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    05-10-2013, 06:17 PM
I've been riding consistently about three years, Hunter/Jumper with a little Western background before that. Started volunteering at a therapeutic barn to get a bit more knowledge of horses about a year ago and I love it! It's nice to be there too because 1) I've gotten to work with a variety of horses from crazy pissheads to golden guys who are eager to please and 2) It's been very gratifying knowing that the work I'm doing at the stables is really affecting the horses vs. at my barn we tack up, ride, and untack and I never get to do chores/groundwork!
My goals for my horse future are to join up and form a real bond with a horse, lease or buy my own horse, train a foal, ride bridleless and saddleless, and learn massage/acupressure for horses.
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    05-10-2013, 09:42 PM
Originally Posted by faiza425    
My goals for my horse future are to join up and form a real bond with a horse, lease or buy my own horse, train a foal, ride bridleless and saddleless, and learn massage/acupressure for horses.

I am also very interested in learning massage/acupressure for horses. I never knew it existed until a few months ago when I went from keeping my horse at my house to boarding at a stable. Whenever people have chiropractors and the like out I always watch in amazement.
    05-10-2013, 10:02 PM
Terribly new, here! I used to ride when I was young but have never owned a horse until this past September when my husband and I bought a farmhouse on 23 acres. The previous owner of the property had 2 horses, and he left them! Long story short, we kept them and now I cannot imagine a life without horses in it.
    05-11-2013, 03:46 PM
Riding for 6, horse owner for 2, constantly 'new.' For example, I decided yesterday that I want to teach my horse to jog (in addition to his very easy to post trot). Immediately thereafter I realized I have No Idea how to do that! LOL!
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    05-15-2013, 12:03 AM
I am very new. My daughter started riding lessons, just basic care, about a year ago. After switching stables and using one of their trainers, I was told she had quite a natural ability which stunned mom because although we live in Iowa, I was born and raised in the capital city and had no experience with farm animals. She has been with this trainer for 6 months, we have 2 horses, one she uses for 4H and open shows and her new one that will hopefully take her to the national level. I love learning about horses, I am always asking either the stable owner or her trainer questions because I feel it is the only way to be involved in something my daughter loves so much. I don't want to leave it in the boarding stables or trainers hands all the time, I want to be hands on. I am looking forward to learning all I can from this forum.
    05-15-2013, 11:54 AM
Originally Posted by pampam22    
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.
Leasing first is THE way to go, I think. I leased for nearly a year before adopting the leased horse and buying his stablemate.
    05-15-2013, 11:59 AM
Having said that, I am a "re-ginner" -- an older adult who rode as a kid, but has just come back after many years away from horses. I started by leasing a horse for my son for his 16th birthday. After about a year we adopted that horse and I'm in the process of buying another one for me. I'm still nervous and anxious about riding although I'm getting slowly better. When you are almost 60, you are really aware of what a fall might do! Still, a lot of my fears are overwrought and I know that.

Oh, and I am really happy to see this "New" forum. I don't feel I have much to contribute to most of the other forums, although I read and learn from them.
    05-17-2013, 09:27 PM
I would defiantly consider myself new to horses. I have done a couple of trail rides and a couple of lessons, but until recently I was never able to have any consistency in my horse life. This year things changed. My mom finally allowed me to actually buy my own horse, which I haven't done yet. So, with the help of my friend who has been around horses her whole life, my mom, and a old cowboy(he use to buy and sell horses, now he run's a carriage ride business) I am looking for a bomb proof horse, that I can learn and work on my horsemanship skills with.

I am new to this forum but I really like it, hope everyone doesn't mind the silly beginner questions I am sure to ask at some point.
    05-19-2013, 11:11 AM
I'm new to horses. I've been consistently riding now for 2-3 years and just started looking for my first horse. I went to try one yesterday. It went well but she's a bit pricey for what she is.
    05-19-2013, 07:13 PM
I think I'm entering the realm of horse owner. We found a 12 y/o gelding that is a QH and TB cross.

The vet check should be this week. If that goes well, we're buying a horse.
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