> Sure, I know some young kids are naturally good riders,
and would love
> doing a 100-mile ride. But young children will
happily do many things
> that are dangerous or can damage their growing
bodies simply due to
> over-stress. We adults must protect them; we
must use our good
> judgment as to what is reasonable and fitting for them
We should not only look at how dangerous
it is physically, but we also must look at the mental aspect of it too. Children
under the age of 8 have a hard time handling or understanding competition and it
is not developmentally appropriate for this age group.
It's a dog-eat-dog kind of world out
If I were you, I'd carry a big stick and say "moo"
Lynette (4-H leader for the past 8