Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
All good points to ponder, but some people simply don't have the finances available to allow their children the opportunity to ride.
Plus, not all youngsters who have been given the opportunity see it as such. Some never wanted to be around horses and were pushed by parents, while others just want to RIDE and not bother with the other aspects of horse responsibility. You can't make someone care. You can give them the tools, but the desire has to come from within.
It's just as wrong to push a reluctant child into horses as it is to push them into any other sport. Parents trying to live vicariously through their children or trying to artificially force 'character building' onto their offspring need to take a step back and ask the child for what they have a passion.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 08-27-2012 at 11:45 AM.