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    11-18-2008, 01:18 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome and Tons of great advice!

Volunteering somewhere is something I didn't really think about. Is there a site that lists places/ranches where this would be possible? I'm in Texas (just moved here ) so I'm sure they are around.

What are some other books ya'll would recommend?
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    11-18-2008, 09:29 AM
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If there is a YMCA program that has horses, that would be where I looked first - other than that, you can just start calling - especially places that do lots of lessons...they always need an extra hand!
    11-18-2008, 09:57 AM
I suggest taking lesons, it is the best way to start. Good luck and welcome to the horse world!
    11-18-2008, 09:42 PM
I'm thinking I will take lessons and volunteer somewhere if I can find one. I noticed on another site there are somewhere around 200 breeds? Which one should I start with? I'm assuming its much like dog breeds in that different types have more tolerance for not so educated riders!
    11-18-2008, 10:08 PM
^Its not so much the breed, but the training and temperment the horse has.
    11-18-2008, 10:19 PM
Thanks again for all the help... ya'll are awesome!
    11-18-2008, 11:19 PM
Do you know anyone who has horses? We found our trainer through my stepdaughter. She is best friends with our trainer's wife. My granddaughter is horse crazy so I asked her mom (my stepdaughter) if she knew anyone who gave lessons. Well, we found a wonderful trainer this way. I've recommended him to others. I've been told by the parents of one young man I referred to our trainer that they also think he's a great trainer. Their child took lessons at school when they lived in France for several years. They said he's learning more now than he ever learned in school.

So, I'd really recommend asking around for great instructors. We're fortunate that our instructor is also a horse trainer.
    11-21-2008, 04:53 PM
Welcome to the forum and to horses!!! It is always good to meet other people who suffer from the malady cause by being bitten by the "bug". I with just go along with everyone else and not re-state what has already been said. If you don't mind me asking, where in TX are you at? Are you anywhere close to me?

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