This weekend I took my 3yo daughter for a pony ride. She is very independent and social-able kid and I expected there would be no problem, but she had refused to sit on the pony because were very scared. She didn't even want to touch her. I remember we had the similar experience with kangaroos when she was 2yo - but she was able quickly (in a minute) to overcome the fear and even hugged the roo.
I didn't force her on pony this time, because I felt she was not ready, and we decided to come back two weeks later to take it slow.
The thing is I don't know how to "take it slow with" a ponys/horses? If someone has a similar experience - can you please share.
Thanks a lot.