Charlotte has been asking to ride this little Shetland pony for ages. His name is Tommy and despite his small demeanour, he has a big personality. He just about clean took the hat silk off her hat as I took this photo. Cheeky boy!
It was around 2 years ago Charlotte last rode Tommy. He was the first horse she fell off whilst in canter. She got back on him but she did not want to ride him after that.
Now she has a lot more experience and a lot more confidence, and has been asking to ride him for about 3 months now. However, he's always been out on the field, already used or had an upset tummy so she hasn't had the chance to ride him yet. I think he is such a good size for her to really get her legs around him and develop her riding skills even further.
Maybe she'll be able to ride him next week.
366 Project 2016 - Day 312