"Yes, I remember Pony Club here in the US--very strict, sometimes too strict. But now the pendulum has swung too much the other way with an excess of entitled "princesses." These days there are plenty of riders but fewer and…"
"To me it is remarkable how much riding has changed. When I was in my teen--early 60!--a horse was old if he was sixteen and huge if he was sixteen hands. Now veterinary care and breeding has changed much of that. And how I…"
"Where I come from the "Just get on and ride" attitude was very prevalent and new horses were broken in not started and this way of doing things is still happening to some degree.. Most of my mates rode by "the seat of their…"
"Certainly has ! and for the better too....I love that the emphasis in riding and working with horses has evolved towards communication in a non-threatening manner. It's so great to work with people who are thinkers as well as doers....the…"
"My first experience of riding was back in the late '60s when I went on a YHA riding holiday in the Cotswolds in England. After that I was hooked, but living in London there was no way I could ride regularly, so I just spent my annual vacation…"
"Hi Linda: I grew up in the Pony Club also with a very military instructor. His name was Colonel Graffi. How military can you get. We did as we were told and there were not even outdoor arenas then so they put manure down on a track in the snow in…"
"I am in my 60's but I too can't imagine not riding but I'm sure there may be a time when it becomes difficult due to health for some people.
If this happens to me I hope I will at least be able to retain contact with hores and…"
"hi linda. thanks for the friend add. in answer to your question about what type of horse do i like. i enjoy all horses but for my personal riding look for quality movement, mind and trainability in the sport horse world geared toward dressage. :)…"
"Hmm, interesting question. Our finances have changed, which means I can ride a better quality horse, buy tack I want, etc. I still prefer western riding stuff. I tried an Aussie saddle, but not quite what I wanted. I recently bought a beartrap…"
"Well I guess that I am of the complete opposite end of the stick. I did not learn any of the strict riding rules, because I did not take lessons when I started riding. This was way back in my kid years. There were no nearby stables that taught…"
I started riding many years ago and it was all very prim and proper, controlled by the Pony Club 'sergent major' usually called a Commisioner plus the British Horse Society. In the UK we ride what I believe people in the Americas call 'the English seat', but when I commenced riding the BHS dictated how people should ride. Even today most people have to have passed there BHS exams to get a job in the equine industry although college students are gaining quite a foothold too.Attitudes about how…See More
"I live in England and used to live in the Western Isles of Scotland.
I still ride and have a 25 year old Arab mare and a 5 year old Appaloosa. Over the last couple of years my health hasn't been as good as it was but my horses have kept me…"
hi linda. thanks for the friend add. in answer to your question about what type of horse do i like. i enjoy all horses but for my personal riding look for quality movement, mind and trainability in the sport horse world geared toward dressage. :) join the HorseGirlTV fanclub if you haven't already and have a chance. it's at http://www.barnmice.com/group/horsegirltvfanclub