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post #11 of 15 Old 06-08-2015, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Outback Equine View Post
Here Winter is a terrible time to ride, freezing winds, ice covering the ground.
I'm curious - where are you?? Ballarat way maybe?? NSW high plains? I'm getting soft these days & have no great desire to ride in the rain any more(at 19yo I rode in any weather!), so I agree winter's(or here in Vic, Spring, Autumn...) not always the best time(never had luxury of indoor arena... rarely an arena at all). & slippery trails aren't the best, but there are plenty of non-slippery alternatives, not to mention measures such as studs etc for horses... but mostly I agree with Billy Connolly ~ There's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes! I was pretty happy to take my horses to the snow last year, being a half hour float trip away - first time riding in snow, first time my horse had seen it!

Course on the Australian coast, it's pretty much Summer all year round but
Living in Vic, I definitely couldn't agree with you there! Brrr! Praps the coast from Byron up...
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-12-2015, 11:43 AM
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I wish you good luck. Sounds like you have common sense which is 90% of owning a horse. I got my first horse at 50 and made lots of horsey friends who gave lots of advice and helped me tremendously with riding and caring for a horse. I have enough land so I don't board. I live in central IL and ride all year long although the last 3 winters have been really rough, lots of snow and not being able to get my rig out let alone back into the shed. I read everthing about horses Sally Swift is great and so is Mary Twelveponies "There are no problem horses, only problem riders". Great book. I now have 3 and love my horsey boys. Have fun!!!!!!
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post #13 of 15 Old 08-23-2015, 05:58 AM
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Just a thought - when you hit those trails, either ride with a friend or make sure someone knows EXACTLY where you are going. You know the saying, "Expect the best but prepare for the worst". Enjoy
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post #14 of 15 Old 08-24-2015, 01:54 PM
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Go get lessons now! No better time than the present. And hang out here to gather info. That's what I did. And 4 months after I started, I bought my first horse, a 'been there done that' 12 year old easy keeper. I've learned a ton on her and gained a bunch of confidence I was lacking using the school horses. When you have your own horse you can form a really strong bond. But there are many benefits to using school horses: they know their stuff for the most part and have a routine that can help you learn without too much fuss; they're free (part of the lesson cost); and you get to learn on several, so you get to feel different conformations in action!

“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare
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post #15 of 15 Old 08-26-2015, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
I love Sally Swift's "Centered Riding". that will be a good one to read.
tinyliny is smarter or more disciplined than I am. I know Centered Ridiing is the Bible of riding technique but I could never get anything out of it. I found How Your Horse Wants You to Ride by Gincy Bucklin to be a little more approachable.

I also recommend the new little book, The Joy of Keeping Horses: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Horses on Your Property. Even if you are years away from ownership, reading the book now will put you on a good path.
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