Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
I don't know.. 19 I think was my first ride alone, when I got my horse two years ago. :P
Oh wait! How could I forget, I rode a horse alone when I was 15 too.. first a sour old mare that liked to bite my feet, and then a 2,5 years old stallion that had only been ridden about four times or so. But he was calm and nice...
And I've been riding with friends (no adults) and so before. But now when I think about it.. I havn't ridden much at all outside enclosed areas untill I was about 15 with that mare and young stallion (and later on with icelandic horses and a friend, and when I worked on ''trail riding tours'' with haflingers and icelandic horses), I had only taken lessons or managed to borow friends horses and so in arenas or pastures. Tho I always longed for long rides in the woods, free to yield to my imagination and thoughts and at the same time able to run like the wind :P I still do, even tho almost all riding now are outside, alone on trails. I'm not too old to imagine knights and elves and fairy tales when I ride, am I? :P Heck, I even dress up *lmao* It has nothing to do with skirts over the riding pants and whool cloaks/coats being warm and nice in the winter ;)
I've almost forgotten how lucky I am, being able to do this anytime I want. :)
Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
Last edited by Zab; 03-14-2009 at 06:43 PM.