I am so encouraged to know there are so many of us "older" riders here.
I started taking lessons in 2009 in preparation for a 40th birthday trip to the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, AZ. ( great place by the way....i highly recommend it)
I immediately got bit by the horsey bug and am addicted despite some serious injuries over the last three years. The injuries came mainly from over estimating my riding skills and also looking at the "wrong" horses to buy.
Last year, hubby and I started leasing two horses and our addiction grew.
My leased horse has some lameness issues related to saddle fit and seeing that she is 27 years old, I decided to look for a horse to purchase.
After two bad accidents on horses that needed some retraining, I finally bit the bullet and forked over some cash for a well trained, well broke horse.
I have started two threads about her so I won't rewrite all the details but I am so happy with my decision to buy her.
I often wish I had started riding earlier, but if I had, I wouldn't have been in a place in my life where I could afford a horse of my own. So, I guess there is something to be said for waiting.
I hope that horseback riding will keep me fit and healthy well into my 50's, 60's and 70's and beyond!!!