My first lesson will be an evaluation lesson, for 30 minutes and then after that I will be taking full hour lessons. Note to self: stock up on ice and Advil.
The plan is to start with lessons, then move toward shareboarding a horse, and then perhaps finally owning a horse of my own. I am naturally risk-averse, and I don’t want to get into something that we find we can’t afford, hence I’m not going to be riding for six months and then try to find a horse to buy right away. But shareboarding, in which I would take on half the costs of a horse’s care, is most likely doable.
Oh, the things I must do to get ready! A new helmet, because although my old one is Pony Club approved, it is old and it’s like a bike helmet — it’s brain protection and I shouldn’t skimp. I may go ahead and buy breeches, because jeans aren’t as comfortable. I do have gloves somewhere, and will need those to prevent blisters (also, to improve hand position and keeping the reins the right length).
I am so happy and excited! Woo-hoo!
Riding again after so many years. English riding (sorry Western fans, it’s just that there’s so much saddle — it gets in the way).