Although I have already raised 4 children, I still have one young teen left in the house. Now that I am older and have more experience, I thought that I would write down some pointers for my teenaged daughter.
What a beautiful horse we have here. This horse is costly, yes, that's for sure, but this horse really does teach something to those around her. You are probably asking by now, what could a horse teach someone? Well, a horse teaches respect, for one. And another thing they teach are responsibilities. What a wonderful combination. My daughter has to have respect for her horse, it's a very large animal. She has to learn that there are boundaries, not only with horses, but with all man-kind. She has to learn that there are responsibilities in life, not only cleaning up her bedroom, but that when you own something, you have to take care of it. This not only applies to her horse, but to her cell phone, and other such electronic devices. My darling daughter is learning how to take care of the things that she owns, because things are not always easy to come by. When you are young, you might get things from your parents and not worry about taking care of it, but when you get to be an adult, out on your own, it's a whole other story. Right now, while they are young, it's a great time, to let them learn responsibility, and honestly, you don't have to have a horse to do that.