Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
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