This two year old has difficulty separating from her mom even when the mom side walks or walks in front of us in plain view. We tried having the mom remain unseen but the child cried even more. Tday her mom brought in a favorite toy which was perfect because I could easily clip the links onto the tack handle. With constant movement, her toy, a pacifier and my singing we had some nice quiet moments even when mom was not next to her. I think we will bond a bit more each week so that she can start having fun- with or without mom present. She also seemed to like popping bubbles even though the horse was not moving.