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post #31 of 41 Old 10-28-2009, 04:36 AM
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Since I was an egg, ha ha. Mom rode before I was born and up till she was 9 months pregnant with me, until Playmate bolted a few weeks before I was born and mom had to bail before she was run into a barbed wire fence. I was on a horse at a month old, got my first horse at 4 years old and haven't quit since. Its funny having grown up with horses. All the experiences I have had could fill volumes. I remember when I was like 5 and my first horse Socks(I named him, he didn't have socks or any white on his legs so I have no clue where the name came from) had to be gelded cause we were buying a mare. I had no idea what was going on all, I saw was a strange man give my horse a shot then he fell over.... and I freaked! Mom says I ran in the house screaming "You killed my Socks!!!!" and hid my head under the couch cushions until she came to get me to tell me that Socks was fine...*sigh*
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post #32 of 41 Old 10-28-2009, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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LOL. Shame. That must have been a fright for you. = D

And maybe he was named Socks because he ate socks. I dunno.

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post #33 of 41 Old 10-28-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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12 years!
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post #34 of 41 Old 10-28-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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Well, when I was about seven or eight a friend of mine owned a horse (a very rare thing in Las Vegas, Nevada) and her brother lifted me up on his back one day. I will never forget the feeling of the warm sides against my legs, and fingers holding onto mane, and hearing the horse munch the grain her brother had given him before he'd sat me up there. I don't even know what their names were anymore, but boy, do I remember that.
Then my aunt led me and my two younger sisters around on a horse when I was ten. I loved it, despite the fact that I was fighting to keep from falling off, since both my sisters were clinging on behind me.
First time with actual tack and no one leading me was when I was 13. It was really sporadic for a couple years, until eventually I made friends with a really wonderful lady who taught me a ton and let me ride regularly. More than that, she taught me to ride Western, English, saddleseat, and even a bit of bareback. Then, when I got a job, I took riding lessons every week.
Then I went to college, and now I'm lucky to ride twice a year. But I graduate in a few weeks, and as soon as I get the extra money, I intend to get back into the saddle.
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post #35 of 41 Old 10-28-2009, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Then I went to college, and now I'm lucky to ride twice a year. But I graduate in a few weeks, and as soon as I get the extra money, I intend to get back into the saddle.
Well, I'm glad you will be able to get riding again. I have no idea how I would survive without riding for so long....

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post #36 of 41 Old 10-28-2009, 07:51 PM
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well lets see, i used to plode along on some trail rides when i was 6 or 7 and so, then i started to seriously ride and got my first horse and started taking lessons at 10 years old.
About 5 years though :)
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post #37 of 41 Old 10-29-2009, 12:41 PM
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On and off my whole life, but I've been taking serious lessons for... maybe five years. It feels like longer.

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post #38 of 41 Old 10-29-2009, 01:55 PM
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I've been riding for over 30 years. I honestly can't live without horses. I don't feel whole when I don't have one in my life.

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post #39 of 41 Old 10-29-2009, 02:23 PM
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It really sucks not having one after so long. I get to ride about once a month now that I'm in college. I would go nuts if I didn't work with horses here though
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post #40 of 41 Old 10-29-2009, 02:31 PM
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I've been riding for 9 years.


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