Short stirrup is an important division for young riders. For many, it’s their first time showing over straight rail fences. The jumps can have fill and width, and the courses start to get more complicated. It can be a nerve-wracking step up for a young equestrian!
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This paper craft activity allows kids to create their own Christmas pony pulling a carriage full of gifts for the holidays. Simply download the PDF, print it out on your home printer, cut it out and attach the top together with glue, tape or staples to make the pony stand up on its own. Makes a great holiday decoration that kids can create on their own!
Thank you to Amy Resch Barker of Matthew’s Promise Farm for taking the time to answer my questions about carriage driving. She is the first interview in an informational series I am creating to introduce kids to different horse sports through the Allpony website, blog posts, social media and a new activity book!
Amy teaches children and adults how to drive horse and pony drawn carriages, and rehabs and trains rescue horses, ponies, and mules to be driving companions. I found her story to be inspiring and I hope you do too! Continue Reading…