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post #11 of 61 Old 02-09-2013, 12:41 PM
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As a monthling - is that a word?
I was a just few months old riding with mama. I got my first pony when I was five or six, and bought my own first horse when I was 15 and now I own..Too many. LOL

Pretty much the same cept I was 3-4 when we got our first pony, Wild Fire was his name, crap head of a pony eh Steff?
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post #12 of 61 Old 02-09-2013, 01:00 PM
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I can't remember my first ride, but it must have been one of those things where they have ponies that go in circles at the fair or zoo. I don't see those much anymore, but in the 1970s when I was growing up they were still common. (I did see one though at a fair this past summer, so they still exist.)

But I have vague memories of a trail ride when I was five. We were on vacation to Vancouver, B.C. And they had ponies for kids (and maybe horses for older people?). I remember the group I was with stopped for a minute because the leader was talking with someone, and then they all continued. But my pony didn't! He just stood there, while I watched helplessly as the others got further and further away. (Forgot to mention this was at Stanley Park.) I got scared, but had the presence of mind to try one thing that *might* work- I said "Giddyup!" And the pony took off trotting and quickly caught up with the others.
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post #13 of 61 Old 02-09-2013, 01:29 PM
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I was 2
Here is a picture of my sister and I
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post #14 of 61 Old 02-09-2013, 04:06 PM
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I was almost 11. I bought my first horse (had a bit of money from raising calves), a 3 year old untrained Belgian/QH mare who foaled in April of 2004. 10 horses later and a new one coming home soon, I am still crazy about them! I've been bucked off more times than I can remember or count. I've broke a couple colts, rode quarter horses, paints, arabians, thoroughbreds, belgian crosses, percheron crosses, lots of grades. This summer I get to go and work with Akhal-Tekes.

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post #15 of 61 Old 02-09-2013, 04:16 PM
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I was 2 when I started riding. At 4 I was taking lessons every week. I was about 9 when I got my first horse, I guess she was some kind of partial lease deal.

I was 11 when I got my first horse, myself. Gawd I loved the heck out of that pony. I'd sit with her for hours and hours. Even in the pasture, I'd just sit next to her on the grass, and she'd graze right next to me.

Here's a photo of one of my early riding lessons. My face looks so very determined.
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post #16 of 61 Old 02-09-2013, 04:26 PM
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I started riding trails when I was 13, and now I'm almost 15 and am riding English and learning to jump... It's never too late to learn!
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post #17 of 61 Old 02-09-2013, 04:38 PM
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I started really riding when I was 7, my first job was exercising ring ponies. No lessons, no instruction, just got on and went. I'd been on a few lead line rides when tiny and I remember going on a trail ride at a lake when I was 5/6... The old horse they put me on was acting up but I kept holding him back, circling, then bustin out a trot or canter to catch up. The dude leading us told my mom I was a natural, LOL!

First real horse I trained and owned was when I was 11. Got her from the sale barn with "60 days" on her, only 18 months old... Great choice for a novice right?
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Turned out to be the best horse I've ever owned, wish I had a 100 of her.
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post #18 of 61 Old 02-09-2013, 04:42 PM
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I forgot to mention I ride western and aussie...

I figure if a girl wants to be a LEGEND, she should just go ahead and be one. ~Calamity Jane
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post #19 of 61 Old 02-09-2013, 05:50 PM
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Turned out to be the best horse I've ever owned, wish I had a 100 of her.

I wonder about that, obviously the horses were wonderful, but was it because we just spent every free minute we have with them? I certainly don't do that now.
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post #20 of 61 Old 02-09-2013, 06:03 PM
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I rode on and off as a kid. My mother couldn't afford riding lessons so my grandfather would buy my sister and I lessons for birthdays and Christmas and such. Then as a teen I didn't ride. Then I started volunteering at a TR barn down the road from me. Eventually I was working in exchange for lessons and taking 2 a week. Started english, then moved to western when my boss became pregnant and could no longer ride her barrel mare anymore. Then I did barrels for a while. Now I've moved onto reining. I don't own, yet. But I have access to several horses I could use as my own. It's quite nice not having horse bills and horses at my finger tips! ;)
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