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post #11 of 14 Old 03-16-2008, 07:41 PM
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Oh I didn't know that.. hmm well in that case go for it

Ridin is alot of fun but just expect to fall, I havn't fallin yet but think I am do for one pretty soon lol.. Heck T I think did a half buck when I was ridin her last saturday..

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post #12 of 14 Old 04-12-2008, 08:59 AM
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Call the local stables and tell them that your situation. Tell them that you can't afford to pay money for lessons, but if they are willing you could pay with time (mucking stalls, grooming, longeing, etc.). Keep in mind though, some of the places who would let you work off lessons will want you to pay for the first few. Or come in without the time going towards a lesson, to learn about basic horsemanship and the specific jobs they will have you doing.

I can't afford lessons at the moment either. So I'm out at the barn once or twice a week doing odd jobs around the barn in exchange for lessons (and usually my trainer will also let me hop on for a little ride/not lesson on the days that I work too ).
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post #13 of 14 Old 04-21-2008, 09:36 PM
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I started riding at home...taught by mum, dad and pony-club until I was about 7 (they got a divorce when I was 4).

When I moved to S.A with my dad I progressed to kersbrooke riding school (unfortunately it is closed down now).

I then moved back in with my mum in VIC and I got private lessons at my house for about $25 a lesson....60-90 minutes sometimes 2 hours [but it costed about $40 for that] depending on what I was practicing for...if there was a show coming up we [me and my instructor] would work on the tests/jumping/leading/etc. for 2 hours or if it was a normal lesson (eg. No shows coming up) I would just ride for 60-90 minutes....working on jumping or perfecting a dressage movement...or just general riding.

After having private lessons for 4 years I moved back with my dad and joined pony-club. I am currently attending pony-club and also teaching myself and vince stuff with some help from books and my pony-club.

Some riding schools do offer some discount off of the lesson price when you work there but expect your social life to slow down a bit....you will probably be required to work some nights after school say 4.00 till 6.00 or so and on a weekend (say saturdays or sunday) maybeh.

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post #14 of 14 Old 04-24-2008, 12:21 AM
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Years ago when I first started riding, my parents couldnt really afford any more than one lesson a week at the local riding stable. I didnt own a horse at the time and knew very little but had always dreamed to own my own horse.
When I finally was given my first horse I took matters in my own hands and started helping with teaching and mucking out stalls at a stable. I did that for years before. It was a lot of hard work. Now it is no longer a problem (obviously) and work with a high end trainer, and train and ride my own horses, always have babies and resale projects on the go which feeds my buying of my own string of show horses.
I have no doubt in my mind you can achieve your goals. Like they say

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