Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
I bought a horse after I'd taken lessons 2x a week for 3 months. Best thing I ever did. She's 12, well-broke but still lively, and very forgiving. I've come a long way on her back, and I adore going to the barn whether I ride or not. I highly recommend it, IF you have the money for all the vet expenses and tack, and IF you plan to make riding a lifetime commitment, and IF you plan to continue your lessons to improve your riding and handling skills. It's a WAY bigger commitment than just taking lessons, for sure, but also gives you more chances to ride and therefore the chance to improve faster.
“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