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    12-23-2008, 08:41 PM
  #21
Weanling
I have been riding for several years, but stopped about 7 years ago, due to work and having my children. I am getting back into it next month, and I will be 28 tomorrow. I think one of the hardest things about starting out as an adult is fear. As an adult, we realize the risk and the potential for serious injury. I'm not saying younger riders aren't aware of the risks, but they are more likely to have the added confidence that helps make a great rider. I have had several nasty falls, one of which required surgery to put my arm back together. I remember that every time I saddle up, and I believe it does affect my riding more than I think it does. The danger is there for anyone of any age, adults just seem to have that more at the forefront of their minds.
     
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    12-27-2008, 02:55 AM
  #22
Foal
I have been riding on and off since I was 12 but never got lessons before last winter when I was 19...there are riders at my farm ranging from 4 years old to 40 but for a while I did feel a little older and out of the loop at first...now some of the younger riders give me the courage to push myself...i don't know if they have ponyclub where you are but if they do it is definitely worth it I learned more in one year than I did it 5 years!! I believe you can be a member until your 25 so you have tons of time to learn and progress! Anyway im 20 and know that I may have missed my chance to be an olympic level rider but I still can compete and continue to grow as a rider until im unable to physically goto the barn! So go for it private lessons may not be a bad thing until you feel more comfortable but at least give a group session a chance you can learn alot from other riders of any age trust me! Watching an 8 year old in my one lesson finally made something click that I was strugling with for months! Good luck let us know how your doing! My only advice is to find a good trainer!
     
    01-01-2009, 02:19 PM
  #23
Foal
I'm 47 and just starting back after raising my kids. My daughter talked me into it actually....she's 15 and riding is her life. I'm scared of getting hurt too, but I had my first bad fall a few weeks ago and I was thrilled that I survived it with just bruises, more or less.

I was feeling bad about my age, though, since most of the riders I know are teenagers or younger. Then we went to the MO Women and Horses Expo and the winner of the equitation challenge was in her 70's!!! There were LOTS of women riding who are older than me, or around my age. I felt a lot more positive about the whole thing after that.

-Patti
     
    01-01-2009, 02:28 PM
  #24
Foal
Right now im 26 almost 27 and I do have horses but still can't ride. I would love to find a place near that would teach me but its rare out where I live. I think anyage is a good age, we have already been putting my 4 year old daughter on our horses for about a year and a half now, so hopefully it will come naturally to her.
     
    01-01-2009, 06:21 PM
  #25
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomi    
Just how common is it? You see, I'm planning to take riding lessons starting this summer, as an 18 year old (an adult in Alberta). But most lessons seem to be for younger people only. Anyone else here learning/has learnt to ride as an adult?

I think you can do it, I learned at age 25. Don't get embarrassed of taking horse riding lessons at your age. 18 years isn't that old. :)
     
    01-04-2009, 09:11 PM
  #26
Foal
Good for you to take lessons you young thing!Im 40 and just started riding again in July.I wish I had lessons to go to!Im learning as I go and love reading everything I can.Planning on getting some sort of dvd's to watch too. I was just remembering when I was young and rode our gelding buckskin all over our 15 acres w/ NO fear and never got hurt!
I am the worry wart when we ride, my husband has no fear and it really erks me! But I get better every time.
Have fun w/ your lessons!
     
    01-04-2009, 11:02 PM
  #27
Weanling
Your never too old to start or learn! I know we've all heard of those lucky people who grew up on a farm or horse ranch or something, and have been riding since they were 2! But it's all about the desire and love for what your doing! And 18 is still really young like everyone else has said! Go for it!
     
    01-05-2009, 01:27 AM
  #28
Foal
Thumbs up

Im 22 and have only been riding for a year,and get weekly lessons.
My local pony club is more people my age and older.
Its very common here.
     
    01-09-2009, 07:59 AM
  #29
Weanling
Oh course. Horse riding has a huge range of ages. There is a girl around your age who started riding a little while ago at the barn I go to.
     
    01-13-2009, 01:46 PM
  #30
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomi    
Thanks everyone for all the replies! I feel quite a bit better about it now.
At the barn where we board they have adult lessons and kids lessons or a mixture. They have a Tuesday or Friday afternoon ladies lesson or you can have private lessons.

I think there are more adults than children at the barn. Where in Alberta are you? I am from Alberta also.
     

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