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Riding Lessons

While looking through Craigslist ads the other day (specifically the pet section, ya know, b/c I need a new pet and all LOL), I ran across an ad for horseback riding lessons. The ad stated that they could start out at the basics; grooming, stall cleaning, tack cleaning and such and then progress from there and even possibly move up to barrel racing.

It peaked my interests, I haven't ridden a horse since my honeymoon and this stable is just a few minutes down the road from me. So, I text the number given and within minutes I get a reply. She's charging $50 for 2 hour lessons and wants to do at least 2 lessons a week. She said she boards her horse and is needing help paying her board, which I can understand. She's 16 years old and says she's been riding all her life, she said she also barrel races occasionally.

I had originally thought about getting the riding lessons for me AND McKayla but her age has me a little concerned. I know that age doesn't necessarily mean anything and a lot of people have started out riding and training at such an early age but I'm not sure how I feel about a 16 year old giving my 4 year old riding lessons on a 1000+ lb animal.

I think what I'm going to do is text her and see if I can come out and check out the stables and watch her "work", see how she gives lessons and then go from there.

Now I just have to convince John, LOL.


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