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Hey, just wondering how many years experience you had before you decided to get your first horse and what experience did you have with competing etc. X

Hey, just wondering how many years experience you had before you decided to get your first horse and what experience did you have with competing etc. X
I got my first horse 6 years after I started riding
Im looking at horses to buy now, and I'm almost 15, Ive been showing for 4-5 years and I have been riding since I was 5.
I got my first horse after I showed for 4 years, when I got him he was a lot of horse, probably to much for me at the time. But he taught me a lot that I wouldn't have learned.
I got my first pony when I was 4 but my mum was around horses and competed a lot when she was younger but I had a very bad fall and didn't ride for 6 years but then my pony sadly passed and I got my first warmblood and he taught me everything!
I was given my first horse when I was about 14, but I don't make a great example as I had very little experience and had to learn a lot of things the hard way! My advice to anybody buying their first horse is to make sure you have a good support network of knowledgeable people that you trust, so you have someone to turn to when something goes wrong (as it always does with horses 😅)
I got my first horse when I was 13 after about 2 years of riding and 1 yr of competing. I honestly think it completely depends on how far along you are though. If your super passionate and know this is going to be a long term sport for you then I think you can get a horse earlier on but for some people it's better to just lease until they are more far along and completely sure this is a long term thing for you. Hope this helps! 🤗
I got my 1st pony when I was 10. I went to riding school every week for 7 years and loaned the pony for half a year before we bought her 😊 I had never competed before I got her
I'm grown up on a horse farm so I got my first pony when I was 2 years old 🙈