Here is my old show mare, TC, proving that the appaloosa really is the all-around, safe family horse this is a friend’s baby daughter, who at 3 months has never been on a horse before. She was thrilled to be on the big colourful mare & it was easier than keeping her out from under the horse!
Now before all you safety-conscious people tell me off for allowing a baby on TC with no helmet, please note the horse is (a) tied up! (b) almost asleep! and © mum is firmly holding her baby around her middle! Also note, this is the ONLY horse on the property we’d try this with, she is bombproof in the extreme – I have a hip replacement myself & cannot ride a spooky horse for my own safety!