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5th May 2003, 09:01 AM
I'm a 28 year old woman who's been riding for about 2 and a half years. I'm from NSW, Australia and have 2 horses of my own.
I guess I'd just like to find some other older riders out there!
Take care all,
5th May 2003, 09:12 AM
Hi Alex, I don't come here that often but I always enjoy reading this forum:)
I am 41 and have a clydey x that I do a bit of dressage on but I mainly cart my daughter and her TB around to horse trials.
I have been riding since I was a child and the novelty hasn't worn off yet
5th May 2003, 11:47 AM
Your not old Alex, I'm 60 and I'm off for my lesson tonight!
5th May 2003, 11:50 AM
thank you! *smiles*
I guess I feel old, because everyone that I know who rides is alot younger than me! There are no adult riders at my stables.
take care all
5th May 2003, 11:57 AM
You're not old - I'm 28 myself so I should know :)
But I belong to the distinct minority of being a male rider (has it's perks, though :p )
I wish I lived down under... have been there twice and loved it!
We had snow and sleet on Saturday :(
5th May 2003, 12:00 PM
You are so lucky! I've never seen snow in real life! Only in pictures and movies and stuff.
We have a couple of male riders at my stables, but the oldest one is 14 lol
Thanks for replying to my post! Take care & happy riding!
5th May 2003, 12:15 PM
Yeah, I guess I am quite lucky.
But I only ski alpine/down hill, which requires a long drive to get to a decent ski resort. The snow is pretty when it's fresh, but living in the city, the snow quickly turns brown with the traffic. And in May we are sick of it - it's supposed to be spring!
I was in Queenstown (NZ - but you knew that) in January. Apparently they can have 4 seasons in a day, just like over here.
I've seen snow fall in August up in the mountains not too far from here! It's the warmest month, normally :rolleyes:
Happy riding to you too! I only started in February this year, so not the most experienced rider here... But loving it! (Got my next lesson tomorrow!)
5th May 2003, 12:19 PM
Hi Alex :) you are not old and Im still a 13yr old in a 34yr olds body:D :D so Im not reallya mature rider just my body lol I really like this site as theres a vast age mix and skill so you get alll different comments and ideas hope you have fun posting
5th May 2003, 10:05 PM
Welcome Alex, I wouldn't have said you were particularly old. Get to my age and you're talking old! You sound as though you are really going ahead with your riding with 2 horses to do,and in a lovely part of the world too. One of these days I shall get to your neck of the woods, have to wait until I retire and have oodles of time. Don't wish for snow, its a menace. Cheers, L
6th May 2003, 01:39 PM
LOL, Alex, at my barn you'd be one of the young'uns!:) We have one sixteen year old, bless her heart, but the rest are all mid-thirties and older. The really wild women are in their fifties - my barn owner turned up yesterday with a face full of briar scratches, earned during a mad dash down a mountain just ahead of a hailstorm!:cool:
I'm only 42 myself, so I'm not yet allowed to go on mountain trips with "the big girls.":p
So don't you worry about being old - you'd be barely out of the cradle by our standards!;) Welcome to the board!:)
8th May 2003, 07:23 PM
A mere child from my perspective. :o
1st Jun 2003, 04:30 PM
YOU ARE NOT OLD BY ANY MEANS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST TURNED 40 AN STILL RIDING IN ONE PIECE, ha ha. I LOST MY OL' MARE ABOUT 6YRS OR SO AGO BUT STILL HAVE MY OTHER HORSE, SCOOBYDOO. HE IS NOW 26YRS OF AGE AN STILL VERY HEALTHY. 2YRS AGO I GOT MARRIED TO A VERY WONDERFUL MAN THAT WAS ALSO GIVEN A HORSE FOR A WEDDING GIFT. HIS HORSE IS 28YRS YOUNG. WE BOTH RIDE FROM TIME TO TIME AN SHOULD RIDE MORE. WHERE WE LIVE THERE IS ALOT OF TRAIL RIDING TO BE DONE BUT SOMEWHAT LIMITED AS WE DON'T HAVE A TRUCK RIGHT NOW TO PULL THE H. TRAILOR, SO WE JUST RIDE LOCALLY. THE OTHER DAY I GOT A "BUG" UP MY SHORTS AN WANTED TO RIDE OUT BY MYSELF. IT WAS FINE FOR THE FIRST FEW MINUTES AN THEN MY HUSBANDS HORSE GOT JEALOUS, BROKE OUT OF THE PASTURE AN TORE A LONG SECTION OF FENCE OUT W/HER - THANK GOODNESS SHE HAD NO INJURIES.
HAVE FUN RIDING, RIDE LOTS & TAKE CARE;) :) :cool:
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