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post #1 of 3149 Old 06-27-2012, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Horse talk for 20-somethings

So the young whippersnapper teenagers () get their own forum, and the mature folk over 40 get their own thread so I thought I'd make one for us 20-somethings.

So how goes the 20-somethings on this here Horse Forum?

I guess I should introduce myself as I'm a serial ninja member just reading and not posting. The name is Jess, I live in Australia and have dressage lessons once a week. I study psychology and have been riding "properly" since I was 19. One day, preferably before pension age, I hope to own my own horse. Alas, it's not the right time now.

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post #2 of 3149 Old 06-27-2012, 02:01 AM
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I live in California, I go by Leenie, hence my username :). I've been riding for years, and owned my own horse for a little over a year. I'm loving the summer and spending several hours with my boy every day!

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post #3 of 3149 Old 06-27-2012, 02:08 AM
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lol We have a 20something thread already..All of us are just too dang spread out to remember to post in it. We did invade the 40 and over thread once but they ran us out of there quick.

No harm in trying again though..Nice to meet you! I'm Amber.. DR or Drum here, lol the post card picture of smartass southern charm. I'm a pretty well known member I think, usually for not being so nice, but it's honestly not me trying to be mean, I'm just overly honest and sometimes it's not so nice.. I own three Quarter Horses who are extremely spoiled, and they are my little crew of barrel horses.

Good luck with your lessons and hopefully you'll end up with your perfect horse soon, don't rush things..Sometimes the best things in life pop up when they're most unexpected.

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post #4 of 3149 Old 06-27-2012, 07:25 AM
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I'm Sarah I'm 22 and spent the day packing to go Fiji on Sunday, sorting out hunting kit for Saturday and preparing for a ball when I get back.

Life seems to be going pretty well!

My ponies have moved house and their happy too!
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post #5 of 3149 Old 06-27-2012, 07:27 AM
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May I join in despite being only 19? I'll be 20 in September
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post #6 of 3149 Old 06-27-2012, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Haha yeah you can :P

Sarah: my sister is going on her honeymoon to Fiji in November. Her name is also Sarah!

My dad's been asking some...interesting questions. Like how much a horse would cost, where'd you keep it etc. which is really great because someone in my family is finally taking interest I what I do! We're both going to the Queensland Festival of Dressage in July which I'm really looking forward to Now all I need is to get someone to cover for me at work that weekend...
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post #7 of 3149 Old 06-27-2012, 09:05 AM
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Nice to meet you all; I'm Maggie or you can call me Sky. I own a horse and we're both learning dressage together along with other disciplines. I'm currently living in NZ and my horse is in the States, being looked after and ridden by a friend (also a member of the forum)

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post #8 of 3149 Old 06-27-2012, 09:54 AM
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I'm adrienne, I'm 21, I live in sunny side up fla. Its hot, and buggy, but we have gator tail! Annie is my mare, and my world :) I've had her for just over a year and we do hunter and trails.
Just for discussion, do any of you guys get guff for sometimes being more knowledgeable than "adults" in this industry? Like, I work with this rescue lady, who's positive she knows everything about horses because she's been rescuing them for two years, brought so many back to health, this that and the other. Yesterday, I explained the purpose of free lunging, and she exploded. Suddenly I found myself attacked for being "young and ignorant" while I had been doing what is essentially my job (I'm an instructor and trainer, with a stable management degree.) I was flabberghasted, but I know this has happened to others before.
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I think it doesn't matter what your age is -- if you know more than someone else then you shouldn't cop flack for it. I mean I haven't been riding for long at all. If some young whippersnapper decided to help me out and explain something I didn't know about I'd keep my mouth shut and listen! It's very rude to tell someone they don't know anything just because they're young.

I've been told it's similar in the profession I want to go into - clinical psychology. Apparently it doesn't hurt if you graduate a bit later than others.

Ugh. I keep window shopping for horses I CAN'T HAVE! There are at least 10 horses, under $3000 (my personal price range) that I would go and check out in a heartbeat. Oh, I'm such a masochist :P

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post #10 of 3149 Old 06-27-2012, 10:09 AM
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I've got one for 400 you can have if you take her before this rescue lady!
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