Street to Stable Column Two Point by Darby Bonomi, PhD - Thinking about Change?

Street to Stable Column Two Point by Darby Bonomi, PhD - Thinking about Change?

As the year comes to a close and our schedules ease up, many of us start to think about where we have been and where we want to go—both in riding and in our lives generally. As we reflect on our accomplishments and challenges of the past 12 months, it’s a great time to give thanks for everything the year has offered and contemplate the growth we desire for the new year.

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Street-to-Stable Column Two Point by Darby Bonomi, PhD - Being a Supportive Parent

Street-to-Stable Column Two Point by Darby Bonomi, PhD - Being a Supportive Parent

Recently, I heard someone remark that a particular junior rider had ‘wonderfully supportive’ parents. The comment made me pause and think—what does it mean to be ‘a supportive parent’ in the horse world? Sometimes this phrase is used to mean that parents are financially generous. Those gifts are one kind of support, yet there are other essential aspects of parental support that often go unacknowledged.

Sometimes saying ‘no’ is the most supportive thing you can do.

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