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post #1 of 6 Old 10-18-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Western PA

Hi there! I'm a new rider and I just signed up for the forums, so I thought I'd post an introduction. I'm 32 and started taking English lessons again. I took a few (maybe five? Tops) lessons and had some uninstructed riding time 13 or 14 years ago. I don't know why I kept putting it off -- I think I was afraid of failure, but now I'm so glad I started back.

I've had three lessons so far, once a week private instruction. I'd love to do jumping someday; that's my primary goal. I wish I could afford more riding time but it's not in the budget right now. I'm doing OK but I have a lot to learn. Just started working on posting the trot last week.

So, hi!
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-18-2011, 01:14 PM
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Welcome, sparrowrider!
What fun, learning to post. I think you'll enjoy this forum. I have been on several horse forums before, but this is my favorite. Most everybody here is friendly and helpful.
We ALL suffer from not having enough time to ride--get USED to it! LOL
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-18-2011, 08:18 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I'm so happy for you getting back into riding. It's my sanity. Though I do not ride a particular style. I mostly trail ride. Get on and go.
I'd like to learn english, but like you fear of failure, among other things keeps me in a western saddle running laps around the arena.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-18-2011, 09:49 PM
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Welcome! Good for you for not wasting another day. Now you are taking those first steps on your journey. Take some video to document the beginning, becasue you'll look really different a year from now!
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-19-2011, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all! I have some pictures of me riding but no video yet. I hope I look better in a year! (see avatar for awfulness)
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-20-2011, 11:12 AM
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Hello :) Great you started riding again! You won`t regret it ;)
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