When I was younger ever one wanted to be in the pony club. My friends all went horse riding regularly, whilst I stood by and watched them. I did give it a go, but each and every time something horrible happened. I was bitten, bucked off and fell off each and every time I got on to the back of a horse.
I used to watch my friends longingly as they rode along the beach on the horses, but was thankful that I didn’t have to get up early to help muck out!
I bet my parents were also really happy that I wasn’t in to horses growing up, as it isn’t the cheapest hobby and there was no chance of ever having my own horse as a couple of my friends did.
Now there is no reason to have your own horse, I could live out my fantasy online as there are some great educational horse game for kids online now.
I know that my niece loves playing these types of games and spends hours looking after her virtual horse.
Both my boys have fun looking after online pets and I am OK with these type games as they do not involve any violence and also teach them about looking after a pet.
I do try to limit screen time for my children, in addition to keeping a close eye on the type of games that they are allowed to use.