Took my nephew for his first day beating yesterday, and I couldn't believe how much he enjoyed himself and especially how well he was behaved and polite when people where talking to him!
Being the sensitive sole he is I was a bit jubious about taking him as he loves his animals but I thought I'd give it a go and I was completely shocked. He carried a cock and a hen bird but they got to heavy for him and when I had to put a stubborn duck out of its misery in full view ( didn't really want to have to do it there but it was in the middle of a drive) and he didn't bat an eye lid.
For a child that's six years old, walked a few miles, it was throwing it down windy and cold. He did not moan once about it apart from a bit of tummy ache. I was amazed at how he behaved yesterday.
And it can't be all that bad as he is already asking when we are going again and when can he come and have pheasant and duck for tea!
Start them young I say!