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post #2061 of 29437 Old 04-25-2012, 04:02 PM
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Susan-that looks like a comfy saddle-quite a deep seat-like the rounded skirts-is it on the lighter side?
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post #2062 of 29437 Old 04-25-2012, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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I left a message for her owner that I won't sign anything before I see how she rides

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post #2063 of 29437 Old 04-25-2012, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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I really liked Levi the Paint like I said before if he were closer I would have taken
Him over the others

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post #2064 of 29437 Old 04-25-2012, 04:28 PM
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Hello all! I am brand new here! (this is my first post) I was lurking and somehow found my way to this thread, and knew this was where to put my first post....
I am almost 53, and just recently got back into riding after many years. My first rides as a small child were pony rides that my cousin and I used to beg to be taken to every Sunday. That led to visiting my best friends grandparents who had horses galore and actually learning to ride. By then I was deeply in love with horses! When I was a teenager I was very good friends with 2 girls who had horses of their own, and boarded nearby, so I spent every moment I could with them, helping them, riding on weekends, and eventually taking English lessons there. When I rode for pleasure though, it was always western. Though my parents could afford it, they would never let me have my own- something I STILL tell them was their mistake! ;) I went on a few trail rides over the years, but just last summer decided it was time. Time for me to have my own horse. Being the level headed person that I am, I knew I should take lessons again, and learn all about horse care first. So....first I read, and read and read everything I could get my hands on. Then I decided I wanted to ride western and then I started searching for a good place to take lessons that wasn't an hour away from home. Finally in February I thought I had found the perfect place, but after one lesson knew I would either get seriously hurt there, or end up being scared to death. Somehow, I managed to find another place- just 5 minutes from my home, a young man who grew up with horses, raises champions, and is a trainer and riding instructor. He is patient, kind, never yells, and will stand out in the riding ring, even when it is below 45 degrees giving me my lesson.
I was a tiny bit scared at first, and thought maybe I should just stick with only walking for the rest of my life, lol! However, trotting has not been so bad! Stretching, working out some, losing a few pounds, I am really enjoying it and am so looking forward to the day when Josh(my instructor) will help me to buy my first horse! I am aiming for early fall.
I read threw quite a bit of the early messages on this board, and couldn't wait to read all of them, I just had to post, you all are so friendly! :)
I look forward to getting to know you all, and am very much enjoying all the pictures!
Chance~
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post #2065 of 29437 Old 04-25-2012, 04:38 PM
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Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! This is an awesome place to be! I will thoroughly enjoy hearing how your lessons and eventual horsie searching goes. Glad you stopped lurking.
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post #2066 of 29437 Old 04-25-2012, 05:05 PM
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Welcome Chance-sounds like you are doing everything right-how fortunate to find such a good trainer. The forum is great & this is one of the best threads. So glad you found us.
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post #2067 of 29437 Old 04-25-2012, 05:19 PM
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Welcome Chance! Your story is so similar to a lot of ours in this thread. Can't wait to hear how your riding progresses, and your eventual horse purchase.

My journal of my re-entry back to the horse world http://shelooksgoodonahorse.blogspot.com/
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post #2068 of 29437 Old 04-25-2012, 05:32 PM
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Welcome Chance! Your story is a bit like mine - started riding as a youngster and then had a decades-long hiatus. I started riding again at 55 after a whopping 35+- years. It's slow going but incredibly rewarding as you progress. Sometimes I feel stuck like I'll never master the next step and then it clicks and I'm on top of the world. Keep on trying even if you feel like a clumsy fool.

I too decided that hanging around a barn and taking lessons were a good first step before actually having my own horse. There's so much I didn't learn first time around.

Good luck.
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post #2069 of 29437 Old 04-25-2012, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome Chance nice to see you here
Looking forward to getting to know you

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post #2070 of 29437 Old 04-25-2012, 05:39 PM
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Welcome Chance! Your story is a bit like mine - started riding as a youngster and then had a decades-long hiatus. I started riding again at 55 after a whopping 35+- years. It's slow going but incredibly rewarding as you progress. Sometimes I feel stuck like I'll never master the next step and then it clicks and I'm on top of the world. Keep on trying even if you feel like a clumsy fool.

I too decided that hanging around a barn and taking lessons were a good first step before actually having my own horse. There's so much I didn't learn first time around.

Good luck.

You are so right, we used to just hop on and ride. I have learned so much about riding in the last 3 years.
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