Serg- That's cool! You should start by leasing a horse. It's great to start with! Get a lease where you can come whenever and ride and take care of the horse. That's what I'm doing with Cheyenne. I'm pretty much training for when we have the money for me to own a horse, and if she's still alive by then, I'm going to get Cheyenne as her owner will give her to me for free!
PintoTess- yeah! That's awesome! I started when I was 9 too. Although I had some pretty stupid ideas. I'd write books and me and my friend would play 'horses' and all that stuff and I found the books a while ago and it's hullarious reading them!! I was just taking lessons then and I didn't have a really good instructor. Until I moved due to the arena freezing and got another instructor. I've been leasing Cheyenne for a year in June! Her owner says that I'm exactly what she needs- one gentil person who she will learn to respect and who will love her and learn on her. she used to be used as a trail horse and then a lesson horse and she had gotten bad habits because she got sick of it so that's pretty much the reason why I'm leasing her too. I need her, and she needs me. Who knows where she'd be without me. Probly on a bucking streak and sold to some random person who uses her as a trail horse at a dude ranch for random people to come and take her out on slow trail rides. No, she deserves better than that! I've been taking her to shows, and I'm hoping to take her into gymcanas once I get better at that stuff. She's SO fast you should've seen her at the gaming part of that show! I just said 'tssssst' and hardly had to kick her to send her galloping like a racehorse across the arena and finnishing first lol! Love that girl she was the oldest and the smallest but did that stop her? NO WAY!! lol now I'm just blabbing on about her lol I could go on forever!!