It is a play with words. Just like small kids wishing to make more time for their playing activities. But it is also an emphasis of what goes through the minds of doting parents and the trainers and coaches to which these parents generously entrust their young children. Allowing a little kid to go in for horse riding surely goes down as one of the greatest gifts any decent parent can give his or her child. Of course, it could also be one of the most expensive gifts.
Booking horse riding lessons is no walk in the park. And then there is still the gear that needs to be bought for them. It is already expensive and because it is specially tailored for small children, it could be even more expensive at times. But it need not be. There could be NGOs or charitable organizations out your way that would be more than willing to help you provide your child with one of the greatest gifts ever.
But such organizations do need to make quite sure that they have taken good care of the safety imperatives, just like any professional horse riding school would do. And that is not really hard to do. The reason why it is not necessary to get to the bottom of kids horse jumps and cups is that its materials and purposes are fairly easy to understand, even for the parent, perhaps even for the smart, young kid too.
But what about the horse? They may not be as perceptive as you but they do seem to have good memories. They will also remember the last time they clipped that jump and it hurt them quite unpleasantly, to say nothing of the child.