Nothing goes together like children and ponies. One of the added plusses of growing up on a Charlottesville horse farm is not only being able to have a pony but also being able to have it live at home. As a child you can ride any time you want to. You can run down to see your pony first thing in the morning or go down to the barn in your pajamas and feed your pony a bedtime carrot. It is fun to look out your window and see your pony munching grass in the paddock. And there is nothing like burying your face in your ponies neck and giving it a big hug when you are having a bad day.
Children don’t realize the character building parts of having their pony at home on their Charlottesville horse farm. As parents we see our children learning responsibility having to feed their pony, muck the stall and clean their tack. They learn about caring for another living thing and putting someone else first even if it is a little fuzzy four legged creature. The pony still needs to be taken care of even when it is too hot or too cold or you would rather go out and play with your friends. All of this made my children better people.
Charlottesville horse farms are tailor made for children and ponies. What a wonderful way to grow up!