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post #1 of 5 Old 01-14-2020, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, New member here, just getting back into things

Hi, I grew up riding horses western and got out when i got too busy with college and trying to get my foot in the door with a job. I now have a pretty reasonable job and have gotten back into riding horses after a vacation in iceland where i rode an icelandic horse. I came back and got a lease. The lady I am leasing from teaches lesson so I kind of just grab whoever i want that is currently not being worked. Her horses are mostly geared towards English/dressage/ jumping. I am having my first official lesson later today.

So far I seem to like neck reining better from western but am more of a fan of the english saddles.

I am also looking into getting a wealing/yearling, I was hoping to make another post and get some conformation feedback to help me narrow it down. I helped raise and train a few when I was younger with my mother, and liked the experience.
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My question would be are you in it to ride or will you be willing to wait another 2 or 3 years? Unless you can keep your lessons and still have time and help with a youngster.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-14-2020, 07:44 PM
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Welcome to the Forum...

Glad you have the found horses again and have time to soothe the craving of "horse"...

I think your goals are great but I caution you to make sure you have your skills at peak performance level before taking on raising and training a youngster.
I know when I came back into horses after a hiatus my skills were not as sharp as they needed...
Remedied that by riding, taking lessons and working hard to regain much of what I wanted.
What I also realized and acknowledged is I am older, have realized I'm not invinsible and do not bounce like I use to...now thump.
So, some of my plans changed and were modified so I can enjoy but be less at risk of injury to me or to my horse from "rusty"...
For me, couldn't pay me enough to back a baby first time ever again.....my angel has bent wings already sometimes.
I don't even enjoy that amount of work...
I enjoy the pleasure of getting astride and working, riding and going to play...
Occasional issues are one thing, to have to do all that training, schooling today...pass.

Enjoy your project whatever you decide.
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Hi, I grew up riding horses western and got out when i got too busy with college and trying to get my foot in the door with a job. I now have a pretty reasonable job and have gotten back into riding horses after a vacation in iceland where i rode an icelandic horse. I came back and got a lease. The lady I am leasing from teaches lesson so I kind of just grab whoever i want that is currently not being worked. Her horses are mostly geared towards English/dressage/ jumping. I am having my first official lesson later today.

So far I seem to like neck reining better from western but am more of a fan of the english saddles.

I am also looking into getting a wealing/yearling, I was hoping to make another post and get some conformation feedback to help me narrow it down. I helped raise and train a few when I was younger with my mother, and liked the experience.
Welcome back. I prefer neck reining also, it is what I grew up with. It just feels better and on an educated horse you kind of get spoiled. When I had to go back and learn how to do two handed riding with split reins in a snaffle I really appreciated how good the horses I had been riding really are.

English has a lot of good things about it and I think if you prefer that style of riding it will help you even if later you change your mind. I've never ridden it much myself, but can watch and appreciate the hundreds of years of education that go into it.

In my opinion getting on a bunch of different horses will get you better faster than riding one decent one. Horses are remarkably individual when it comes to pretty basic things like attention span and sensitivity to cues.

I LOVE working with the babies. Absolutely my pet passion with horses is starting them and seeing them grow up. I'll just say before you get into that make sure you have good experienced help and take your time with all of it from the shopping to the training and your expectations. I'm working with an awesome filly right now that I'm so proud of, but it is going to be at least another year or two of training and riding before she matures and all that talent and ability is ready to go compete and win. She'll probably be 12 before she is what I consider perfect. Just keep that in mind.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-15-2020, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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English has a lot of good things about it and I think if you prefer that style of riding it will help you even if later you change your mind. I've never ridden it much myself, but can watch and appreciate the hundreds of years of education that go into it.

In my opinion getting on a bunch of different horses will get you better faster than riding one decent one. Horses are remarkably individual when it comes to pretty basic things like attention span and sensitivity to cues.

I LOVE working with the babies. Absolutely my pet passion with horses is starting them and seeing them grow up. I'll just say before you get into that make sure you have good experienced help and take your time with all of it from the shopping to the training and your expectations. I'm working with an awesome filly right now that I'm so proud of, but it is going to be at least another year or two of training and riding before she matures and all that talent and ability is ready to go compete and win. She'll probably be 12 before she is what I consider perfect. Just keep that in mind.
I figured I would give the English a reasonable go, before I make a decision on actual style preference. I'll probably take a reasonable amount of lessons then switch or add western lessons. I definitely think riding the 3 I have been riding helps. They are all very different, in how they ride, size and breeds. Its a nice mix.

As far as the future filly. This will be kind of a practice baby. I will figure out what works and probably try showing a few things. And if I can figure out what I like, my next baby will probably be purposefully bred for that kind of showing. I like projects of any kind, it keeps my mind busy on how I can constantly be improving something.




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My question would be are you in it to ride or will you be willing to wait another 2 or 3 years? Unless you can keep your lessons and still have time and help with a youngster.
I can do both, this way I can start the ground work early. Get them really comfortable and relaxed around me and desensitize them way before a saddle is involved. I may get an already trained horse for riding. Just not sure when. Something will come along I am sure. I am wanting to get a "hubby horse" and teach my boyfriend to ride. Might drag him to some lessons with me.
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