Haha i've been on the forum for awhile. But I just wanted to get a friendly post started. I just feel like when asking for advice some drama always gets started so I thought maybe this would be a good way to all take a relax and talk about different things, and become more or less "friends" :)
Hello! Nice to meet you; you're someone around my age!!! ;) I'm 15 but will be 16 in March. I look forward to getting a car and being able to drive up to see my horseys myself, because they are 25 minutes away. I own a Tennessee Walker and three miniatures. Do you own, lease, or just ride?
I turn 17 in march :) haha and one of my horses are 25- 30 minutes away too ! For awhile I just rode. I showed one horse in particular. He wasn't mine but they considered him mine because he only responded to me :) I'm 16 but don't have my license yet because my parents won't let me get it :(
So we're only about a year apart and share a month. ;)
What breed of horse do ya own? Do you still show your own horses? I want to show someday but my horse isn't up to it yet. We're getting close though. I guess that's the price you pay for buying a green horse--you have to wait forever to do anything!
Haha this past summer I rode and showed someone elses horse he was a beautiful half arab that I love very much and will continue showing. And I also recently starting working with a paint mare and an appy mare. :) I might be buying the paint mare sometime soon :) and yess I still show and I love showing. And you can always just go into green rider classes ! Or even do showmanship !
Maybe next year I can show a little; I've always wanted to. Brandy is getting there! I've started teaching her some bridleless in confined spaces like the barn and roundpen, and I practice a little in the arena too. The main problem is that she gets so wound up in unfamiliar situations.
I'm also very interested in competitive trail riding--I think it would be a lot of fun and a good experience. And doing it with a gaited horse should be easier than a non-gaited one. She can go faster than other horses long-trotting, and I don't have to post! Ha ha.