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    07-08-2009, 09:20 PM
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Yearling
Want to start riding again

Hi! I'm new here. My story is kind of long and I tend to go on and on so I will try to make this as short as I can.

I started riding when I was 10 and it was a dream come true for me. I loved it so much. I had wanted to make a life out of my love for horses and riding.

When I was 14 I started having some problems, and by the time I was 17 it had gotten so bad that I had to stop riding. I ended up not really thinking about horses or riding for the 3 years that followed so I never realized how much I missed it until recently.

Now I'm trying to re-learn all the stuff I've forgotten and get back into learning new things. Horses are the one thing I've ever had a passion for, I like other stuff but never really cared to learn more than I already know. But with horses it's so different. I find myself on here for hours reading all the posts and learning all I can.

Now for my problem. I want so badly to start riding again but I have no idea how to go about doing it. I can't afford lessons so I had been trying to find a job at a stable, where I could maybe work in exchange for lessons, or maybe someplace that has horses that need to be ridden. I hopefully will have a job soon so I wouldn't mind working at a barn and not getting paid as long as I can ride. But the problem is finding a place. I have been searching the internet with no luck so far, but I keep hoping something will pop up. Any suggestions as to where I should search? Any other advice? Thanks!
     
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    07-08-2009, 10:50 PM
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Working in exchange of lessons is a great way to get free lessons. Back before I was financially responsible for myself, I did that during the winter. I boarded my horse in exchange I worked every weekend. Did that every winter that way I was able to continue riding.

Take your local phone book and search up riding facilities. Find your local tack stores as well, they will be able to help you, or at least give a place to start with.

Good Luck
     
    07-10-2009, 10:00 PM
  #3
Yearling
Thanks, I will try the phone book. In this day and age we tend to forget the simple ways of looking for things such as the phone book! Sadly there aren't really any tack shops in my area. There's only one that I know of but I don't even know if it's still there. I will have to check that out as well.
     

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