I was going away to sleep away camp and wanted to do a little trail ride in upstate New York because I never did it before got home and immediately asked for lessons the second I started riding English I feel in love and so happy that my high school just started an equestrian team and no one in my family ever rode before my brother and dad hated riding when they did it
Riding horses had been my dream since the very moment I saw them.
It wasn’t a family heritage at all.
I’ve started jumping a few months ago and I’m the only person I know in my far off relationships who has this unique passion
AS a I’d I was always taking about horses and begged my patentable to let me ride. When I was 7 they brought me to my first lesson! I rarely missed any lessons and was always excitedly to go. As I grew I changed horses and came More often even when I wasn’t riding. I eventually got my own horse and here I am!
So to answer the second part of your question, no. No one else in my family rides. I always say I wish my parents rode and I grew up with horses but I think the horses wouldn’t have been as special to me if they were a part of my life since a very young age.
I was obsessed with horses from a very early age, practically from birth. There are no riders in my family, I just fell in love with horses themselves and wanted to learn everything I possibly could about them. I started riding when I was 4 after lots of begging and bothering my parents about it. :) My dad especially has always loved going to the barn with me, though he doesn't ride.
Hey Dereck, my mom has been extremely involved in the sport since ever. She was a hunter jumper herself and showed until a pretty faire level. She adores horses, and adores the fact that all the family can bond around that. My father and my brother have never been into horses, but they enjoy going to shows and always ask my mom and I about the horses. They live this passion in a very different way, but are involved in it. So yes, as a rider myself I can say that horses are a family heritage and a family bonding experience.