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        04-22-2011, 08:40 PM
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    Weanling
    Exclamation Newb X-ing. (Intro Continued.)

    I kinda want to continue off of my introductory post if that's okay..
    WARNING : Newb X-ing

    Hello, my name is Jessica and I currently live in Miami, FL. I just registered with The Horse Forums, and I want to try and immerse myself among fellow horse lovers in hopes that maybe it will help to guide me in the right direction.

    I am completely Moonstruck, GAGA over living a life surrounded by horses, or maybe just one horse. Competing under saddle one day and racing the clock against time. I am 20 yrs old and still have yet to get on a real saddle with a professional horse, and my current status on riding is in a circle at some county fair on a poor little pony. I KNOW I am in unchartered waters right now, but I am desperate to become part of the life I have always wanted to live since I've first seen a real life horse.
    There is something I truly feel in my soul when I am around them. The world just goes quiet, and my fiery attitude turns into a puff of smoke, and my thoughts quiet down and become only a moment, between woman and horse. I know it all sounds SO cheesy and you are all probably rolling your eyes remembering when you were all too naive to know the true responsibility of having the lives you have now, but I admit that I am too, very naive. No matter how many books i've read or videos i've watched, it can't compare to a truly experienced horse person who has been surrounded by them since they were in diapers. I however, have not been as fortunate.

    I come from a less than middle-class family, and out on my own with the man of my dreams. I've looked into trying to find a local equestrian facility but here in Miami it's $60/ lesson! (Yes, I realize that money is a huge factor in starting the horsey life) And the trainers are extremely sparse. I need to work on my figure before I consider taking riding lessons, so that I can have more suppleness and stability..

    Just. All I gotta say is. Help.
         
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        04-23-2011, 08:08 AM
      #2
    Foal
    Hi! Haha you do sound kind of cheesy.

    I just wanted to let you know that I too have loved horses all of my life, and I just started taking riding lessons a few weeks ago. I'm 16. I'm paying off my riding lessons with babysitting money, because my family is lower class. I know that you're a bit older and stuff, but you can probably find a way.

    Maybe you can work at the barn to pay off some of your lesson?

    Oh and you don't need to work on your figure before you can start riding lessons. I'm guessing you're probably heavy set? I've seen plenty of "heavier" people on horses.

    You just have to jump into it. Call people up and ask around. You might find a stable that is cheaper that you don't even know about. Also most places offer group lessons which are cheaper. I like private ones though and you probably should take a few private lessons before group ones. That way you get the basics down.
         
        04-23-2011, 08:17 AM
      #3
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by wishingforahorse    
    Hi! Haha you do sound kind of cheesy.

    I just wanted to let you know that I too have loved horses all of my life, and I just started taking riding lessons a few weeks ago. I'm 16. I'm paying off my riding lessons with babysitting money, because my family is lower class. I know that you're a bit older and stuff, but you can probably find a way.

    Maybe you can work at the barn to pay off some of your lesson?

    Oh and you don't need to work on your figure before you can start riding lessons. I'm guessing you're probably heavy set? I've seen plenty of "heavier" people on horses.

    You just have to jump into it. Call people up and ask around. You might find a stable that is cheaper that you don't even know about. Also most places offer group lessons which are cheaper. I like private ones though and you probably should take a few private lessons before group ones. That way you get the basics down.
    My body is so weird, I look more like a 130 but I weigh much more. Its all in my ass LOL a typical latina. I know I don't have to but it will help out in the long run. I want to compete, so I gotta have an upper-hand if I want to be good.

    I'll have to do some more local research as far as finding a cheaper place to go to. Its usually in the redlands that horse ppl live and I don't have a car to get there. And the bus doesn't even go that far. Its tough here in Miami.
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