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        05-28-2011, 02:22 PM
      #31
    Foal
    Allison: Well I am bit embarrassed now:) Your horse is so gorgeous!!
         
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        05-28-2011, 05:21 PM
      #32
    Super Moderator
    <SIGH> he's not mine....I train and show......At least I have all the fun and none of the bills!!
         
        05-29-2011, 09:45 AM
      #33
    Foal
    I first starting riding when I was 12 and quit a week before I turned 15 (personal reasons) and just last week I booked myself in for a riding lesson. Eerie thing is...I turn 19 the day after my lesson on Wednesday. I hope to show one day.

    BTW Allison I am very impressed with your jumping :)

    Here's a fun fact: Doctors recently banned the Queen from riding at the ripe old age of 84. Gives hope to the rest of us, eh?
         
        05-29-2011, 10:34 AM
      #34
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gilly    
    Here's a fun fact: Doctors recently banned the Queen from riding at the ripe old age of 84. Gives hope to the rest of us, eh?
    Lol... once I hit retirement I plan to buy a nice sedate trail horse and die in the saddle
         
        05-29-2011, 02:02 PM
      #35
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Skye15    
    Cfralic: that's great your getting back into horses again! Are you planning to show eventually as well?
    I really, really want to compete in SOMETHING but at this point it's wherever the wind takes me. I'm very interested in endurance though and my ultimate goal is to compete in a large-scale race...

    I'd also love to try out some amateur western disciplines (cutting, reining, western pleasure) but I have a loooong way to go. When I was young I learned basic hunt seat equitation and some dressage but I'm trying to slowly rebuild - it's been about 7 years since I've been around horses and a lot of my knowledge has all but vanished.
         
        05-30-2011, 12:42 AM
      #36
    Foal
    Just had my first lesson.. PAINFUL!!! But I fell in love with a horse. He is an ex racehorse named Hustler and he is a purebred thoroughbred WHICH incidentally is my favourite breed! (Meant to be? ;) ) Anyway the owner/coach agreed to let me ride only Hustler for the rest of the season! I honestly did not think I could fall in love that quick, but off all the horses he stole my heart! It was great lesson but WOW, at points it felt like I was getting nowhere.. At least I managed a posting a trot and a steady canter.. SO excited for next week!!

    Thank you to everyone that posted! I am actually more excited after reading all your posts! I was kinda dejected thinking I would never get to showing level but thanks to you guys I am just as pumped as I was when I was kid!
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        05-30-2011, 02:02 AM
      #37
    Banned
    Glad you are excited again!

    And great form Allison!
         
        05-30-2011, 01:18 PM
      #38
    Super Moderator
    Thanks Alex.

    Skye, I feel your pain....often!! It's not too bad until you try to cross your legs. Betcha forgot all those muscles even existed. Glad you're back in the saddle.
         
        05-30-2011, 03:07 PM
      #39
    Foal
    LOL Allison, I received some strange looks as I waddled around haha I was actually sweating during the lesson, I could not believe it! Thank you, I very happy to be back as well!! Hopefully I can get up to your level one day!!
         
        05-30-2011, 03:21 PM
      #40
    Weanling
    After my 1st lesson, I walked like John Wayne rolling into town and looking for trouble. For 3 days. In Manhattan, going to restaurants and shows.

    I knew it was time to start taking 2 lessons per week when I didn't walk like that at all after riding. I believe a warm bath, maybe a massage, would help. Or you could work it out by taking a run around the neighborhood. mwahahahaha

    FWIW, it only took a couple of lessons before the real inner-thigh soreness didn't come around any more. Now I feel it in a totally different place, from posting for a half-hour.
         

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