Adult first-time rider from North Carolina
I'm an ultimate newbie to the forum and to riding horses. I just started taking lessons this summer for the first time in my life at the tender age of 28 :wink: Riding horses was one of those sports my parents were too scared to let me try. So now that I'm an adult, I figured it was better late than never to learn. I take English lessons once a week and my personal goal is to learn how to jump.
This forum has been very helpful to me and I look forward to learning from and sharing with everyone.
Yay!!! Welcome to the forum. My neighbor started taking lessons at the age of 40 and is just starting to jump this year!
Welcome from the Paint mares in Hillsborough, NC! We're sure you'll find riding very rewarding and enjoyable.
Thanks for the warm welcome!
WickedNag - Thanks for sharing. I find that very encouraging.
Hey welcome to the forum! Congrats to you and learning to ride! :D Keep updating us and let us know how it's going!
28 is a tender age?
I guess you meant that 28 was OLD to start riding? Come on, give me a break! I started at 41 . By the time you are 41 you'll be an Olympian.
Anyway, just kiddin' ya. Welcome and keep us posted onhow it's going, ne?
Well i'm pleasantly surprised to find other people who did not start riding at the age of 5 lol. My impression was that most people started at a very young age. I actually met another English rider today who started at 45. She is now 61 (she looks fabulous for 61, mind you) and is now learning dressage. I felt very inspired and encouraged by that. It is never too late to learn something new.
When I or my husband tell people that I just started riding lessons they are so shocked that they can't stop saying "really?" repeatedly lol. I love surprising people like that.
My lessons are going great so far. I started a thread asking about taking English lessons on a Western saddle here In a nutshell, I was riding on a Western saddle but will start lesson on an English saddle next week. I'm so excited! Next week can't get here fast enough. Once the weather gets warm again, I plan to take lessons twice a week (if my work schedule permits).
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