a horse is a big responsibility. One
of the most important decisions you will make is determining
the right horse to use or buy.
horse or pony is always predictable! Horses are much
larger, more powerful and faster than humans. A suitable
horse should be appropriate for the person's level of
horse-handling skills and as safe as possible for its
is especially important that the novice owner does not
get swept away by the color or visual appeal of a horse
that may not be suitable for their skills and interests.
you find your horse, get a qualified person to help
teach how to safely handle, ride, use and care for it.
a riding instructor or helper who has proper training
and experience in working with youth or novice riders.
Join a group such as 4-H, Pony Club, or a breed association
to gain skills and knowledge that make having a horse
an enjoyable experience. Ongoing instruction and appropriate
supervision will help develop horsemanship skills and
make this a rewarding lifelong experience.
the "Right" Horse for Youth or Adults