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        07-11-2012, 11:41 PM
      #111
    Yearling
    Okay, so here we go, answering allllll these questions at once.

    1. I'm almost 19 years old, and it all started by going to a horseback riding birthday party in the 2nd grade. I like riding the horses, and in 3rd grade, I got lessons. I did stop riding between 8th and 10th grade, but then I got my own horse.

    2. My first horse was my Rusty. I found him online about 12 miles away from us, which is a blessing because we aren't a horse populated area. He did English and western and was just a great horse. Got him home and he turned into a brat. I owe him all of my confidence in myself and my leadership skills as he forced me to become the alpha. Now, we're into hunters and are going to our first big show in August. He's a 15.3 hand 11 year old red dun Quarter Horse that looks more like a Thoroughbred.

    3. I pay for most horse-related things. I paid for a lot of my tack and supplies. I pay the farrier. Some vet bills - if my mom gets her hands on them before I do she pays them. Whoever picks up feed buys it. And I pay for my lessons and shows. How? I have a part-time job at the grocery store. I work 20-30 hours with college, and 30+ hours on summer vacation. I also try to keep tabs on where money goes and make the horses one of the first priorities. I make myself readily available for hours at work.


    Oh, and if we're still wondering about bucking, keep the head up and the feet moving. A horse can't buck well if the head is up, and getting the horse to move its feet is a distraction as well.

    :) Nice to meet you all.
         
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        07-11-2012, 11:44 PM
      #112
    Yearling
    Oh, and also, I've switched instructors. Basically, you just stop lessons where you're taking them. You can tell the instructor politely that your needs are just not being met. Then, you can ask around or look online for instructors in the area.

    Before you choose a new instructor, go and make sure that you like the barn and the instructor's style. Schedule a time to visit the barn and watch a lesson and to meet the instructor. Look out for any shenanigans - ie - riders not wearing helmets in lessons, hazardous objects in paddocks, thin horses...you probably know. If possible, ask some of the other riders about their experience at the barn. Best of luck!
         
        07-12-2012, 12:03 AM
      #113
    Weanling
    Congrats Gypsy!! I'm going to go look at pics later :) *excitement*

    I'll answer all the questions too! Great thread!

    1) well, I just turned 15. I don't really remember how I got into horses, I've always kind of been around them, but all I know is I obtained my first pony of my OWN for free when I was 5 years old; little did my parents know that there isn't such thing as a 'free pony'.
    Which leads me to the next question.

    2) I got Star (my first pony) from a good family friend when I was about 5 years old. I've never switched barns because that 'family friend' is also a great trainer and barn owner. Everything spiraled upward from there, and about 8 or so horses later, I still have my first pony (Star; the best pony in the entire world), and I also have my 'dream horse': a 12 year old POA gelding named Putts, who I found online. He was about 5 hours away from me, but he was definitely worth the drive. I loved him so much that we bought him the first time I ever went to see him (not reccomended). I just knew he was the one, although my dad and trainer were not completely sold on him because he was 6 years old, green, and had bad habits. Everything worked out, though. I've now had him for 4 years!

    3) My parents pay for boarding, vet care, farrier, etc., but anything that's not necessarily "necessary", I have to buy myself (like tack, saddle, halters, etc.) It's a great deal and I'm not complaining! /BestParentsEver
         
        07-12-2012, 11:40 AM
      #114
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Corazon Lock    
    Oh, and also, I've switched instructors. Basically, you just stop lessons where you're taking them. You can tell the instructor politely that your needs are just not being met. Then, you can ask around or look online for instructors in the area.

    Before you choose a new instructor, go and make sure that you like the barn and the instructor's style. Schedule a time to visit the barn and watch a lesson and to meet the instructor. Look out for any shenanigans - ie - riders not wearing helmets in lessons, hazardous objects in paddocks, thin horses...you probably know. If possible, ask some of the other riders about their experience at the barn. Best of luck!
    That was me that asked the question XD The thing is--- The possible new instructor is at the SAME BARN as my current one!!! I may just stick with my current one for now, though. Thanks for the help!
         
        07-12-2012, 12:13 PM
      #115
    Trained
    Hi all :) I'm Kirsten, I'm 17 nearly 18, and I own two horses that I pay/paid for myself.

