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        04-11-2011, 08:22 PM
      #11
    Showing
    Hang on to your horse, he'll be your best friend through your teen years. I'm going to be 14 in less than a month, and I've only gotten more into riding as I've gotten older.
         
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        04-11-2011, 10:36 PM
      #12
    Trained
    It depends on the person. I lost a lot of my riding buddies through my teen years, they were discovering boys, partying and alcohol and forgot about horses. Horses 'weren't cool' in high school.
    The only time I didn't ride through my teen years, was when I was finishing my final year of high school, the last 6 months I put my horse out to spell so I could focus on school work. After that, I got straight back into it.
         
        04-11-2011, 10:48 PM
      #13
    Started
    I'm currently 16 and ride every 2 weeks. (I ride more often in the summer though). Once in a while I'll be heading to the barn and I'll tell myself: wHy do I like horses so much? WHy do I spend so much money on this sport? I could have this and this that I want soo bad if I didn't spend all my money on horse stuff...

    And then I have my riding lesson and I tell myself after it... KaaaaY, I was STUPID for even asking myself that question!

    I wouldn't stop riding. You'll get through it. ;) We all go through phases like that. :)
         
        04-12-2011, 09:27 AM
      #14
    Foal
    I show already, I love it so much!! I went to the barn yesterday, and had the ride of my life, so I think I'll be fine ;)
         
        04-12-2011, 07:57 PM
      #15
    Started
    Haha. I'm glad to hear it!
         
        04-12-2011, 08:00 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Yeah. Me too. I would've hated myself forever if I quit riding.
         
        05-19-2011, 02:44 PM
      #17
    Foal
    I'm at that age, but I have the opposite circumstance, I love riding even more! I would ask your teacher/instructor/trainer, if you could make lessons more fun? If you have space to ride at your own home, maybe the things you played/enjoyed in lessons could be used at home?

    Hope this helps :)
         

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