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Fluttershy

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Er hi!

I've joined here as the very long term plan is to finally take the plunge into horse ownership! I've loved horses all my life and been riding since I was about 10, only riding schools and hacks whilst on holiday and the like. Met hubby and money didn't stretch to riding as regular so rode as and when I could, then met a lady via another forum and she invited me to meet her and her horses and I ended up riding one of her's for a couple of years until sadly he had to be put down. Ridden on and off since so would consider myself knowledgeable and experienced but rusty!

I'm hoping to get a job later on this year (Due to health problems and one thing and another I've not worked for a year or so) and hubby said that with two full time jobs he sees no reason why in time (Looking to part loan first) I shouldn't finally have a horse!

I'm approaching 40 (God did I just say that) and am based in South Yorkshire, only animal companions at the moment are a couple of cats who are Mum and Daughter, they came as an unwanted pregnant queen and we ended up keeping one of her litter but I think thats a story for another day!

Looking forward to getting to know you all, talking horses, making friends and sharing my (Long) journey with you all
 

Huggy

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40! You're just a young slip of a thing lol! I agree - just go for it - I'm 63 and got my 2nd just a few months ago, after retiring my old boy. Keep us posted on your search and what you end up getting. Exciting!!:p I only joined this forum late last year, and everyone's super helpful and friendly.
 

GaryB

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Welcome! You will find lots of help and support here if you need it
 

Fluttershy

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Thank you all

As I said it will be a long journey, possibly 2-3 years depending on how quickly I'm able to find a suitable job and how well the planned part loan goes. In the meantime I will be reading threads on here and reading up :)
 
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Star the Fell

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Hi, you sound like me. I barely rode as a child, decided at 30 to start lessons. Then at around 35 I met a RI who bought, brought on and then sold horses, so I ended up riding whatever she was working on at the time. Age 40, I bought Star off her. 12 years later I have my second pony having lost Star last year.
(Horse) life really can begin at 40.
 
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Fluttershy

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Well nearly a year later I've still not been able to find a job so at the moment the dream of my own horse is very much in the distant future, however I've found a semi local sanctuary where I am headed on Monday to meet the lady and hopefully start volunteering there on a regular basis so at least I get my horse fix! Looks like there is the possibility to ride too so everything crossed that it works out :)
 

carthorse

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I hope it works out and you can get some horse time, as well as helping the sanctuary it could give you quite a broad base of experiences if you're dealing with a number of horses Good luck on Monday!
 

Fluttershy

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Well I headed to the sanctuary yesterday, spent the day there helping out and I GOT TO RIDE! (Sorry for caps!)

Wow that felt good, also made me realise how rusty I am as i hurt EVERYWHERE (And I do mean everywhere) last night but it's easing today

Back there next Monday, can't wait!!
 

Huggy

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For me, that view beats any landscape, seascape or any city skyline, any time any day!
 
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