Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
You are lucky fly, and your dad is lucky that you appreciate him!
That brings up an interesting point. It would stand to reason that people these days more or less have to be drawn to horses in order to "have to" interact with them. So, the interests of the horsey fraction of the population would naturally heavily lean toward the "outdoors". And, like you, more apt to respect the knowledge and wisdom of "learned" outdoor people. I have often witnessed people discount the "intellect" of farmers or ranchers. That always struck me as funny when the successful ones are generally quite well off. I mean, if "material gain" is a measure of intelligence....
I personally think some people's brains are wired for better situational awareness in one or the other environment..."city" or "out". My situational awareness is at its best in the "outdoors", it is entirely overshadowed in a city by the overwhelming desire to just get out. I imagine citified people's city oriented situational awareness wouldn't help them much in the "real" outdoors, either.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.