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Community Level 6Sarah_Louise

Sarah_Louise

Horses, horses, everywhere....

AdvantagesGreat hobby, keeps you fit

DisadvantagesCan be a bit dangerous, expensive if you stick to lessons, expensive hobby

"...class who wanted to start horse riding. I owe it all to them! I guess I could have started when I was 3 and gone on my own, but that's never as much fun! So we all packed off to a local place with horses. (NB. note the fact I refrain from using "riding school" to describe this place!) This place was more like a farm yard. You paid your £5, you then got plonked on any horse they had going and sent off down the lane following a "leader". This ..." Read review
11.03.2002

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Community Level 1tracando

tracando

whoa think before you buy

Advantagesfeel good get fit

Disadvantagescosts more than you think

"...about my greatest passion - horse riding. Many people think of horse owners as toffy nosed, upper class, snobs. On the contrary the majority of us are everyday hard working people (have to work to pay for the horse) who are mad about horses and have saved and waited a long time to have their dream of owning a horse come true. I personally have waited my whole life to own Smokey my 14h Welsh Section D. I thought I would let everyone out there considering ..." Read review
18.07.2001

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Community Level 5drusilla

drusilla

Challenging but rewarding

AdvantagesA new challenge. Boosts confidence. Great way to keep fit and make new friends.

DisadvantagesCan be nerve racking and difficult to begin with.

"...never even been near a horse or pony. Then about 6 monthes ago I decided I’d give it a go, just for fun. It was only £7 for an half hour lesson (which often lasted a lot longer) with free hat rental, which I think is quite cheap. But if you want to be properly kitted out you also need to buy riding boots and jodpers, which are a little more expensive. Luckily, my sister is a keen rider so I could borrow hers. To start off with I found ..." Read review
14.01.2001

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Community Level 3dosolivos

dosolivos

Advice for Horse Riders (especially parents!)

AdvantagesHealthy, rewarding sport with many possibilities

DisadvantagesPossible cost

"Horse riding is a sport which, when you mention it to people, they either "did it once and would never do it again" or ¨love it¨. Having been riding now for over 30 years and teaching for over 20, I feel that it is very important that people are aware of the importance of starting out correctly, not only for their enjoyments sake, but also for their safety. The ´"did it once" people have probably not be supplied with enough good advice for them ..." Read review
14.07.2009

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Community Level 1Teddymai

Teddymai

Reasons to Ride..

Advantagestherapeutic qualities, relationship and trust between yourself and your horse is extremly rewarding,

DisadvantagesNone it is worth everything

"I started riding when i was 9 years old im 16 now. I started as i did not have alot of friends and school and i found it to be a great get away. I suffered from a form of bulimia between the ages of 11 and 13 where my body was rejecting food. The main cause of this i belive was the stress of changing schools. i become so week i couldnt ride any more and that for me was a turning point i made my self eat and i made my self stronger so i could get ..." Read review
30.05.2008

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Community Level 2Belgarath_02

Belgarath_02

Riding for pleasure

Advantageshealthy exercise, good company

DisadvantagesAching muscles until you get used to it

"...you intended with your own horse and all the fun that comes with it. Advantages: Healthy exercise, good company Disadvantages: Muscles ache initialy ..." Read review
09.07.2000

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