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post #11 of 14 Old 03-06-2013, 10:32 AM
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As a parent: We worry so much because we realise how catastrophic it could be. Our #1 priority is to get you to adulthood as safley & soundly as possible. We NEVER want anything bad, scary or hurtful to happen to you. Is that possible, no, but as a loving, caring, WORRING parent, we try our best to make it a reality

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post #12 of 14 Old 03-06-2013, 10:45 AM
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I think it might have something to do with how you like to drop the reins and sticking your arms in the air while you let your horse gallop across a field.

Just a hunch.
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post #13 of 14 Old 03-07-2013, 03:13 PM
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As parents we have this overwhelming and sometimes illogical need to protect our children - it's something you will understand when/if you have kids someday.

I am a horsey parent and am nervous of my kid riding. It's one thing for my butt to leave an imprint in the dirt - but no way on earth should hers! I know that after I pick my dignity out of the giant mudpatch on my arse, I'll be ok - but what if my daughter isn't?

Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.
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post #14 of 14 Old 03-07-2013, 03:29 PM
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Yep, it's just a parent thing. My mom, who is decidedly non-horsey, still hates it every time I go tearing off across a pasture after cattle...and I'm about to turn 29 .

Like others have said, be grateful that they do worry about you because that means that they care and try to obey their wishes. You'll be old enough soon enough and be able to make your own decisions on how you ride (even though they still won't like it LOL).

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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