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        09-28-2010, 04:28 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I'm 21 and have been riding for 9 months :)
    My family had horses when I was a kid but never did I ride untill 9 months ago!
    I am one of those who didn't have the privlege to have riding lessons when I was 3 yrs and up. I even ask the little kids for advice =D hahaaha...kinda embarassing but they know a lot and they help me so I don't mind. It's a lot of fun and although sometimes I look like a complete idiot I'm okay with it. I just laugh it off.
         
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        09-29-2010, 03:02 PM
      #12
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by DubyaS6    
    Congrats on learning how to ride! Don't feel weird that you are a little older than the other people taking lessons. I will be 27 next month and I am just getting back into riding after a 6 year hiatus. I am sure I will feel a little "old" at first, but its not about age.

    I would say since you seem to be experienced with the care of horses, I would give it at least 6 months before owning your own horse. This will give you time to get the basics down. Just be sure that you really look around for the right horse. Take your instructor with you while you look to make sure you get something compatible with your riding knowledge. You don't want to go get a 2 year old that doesnt know what a saddle is!

    Just make sure you don't stretch yourself too thin money wise - there is nothing worse than not being able to afford care for a horse.

    Good luck :)
    Money is definitely my biggest concern! Though even in the worst case scenario (my horse getting sick all the time, etc) I know we could afford it I am just over analyzing it right now.. He just told me to quit being paranoid :)
         
        09-29-2010, 03:05 PM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    I didn't start riding until I was 20 y/o and could afford a horse and the lessons myself. There are many of us who didn't get fully immersed into horses until we were adults.

    I don't board my horses now, but I used to. They've been home with me for the past 5 years, and although it's a lot of work, I wouldn't have it any other way now. I enjoy being able to look out any of my windows and see them grazing in the pasture.

    Good luck, have fun, and welcome to the world of horses.
    Thanks!! Yeah my husband offered to get a horse now and just board.. I thought about it but I would rather just wait until I decide exactly what I want out of a horse.. I told him it will probably take me 6 months to decide on a horse and he rolled his eyes.. It's just such a huge investment with money, time, patience, safety...
         
        09-29-2010, 03:06 PM
      #14
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by JustPaint    
    Wow its good to know I'm am not the only one who feels that way. I am 24 and its intimidating to see these young gals control these horses. I get even more annoyed with they are yaking away on the cell phones or friends instead of just enjoying the atmosphere.
    Ditto to that! I love every second of being on a horse! My aunt who is 54 is still that way & I really hope I stay that way as well!!
         

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