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    10-30-2012, 04:25 AM
Hi from Portland, OR!

Hi everyone! I just signed up and wanted to introduce myself :) I’m in my early 20’s and recently moved to Portland and started back into riding (I’ve done some basic English/jumping on and off over the years but haven’t ridden for a couple years and am now just starting dressage lessons!) So I’m on here mostly to read and learn anything and everything I can about that, and maybe also see if there’s anyone else in the Portland area.

(oh! And 2 other things – actually the reason I originally found this forum from Google searching to begin with: I’m trying to figure out if there are any companies whose breeches, chaps, etc tend to fit short ladies haha, and would also love any insight/advice/helpful tips for riders with vision impairments! But I know I should get into threads and such for this :)

Anyways, just figured I'd say hello!
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    10-30-2012, 05:24 AM
Yay! Another Oregon rider! Welcome!

I live in the Medford area, so opposite ends of the state, but Portland can get to be pretty cool! Best shopping we have is up there...Haha!

Just so you know, we're pretty demanding....We expect pictures of the ponies updated regularly.

I can't help you on the breeches thing, since my venture into english got cut short by my sharp u-turn back to my western horses. I know a few people here though who will gladly answer your questions and help you out. You could try posting in the english section, or the show clothes section too. :)

Happy Posting!

- Sorrel
    10-30-2012, 01:58 PM
Welcome to the forum fellow portlander!

I myself am not too tall (5'3") and have found that kids breeches work well. ;)
    10-30-2012, 07:44 PM
Great to meet you both!

Nice to meet you all! And thanks for the advice - I'll look into both kids breeches and posting in the other english/clothing sections!

As far as pictures of the horses go - I sadly don't have my own :( HOWEVER, I recently started riding at a great barn and have had some lessons on the sweetest schooling horse, Andy (I believe he's part Arab/Quarter). And just had my first lesson on my instructor's horse Dusty! (she recently bought him and HE has done dressage before but the rest of us - my instructor, her trainer, and I as the rider - are all new and learning it together - hence why I'm mostly on here! Haha) Sorry, got off track (so excited about this!) point being, I don't have pictures of these guys yet but I'll work on getting some asap! Dusty's an incredibly sweet/curious "gentle giant" whose 7 years old (I think) and about 16/17 hands and half friesian/quarter palomino (I believe... but I need to look into these details too :)
    10-30-2012, 10:05 PM
Welcome to the forum!
Im right above you.
    10-31-2012, 08:56 AM
Hey! I'm from generally the Portland area, and my horse is down there. It's a beautiful state and has lots of horses! I sure do miss it!
    10-31-2012, 07:30 PM
Welcome to the forum! Hope you enjoy it.
    11-02-2012, 02:29 PM
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome :)

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