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post #1 of 9 Old 08-25-2008, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestion For Finding Stables!! HELP! PLZ!

I (my family) cannot afford a horse or even for me to take lessons!! I want sooo badly to take lessons!!!! Have any suggestions?
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-25-2008, 10:09 PM
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Hm, maybe you could go to a local stable & ask if they need any helping out? ;) If so, then maybe they will let you work & then you can save up enough for lessons. Or, they could give you lessons from working.

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-25-2008, 10:13 PM
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if your local YMCA has a horse program, I highly sugget volunteering.

Local stables that offer riding lessons to the public are also a great place to start

Plan on working hard and not getting to ride at first - show them your committed and a hard worker, then the riding will come :)

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-26-2008, 05:29 AM
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I was in your situation for a very long time - no lessons no matter how desperately I wanted to be around horses. From the age of eight or nine to thirteen, all I had were toy horses and books. I read everything I could get my hands on.

I'm nineteen now and I've been riding under my own steam, with my own money, for a few months. So don't give up - even if it's not possible for you to ride right now, it will be in time :)

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-26-2008, 06:34 AM
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As PoptartShop suggested, asking to help at a local stable is an excellent way to learn about horses. Learning from the ground up and not just getting on a horse really is the proper way. Learning about horses not just riding them makes the difference between being horseman or just a rider.

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-26-2008, 06:51 AM
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Rescues! They'll love to have your help. Also number of barns in my area exchange help (feeding, grooming, mucking) for lessons. Check your local "horsey" papers.
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-27-2008, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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thanks...!!!

I will try some of those ideas!! Does anyone else have any more?
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-27-2008, 11:58 AM
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In fact the trail riding barns around me train people to lead trail rides so you can ride plus they may pay you little. I did it for while (rode any horse I wanted for free). However I could ride (wasn't a total beginner :) ).
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-27-2008, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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great idea!

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In fact the trail riding barns around me train people to lead trail rides so you can ride plus they may pay you little. I did it for while (rode any horse I wanted for free). However I could ride (wasn't a total beginner :) ).
Sounds like an awesome idea. I will look into that.... Though I have never rode before, I could probably take a couple lessons just to learn it... Maybe... idk.
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