Originally Posted by tfinch
I live in South Riding. It's a development on route 50 in Loudoun County. I'm really close to horse country, actually. I just haven't made the leap!
It's funny, I went out for a trail ride with a friend a couple years ago and it changed my perspective on how horses could fit into my life again. She met up with about 6 people who all trailered their horses to a meetup spot, we all rode around for a couple hours, and then went home. It was amazingly fun!
But now I'm at this cyclical way of thinking: I need to buy a saddle to lease a horse but you have to have the saddle also fit the horse. If I'm only leasing for a while, why would I buy a saddle to fit a leased horse? Then, I would want to ride the horses on trails and travel with it so I'd need a truck and a trailer along with the horse.... I'm stuck and just haven't bought anything yet. :)
Well, if you want some entertainment, go to the dressage barn on 15 between Leesburg and rt 50......It is on the east side of 15-I can't remember the name, but the german lady who runs it is quite something. Really nice facility, they just sold off some land, and you will see that they are starting to build houses on it. Anyway-BO is the type I picture being a REALLY strict instructor.....I bet she knows her stuff tho.....I stopped in there once....that was enough, since I don't do dressage. I will try and find the name.