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post #481 of 29438 Old 02-28-2012, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Texas breezin
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post #482 of 29438 Old 02-29-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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I am getting annoyed with Hubby cause he is putting off my boots and helmet
I told him I need my boots soon so I can break them in
He thinks I can get the boots 2 days before I go riding
And I won't ride with out the helmet

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post #483 of 29438 Old 02-29-2012, 11:36 PM
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Hello! I've really enjoyed reading here and seeing all of your photos.

I'm 48, inching closer horseback riding again. I last rode 28 years ago. Up until 5 years ago we always lived in the city, had busy lives with college, work, raising a family, and I never had the opportunity to do anything with my lifelong love and interest in horses. But now I can with our last child getting through high school. We're in the superb country location to own a horse or two, hoping to make it happen in a year or two or once we feel we've learned what we need to.

In the meantime, I have done lots of ground work with abused and neglected horses at various rescues to the point I am very confident handling them and feel ready to ride. The horses I rode in the past were draft horses or percherons and that's what I want to get back on again. I always felt safer on the big boys in the past. The horse I will start lessons on is a beautiful sound mellow older draft cross/???. A year ago I was terrified to get back to it. Today, I am very excited.

I've been working out at a gym and stretching at home regularly for the last few months hoping to get this 48-year-old body ready to handle it. Just walking and getting used to balance I think will be a challenge for me.

I've had some say it's kind of silly to start this at my age. Even at the rescues I work at, most working in horse rescue are teenagers with only a few my age range. I'm not letting what everyone says stop me though.

Happy to be a part of this group.
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Hello! I've really enjoyed reading here and seeing all of your photos.

I'm 48, inching closer horseback riding again. I last rode 28 years ago. Up until 5 years ago we always lived in the city, had busy lives with college, work, raising a family, and I never had the opportunity to do anything with my lifelong love and interest in horses. But now I can with our last child getting through high school. We're in the superb country location to own a horse or two, hoping to make it happen in a year or two or once we feel we've learned what we need to.

In the meantime, I have done lots of ground work with abused and neglected horses at various rescues to the point I am very confident handling them and feel ready to ride. The horses I rode in the past were draft horses or percherons and that's what I want to get back on again. I always felt safer on the big boys in the past. The horse I will start lessons on is a beautiful sound mellow older draft cross/???. A year ago I was terrified to get back to it. Today, I am very excited.

I've been working out at a gym and stretching at home regularly for the last few months hoping to get this 48-year-old body ready to handle it. Just walking and getting used to balance I think will be a challenge for me.

I've had some say it's kind of silly to start this at my age. Even at the rescues I work at, most working in horse rescue are teenagers with only a few my age range. I'm not letting what everyone says stop me though.

Happy to be a part of this group.
Hi Lostinthewoods
Nice to meet you
I am sort of in the same boat as you are

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Welcome lostinthewoods!

Don't listen to what others say, follow your dream, you won't believe how good for the soul it is. Riding will hurt more than you remember, in places you didnt know could hurt...but youll also feel much younger! I feel like a kid agsin every time I pull into the barn.

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Hello there! Yes, I know! I've spent quite a bit of time this evening reading through all of this, and I thought the same. Very nice to meet you as well. Have you thought of doing work with rescues? This is how I've had my "fix" for quite a while now. Very rewarding, especially experiencing very successful rehabs of many over time.


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Hi Lostinthewoods
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I am sort of in the same boat as you are
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well No that would be a dream
I am not sure where to start

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post #489 of 29438 Old 03-01-2012, 12:04 AM
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Thank you With Grace. So true. Just being with them on the ground and nurturing them has been so good for my soul. I've been dealing with health problems and the more time I spend at the farms, watching them graze, even mucking the stalls and shoveling out the paddocks, I find it all so therapeutic and while there, not a worry in the world.

Yes, I'm bracing myself for the pain. Have lost so much flexibility through the years, and this guy is a very big horse, so we shall see.

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Welcome lostinthewoods!

Don't listen to what others say, follow your dream, you won't believe how good for the soul it is. Riding will hurt more than you remember, in places you didnt know could hurt...but youll also feel much younger! I feel like a kid agsin every time I pull into the barn.
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If you can find a horse rescue run by the state or private non-profit, they are always looking for people to volunteer. Just spending time with them, getting them used to human interaction and massage, grooming, feeding them treats, leading them..little things


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well No that would be a dream
I am not sure where to start
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