"gayle riding is a wonderful journey that never ends , enjoy your self at our barn we have a women that is 70 . one day you will get up on your boy and wow there it is you are doing it with out even thinking"
"Sherry, Did you realize nearly 3 years have gone by since I left my message for you? Feb 26 of 2010.Funny you found it now. How nice you are having a great time. That is one big horse you have there! How old is your horse and what breed is he?My…"
"WOW I give you credit, yes it does get better then more you do it the easier it is. I was like that also in the beginning, now I help other students tack up for my instructor. The more you learn the more you want to learn. Have fun"
"here is my thought, horse please use they do every thing in there power to happly do the job they were breed for. Are they happy just standing around, do they love to do there job? Selling your horse is very difficult, I don;t know if I would…"
"Husbands are funny, my husband and I went on vacation, at one point he turned and said , you are just not happy unless you are at the barn or around horses. I have to say this is true. but when I turned 50 I told him I really wanted to…"
Sherry, Did you realize nearly 3 years have gone by since I left my message for you? Feb 26 of 2010. Funny you found it now. How nice you are having a great time. That is one big horse you have there! How old is your horse and what breed is he? My goal is to have a safe trail horse and be a safe trail rider. I believe any time you are out in nature with all the unexpected things that can come up, you are achieving a lot. It is a difficult challenge to be safe out on the trail where the horse is constantly experiencing something new and often unexpected.
Sherry, I'm happy for you that you have a horse again in your life. It's so good for you that your husband is supporting the decision. When I was 16 I saved enough money from my little jobs to buy a horse & my friends dad let me keep him at their farm as long as I bought the food. I paid them a small amount to let them know I appreciated it. This little QH mare had more fun with me. Very testy & I had no one to help & no clue. I had her for two years & started a family, rode her for 8 mo. of pregnancy and decided to let her go the following spring. The only control I ever had was what she felt like giving me. The gal that bought her was experienced & 'they' had a great time together. I know now, she needed a leader. I needed a lesson horse....something I'd never even heard of. For the next 33 years my husband thought I should get a horse. He put a nice saddle on lay-away for me & said, "Find a horse" & I said "no, we can't afford it". A few years later some friends sold a pretty colt & he wanted me to buy it & checked into him & again I said, "No, we can't afford it & I have no idea how to manage a young horse." He gave up on the idea for a while as the kids got into the difficult teen years. Then just before he retired, he gave me some cash & told me to go find a horse. The money went in the bank & I said, "We can't afford it & I'm getting too old". Then our son got a girlfriend with a horse and then she bought a 2nd & invited me to come meet them. The next day I went to see them again and I called the newest one & he came running across this big field. Next day, the same thing. We started riding. I was hooked. The sweatshirt at the end of my bed that I grabbed to put on the next day smelled very horsey and it was like a bottle of million dollar perfume to me. After a few weeks riding her horse, I took a good spill. Decided to take lessons on a lesson horse. Within 2 months I was looking for my own horse to take lessons with. I ended up with my "Cash". Fun!
Sherry, Thanks for your comment. I do just adore Cash. I went so many years with no horse and then to be one of the lucky ones to get a great horse. I love our time together. For now I am retired so I am able to spend lots of time with him and generally the time just flies by. My husband has been great in encouraging me to get a horse and not getting annoyed with the time I spend at the barn. He just keeps telling me that I'm making up for all the lost time not having a horse.
What kind of showing are you planning on doing? I hope you will be able to post some pics soon. Let me know when we can catch a view.