I TOTALLY get what you guys are saying!
My parents are sort of on the middle road. My Dad pays for most of my lessons and he drives me every other week (I've been trying to get it to every week, but he still acts like I'm crazy/crazy selfish whenever I bring it up lol). He helps me tack up and untack my lesson horse and is starting to get a bit of horse saviness.
BUT he still INSISTS that riding is easy! Even though he's seen horses give me hell just TACKING THEM UP! I don't know what I have to do to convince him! I've also been hinting that he should ride but he just laughs and gets a bit nervous lol. Not so easy when it's YOU who has the chance of getting bossed around by a horse now huh
My father also videotapes me and promises to COMPLETELY videotape my lessons during the summer. We shall see lol.
My mother is enthusiastic about it and went to my lesson last week and fed the horses. She really enjoyed it.
Overall I feel that they are really starting to get how much I love horses and are getting more enthusiastic about it themselves. BUT I do feel that they still think it takes no effort and it's so DIRTY and blah blah blah and I could be doing so much better things I guess.
For those who've managed to convince their non-horsey parents that riding isn't easy please tell me how!