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    06-10-2013, 02:37 PM
  #111
Showing
If you're interested in eventing, dressage or show jumping, I highly recommend joining the United States Pony Club if there's one in your area. It's incredibly helpful and fun. Our region's highest rated member (an HA) is a guy, and he's very well-respected. You wouldn't be out of place at all joining Pony Club. The great thing about it is that you can be a member until you're 25, so you won't be booted out at your 18th birthday like a lot of youth clubs.

Just remember that riding is in no way a feminine sport. It is HARD work (just wait until you start working on posting without stirrups....), but very rewarding. Don't be afraid to pursue showing if it interests you!
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    06-10-2013, 04:09 PM
  #112
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I'm not gay, but I will be learning English.
     
    06-10-2013, 04:26 PM
  #113
Yearling
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Originally Posted by futuredoctor    
I'm not gay, but I will be learning English.
And feel free to switch if you don't care for it or want to take up riding that the Hungarian/German saddle design ("English" is not what it really is....but the UP military saddle is ) doesn't do as well at.
I switched after 3 years and never looked back , but the saddle and style didn't work well (in some cases not at all) for the kind of riding I went to.
It's a good place to start though (easier to do my old instructors exersizes with the European saddle and those excersizes were great for developing balance and confidence). Although they are super easy to do with the UP military style saddles too (I just didn't have one back then).
     
    06-10-2013, 09:28 PM
  #114
Banned
I need boots! Help!
     
    06-10-2013, 09:39 PM
  #115
Yearling
Riding Boots and Chaps - Equestrian Footwear | Dover Saddlery
Men's paddock boots on Dover. You can also look up any local tack shops and see if they carry boots, so that you can try them on first.
Riding Boots and Chaps - Equestrian Footwear | Dover Saddlery
Half chaps on Dover. Again, you can look up local tack shops to see if they carry them, too.
Dover has size charts for the half chaps, too- if you click on the one you're interested in and scroll down the page, there's a tab that says "size chart" right next to "customer reviews".
     
    06-10-2013, 09:41 PM
  #116
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
I know of one Gay rider. Also they have the National GAY Rodeo here every year
So OP if you are Gay you can come to Nebraska and Rodeo..
I have never been But there ya go..
I think you are spending so much time worrying what others will think your liable to run in to a wall trying to see what everyone is saying about you.
... Why have I never heard of this?!?!?
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    06-10-2013, 09:48 PM
  #117
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Originally Posted by soenjer55    
Riding Boots and Chaps - Equestrian Footwear | Dover Saddlery
Men's paddock boots on Dover. You can also look up any local tack shops and see if they carry boots, so that you can try them on first.
Riding Boots and Chaps - Equestrian Footwear | Dover Saddlery
Half chaps on Dover. Again, you can look up local tack shops to see if they carry them, too.
Dover has size charts for the half chaps, too- if you click on the one you're interested in and scroll down the page, there's a tab that says "size chart" right next to "customer reviews".
What should I wear with those? Do jeans and a polo work?
     
    06-10-2013, 09:50 PM
  #118
Yearling
I think Woodstock, VT is about 1.5 hours from you. Explore this website for ideas. Welcome To GMHA | The Green Mountain Horse Association, Inc.

I know I am about to get yelled at since Facebook is a dirty word on this board, but you are 17 so you most likely have an account. I know of no better resource in VT than the Tamarack Hill Farm page if you want to learn about the history of horses. You will see a lot of men riding in many different disciplines. Denny Emerson is a wealth of knowledge and does a wonderful job of keeping his page updated.
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    06-10-2013, 10:30 PM
  #119
Yearling
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Originally Posted by updownrider    
I think Woodstock, VT is about 1.5 hours from you. Explore this website for ideas. Welcome To GMHA | The Green Mountain Horse Association, Inc.

I know I am about to get yelled at since Facebook is a dirty word on this board, but you are 17 so you most likely have an account. I know of no better resource in VT than the Tamarack Hill Farm page if you want to learn about the history of horses. You will see a lot of men riding in many different disciplines. Denny Emerson is a wealth of knowledge and does a wonderful job of keeping his page updated.
Denny Emerson is awesome! :)
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    06-10-2013, 11:31 PM
  #120
Yearling
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Originally Posted by futuredoctor    
What should I wear with those? Do jeans and a polo work?
As long as the jeans will fit comfortably under the half chaps, yes. Before I had breeches, I rode in jeans, but they had to be bootcuts and more form-fitting (no loose or baggy jeans, not necessarily skinny jeans) or else all the fabric would be uncomfortable/ not fit under the half chaps. Maybe try to get a lighter denim, still heavy enough to work in but not too thick.
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