We went to horsecity last weekend thinking we’ll go for pony riding. Sophia rode a pony in the zoo and was very calm about it even though parents are not allowed to go with them. Once we told her we’re going horse riding, she couldn’t wait and kept saying “I want to ride a pony” throughout the journey and at breakfast.
When the office for registration was finally opened, she was still enthusiastic but somehow after the lady placed her on the horse, she decided she was freaked out and wanted to get off. I suspect she sensed that the lady operating the horse riding wasn’t convinced she could do it, and so figured it must be dangerous. We had some fun petting and feeding the donkey and horse though.