Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Sounds like Sterling is going to be loving it, and you're leaving your horses in good hands.
I never read/saw any of the Saddle Club stuff but trust me, the selfish, entitled, I-want-it-so-I-should-get-it, don't understand if it's not theirs they shouldn't be touching it, kidlets have been around forever!
I never read the books but I've seen a LOT of the show (little cousins, they love it and for a short time my boss played the first season on the TV in the lounge we have attached to our indoor) Essentially, just regular students can just do whatever the hell they want with school horses. Just take them out to hack out in the VAST woods/fields the farm apparently owns, totally unsupervised etc.
It's quite popular in my area, and though we do owe it a lot of buisness (gives those little girls a real horse bug) the attitude of being able to whatever they want upon entering the lesson program bothers me. I've been called out on being a bit over protective of the school horses but that's what they are. They belong to the barn, not the students. I do try to take my kids out like in the paddocks and let them canter around occaisonally, and do some other fun type things but I don't like when it's just EXPECTED of me to create the same environment the kids (and their parents) see on TV. Real barns don't work like that with all perfectly behaved horses.
I'm ranting again -.-