Originally Posted by blink
I was congratulated in one of my other posts for taking up riding at an "older" age (42).
I'd say, to the best of your ability, don't let it make you too uncomfortable. Just smile and feel good that you bring maturity and perspective to a lifestyle that transcends age.
Or you could make a point of telling them that life is just waiting to dash all their hopes and dreams.
One of those should work.
Very well said. I took up showing at the young age of 44 and I am loving every minute of it. My friend (who is 42 and took up showing as a 40 year old) and I travel to Open Shows and some breed shows. We have been surprised at how many "adults" we have met who show and compete on a regular basis. We have met some great friends and we can't wait to go to the next event. As a matter of fact, we have not recruited another friend into traveling and showing with us. This friend is over 50.
Life is too short......enjoy every minute.