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post #11 of 32 Old 11-15-2008, 10:18 PM
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I just started taking lessons--at age 32! :) Go for it!
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post #12 of 32 Old 11-16-2008, 04:34 PM
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I rode for fun on my own when I was an early teen, adopted a few rescue horses and had no money for lessons. I had been on a hiatus from horses for 11 years when I bought TJ. Now I'm a beginner and I just turned 29!

For my own sake, I only take private lessons...get a little jaded watching the whippersnappers who've been riding for ever and they're only 8. I don't bounce like I use too, yah know. Plus my goals are different. It's nice if you find others just like you, too.

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post #13 of 32 Old 11-16-2008, 06:38 PM
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I agree, there are a TON of older riders out there. There's a couple at my barn in their 50's who've only just now owned horses. 18 is still pretty young. I was 15 when I started and I'm 21 now. But I thought that was old. Haha.

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post #14 of 32 Old 11-17-2008, 10:47 PM
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I'm 20 and just starting out as well. It can be a little intimidating to see all the younger teens or even kids riding and knowing so much more... but I'm not that worried because in the end I'm doing something I really enjoy and that's what counts.
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post #15 of 32 Old 11-18-2008, 08:54 PM
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I just started taking lessons again. I have to relearn everything.
I am 25. And I couldn't be happier
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post #16 of 32 Old 11-19-2008, 02:15 AM
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I don't think age matters it's your willingness to learn and passion for horses that counts

I wouldn't be me without horses
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post #17 of 32 Old 11-20-2008, 04:18 PM
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i just started riding last month and i am nineteen. so don't be afraid. i am not in a class though i am doing private lessons because i am a beginner and thats the way you have to start at my barn. I can't wait to start riding with other people though even if they are much younger than me. i won't mind and i don't think angel will either. (angel=horse)

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post #18 of 32 Old 11-24-2008, 03:10 AM
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i'm the only 16 year old in my group, everyone else is 20-50 :)
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post #19 of 32 Old 11-26-2008, 07:58 AM
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Hey, it is never too late to start and what are you talking about anyway. 18!!! Your still just a kid. (like I'm that much older at 24) But I think if you have the opportunity to ride, then take it. Regardless of your age or experience.
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post #20 of 32 Old 11-26-2008, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for all the replies! I feel quite a bit better about it now.
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