Everyone thinks that to ride a horse you must simply sit there. That all you do is jump in the tack and the animal takes control. No one supports your hopes and dreams because no one thinks they exist. To be a horseback rider you must have the focus and concentration to control the 2000 lbs trembling underneath of you. You must be balanced mentally and physically.
“It’s not a hobby, it’s a passion, it’s a lifestyle” Molly Sherman (2012 BN rider of the year in US) it’s so much more than just sitting there. It’s indescribable bond between you in the horse, that can take years to master. It takes so much work to create that partnership and anything can happen at a moment’s notice to destroy it. This is my life. And I if you don’t support it…. well you’re are missing out on the creation of an athlete.