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        02-25-2013, 03:21 AM
    Probably about the time I started walking I sat on a horse. My whole family has always been fairly big into horses so I guess I just went with the flow, lol. I still have my first pony and my boyfriend and I bought our mare (my dream horse) 2 years ago. I always say that when I have children they will grow up horsey as well.
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        02-25-2013, 06:18 AM
    I jumped on a horse when I was like 6 or something but I didn't start to really ride until I was like 11 yrs old. Unfortunately i'm 15 now and still a novice. Partly because I sorta had to train myself.
        02-25-2013, 06:34 AM
    [COLOR="Purple”]I”m currently 20 and learning how too ride and not the best at it wish I new more on how too ride.. i’ve just gotten my first horse and owned him a week.. and he is extremely lazy and stuborn..would that make it harder for me too learn on ? (oh but I origanlly started learning too ride last yr I was 19 gone on trail rides ect : D[/COLOR]
        02-25-2013, 07:47 AM
    I started when I was seven, when I moved to where I live now. My friend rode with her brother and his friend, and I went too. They quit only a year after I started but I kept going. So I have been riding almost 14 years and I still feel a complete novice.
        02-25-2013, 07:51 AM
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    I was up infront of mums saddle as soon as I could hold my head up on my own.
    I got my 1st pony aged 2 and was competing aged 4!
    This is me as a tiny tot at a show! (mum refused to do the whole leadrein thing so straight into first riddens I went)

    ETA the pony is 12.2hh so you can see how tiny I was
        02-25-2013, 09:30 AM
    We were moving 1400 mi. Across the prairies and about mid way father said he'd like to stop at a ranch and visit with an old friend. As it turned out his friend was out riding with his son and daughter. All three were on b&w pintos in 3 sizes. As the men chatted he asked his daughter to give my sis and me a rider on her pony. She led my sister about then with my turn I didn't want her to lead me. Little did I know the pony would follow her anyway, but I had both reins and I was riding. I was hooked. I had just turned 6. From that day forth I prayed nightly that I get a horse. As a kid I was lucky and was invited to spend my summers on farms riding to my heart's content. Even got 10 lessons when I was 9. Rode lots of everyone else's horses over the years until I ws 19 and could support a horse, did I finally get one. When I look back, the experience of riding so many different horses helped me develope my skills much better than riding a single animal. Didn't think so at the time.
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        02-25-2013, 07:22 PM
    Does it count if my mom rode when she was pregnant with me?
    I was on the back of a horse two days after I was born (rode on my moms back). I started riding on my own around 3-4 and started taking lessons at 7. I took lessons on and off when we could afford it or when I could make some extra money and 24 years later I rarely go a day without horses!
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