Sunday, April 21, 2013

Day 10 – 30 Day Horse Challenge – How Your Family/Friends Feel About Your Riding

Ah this is a good topic, since I just told both my parents I am leasing a horse this week.
Gotta fold at the hip more.
 Both of my parents are supportive, more or less. My mom thinks that horses are beautiful, and pretty much leaves it at that. I was probably more nervous to tell her about Midnight because she's a very "my way or the highway" kind of person and I'm never quite sure if she approves of things. Her reaction was just to gush about how gorgeous he was and how he "really knows his technique," whatever that means, lol! I always think it's cute when she gives her analysis, but hey, she did "audit" my weekly lessons for years so maybe she has picked up a thing or two.

My dad on the other hand always seems a bit surprised that I haven't grown out of this horse phase yet. He has not been a huge fan of me horseback riding ever since he saw me fall, which I guess is understandable if you're a dad. He sees the whole thing as an overly dangerous waste of money, and I think he has always wanted me to follow in his footsteps as a triathlete, or at least a runner. His reaction to me leasing Midnight was, "Well, I guess there are more expensive hobbies."


My long-suffering friends show no outward signs of disapproving of my horse habit, but they probably wish I could come up with other topics of conversation besides horses and cats.

1 comment:

  1. My dad thinks I should have outgrown the horse thing too, but even so he's fairly supportive. Just thinks I spend too much money on horses (which I guess I do!)