Originally Posted by toonces302
I don't fault my Dad for spending time with his kids. I do, however, fault him for placing me and my 9 year old sister, with no training whatsoever, on a 1200 pound dangerous animal and them fault them for not being in control of a potentially aggressive animal 20x their size.
Does the name Christopher Reeve ring a bell?
I don't see why Chris Reeve applies here..?
Like I mentioned previously, no reputable stable would put children on an unsafe horse. I will assume you went to a reputable place.
And again, horses have a mind of their own. Why would you blame your dad for something out of his control? Those plodding trail rides are generally safe, but releases must be signed for a reason--sometimes things happen.
And if you consider a 9 and 11-year-old too young to handle a horse... You will find many on here who vehemently disagree.
Like I said before, try riding again! In fact, I dare you! It will build character and accomplish far more than trying to convince a bunch of horse lovers that horses suck. :)