Hello I am closing in on 49 and have caught the horse bug after taking riding lessons with a group of women in our neighborhood. Started out with 8 women we are down to 3 and we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves. I have been amazed at what I have accomplished in the few short months. Prior to these lessons the only riding I had done was those vacation trail rides I would drag my family on.
I am working on getting my property set up to be able to have a couple of horses of my own. In the meantime I have a wonderful friend who owns two beautiful Arabians that is guiding me along in my quest to horse ownership.
I have my own saddle and blanket and a nice rolling saddle rack to hold it. I can't walk into a tack shop or feed store without wanting to add to what I have. Lol I have bought a variety of horse treats to share with my lesson horse and my friends horses.
The horse forum has been a great source of information and I love this thread for my age group. Thank you for setting this thread up and I look forward to learning everything horse.
We need a picture of the horse you ride, and hurry up and get the property ready for your horse. Having them outside the window does not gurantee more riding, but you do get to see the antics they can get up to. As for spending at the tack shop. My take on horse ownership is, on payday when returning home from work I go into the paddock and dump a wad of cash on the ground. Whats left Roslyn steals using some bogus reasion. Got to love the horse to keep going.