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post #1 of 92 Old 10-19-2009, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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riders over 40?????

Are there any other riders out there over 40? Or am I all alone
I am 48 just turned oct 12 live in missouri and have one son aged 21 have been out of riding for several years but am working on getting started again Ok oldtimers lets here from you
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post #2 of 92 Old 10-19-2009, 10:16 PM
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I'm 58 and still riding with my kids and the grandbabies.
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post #3 of 92 Old 10-20-2009, 08:56 AM
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I am 51 and still riding 3 to 4 times a week with my girlfriends who all are over 40. We do trail riding, the longer the better.
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post #4 of 92 Old 10-20-2009, 11:18 AM
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51 and live in Europe. I am a trail rider and love long distance rides, own 2 horses and ride 5-6 days a week!
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post #5 of 92 Old 10-20-2009, 11:21 AM
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I will be 44 on Oct 30th....I ride almost everyday.....usually alone not many riders in my area...but a lot of people who have horses to keep up with the Jone's , if you will.....they say they have a brag, but never have ridden...dont get it..:)

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post #6 of 92 Old 10-20-2009, 11:28 AM
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I'm 51 and just getting back into horses after 20 years. I'm also way over weight and have a terrible time mounting a horse. We are working on building a mounting block so both my disabled husband and I can get on our horses.

I finally climbed on my husband's horse (well, actually my horse, I bought him - but hubby claimed him!) about a month ago. My oldest daughter took a picture and video of me on the horse. I felt so sorry for the horse I haven't been back on since then!

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post #7 of 92 Old 10-20-2009, 11:32 AM
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Me to I'm 51, my husband is 49 we both ride regularly. We belong to a local saddle club, most of the members are in the 40-80 age groups.


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post #8 of 92 Old 10-20-2009, 11:36 AM
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I'm 51 and just getting back into horses after 20 years. I'm also way over weight and have a terrible time mounting a horse. We are working on building a mounting block so both my disabled husband and I can get on our horses.

I finally climbed on my husband's horse (well, actually my horse, I bought him - but hubby claimed him!) about a month ago. My oldest daughter took a picture and video of me on the horse. I felt so sorry for the horse I haven't been back on since then!
I'm the same way, I'm overweight and have a hard time getting on without a boost or a block. Please don't let that stop you. Statistically I'm to heavy for my horse so I get off every hour and give her a break. I don't let it keep me off her back
I have the 3 step mounting block, it works great. They are sold at several on-line tack suppliers.


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post #9 of 92 Old 10-20-2009, 12:30 PM
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53 -- I ride and help with chores a couple of times a week at a local rescue facility. I'd love to trail ride more often, but don't own a horse.
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post #10 of 92 Old 10-20-2009, 01:16 PM
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8)WELL.....I am a little older than the oldest, so far (!) - I ride 3 to 4 times a week - love trail riding!! If I can't find a buddy to ride with me, I will ride by myself - I have my 4 horses at home and care for them by myself. Don't know what I would do without them!
Keep on doing what you love and stay happy! Don't apologize for anything! YOU are the only one that matters - your horse loves you unconditionally! JUST RIDE! We've got a lot of fun years ahead of us!
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