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Response to magical thyme (Reply #52)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 08:16 PM

53. still very, very cool

I realized my mistake after I had posted and left the house again. Wait a minute, s/he said the "Director of" not "at". Oh well, that is still quite an honor.

I was fortunate in that my folks could pay for lessons when I was little, and bought me a large pony to get started showing for real when I was about 13 (and a fabulous aunt that loves horses as much as I to ferry me to and fro. I rode at a big stable and my trainer had a lot of horses in training. I got to ride a lot of them.... sometimes as punishment and sometimes as reward. I also rode my fellow juniors' horses a lot too because I was ALWAYS at the barn . I managed to do well enough at shows to keep my habit going, but the crash really ended it... flipped my horse at a big oxer in a speed class. I lost my heart for show jumping. I tried to get back for a while. Trainer put me on his retired grand prix horse, presumably to get my confidence back, but it never came, and I quit the show ring. I carried on a bit longer doing the riding team stuff at school, and did well, but it wasn't enough, plus I ran out of money, and got out of school. Can't stay on the A circuit without a bankroll, as you or perhaps someone else, mentioned. I do want to go back to riding, but not necessarily being on the road every week etc doing the circuit(even if I had the cash). Teaching babies how to be good horses on the flat would make me happy... their next owners can do the events, shows, rodeos and whatnots. I do not know a lot of heavy duty dressage, I mean the official movements etc, but want to learn more than what was useful for jumpers and the USET medal class at every show.

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