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A thought-provoking title that, when applied to the future of the horse industry, begins and ends with one word: YOUTH! If the equine industry is to remain viable and sustainable in the future, plans must be made to cultivate and nurture our youngest children. Horses must capture and hold their attention – from toddlers to teenagers, adolescents to adults.

My generation, the so-called “Baby Boomers,” was exposed to horses and a culture that included larger-than-life heroes, both equine and human. These stars reflected the Western lifestyle and attracted our attention with their stories of triumphs over adversity. These tales were portrayed by cowboys such as Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Hopalong Cassidy, along with horses such as Fury, Flicka, Trigger and Buttermilk. Theaters and televisions used to be filled with Westerns, and all of us, from one time or another, dreamed of being a cowboy or a cowgirl riding those beautiful horses, chasing the “bad guys” and doing good deeds for others.



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