You know, just stay away from horses, kids.
I was looking up most dangerous sports to see where horseback riding lies. I can across a website where it was 6th, and here is what is said under a picture of someone getting bucked off:
"Like lacrosse, we don’t have enough data on horseback riding participation to know what percentage of riders get injured. But since horses are kind of expensive and difficult to care for, we’re going to assume the vast majority of people don’t ride no horses. And that makes the 316,000 injuries reported last year pretty astounding. We’re talking 3x the number of injuries as in hockey, but there’s no way there are as many horseback riders.
So just say no to horses, kids. Your parents (and their checkbooks) will thank you."
Just say no to horses? Why? People say its dangerous, but I would never give it up for the world. I don't think people realize that it is so much more than a hobby or past time, it is a lifestyle and so many people's lives revolve around it. It isn't just something you do. You put your heart into it, and into your horse, and he gives his back. You have a bond with an animal 10x your size. I understand parents don't want their kids getting hurt. "Just say no to horses..." being a horse centered teen I can't even put into words how much those words annoy me.
Rant over :)