Originally Posted by Jim Andy
Jolly, Thanks for some good advice. The truth is I want a Quarter Horse so bad it hurts. And I am 51 years old so I'm not sure I'm up to the task. What I would love to find is someone around here that has them and willing to help me. By allowing me to spend some time at there barn working around there horses so I can see what I can and can not do.I grew up with horses but got married and had work for a living now I have time. But I want to make sure I can still do what I loved as a young man and enjoy it as much as I did back then.With out going out and spending Money on this and then find out it's more than I bargained for. In return my be I can be of some help to them in return. The end result hopefully new friends.
I can't help with club info or advice on breeders/trainers with QHs in your area, but I can tell you at 51, you ARE still a reasonably young person. I'm coming 56 this year and while I send 'em out to be broke, I still ride my own greenies and show them. I have a lovely 3 year old, cremllo stallion that I'm currently riding/training/campaigning and barring physical limitations, then you should certainly be able to ride a well trained horse. So, go get you a hoss and go riding!