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post #11 of 13 Old 10-27-2013, 09:19 PM
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Welcome, and thanks for sharing. I also started riding at 50. Took lessons for almost 2 years prior to getting 2 horses. I've had a love for westerns and horses since I was a little girl. I still have a long way to go. Although I only plan on doing trail riding, I love watching some of the dressage classes and always want to learn more.

This is a good place to learn. I do most of my research here when there's something my instructor is trying to teach me that I don't really understand. People here is full of knowledge and don't mind sharing it with you when they understand what you're asking. You may get different opinions sometimes, but no 2 horses are exactly the same. What works with 1 may not always work with the other.
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post #12 of 13 Old 10-28-2013, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by bkylem View Post
It's funny how you go through life and always have little items on your wish shelf that never get started. Well, I am now 60 and just started lessons 5 months ago. It is easily the favorite part of my week and probably the only time my mind is fully focused on something I truly want to do (insert the word Work here). :)
I arrive early and stay late simply to clean & muck.
I just like being around the horses, almost as much as I like to ride. Well, almost.
My post trot and two- point are still inconsistent, but I started jumping this past week and it was a remarkable feeling. I have no ill regrets for waiting so long, I'm just proud to say I'm a rider. How very cool !

My very best to you
Awesome story, too!

My Mom actually took about a half year of lessons on our first horse and she was 64 at the time. Now, we live together on a mini farm and she loves talking to & giving treats to Chuck (our QH). I laugh when I occasionally see her lugging around his NibbleNet after filling it as she is barely 5' tall and the net itself is 3.5'.
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post #13 of 13 Old 10-28-2013, 10:48 AM
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Welcome to the forum, What a great story-you put in the time & work & deserve a pat on the back. Happy trails to you!
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