[QUOTE=bsms;2614945]If owning horses was as difficult and expensive as this thread is beginning to indicate, there would be no new horse owners. It would be something you had to be born to do.
Speaking as a relative newbie...no, I didn't know anything about horses. I didn't buy the right one. I didn't set aside 10K for emergencies. I didn't start with years of lessons, riding 45-60 minutes a week until I had an incredible seat. I'm still learning, as is the unsuitable horse I bought.
Am I the only person who bought a horse and THEN learned to ride? Am I the only one who has never had a saddle fitter out to tell me what saddle to buy, and the only one whose horses don't get massages? Heck, I'm beginning to feel like running out to the corral and shouting, "Forgive me! I'm unworthy!" It is a good thing my horses don't have Internet access...
Ha ha... I just love this post. Do ya think Man o War or Secretariat ever had an '' adjustment '' or massage?? Maybe they did.... But I know I grew up riding at one of the most prestigious barns in Lexington Ky in the 90's.....And I had never heard of such until I rediscovered my passion for riding over the last few years.
Medicine is progressive.... Including animal science obviously. But many people don't have the financial means nor the desire quite honestly to divulge in such modern amenities.... For themselves much less their horses.
IMHO..... you will do just fine learning to ride on ur less than suitable first horse. Certainly under less than ideal conditions. No worries girl.. ;) Posted via Mobile Device