Emma Parrish Eventing | 2 Questions | 12 Answers

For anyone who life circumstances took them away from horses, how did you get back to them?

For anyone who life circumstances took them away from horses, how did you get back to them?
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I took a ten year hiatus when I went to college/started my career and family, etc. I woke up on my 28th birthday and decided I would treat myself to a horseback riding lesson at a local stable because I would literally dream about riding again. I missed it so much. After that one lesson, I was hooked! My parents have property and a barn, so I decided I would start horse shopping. I found the perfect thoroughbred jumper who has given me the confidence to get back in the show ring! This was all about three years ago, and I now have 4 horses (one being a 3 year old) that I ride and compete! Horses have always been my lifesaver, giving me such joy and purpose.
I've taken a few breaks and always found myself missing it! I made it a goal to start riding again after seeing a kid in the grocery store wearing breeches and tall boots.
I had a 30 yr "break"! Started taking weekly lessons and about 6 weeks in started leasing a horse that was also available for sale...bought him 6 months later :) ... I strongly recommend leasing. It is a great option to get back in the game without the full burden of horse ownership and also gives you time to look for a mount (no rush to get something to ride) if that is where you are headed. Good luck!
Santa brought my daughter a horse for Christmas and he told her she had to let me ride him :)
It hasn't even been a year for me yet. Already getting desperate.
I took a year and a half off randomly took a lesson at a new barn and two weeks later bought a new horse without even getting her vetted πŸ˜‚
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