Horse Racing As a HobbyFeatured
Last summer, I was hanging around the house and my parents thought that I should get some kind of hobby to pass the time. I told them that I watched television and played video games, but they didn’t consider those to be legitimate hobbies. They decided to look in the phone book and pick something at random for me. This sounded like a bad idea, considering they could have picked something like ballet. They chose one of the horse racing syndicates in the area and decided that I would learn how to ride a horse. I tried to talk them out of it, telling them how much it would cost, but they didn’t mind paying for it.
My parents dropped me off at the syndicate, and there were horses everywhere. I had only seen horses up close a few times when I went to an animal farm as a younger kid. I rode on one for a few seconds, and fed one a carrot, but beyond that, I had no other interaction with them. Read more →