About

Hi. My name’s Roberta and for most of my life, I’ve wanted to be able to ride a horse. There were times when I’d give it a shot, but didn’t invest the time and effort necessary to learn to walk, trot and canter competently. Often, life and family matters intervened and the riding ambition had to be set aside.

After several false starts, I was terribly frustrated and figured I must simply be a horse dork. I just couldn’t get it… until April 2010 when I got amazingly lucky, found a wonderful trainer and patient lesson horse who guided me out of my fear and taught me more than I dreamed I could do.

This blog contains posts about some of the significant milestones on my journey to finally becoming a horse owner. The road I took to get here is probably very different from the one you’ve taken, and we’re most likely very different people. But now I’ve realized that a mutual love of horses can bring together people of all ages and backgrounds. You’re never too young or too old to start. If you want to ride, find the right trainer, and just do it!

2 Responses to About

  1. Susan Dianto says:

    Hi Roberta…I just came across your website tonight while I was searching for horseriding accessories (jellypantz!) and have enjoyed reading your posts. We share a few things in common: I also recently took up riding lessons, at age 42 (having ridden when I was younger but never consistently training and advancing my skills), and have also suffered anxieties since getting injured in a spook fall a few months ago (although my injuries were short term and not nearly as serious as yours). I greatly admire you for literally ‘getting back up on the horse’ despite your fears. I still struggle with the anxiety, but for now my love of the horses has been winning.

    keep up the good work!
    Susan

    • Roberta says:

      Hi Susan! Thank you so much for reading my blog and for your great message of support! I appreciate your kind words and wish you all the very best with your riding. Sorry to hear about fall, and I hope you’re back to feeling good and confident about your time in the saddle soon. Best wishes, Roberta.

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