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post #21 of 27 Old 05-29-2017, 07:08 AM
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80 year old
Ok, he didn't take lessons...
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post #22 of 27 Old 05-29-2017, 12:34 PM
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^ <3

You're never too old to learn something new :)
[especially at 25, holy moly xD]

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post #23 of 27 Old 05-30-2017, 09:00 AM
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NEVER TOO OLD!!!! I started riding when I was 15/16, then when I turned like 18 I stopped because I went to college, I ended up not riding again until I was 24. I'm 25 almost 26 now. You are fine! :) It's never too late, get out there & go for it!
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post #24 of 27 Old 05-30-2017, 09:59 AM
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Age is just a number! You are never too old to learn - welcome to the horse world.

I actually used to teach a beginner class specifically for adults - it made the learning experience a lot more comfortable for them. The group all became good friends and started volunteering and spending lots of time at the barn on non-lesson days together; I encourage you to do the same! You will love and enjoy and stick to a new hobby so much more if you make some good friends doing it. Get involved as much as you can at your barn. See if you can help out mucking stalls or doing other chores. If they offer group classes - talk to them and see if there are other adults around your skill level. Even if there are not other adults- you will still enjoy yourself. Good for you for starting!

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post #25 of 27 Old 06-02-2017, 09:41 AM
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Definitely not too old!! My friend's hubby started taking lessons in his 60's because it was something he'd always wanted to do, and he didn't have time until retirement. ENJOY!
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post #26 of 27 Old 06-02-2017, 11:25 AM
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I'm 20... until my knees and back remind me I'm 44. Hadn't rode a horse except for TWO touristy trail rides, since I was 14... until last year. Now I'm learning.

I will agree with the waiting to buy a horse suggestion made by redbarron. All but ONE of ours was bought by someone else who thought they'd be great for us, and they came home without a lot of questions, other than the usual What's Wrong with Him/Her.

I bought Sarge myself, after spending a day with him at an Amish auction. He was the only horse there that was sociable and picked his feet up when asked to, that continually wanted to 'visit' with us when we walked around the livestock pens. I felt like I already 'knew' him by the time we got him home, unlike the others.

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post #27 of 27 Old 06-02-2017, 02:51 PM
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My wife has 2 ladies that she gives riding lessons too that are in their early '70's .
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