12 Curiosity Questions for Your 12-Year-Old to Figure Out at the Barn

Photo by Adam Hill.

BY April Bilodeau

While most education for riders takes place in the saddle, a large part of teaching the next generation of riders is by asking questions out of the tack.

We’ve compiled a list of questions to pose to your young horsemen and horsewomen at the barn to get them thinking outside of the saddle.

  1. What bit does your horse go in and why?
  2. What does your horse eat for grain and supplements? Does this change at the horse shows?
  3. How often does your horse get dewormed?
  4. When is the last time your horse got body clipped?
  5. What kind of shoes does your horse wear?
  6. What is your horse’s routine vet care and maintenance plan?
  7. When was your horse last floated and were there any findings?
  8. Does your horse have any prior injuries that restrict them?
  9. Does your horse have any known allergies?
  10. Where does your farm get their hay from?
  11. What does your farm do for bug control?
  12. What are your long-term riding goals and what can you do each day to get there?