We believe ponies help kids learn trust, confidence, and how to handle a horse without being intimidated by their size. All of our ponies are gentle, broke to ride, and are kid friendly. Our kids show them, ride them, and enjoy being around them. I am confortable with them handling them and trust the ponies with my kids. They have never offered to kick, buck, or even pin an ear at anyone. We sell our ponies as weanlings and the kids get to grow up with them. My son has one he has grown up with and they have a special bond that you can see just watching them together. All of my kids started out on ponies and moved up to horses with little to no issue.