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        08-10-2009, 10:21 PM
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    Foal
    Hey everyone

    My name is Brittany and I am 13 years old. I've always loved horses but I just started taking riding lessons last week. My riding instructor is super nice and I am glad she chose Rocket, a Paint gelding, for me to ride!

    Tomorrow I'll be returning for my third riding lesson. The first lesson was a bareback lesson, and the second lesson I was introduced to a Western saddle. Tomorrow I am going to ride in an English saddle, and my instructor wants me to choose which one I feel most comfortable in to continue.

    I love horses and am super excited to learn more about them. I really hope that I'll become the best rider I can be and that one day I'll have a horse of my own.

    Does anyone have any tips or advice they'd like to pass along? I'd love to hear about your experiences with horses!

    Thanks everyone!!

    -britt
         
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        08-11-2009, 09:52 AM
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    Yearling
    Hi Brittany! :) I'm Shelby, I'm 14 and just got my own horse for my birthday two months ago. I've been riding since I was 4, and it's a LOT of work. I ride English mostly, with barebacking too. As far as tips and advice? Just keep working on it. If the barn you ride at is okay with it (like mine is), offer to help with chores (feeding, mucking stalls, cleaning tack, etc.). My 'philosophy' I guess, was to do anything I could to be around horses. This will make you feel more comfortable around the horses at your barn, and the barn owner/manager will feel more comfortable around you! The more people around the barn trust you, the more involved they'll let you be with riding. Don't get discouraged, it will take a bit to build up the experience you need to excell at riding.

    I just sounded like a nerd. ^_^
    Anyway, probably should wrap this up so I'm not lecturing, but, in short, congrats on joining the riding community, and good luck with future lessons!
         

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