Well a girl who goes to my school told me a story today. She had such a brilliant weekend. She knows I horse ride and she told her parents she wanted to start riding. She is in grade five and TOLD her parents she wanted a horse. So her parents went out and got her a 4 year old Arab! Never had a rider on its back in its life and she has never ridden a horse and is expecting to go to a show on Friday with it! She wants to do show jumping on it. Ahh! The poor Arab I feel so sorry for it. But how clueless can you get? I've seen photos of him and video she showed me today. She walks up to him and he runs off and then rears into a fence. She says he is a little nervous! A little! She is expecting so much from the little guy and thinks she will be able to handle him. She asked me if I could have a few rides on him first. I turned around and told her to have lessons and get him a trainer. But is everyone expecting this much from horses today?