[RC] Age Distribution for AERC Members and Riders Revised - Rides 2 Far
> The girls trade horses for boys. College, work, lack of money.
> Repaying those student loans, buying houses, cars, having
> babies.Time to train.
What? Nobody told me! No mom kept saying something about that stuff but
I thought she'd made it up.
> What's more important is that we have a strong youth group then a big
dip in membership/riders from 18-30 years old.
Personally, I don't think it's that they're competing...then they quit
for a few years and come back. I think you have youth (family members)
whose parents have brought them with them, and adults who just don't find
endurance until they're close to 30.
Sounds stupid, but I really wanted to do endurance at age 17. Wrote a
paper about it...but it was "far away". I did hear of one ride 2 hours
away, but to me that was "far away". I had a truck & trailer, but horse
shows are local...then when you get good you go far away. I guess I just
thought you had to start local and move up. When you do a graph that
includes family membership I think it skews your stats. Those 5 year olds
just don't join on individual memberships. Can you do a graph of the
average age of the first time, non-family member? (since you have nothing
else to do with your time right? >eg<)
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