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post #21 of 23 Old 02-24-2015, 08:25 AM
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Theres a gal at my barn who just started and she's in her 60s. She's dedicated and open to learning. I admire her. She's very authentic and honest about what she doesn't know instead of blaming the horse. She works hard to be a good partner. Make sure you have a good trainer and the right horse as a partner. Sounds like you're off to a wise start taking lessons and beginning there. :)
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post #22 of 23 Old 02-28-2015, 10:20 PM
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Remember the horse isn't the only one that needs to warm up before the ride, so do you. You lose flexibility as you age. When I started back riding after not riding since my teens (I'm 63) I could hardly walk for several days after. Now I warm up first. Usually take an Aleve before I ride. I started back in private lessons, group lessons catered to the preteen and teens. You're not crazy....go for it!!
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post #23 of 23 Old 03-02-2015, 06:09 AM
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63 yr. old rider

I returned to riding at age 61, after a 20 yr. absence. I found a yearling filly who was a grandaughter of a stallion we had owned many years ago. She's now five and I'm so fortunate that she is a good fit for me....very calm, quiet and laid back. I wouldn't recommend anyone who hadn't ridden in 20 years, choose a very young horse....have just been lucky in my case. She'll be perfect for my young grandkids someday.
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