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        10-31-2011, 09:38 PM
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    Yearling
    Im starting over.

    My financial situation forces me out of horse ownership but not riding.
    I am interested in taking lessons so I can learn how to ride correctly.

    What are somethings that I should look for in lessons? I've never taken any so I don't have a clue what questions I should ask or what I need.


    Thanks for reading. :)
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        11-02-2011, 12:01 AM
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    Yearling
    Bump. :)
         
        11-02-2011, 12:18 AM
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    Foal
    Start by figuring out your goals for riding: fun hacking into the woods? Distant trail riding? Competing?
    Then figure out what style you'd prefer that goes with your goal: western certainly is most comfy if you are after lengthy trail rides, however, if you go into distance riding, most I have seen in GER and AT, ride a very light English style with very light gear.
    If you are after competing, find out which discipline most intrigues you.

    These are your long term goals. The dream, so to speak. Now start from scratch: find a riding school you can attend that helps you achieve that goal :)
    Start with figuring out your goal, then chose the discipline (road) and follow it :)

    Good luck
    LZ
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        11-02-2011, 07:46 AM
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    Showing
    What discipline you want to take lessons in?
         
        11-02-2011, 07:54 AM
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    Showing
    Once you decide in which direction you want to go, then look for riders doing that and start hanging around. If it is showing, go to shows, if it is endurance, then attend some meets, etc. Read - a lot. Watch who is winning and how their horses look afterwards. Ask a lot of questions and you will begin to get an idea about who is doing it by the book and who is not doing it well at all. Make friends with people in that discipline.

    That is how I would do it - and did do it when I switched to Western from English and started Team Penning.
         

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