18 • THE PLAID HORSE
Those who say “kids these days” to me already know that they’re
in for an earful. Most “kids these days” that I know are doing their best, confronted with excessive expectations and access at younger and younger ages, a lack of constructive confrontation for their actions, and a world that is seemingly not thrilled to greet themwhether it be in the show ring, the workforce, or high academic achievement. So, while I mentor The Plaid Horse interns, young riders on the circuit, and do my annual tour of college speaking engagements, what bothers me about “kids these days”? I would say that many young people today have very linear expectations. Given the nature of PHOTO © ADAM HILL.
The Plaid Horse - September 2017 - The Fashion Issue