A horsey mum or dad can be the greatest attribute in a top rider’s career. And even if you don’t aspire to ride at grand prix, storm round Badminton or jump on a Nations Cup team, it’s pretty likely your mum or dad is a vital part of your equestrian support team. Read on for 13 things that all the best horsey parents do…

1. Get up at 6am to help you look after ponies every day before school for 15 years.

2. Drive hundreds of miles to take you to competitions, lessons, Pony Club rallies and out hunting.

3. Spend hours creating scary things you can jump when you have a spooky pony. Newly painted fillers each week, bathmats hung over poles and tarpaulins underneath jumps are all features of Mum’s/Dad’s Spooky Jump Workshop.

Read more at https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/13-things-all-the-best-horsey-mums-do-for-their-kids-659264#kIet4VeghB7ykGRW.99