Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where the red fern grows....
You have gotten a lot of good advice from people who have been there and done that. I too, at one time, was a young woman who could and would ride anything that was a horse. I had the patience, the know how and wanted to learn, each horse I rode taught me something I use today and I am better for it.
However....that being said...the flip side of the coin is that for each good horse you ride, there are going to be those who are going to give you a run for your money. When were young, we don't worry a lot about what we break, how often we eat dirt, or the battler scars so to speak. But now, in my late 40's, my knees give me issues, my back is mucked up, hips creak and you would think that I am hinged together with baling twine and duct tape sometimes. Arthritis has set in and believe me, that is no picnic when you are out in the cold working animals and/or riding.
Just know, with every good thing there comes some bad so be careful.