I remember when my son first started horse racing. All of the other kids made fun of him for it because it wasn’t like the other sports they played. My son didn’t care. He just put on his horse riding clothes and kept going back to the track. While the other kids were laughing, he was getting better with the horse. Once the kids saw what he could actually do, they stopped laughing and suddenly became interested in riding horses too. They thought it was the coolest thing since sliced bread and couldn’t wait to hop on the back of a horse and race around.
The kids didn’t realize how much work went into learning how to ride a horse, much less racing on one. Some of them gave up after only a couple of days with the horse because they thought it was just too hard. They had to learn that not everything would come easy in life, and learning to ride wouldn’t be instantaneous. The ones that stuck with it put in the time and effort and they became better. Continue reading