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    [RC] Youth - CMNewell

    However, getting on with my point, I can't imagine allowing my children to practice to excel every day in a sport that they love... and tell them they can't play or compete for another 3 years!

    What on earth is wrong with riding for its own sake?
    Do you believe that only people who compete work hard at perfecting their riding skills?
    Is *that* a good thing to teach a kid--that being good at something for the pure joy of it doesn't count, unless they can enter a competition?
    One does not have to be training for some specific end in order to thoroughly enjoy an activity and be devoted to it.
    Or for that matter, playing games of various sorts with one's friends *without* some damned organized league and point standings and all that rot?
    Whatever happened to just being a kid?

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