Wednesday, March 5, 2008

To ski or not to ski?

ELB at Half Changed World struggled with this. We're having the same kinds of issues with horseback riding. Right now, skiing tops horseback riding. As much as my impression that skiing is for rich snotty kids, horseback riding is even for richer snottier kids. While I'm ranting about this, what not throw in tennis and golf lessons as well?

In any case, like ELB here's a list of Pros and Cons (I'm having trouble coming up with any Pros actually so I'll start with the Cons.)
1. It's expensive.
2. It's not a life skill that is useful like swimming.
3. It's associated with rich snotty kids who drink champagne while discussing horses asses.
1. It gets them closer to nature.
2. It might teach some responsibility and how to care for animals.

All in all, maybe it's not too bad since we are breaking down and considering the Rock Creek Horse Center which is still pricey.

1 WEEK SESSION $500 (non-refundable)
Monday thru Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
For boys and girls ages 8-14
From the beginner to the more experienced, our campers learn to ride and care for horses at all levels of accomplishment. Each session includes instruction, lectures on horsemanship theory and safety, as well as trail rides, picnics and games.

We're hoping that horse care and stable cleaning are part of the lessons -- they should learn that it's not all fun and games and there responsibilities as well.

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