Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
I'm 55+ and although I've been riding for some time, I didn't grow up with horses and had actually not even been on a horse until I was 24+. At some point my wife, who had done recreational riding, said she always to own a horse, so we bought one. At first I thought she was nuts, but I quickly learned a lot about horses and riding, and it became a wonderful relaxation activity for me after a day working in the corporate world. We progressed from our first mare to two, and then three, I learned to trim them, we give them their shots, etc., and it became sort of a passion. They are wonderfully docile and social animals and they keep me in shape and sane in this crazy world.
Good luck...in all my years I've found nothing as enjoyable as just going out, saddling up, and riding anywhere I wind up...through neighborhoods, woods, and fields.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.