While your child may not be able to own a real horse, he or she can play with toy horses. Playing with toy horses is not only fun, but educational. Your child can learn how to “care” for his or her toy horses and give them a foundation for if and when they can care for a real horse.
Whether you’re training him to pull a cart or finessing your cues, including driving lines in your groundwork routine will help develop your horse’s understanding of communication without someone in the saddle. Finding a pair of driving lines that fit your needs makes the process easier.