Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Breinigsville, PA
• Horses: 0
She's adorable! I am in a similar situation... I started riding when I was 9, started leasing when I was 10 and bought my first horse when I was 11. I showed and did really well in hunter/jumpers til about 15, then started working with green jumpers on 4-5' courses. I also worked in show barns, dressage barns, racing barns and as a vet tech. Well, around 19 years old, I was working and supporting myself and didn't have the time or money to stay with my beloved horses. I tried to take lessons on occassion when I could afford it (I lived in NJ for the last 10 years where all things horses is unbelievably expensive). At 30, I FINALLY came back to it. I started leasing a horse at the end of last summer and bought my new boy last month. I am outta shape, have no balance, feel or timing but my Danny is a fantastic boy who puts up with me trying to get it all back. Now I'm riding about 5 days a week, love my barn family, and am really excited for the show season to start so I can help and support the kids at my barn.
I never realized what a huge hole I had in my life til I went back to horses. My poor fiance had no idea what he was in for and our lives completely revolve around Danny, just like the first 20 years of my life, and just as it should be!! The best advice I can give you is not to worry what anyone else thinks and not to worry when its not perfect all the time. I had to sort of "get over myself" and suck up my pride. I may never ride as well as I used to, but I couldn't be happier!
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