Vaulting surcingle for mini pony? Other suggestions?
Long story short, my 1 year old son has average mental capacity but very delayed motor skills due to orthopedic factors. He currently receives PT and OT both once/week and takes swim lessons. The doctors have given us their blessing to do whatever it takes to strengthen him at this point. I am accepting of the fact that it will never be in his best interest to gallop or jump, but even his therapists agree that hippo therapy will be beneficial. Since he is so young, and the local programs don't normally accept children of his age, I have found a licensed hippotherapist to do private instruction on our own mini pony at home. I was eyeing this up for the sessions:
But was worried the handle might be a little too flimsy. Does anyone know where to get a proper single-handled surcingle small enough to fit a mini pony?
And does anyone have any other suggestions of things I might want to purchase since we are working with such a small child/pony at our own farm?
Obviously a helmet! And I believe the therapist will bring much of her own stuff that doesn't need to be size specific for mini and mini;)
Thanks in advance for any other suggestions that someone may have.