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post #201 of 296 Old 06-16-2013, 11:10 PM
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I hope the riders in "Joe Boxer" had all the kids they ever want to have! Not likely they will ever have more...particularly the 'one out of five' guy. And I hope they shot it all in one take!

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post #202 of 296 Old 06-17-2013, 05:16 AM
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I started in march, I set up my lessons then said " dad I need money for horse riding" and he was like "oh when did you start that then? Hahah" I was the only boy at the stables and nobody even batted an eyelid at me. And everybody was especially nice as I help with moving heavy things so that's your only danger getting asked to move hay bales etc hahaha:) there was a boy who took the pi** and so I took him to the yard and whacked a saddle on a Clydesdale, he wouldn't get on, then I didn't have any issues after that most of my friends have been in Arthur now and they're always asking if I can teach them and if they can come out
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post #203 of 296 Old 06-17-2013, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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How long does it generally take before someone can become a decent rider? This meaning they can compete in shows but not necessarily win anything.

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post #204 of 296 Old 06-17-2013, 02:59 PM
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That's a really open-ended question, and it depends on what discipline you end up persueing. If you choose to do hunters, it may be three months months before you can take part in a local walk/trot schooling show class, or it may take a year. It also depends on how often you take lessons and the availability of shows in your area.

As far as jumping goes, you may be showing in crossrails in six months or two years. There's a lot of variables to consider.
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post #205 of 296 Old 06-17-2013, 03:38 PM
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...I will not object in the least if any of you care to admire the view of me in my jeans...
ANY of us?

I've always wondered if the handful of jumping lessons I had in my early 20s - which consisted of my getting on various horses and riding over various jumps with neither any instruction nor helmet - was an attempt by the very pretty instructor to get rid of my genes from the human gene pool. It is a good thing the horses knew how to jump. My vision was focused somewhere else...

As for me in my jeans at 55 - if anyone wants to admire the view, I suggest visiting an optometrist. You probably missed a few stop signs on your last drive.

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post #206 of 296 Old 06-17-2013, 03:51 PM
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This thread is still Going??? I think the Dr got all the attention he was looking for :~)

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This thread is still Going??? I think the Dr got all the attention he was looking for :~)
If anyone has a problem with this thread, they can feel free to leave.

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post #208 of 296 Old 06-17-2013, 04:27 PM
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stating my opinion kid. Your are on the net and are asking for this. so you are getting what you've asked for. You should be overjoyed
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stating my opinion kid. Your are on the net and are asking for this. so you are getting what you've asked for. You should be overjoyed
*You're or you are. Your are doesn't make sense.
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post #210 of 296 Old 06-17-2013, 05:29 PM
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*You're or you are. Your are doesn't make sense.
Seriously?

I liked you at first, now you are simply annoying and getting an attitude. Your age is showing.

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