    I got into horses at a very young age, my mother has photos of me on a horse when I was just a baby! But I haven't been really consistently riding before about 3 years ago... I've been riding on and off for the better part of all my 17-some years though so I'm pretty good. I'm in the process of lightly breaking my nearly 19 month old filly (I know she's very young but she needs a job) before she's sold, and I'm looking for a Thoroughbred but can only take one on after Satin is sold.

    I've done a lot of research and have a fair bit of knowledge so even though I'm only young I know a lot. I've also ridden a lot of different horses, from riding school ponies to a friend's crazy OTTB, and I spent a week working for an Olympian where I learned SO much.

    I have anxiety and I have depression attacks, and have been suicidal many times before now. I have panic attacks quite badly sometimes, and I have a severe phobia of needles. I'm not so bad now and managed to hold my dog for an injection a few days ago without freaking out but I can't handle the idea of being given an injection. It was very hard for me to travel across the country on my own, to stay with people I'd never met in my life, but I did it, and I feel like I'm much stronger for it.

    Does anyone else here struggle with anxiety or depression?
         
        07-12-2012, 01:25 PM
      #116
    Weanling
    I have moved trainers and barn more then once and i've also left barns to go with my trainer more then once. I just talk to BO and let then know what is going on and of course 30 days. If i'm just switching trainer I tell them I am.
         
        07-12-2012, 01:35 PM
      #117
    Trained
    Oh yeah - I forgot about the trainer thing! I've never really had a trainer based at a barn... all our big boarding places don't actually have trainers based at them, just trainers who travel to them, and I don't keep my horses at a big place (never have, never will - too pricey when I just do everything myself anyway and could keep them down the road at some private place for a fraction of the cost).

    The last time I "left" a trainer was actually a case of my trainer leaving me! He didn't want to come out at midday in the heat of summer (don't blame him) and I wasn't able to get my horse to him... He only travels on a certain day of the week, and was only available at that time on that day. I tried to get back on his list when the weather cooled off but he never returned my calls or texts and I can't be bothered chasing it up more. If he won't call me back then clearly he doesn't want my money :)

    SO, I've just moved on to someone I know who is a very talented young dressage rider she can help me out on the dressage side of things and I can manage mostly on my own with the jumping. I would ideally like a lesson a week in both but the only good jumping coaches don't travel and I don't have a trailer soooo.
         
        07-12-2012, 01:45 PM
      #118
    Weanling
    If you're leaving a trainer to go to another trainer at the same barn then just tell them. It's business not friendly. Just tell them x is not working for my horse and I as much as I would like so Y seems to be a better fit for my needs. Period. They should understand and get over it.
         
        07-12-2012, 01:51 PM
      #119
    Green Broke
    Hello all! My name is Stacie im 15 years old and I am in love with paint horses.

    -i have 3 horses currently 2 geldings a and filly.
    I got into horses when I was very little. We would go to sales every wednesday and buy paint horses:) and then we got into breeding paints. Later, we got outta horses and about 4 years ago got back into them:) boy was I happy. Im recently training 2 of my horses one for barrels and one is just ground work as she is just one.:)

    Now as for paying:/ My dad will pay for my horse Sunny and his horse Poncho. But my Filly Camo, I have to pay for her as she is legitly mine because I bought her from my dad. So I got a job right down the rode from here( just have to walk to the back of my property ) and I ride and work with Greenies to get them ready for trail riding:P I love my job. I work when I want.. with whatever horse I want and for how long I want. I am 'on call' as she calls it because she works from from here and sometimes she can't check on her horses before it gets dark or she stays at her work over night, so she pays me $500 a month to check her horses and stay 'on call'. Then I get paid hourly for what I do with her horses:)

    Its expensive to keep a horse but Almond Joy, IM SURE YOU will get one sooner or later:) my dad told me when I was 10 that we werent getting any more horses, then bought Poncho and then he bought 7 more lol.. but hay prices forced us to sell all but 3:(
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        07-12-2012, 02:37 PM
      #120
    Banned
    Thanks for joining our chat thread new members! I enjoyed reading your posts!

    I participated at a show in Fredricksburg. A small one. I got 1 St place in barrel racing.
         

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