Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NE North Dakota
If you are trying to convince your dad you'll probably find that while you care a lot about the horse you ride he really doesn't. What a parent will often care about is the experience and qualifications of the instructor that will ultimately be responsible. The horse in many ways is inconsequential. A good instructor will ensure you're on the right horse.
While I 100% agree with this - I also want to add that your dad will probably be more interested in your safety as well. It'd be in your interest to ensure him that the instructors will not put you on a horse past your experience level and it will always be a horse that you can handle and will be safe on (but of course accidents always happen)
"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life believing that it is stupid." -Albert Einstein