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post #1 of 11 Old 09-29-2013, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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well hi I'm new to being around horses. I have been around horses for a month and a half cleaning paddocks and feeding. i have been working with a nice arabian mare that is 14 years old and is my teacher teaching me how to do ground work with her owner also my boss. I'm finding it lots of fun and thinking about it everyday and learning lots when I'm not with the horse. it seems like lots of the people in my area are girls so it is making me feel awkward being a 17 year old guy. If you could give me any information you think i may need please post I want to learn lots before the snow comes and it is harder for me to do ground work. so when spring comes ill be set for starting to ride.
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-29-2013, 09:11 PM
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Consider yourself lucky to be a guy in a mainly girls sport! A ton of girls like that haha! Soon you'll be addicted!! This is a great place to learn about every aspect about horses. Also don't be discouraged about being a guy into horses. In the highest level guys mostly outnumber women!
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post #3 of 11 Old 09-30-2013, 03:54 PM
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Read...take these winter months and subscribe to horse magazines, go to Amazon and buy used copies of every type of horse book you can and read.

Watch videos....ask questions and keep an open mind.

Horses make me a better person.
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-30-2013, 04:44 PM
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Welcome from an (old) guy. Only two things to learn at our place, safety is always #1 and always have fun is #2. Those two keep you sane and out of the ER.
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post #5 of 11 Old 10-01-2013, 06:27 AM
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Welcome! Yeah, agree with Texas, you should count yourself lucky to be a young guy into horses... my brother took up ballet & being the only (heterosexual) guy.... I think he felt very... lucky!
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post #6 of 11 Old 10-01-2013, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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thank you and this site is so great and interesting. everyone is so nice also ready helpful.
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-03-2013, 01:37 PM
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I never got on a horse until I was 18. 3 years later I was working fulltime as a wrangler on a dude ranch. If you have the right teachers and look for outside sources you can learn a lot in a couple of years. And oh yes...the girls...you will meet plenty.
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-03-2013, 05:15 PM
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Oh so sad your surrounded my girls with hot asses poor baby hahaha. Always ask questions! This is an awesome site to learn from! Youtube is absolutely amazing for learning horse related things in the winter. Are you looking into a specific discipline? Are you going to ride Western or English? Are you wanting to buy your own horse in the future?
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post #9 of 11 Old 10-03-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Oh so sad your surrounded my girls with hot asses poor baby hahaha. Always ask questions! This is an awesome site to learn from! Youtube is absolutely amazing for learning horse related things in the winter. Are you looking into a specific discipline? Are you going to ride Western or English? Are you wanting to buy your own horse in the future?
I want to see how riding is before i pick what my goal is for a discipline. I'm starting on western but would like to be able to do both so when I go on the trails I can go western and do everything else in english. My mentor really wants me to get my own horse but I'm thinking it will happen maybe in a year after i have saved up to buy one with at least 2,000 left over for emergencies.
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post #10 of 11 Old 10-04-2013, 03:59 AM
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Sounds like you have a plan and are heading in the right direction! Kmowing Enlgish and Western is preferable in my opinion, Western is fun and different and knowing how to neck rein is important but knowing how to ride English is mandatory in my book because it improves your balance like nothing ells and teaches you how to really know your horse and ride properly. Don't get a horse until you are absolutely sure that you are ready, at the least this will be about a year! The more you know the better off you are.
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