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post #21 of 38 Old 12-08-2013, 12:08 AM
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #22 of 38 Old 12-08-2013, 09:43 AM
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Here I am riding a lesson pony (Freckles) when I was 4.

And in this picture I'm 10. I had just gotten Dallas.
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<3 Dallas, Dakota, and Shaymus <3
RIP Shaymus 8/16/13
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post #23 of 38 Old 12-09-2013, 06:21 PM
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Six years old with my second school pony Cassie.
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post #24 of 38 Old 12-09-2013, 06:41 PM
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My Grandmas Horse that taught me a lot! That is still alive to this day! :)


One of my first few lessons

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post #25 of 38 Old 12-09-2013, 06:47 PM
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What a cute thread! I'll have to dig out some old pictures of meee!
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post #26 of 38 Old 12-10-2013, 08:13 PM
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Well, I don't have any from my first lessons readily available, but I do have some old ones.

This was my first horse, at her first show. It ended with the horse spooking and bolting and us being DQed... That's pretty much how every classes ended with us. I was never able to successfully turn her into a show horse, and that's probably because green rider + green horse = a really bad idea! I was 13 in this picture and I had only been taking lessons for about 2 years, on nice well-broke school horses. ><

This was a few years later when I started showing my dad's horse. This horse should have been my first horse. She was enough of a challenge for me to learn on, but was not too much horse for me. I had a blast with her. I did eventually give her back to my dad, and he still rides her. I was maybe 15 or so in this shot.


Here's one from that very brief time I showed western. Again, I was about 15 years old.


For reference, I'm 25 years old now, so these shots are 10 or more years old.
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post #27 of 38 Old 12-12-2013, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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You guys were all so cute! And gorgeous horses (A bit biased since I've never seen any horse as ugly). But really.
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perfection existed, it would have four legs
& l o v e carrots"
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post #28 of 38 Old 12-12-2013, 07:32 PM
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I'll play along ... Here is a picture taking a lesson on my first horse. He was only three years old, I was ten but had been taking lessons a few years before this. I know, perfect child's horse, right? But we both survived green + green. Second picture is he and I last summer, same arena, at a clinic. I know, I look quite slick in both photos.
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post #29 of 38 Old 12-18-2013, 11:39 AM
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2008 pictures - I was 11/12 at the time!
Sadly 'Willow' the mare in these photo's passed away a few years back. She taught me so much and I miss her everyday!

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post #30 of 38 Old 12-18-2013, 07:28 PM
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I am loving everyone's photos. It's so amazing to see where you all started. :)
I'll have to dig through some photo albums of my first riding lessons. I know I have them somewhere...
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