Perhaps they will become the darlings of the horse show ring or the Pony Club circuit.
Still, as a perpetual parent, I cannot help but harbor a few hesitations.
This is obviously a well-trained little pony, but ponies can still act up. Is it really safe to teach a three-year-old child to brandish a riding crop and make a pony rear in front of her?
I love that little Cecelia is wearing a safety helmet, but could someone please tighten the chin strap? The helmet won’t do her any good, if it slips back on her head like that.
OK, color me killjoy. I don’t mind. I’m all for horseback riding fun. But a few safety precautions can help to keep kids riding happily for many, many years.
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