I Am An Equestrian

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People

    Love to Ride

    I have been riding off and on since I was very, very young. I went to a horse camp when I was 9, but didn't start riding vigorously until I was 13. I have been taking lessons for three years now, and love it. I don't own a horse, and haven't had a chance to compete, but I still...
    AQHRider207 AQHRider207
    18-21, F
    Apr 23, 2008

    Equine Lover

    I love to ride, but I love horses even more. I'm not one of those competitive riders who care more about the sport than the animal. Horses have been part of my life for many years. I was on the Equestrian team in college. Before that I took private lessons. One day I didn't have...
    AnaChristi AnaChristi
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2008

    I started jumping lessons in December 2008

    and stopped about a year ago because I can't afford it. I miss it so much it's unbearable. The longer I'm off horseback the more depressed I get. I started riding in 2007 as a way to get out of my head, that's when I was diagnosed with OCD and it was taking over my life. Riding...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    I Dont Feel Loved

    I am thirteen and 4 months ago(when i was 12) my dad was arrested in front of my face. I had just gotten back from a friends house and the state sheriff was parked in front of my house. The first thing that happened was my neighbor came up to me and said,"you will be staying with...
    checkers12 checkers12
    Jan 10, 2010

    Y'all Are Horses???

    I didn't know there were any horses on EP...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 23, 2008

    A Lifelong Love

    I think it was Will Rogers who once said, "There's nothing about thouside of a horse that isn't good for the ouside of a man." I got the bug when I was five, started lessons at ten, quit at 14 for boys, returned at 27 for a year, returned again at...
    auntykelly auntykelly
    1 Response Oct 23, 2008

    Yes I Am

    I've been riding for about 25 years, trail, distance, dressage, and most recently, jumping. Involvement with horses is a great way to learn all kinds of things about yourself, while getting exercise and having fun. I've got a nice appaloosa gelding who is the best horse ever.
    nerdoleptic nerdoleptic
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2008

    Am I Really the Only One....

    ...or just the only one who is willing to mention it?
    nerdoleptic nerdoleptic
    46-50, F
    Feb 11, 2008

    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester
    41-45, F
    Jul 31, 2015
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