You're going to look into a young child's eyes and tell that child
you CAN'T RIDE? I don't see how you can do this. I may not have
millions of miles, I really don't care. My whole point here is LIFE AS A
JUNIOR... well it was just that LIFE.
*Jinnifer-being a responsible adult means doing this all the time.
From looking into their eyes and telling them not to stick their finger into a
light socket, to breaking their heart becuase they aren't allowed to drive a
car. I do envy you your life as a junior. I wish I had parents
into horses, and by golly, I have tried to create the childhood I so
desperately wanted....to at least offer those opportunities to my kids, and
giving them that choice! I dont' see how delaying AERC competition to a
reasonable age is going to wreck a childs life. Most kids remember very little
before age 5. They can still have tons of fun, and you can't tell me how
a 4 or 5 year old cares one whit how many miles they have accumulated!
It's the parents that care.