My eldest son has been horse riding for nearly a year now. It was quite weird at first as he was rather afraid of horses. He still is a bit wary but he seems to enjoy riding. He goes every forthnight. The teacher is lovely. She even takes into consideration of cost for extras like breeches, riding shoes and hat. In fact she recommended that until we decided to stay on, we use regular wellies and a cycle helmet. I think I might get him some stuff slowly now as we have stuck to it for a year already and he seems to get fonder by the lesson.