Hello, my name is Brittany and I turned 18 years old the day after X-mas.
I don't own a horse or ride, but meeting a new friend recently brought it to my attention and I know now that I want to mount a horse and ride with him at the farm. See, horses are my favorite animal, however, I never thought about actually riding one. I guess I was always just overwhelmed with shyness to ask for lessons.
I want to ride English, but I admit, the saddles scare me a little bit. They look super hard to ride in; it's like there's barely anything underneath your bottom. Not to mention, I'm tiny for my age. I'm 4'11 and fluctuate between 135 and 140 pounds. But I'm sure that if I start learning to ride in an English saddle, I'll get used to it.
Do you have any advice/tips for a beginner?