Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Great post, Dressage. Faut, I would say you're a beginner, maybe advanced beginner. I like Dressage's analogy of a confident beginner quite a lot actually. A horse that can be steady for you to learn on and gain confidence and learn on is going to be best for you now.
We all start somewhere, we all go through the beginner phase. You absolutely have to be realistic with your skills not only for your safety, but to ensure you aren't going out to try horses that are way beyond you. Be considerate of potential lessors' time as well.
Maybe your riding school or instructor has half-leases available? That's how I started out... It gave us a chance to get a taste of ownership without risk, and I was able to ride one horse consistently for a while. HOWEVER - I think it's very important for riders to ride lots of horses to develop their skills.
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Last edited by JustDressageIt; 06-05-2011 at 02:41 AM.