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        05-09-2013, 09:58 AM
      #11
    Foal
    I went trail riding as a kid, but didn't get my own horse until a couple of years ago.

    Beginner mistake, I got a sassy too much for me pony that I recently free leased in exchange for training, and last summer I bought a quarter horse/draft cross Mare.

    My current goals for her are lots of bonding and as much trail riding as possible.

    I also have 2 mini horses, and my goal for them is teaching my little kids horse grooming etc and how to ride.
         
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        05-09-2013, 10:02 AM
      #12
    Foal
    I don't even own a horse or ride at the moment. So I'm probably not even considered new. Ha!

    I came to this forum to learn as much as I can before I step into the horse world. I have been on a weightloss journey for several months and as soon as I'm down to a comfortable weight I will seek riding lessons then go from there.

    I have very little experience with horses, but I have wanted one since I was a child. I'm about to be 30 and decided I finally want to pursue my dreams. My goal is to hopefully connect with a horse while I'm taking lessons and possibly lease the horse so I can make sure I truly want the responsibilities that come with full ownership.
         
        05-09-2013, 11:05 AM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by pampam22    
    I don't even own a horse or ride at the moment. So I'm probably not even considered new. Ha!

    I came to this forum to learn as much as I can before I step into the horse world. I have been on a weightloss journey for several months and as soon as I'm down to a comfortable weight I will seek riding lessons then go from there.

    I have very little experience with horses, but I have wanted one since I was a child. I'm about to be 30 and decided I finally want to pursue my dreams. My goal is to hopefully connect with a horse while I'm taking lessons and possibly lease the horse so I can make sure I truly want the responsibilities that come with full ownership.
    Riding was one of my weight loss goals. I lost over 100 pounds before I started riding - I always wanted to try it, but I didn't think I could or should. It's been one of the very best things I've done for myself! I hope you enjoy it!
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        05-09-2013, 11:27 AM
      #14
    Foal
    I'm new! Sort of. :P Worked on a rehabilitation farm with an amazing Native American trainer when I was a kid (for about... 6 years or so). Learned how to ride, a little; mostly just learned how to love horses. Then took a very long break from horses due to finances and moving. I've been back in the "horse world" for about 2 months now and still trying to find the right trainer for me :)
         
        05-09-2013, 01:55 PM
      #15
    Super Moderator
    I think "new" is less than two years. That's my opinion.

    I don't consider myself new to horses. I have about 14 years. Though, like Ian, I am always learning new things, that does not make me "new to horses" and thus I am a "guest" on this forum.

    This forum is for people who are so new to horses that they have a ton of questions to ask, and might feel hesitant to ask them out on the open forum becuase they think their question will sound "stupid" or silly or they just don't want to show their ignorance.
    Well, you have to learn somewhere, somehow. You aren't born knowing. Althoug, in reality, I doubt anyone onthe wide open forum would make fun of a new horseperson asking a question that sounds ridiculous to them, this forum is meant for newbies to join together in their newness and maybe even take pride in it, because it IS exciting, and it DOES take courage to get started, to ask question, to reveal your ignorance. It's also nice to share every tiny triumph that a new owner/rider experiences; things that longtime riders might not remember as the big deal that they are.
         
        05-09-2013, 02:14 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PinkStella    
    Riding was one of my weight loss goals. I lost over 100 pounds before I started riding - I always wanted to try it, but I didn't think I could or should. It's been one of the very best things I've done for myself! I hope you enjoy it!
    Thank you and great job on the weight loss! It isn't easy, but it is worth the struggle!
         
        05-09-2013, 07:56 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Definitely a newbie.

    My daughter has been riding for 18 months. While I don't ride, I'm used to knowing a good bit things I'm involved in. We're looking for a horse for her, and I feel completely out of control (fortunately, she has a good trainer).

    I'm really happy to see this forum, in general, and this area, specifically, to help get me more up to speed.
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        05-09-2013, 08:49 PM
      #18
    Foal
    To everything I am very new. I do not own my own horse yet and have only been taking lessons twice so far so I consider myself very new but recently I decided I wanted to persue a career in eqine studies so I decided a website like this is a great way to start learning what I can
         
        05-10-2013, 12:24 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    I have been riding for 8-9 years, but just recently got my own horse. I am also, for the first time ever, riding a horse more then 2-3 times a week, so it is new to me riding about 4-5 days a week and I am just starting to ride english (I am not too sure I like it though) as I have ridden western all my horse life (all the years I have been riding horses)

    I am also new to training horses and doing lots and lots of groundwork. Other then that, I have been riding for 8-9 years now.
         
        05-10-2013, 01:42 PM
      #20
    Foal
    I'm definitely a newbie! Been on and off in a few lessons and trail rides since I was 12, but just got my own horse a couple weeks ago. We're still getting to know each other, I haven't even gotten a saddle on him yet! But every day I spend with him he teaches me something new, this forum has been crucial in my learning process as well. I'm lucky enough to have lots of horse people around me too (like my mother, her place is where he lives for now, and he has her horse for a buddy).
         

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