My hubby is wonderul & supporting for both myself & our son, but has never been able to stand up to his father. In fact, I am the ONLY person that refuses to bow down & let him get his way. Unfortunatly, I have already had to put huge restrictions on time with grandparents because they refuse to respect our parenting choices. Untill my son gets his Christmas present, he has to ride western at home, because that's all I have. My son knows he doesnt like it & I respect that. I tell him all the time that he is a better rider than me, because I know I rely on my western saddle, he doesn't. Hubby also is good at bolstering our son's confidence. Told him that as good as he's getting, he's going to have to start giving Momma lessons.