Originally Posted by Prairie Rose
I raised 3 kids while riding my horses and being a working mom.
I do understand your fears, very much so.
I try to be careful, and in my situation, the pleasure I get from my horses keeps me a happier person.
A happy mom is a good mom. :)
Absolutely agreed - especially with the bolded. The fact of the matter is, life is full of risks - yes, riding is a voluntary one but, ultimately the same can be said of many of the things people would say are necessary (ie riding in/driving a vehicle, etc). All you can do is take reasonable precautions to minimize the risk.