Hi everyone, I am new to the forum. I found the site because I was looking for ways I can convince my husband to continue riding lessons for our 7 year old daughter.
For her birthday, we bought her 6 riding lessons. By the 6th lessons, she finally got to do more independent riding without the lead. She loves it! She checks out books all about horses at the library, she talks about horses all the time. We've put her in several extracurriculars over the years which she was pretty meh about. Dance, cheer, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, piano.
My husband wants her to continue with soccer and piano. I want to take both out and continue with the lessons. Part of my husband's reasons are the cost. Private lessons are about $60 and group lessons are $45 per week. Piano is $35 a week and I estimate soccer to be about $50 for everything. She's told me she'd rather do riding lessons.
Please help me convince my husband she should be in riding lessons instead of piano and soccer (nothing against them though). What are the advantages and how can she use the skills she learns in the future?
My grandparents bought me a horse when I was 11 and like a spoiled brat I didn't truly appreciate how unique and wonderful it was to have a horse and know how to ride.
What do y'all think?