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Re: Endurance Kids

><< I don't think there is a minimum age but don't forget they must 
>have a
>There are five year olds that ride.  There is really no minimum age in

Actually, we in the Southeastern Endurance Riders Association made a rule
that a child must be a minimum of 8 years old to do an SERA sanctioned
ride, which I believe all our rides are.

We spoke with Pediatricians and specialists and they suggested that at
the rate a small child is growing, LONG periods of riding could damage
their growing bones...not to mention the chances of them controlling a
large animal at that age.

I know of a rider who started at 5, and has the knees of old women at age

Angie McGhee

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