March 1st! It was probably in the month of March or April that I began riding many years ago. I know it was colder and muddy. I fell off into the mud and on ice but that didn't deter me and I am still at it. :) I didn't stay small to ride ponies for to many years. Prince, the pony in the picture was one of my favorites. He was such a good boy. We learned to ride bareback and had to graduate to a saddle as we improved. Although I wonder if it was a lack of pony saddles that prompted that. It did teach me to have an independent seat though and to stick with most things.
We always had to wear helmets. I grew up wearing a helmet and never felt right without one on a horse. Today helmets are much better made and protect your head more than they ever did. Have fun this summer and never forget your helmet..