I have a 3yr old who is just starting to go for rides around the field on my old plod of a horse. She sits up there, dad holds her I lead, the other day I was riding and she sat up front for just a few minutes, did on standby ( never say never, but my horse is one of those that at worst skips sideways if we encounter a dirt bike squealing on its brakes round a corner of a trail). Looking around... there seems to be some cultural differences in how we approach kids in the saddle in the uk compared to the US and I was curious to hear some opinions. I've seen buddy saddles, but having my child behind me seems terrifying, so what are your thoughts on having a child upfront? I am probably being very naive, but can't shake the feeling that its safer having her with me with dad on standby than putting her on a pony with a lead rein where a sideways move could have her off.