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post #1 of 3 Old 09-16-2012, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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New Aussie

Even though I've already posted in a few places, I figured I would finally introduce myself.

I'm a 20 y/o Aussie in New South Wales, where good horses seem almost impossible to find

I have been riding whenever I can for years, but that doesn't amount to much. I've never had formal lessons; in fact the only things close to a lesson I;ve had was the riding class I completed as a part of my Horse Industry Operations certificate in 2010. I've also completed a course in breaking in thoroughbreds for racing, even though I didn't exactly do much - my mare was already half-broken and deemed too crazy for anyone but the teachers to ride.

I've had a lot of setbacks in my riding history, the biggest of which was when the stirrups fell off the saddle mid-canter whilst I was trail riding back when I was perhaps 12 years old. After that, I never fully regained my confidence. In 2010 I began cantering confidently due to two magnificent horses, and not even falling off my first horse last year damaged that confidence.

My first horse was short lived. I sold her after just a few months of ownership after falling off both times I rode her. The first time landed me in hospital with back injuries and a fractured elbow that wasn't discovered for another 3 months.

I joined this forum for advice on my hunt for my second horse. I just finished making the hard decision to turn down a standardbred mare who seemed perfect, except for being cow-hocked and pigeon-toed.

So if any NSWers know of a cheap, quiet horse for sale, send it my way because I sure as heck haven't found one yet!
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-16-2012, 05:57 PM
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Welcome aboard!!

Being horseless is the pits!!
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-16-2012, 10:18 PM
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Haha I'll swap states with you, I'd love to live in NSW, it dominates the Big Tour Dressage, so many wonderful studs, great instruction and competition available. SA is a backwater :S But plenty of plodders and allrounders available ;)

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