Originally Posted by MitchTx
I come tonight with my hat in hand to seek guidance, advice..........
What say you?
Do it! Absolutely! No question....
Take some lessons and since you are not already turned toward either English or western, I would highly recommend that you give both a try before you decide which to concentrate on. You might even like both! My wife does both.... I'm strictly western... And I'm a lot older than you are!
I rode and showed when I was young and the single biggest mistake I ever made was letting our horses go.
At 47 it is absolutely not too late! Go for it and you'll be glad you did. The companionship of a good horse is truly priceless.