Today Boo cantered for the first time. She has been wanting to try it and has been talking about it with her friends, but today, she cantered for the first time. Did she enjoy it? Yes and No! I think she enjoyed the thrill of it but I think it scared her a little too. She loves her horse riding lessons and she loves wearing all her horsey gear (especially her new riding boots!), but the horses are so big and she is so far off the ground, I think it scared her a little.
A couple of weeks ago we saw a girl fall off when her horse began to gallop unexpectedly. The girl cried a great deal (unsurprisingly!) but wasn’t hurt. Boo saw it happen and I know it has knocked her confidence. The main thing is to get back on the horse, I know, but I worry too. I would have been devastated if that had been Boo falling off her horse!