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        02-09-2013, 07:39 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    Other than the occasional sitting on the neighbor's horse or trail ride, I got to do lessons and work at a horse rescue when I was...18. I acquired a mini at 23 and really got to own a real (well, she is kinda pony sized) horse at 25. Kind of a late start compared to many of you! But I've been horse crazy for as long as I can remember. Rode Grandpa's cow Bossy as often as possible, trained my first dog to ground drive, "neck rein" (sorta) and pick up her feet like a horse and always read every horse book/magazine and watched every horse show/movie in sight.
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        02-09-2013, 07:59 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    I was lucky to get the occcasional ride a quiet horse when I was 7 - 12. Then when I was 12 my mum got me a few riding lessons. From then to about 16 I was able to ride a friends horse a couple of times. I truelly looked forward to going to her house not just because she was my friend but because we both loved horses.

    Then when I was 16 and we moved somewhere with enough property I got my first horse. It was the most exciting day of my life! I am now going to be 19 this year and have since sold that beautiful horse and now have two more that I love and treasure.

    I also ride english mostly doing trail riding.
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        02-09-2013, 08:42 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    I am a little different from everybody else!

    I started riding at the age of 39 and have been riding for 4 years.

    I bought my first horse at the age of 42.

    I primarily trail ride and play around at running the barrel pattern and pole bending.
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        02-09-2013, 08:58 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    I got my first pony, a coming 2 yr old welsh stud when I was 4 yrs old. The pony was trained in the spring and so I was LOL by the same trainer, for all of about 3 weeks training I think. My mother didnt know enough about horses to know that the pony should of been gelded but we got along well and basically learned from each other. By the time I was six I was riding him everywhere alone. I bought my first full size horse when I was 13. I have never been without a horse in my life since the day I got my pony , Dec. 25th, 1964, except for about a month 2 years ago when my last old boy passed away (old age) and I was looking for another horse. I ride western but have tried English. God willing I will be able to have horses and ride for many more years to come.
         
        02-09-2013, 09:24 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    I started having riding lessons when I was 12, and got my TWH when I was 13. We were both super green, too, but it's worked out and I've learned a lot from it. I will be 16 in less than a month, so soon I will have been riding for three and a half years. ;) I ride western, and I have ridden english some, but I prefer western because it just feels more "me".
         
        02-09-2013, 09:45 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    I have been riding since I was born....was in my first Jr. Rodeo when I was 2 :)

    I ride Western (Barrel Racing)
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        02-09-2013, 09:47 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
    I've been riding since 9 when I we got a family pony.
    I bought my first horse when full board was $55 & trims were $8.
    I can ride English but like Western better.
         
        02-09-2013, 09:49 PM
      #28
    Yearling
    I've been riding by myself since I was 4. Doing peewee barrels on my Shetland pony :) I barrel race.
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        02-09-2013, 10:27 PM
      #29
    Foal
    Thanks for all the answers everyone. ;)
         
        02-09-2013, 10:53 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    I was "riding" the propane tanks on the farm at 4 or so. Farm owner saw me and asked my dad why I didn't have a horse. Dad said no way, it was just a passing phase.

    The next replacement heifer load had a shetland pony on board. I've been riding and/or had my own horses ever since.
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