I'm new to horses. Last year, at the very young age of 50, I decided I wanted to ride horses. I've always been fasinated with them, but never tried to ride until last summer. My brother has a couple of horses that I always spend time with every time I went there to visit. I figured since he wasn't trying to do anything with this horse, I might as well try riding it. I didn't know how to saddle or bridle it, so I got my brother to do it for me. The horse is kinda green so he rode it 1st, then my friend led me around for awhile until I felt comfortable enough to take the reigns.
That ride didn't go to well. I was bouncing around from side to side. My friend took a couple of pictures of me on that horse, and man what a sight, I was leaning to 1 side.
After that I did a lot of reading and started taking riding lessons. I mainly want to do some trail riding or riding the 316 acres across the road in front of my house. LOL, now I saddle my own horse (don't own 1 yet), bridle and groom it. I'm not quite ready to own, and will probably have a hard time finding a horse and seller that's willing to meet my expectations. If I can't meet with the seller a few times and ride it a few times to make sure I can handle it, then your horse just isn't for me. Most people say I will have a hard time finding a horse.
My fantasy is to be able to ride a horse to the big lake out in the woods and do some bass fishing, or grab my 243 during deer season, ride out in the woods, get me a nice buck and walk the horse back with my prize buck on it's back.
Hmmmm, me and my big dreams.