I have ridden for years so i have always said my daughter (who is now 3) will learn too. She will be learning in September. I am taking her to the stables for at least 4 weeks before so she can learn sights, smells, sounds etc etc. I want to instill good confidence about being around horses/ponies until she actually gets on and starts a lifelong love with them lol!! She will be around them when they are being mucked out, fed, groomed, tacked, ridden, jumped etc. I know she is only 3 but i want her to learn (and be confident) as much as she can and carry it throughout. I don't know who is more excited me or her! I haven't ridden since losing my beloved loan boy. It still hurts but i know i can do anything for her I won't ride, not yet, but i will be there for her all the way! Does anyone have any other pointers that could help? Should she start at public stables or (fully qualified) private? Over here we only have 2 public stables but a fair few private who gave up teaching people to ride but own a few horses/ponies and will teach for a very select few.