Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: A small town in NY
• Horses: 0
I'm in the same boat as you, and I've come to realize that...you can't. It's impossible to keep them from worrying.
What I do now (which is going to sound really bad) is just have them drop me off at the barn, and if something happens - horse spooks, foot gets stepped on, fall off, anything that doesn't require an ambulance :) then I just don't mention it.
Horses are unpredictable animals and, no matter how many precautions you take, at some point you are going to get hurt. There's really no way to prepare your parents for it.
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful! Subbing to see if someone else has some better tips.
A horse is a mirror to your soul. And sometimes you may not like what you see. - Buck Brannaman