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tjtalon 05-01-2013 06:33 PM

Question
 
Excuse the intrusion, but where do I begin to post? For: new rider, over 50 y/o

Celeste 05-01-2013 06:43 PM

This is fine. Also, look through whatever type of riding you like and you may find some stuff there. I am a trail rider, so I always read and post in the trail riding section. Welcome aboard.


You might want to check out the over 40 thread.

http://www.horseforum.com/horse-talk...r-40-a-111931/

Sereno 05-01-2013 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Celeste (Post 2403050)
This is fine. Also, look through whatever type of riding you like and you may find some stuff there. I am a trail rider, so I always read and post in the trail riding section. Welcome aboard.


You might want to check out the over 40 thread.

http://www.horseforum.com/horse-talk...r-40-a-111931/

Welcome! Dang you Celeste.. I'm just a little over 40. Join in and share.

Sereno 05-01-2013 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sereno (Post 2403066)
Welcome! Dang you Celeste.. I'm just a little over 40. Join in and share.

(Me thinks that I messed up my posts and that my drugs and drink.. ya... I tipple... GREAT with drugs BUT not while posting.)

Sorry..........

Celeste 05-01-2013 06:59 PM

I'm confused. So you have been posting under the influence?

tjtalon 05-01-2013 07:00 PM

Thank you for the replies. I will check out the over 40.

tjtalon 05-01-2013 07:05 PM

I didn't start lessons till 50 y/o, then crashed bad (lots of busted bones), so gave up, figuring was too old. 9 years later, a co-worker pushed me back into it. just one new lesson under my belt, but barely. Just came here for advice, like exercise & overcoming huge fear (could barely mount a sweet 15 hand gelding, & couyldn't believe how scared I was.): therefore, am I still in the right place? Thanks for your help.

Celeste 05-01-2013 07:28 PM

Riding can be dangerous as you well know. Riding also gives me a reason to get out and move. A lot more people die from sitting on the couch setting themselves up for heart attacks than get killed from horse riding accidents.

If you want to ride, ride. I would do several things.

1. Only ride well broke horses.
2. Wear a helmet.
3. Wear proper boots or used caged stirrups so you can't get dragged.
4. Don't try to be a dare-devil. Just start out slow.
5. Use a mounting block.

aforred 05-01-2013 09:00 PM

You might want to browse the Rider Wellness forum, as well. And feel free to ask questions. The people here are very helpful and supportive, not to mention, passionate about horses!

Welcome!

tjtalon 05-02-2013 07:26 PM

Thank you! Went to 40s site & posted (also not well versed on how to use this site, but learning). Will keep on trying, albeit $$. This needs to be done for my soul...& likely to save my life. Thanks again.


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