Originally Posted by Dustbunny
Actually, Speed Racer, I've had a lifetime of customer service work and I was good at it.
My point, and I apologize if I was misunderstood, is that one never needs to feel that trail riding is less important than other diciplines. Many people show and trail ride and some simply enjoy the freedom of a trail. I have done both and now the trail is my activity...that and feeding and scooping.
I'm not sure how your rant about the waitress relates to trail riding, but I'll take your word for it.
I don't think trail riding should be prefaced with a 'just'. If it's done the way it's intended, it's a heck
of a workout for both horse and rider.
I think the people who would put 'just' in front of trail riding are probably those who don't ride all that well to start with, or believe it's all done down wide, manicured trails at a sedate walk.
Any time someone has said 'just' trail riding, I invite them along. They usually find they have a whole different outlook once we're done.