Horse breeds: The falabella ponies are the smallest know to man, reaching to only about 3 ft. Tall when fully grown! Pony of the Americans is a awesome horse for kids. They have a perfect slope in their backs so it's easy to stay on, even bareback.
Under no circumstances should this child be barefoot I'm the chicken pen! I shudder at the thought of what parasites could enter het little body through those bare feet! Chickens desiccate anywhere they please! Never allow this for your child!