Angelina Jolie and Knox Jolie-Pitt
National Photo Group
01/24/2012 at 08:00 AM EST
Saddle up, cowboy!
helped 3½-year-old son Knox onto a pony at the Farmer's Market in Studio City, Calif., during a family outing on Sunday.
The actress visited the market along with Shiloh, 5½, and Pax, 8, but it was Knox who – with a little boost from Mom – got to have a ride on the pony.
Despite Jolie's encouragement, Knox didn't feel up to the experience and appeared to be crying while he was riding solo. The little guy had more exploring to do, though – he played in a bouncy house and spent time on a swing ride while Jolie held onto some chocolate-covered strawberries.
His big siblings moved more independently, but the family looked coordinated as ever, with each member sporting a mix of blacks and grays.