There are several ways to ride a horse:
Here's a way that is not generally recommended. Particularly after a good meal, the horse, not the kid!
Now here is an example of a "safe" horse:
The only thing to fear here is the fair music!
So, when they say "never look a gift horse in the mouth...." i would say never look at any kind of horse in the mouth!
I think i prefer the broken-in kind of horse.
Now this is really poetry in motion, just look at the image, jockey & horse are almost connected.
Back to reality....here's one i believe i can control.
Of course, when you know what you're doing it's a beautiful thing.