My middle child has finally decided what he wants to be when he grows up, and here I am looking at 30 and still don't know that one. He wants to be the horse whisperer. I would say that the decision is a great one for a 6 year old that doesn't have a horse. But we do have a neighbor with 4, and the know how. He is willing to take the boy under his wing and teach him. I just need to swallow that mama paranoia and be happy for him.
I did suck it up, and broached the subject with the neighbor. My middle child has been talking about this for days, but hasn't got up the nerve to ask the neighbor. So I did it for him. Our neighbor was pleasantly surprised. All his boys have grown and gone on into the military. He was happy to teach my son everything. Today, after school, they will begin. I am hopeful that this interest lasts. If he sticks with it, he will be very knowledgeable later in life and able to make a go at doing what he loves for a living. Keep your fingers crossed.