Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
You should start doing odd jobs to start making some moolah. When I was your age, I was walking dogs, mowing lawns, pulling weeds, planting seeds in gardens, washing cars, babysitting, washing houses and anything else you can think of, to make myself some pennies to support my horse hobby.
Boots, my favorite is Mountain Horse. They make good boots, you can always look for boots on ebay, you can usually good deals.
You'll also have to invest in a safety vest, very important. Helmet - that's a given :P - and make sure you get a medical card. There's so much needed, it's hard to think about all the items right now.
The Coach at the different facility sounds fascinating! Definitely worth a try! I like the ear piece idea, I bet it makes it much easier to focus on what you are doing, and must easier to hear and understand what is being asked of you.