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Why A Father Had Horses For His Children (author unknown) My
daughter turned sixteen years old today; which is a milestone for
most people. Besides looking at baby photos and childhood trinkets
with her, I took time to reflect on the young woman my daughter had
become and the choices she would face in the future. As I looked at
her I could see the athlete she was, and determined woman she would
soon be. I started thinking about some of the girls we knew in our
town who were already pregnant, pierced in several places, hair every
color under the sun, drop outs, drug addicts and on the fast track to
no-where, seeking surface identities because they had no inner self
esteem. The parents of these same girls have asked me why I “waste”
the money on horses so my daughter can ride. I’m told she will grow
out of it, lose interest, discover boys and all kinds of things that try to
pin the current generation’ s “slacker” label on my child. I don’t think
it will happen, I think she will love and have horses all her life.
Because my daughter grew up with horses she has compassion.
She knows that we must take special care of the very young and the
very old. We must make sure those without voices to speak of their
pain are still cared for. Because my daughter grew up with horses
she learned responsibility for others than herself. She learned that
regardless of the weather you must still care for those you have the
stewardship of. There are no “days off” just because you don’t feel
like being a horse owner that day. She learned that for every hour of
fun you have, there are days of hard slogging work you must do first.
Because my daughter grew up with horses, she learned not to be
afraid of getting dirty and that appearances don’t matter to most of the breathing things in the world we live in. Horses do not care about designer clothes, jewelry, pretty hairdos or anything else we put on our bodies to try to impress others. What a horse cares about are your abilities to work within his natural world. He doesn’t care if you’re wearing $80.00 jeans while you do it. Because my daughter grew up with horses she understands the value of money. Every dollar can be translated into bales of hay, bags of feed or farrier visits. Purchasing non-necessities during lean times can mean the difference between feed and good care, or neglect and starvation. She has learned to judge the level of her care against the care she sees provided by others and to make sure her standards never lower, and only increase as her knowledge grows. Because my daughter grew up with horses she has learned to learn on her own. She has had teachers that cannot speak, nor write, nor communicate beyond body language and reactions. She has had to learn to “read” her surroundings for both safe and unsafe objects, to look for hazards where others might only see a pretty meadow. She has learned to judge people as she judges horses. She looks beyond appearances and trappings to see what is within. Because my daughter grew up with horses she has learned sportsmanship to a high degree. Everyone that competes fairly is a winner. Trophies and ribbons may prove someone a winner, but they do not prove someone is a horseman. She has also learned that some people will do anything to win, regardless of who it hurts. She knows that those who will cheat in the show ring will also cheat in every other aspect of their life and are not to be trusted. Because my daughter grew up with horses she has self-esteem and an engaging personality. She can talk to anyone she meets with confidence, because she has to express herself to her horse with more than words. She knows the satisfaction of controlling and teaching a 1000 pound animal that will yield willingly to her gentle touch and ignore the more forceful and inept handling of those stronger than she is. She holds herself with poise and professionalism in the company of those far older than herself. Because my daughter grew up with horses she has learned to plan ahead. She knows that choices made today can effect what happens five years down the road. She knows that you cannot care for and protect your investments without savings to fall back on. She knows the value of land and buildings. And that caring for your vehicle can mean the difference between easy travel or being stranded on the side of the road with a four horse trailer on a hot day. When I look at what she has learned and what it will help her become, I can honestly say that I haven’t “wasted” a penny on providing her with horses. I only wish that all children had the same opportunities to learn these lessons from horses before setting out on the road to adulthood. This is why a father had horses for his children.
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-07-2016, 09:42 PM
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I know you are new, so hello and welcome

BUT

If you intend staying, a few things to think about....

Paragraphs, there is no extra charge for paragraphs and punctuation, so don't be scared to break it down into smaller chunks, then challenged people like me can read it.

Also so many new posts, either seemingly adverts for your own brand of supplement I believe, or this, the point of which I am not sure - usually best to say hello and get to know people a little before lecturing.
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Beautiful and well written!
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I agree that you can't post a block of text and think people are going to swallow that whole. please take the time to write in a fashion that members can digest what you are posting.

if you are advertising your own website, then we need to talk.
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I know you are new, so hello and welcome

BUT

If you intend staying, a few things to think about....

Paragraphs, there is no extra charge for paragraphs and punctuation, so don't be scared to break it down into smaller chunks, then challenged people like me can read it.

Also so many new posts, either seemingly adverts for your own brand of supplement I believe, or this, the point of which I am not sure - usually best to say hello and get to know people a little before lecturing.

I agree. Esp the last bit.

Can you explain the "Kidz"?
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I agree paragraphs and punctuation would help a lot.
I read the first sentence or so then quit and moved on the other's comments. Just too heavy going to read the whole post.
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