I started at 7. My 10 year old sister got me into it.
We "worked" for 2 hours, rode for 2 hours.. Not allowed to use saddles though. It was crazy when I look back, but it made me such a great rider!
One day, I made another rider friend at school who came with me to a day at the barn.. She was shocked that we didn't use saddles, and told me how dangerous she thought it was, and I was scared to death after she told me. I left the barn and started proper lessons, LOL. My mom has absolutely no horse knowledge and wad just trusting the BO. It was a breeding farm, not a lesson barn.
But heck, I used to post bareback!! I can't even hardly do that now! Lol.
First horse was a present from ma, a young super green Haflinger. Taught me a lot.. Still have her, and gosh, she's still a ton of work!
Last edited by Princess Bubblegum; 08-31-2012 at 03:50 PM.