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post #1 of 12 Old 04-07-2015, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hello! New to horses and riding! :)

Hi my name is Camille and I am a young girl who lives in Virginia! I currently swim, and I have been competitively swimming since I was 5! I LOVE to own hamsters and know lots about them, so if anybody needs help with their pet hamsters I'll be happy to help! I currently own one female cream banded syrian hamster named Tootsie and also have two family siamese cats Claire and Yewki!

I've gotten into horses / riding a couple years back, but now I actually want to start lessons! I've found a farm that has good reviews online, and I've asked some riders I know! They charge $50 for lessons, 1 hour group lessons, 45 minute semi-private lessons, and 30 minute private lessons. (They offer english jumper lessons!) I want to start in the summer, and I'm super excited ^^ I have tons to learn and have no experience with riding in the past, but I'm very willing to learn!
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-07-2015, 10:22 PM
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Congratulations on your journey into horses the best advice I can give is riding is supposed to be fun always keep it fun good luck and have fun

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post #3 of 12 Old 04-08-2015, 12:58 AM
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Hi and welcome to the forum. Good luck and have fun in your horse riding journey. There is a lot of information here and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

One thing that helped me when I started taking lessons was watching youtube video's on how to groom, bridle, and saddle a horse.

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post #4 of 12 Old 04-08-2015, 04:23 AM
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Welcome to the forum!

You have definitely come to the right place to learn and to share your stories! There are so many helpful members here so if you are ever confused or have any questions, just ask!

We are happy to have you! Good luck on your horse endeavors. =)
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post #5 of 12 Old 04-08-2015, 08:12 AM
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Howdy from Texas!
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post #6 of 12 Old 04-08-2015, 10:48 AM
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Hi, good to have you here. A lot of young ladies on here and I think a few in your area. It is great to have young people and to listen to all of their great times learning about horses. I am an old man that can not wait until my granddaughter can set her own horse. Good riding!
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post #7 of 12 Old 04-08-2015, 10:52 AM
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Welcome!

Private lessons are great but 30 minutes is not all that long. It passes VERY quickly. Group lessons are great, but whatever you choose, the instructor is not always focused on you.

Best of luck!
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post #8 of 12 Old 04-08-2015, 11:08 AM
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Hey and welcome to the Forum!
The only advice I have for someone just starting out riding is to keep it fun, and never give up!
I wish you the best of luck, let us know how your riding goes!
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post #9 of 12 Old 04-08-2015, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for replying and all the nice replies! :) I've researched a bit on how to groom, tack up, basic anatomy, etc. I've also watched my friend ride, but that was a few months ago! But I know that I still have so so many things to learn!!
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post #10 of 12 Old 04-08-2015, 02:32 PM
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Welcome to the forum! So glad you are getting into the wonderful sport of horse riding! I hope you have a wonderfully fun experience...let us all know how it goes!!

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