Riding should be seen as an acomplishment not just an activity.
Riding horses that just follow other horses is passive riding and can be the cause of accidents.
Children who learn correctly will know the joy
communicating with a horse - not just making it do stuff (which can become abusive if a child is frustrated!)
If horses are working to a pattern they have done hundreds of times the rider will struggle to know if they are giving the correct signals or not.
When they try to ride outside the school the result can be a disaster.
We aim for our riders to develope the skills to cope in any situation.