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The Value of Horses (Humour)

Both of my children have been riding and spending large chunks of their free time around various barns for over 10 years - most of their lives, really. And considering that we could have paid for a cottage in Muskoka with the money we've 'invested' in lessons and the care and feeding of our horseflesh, I decided to make an accounting of whether or not that investment was worth it. We have a boy and a girl - what they call a millionaire's family for some reason (by the way, if someone was supposed to send me a cheque for a million when the second one was born, it hasn't arrived yet - just sayin'). The two sexes approach riding, and its potential benefits, in entirely different ways. Generally speaking, when girls come for their first lesson, they've been dreaming about it for years. They have a stable of My…

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