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post #91 of 110 (permalink) Old 10-05-2013, 11:36 AM
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I believe I could do it, If I really put my effort and time into it. Time is something I definitely have.

$$$FUNDS/MOOLA$$$ thats a whole 'nother story! I know how EXPENSIVE horses/lessons can be...especially living here in the US in CALI. I kind of told myself that I am gonna have to sacrifice some other stuff and really figure out what it is I WANT MOST.

I do look at dressage videos and it is definitely something I would try and get good at if I do pick up horseback riding.
If you have more time than money and are really interested in riding horses/learning dressage, there's always the possibility barns in your area would be willing to trade barn work (cleaning stalls, repairs, grooming/tacking up, etc) for lessons. Or you could be a "working student" but that might involve more of a (time) commitment. I'm on the east coast and I know barns out here do it. It's a viable option because yes, most everything in the horse world is expensive.

What dressage videos are you watching? Dressage is an amazing discipline, as it's really the foundation for all other disciplines.

If you ever have any questions, feel free to shoot me a PM. I've been riding since age 3, competed in eventing, dressage, and jumpers, and am an equine professional now. Hence I ride/train (client's horses) nearly every day of the year. Plus snowboard during the season, so as neni and I can prove, it can be done ha. Sleep deprivation/exhaustion often accompanies those season overlaps however.
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If you have more time than money and are really interested in riding horses/learning dressage, there's always the possibility barns in your area would be willing to trade barn work (cleaning stalls, repairs, grooming/tacking up, etc) for lessons. Or you could be a "working student" but that might involve more of a (time) commitment. I'm on the east coast and I know barns out here do it. It's a viable option because yes, most everything in the horse world is expensive.
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Horseriding can be a very cheap hobby. I've ridden horses many years without spending more than some bucks for breaches, helmet and boots every other year. I've always found people having their horses at home in a little barn, who were happy if someone does the cleaning/grooming in exchange for riding, so they have some evenings off. The better you get at riding, the "better" will the horses be which these people give to you. I was lucky with some owners, I was allowed to take lessons and to compete with their horses.


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Racing karts, soccer and longboarding. Havnt been karting for a while as it takes about 3000 a season but when I get out of school I will definitely be back.
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Sweet! My best friend when I was growing up owned a track in Quebec (his family bought it for $4 and renovated the place). And they hosted a series there for several years.

I went and did a practice day with them when I was 15 or so and my times were only a couple tenths off my buddy over a 30 second lap. He was the area champ several times over. So I could have been driving F1 cars now! But here I sit in front of my computer instead...
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Sweet! My best friend when I was growing up owned a track in Quebec (his family bought it for $4 and renovated the place). And they hosted a series there for several years.

I went and did a practice day with them when I was 15 or so and my times were only a couple tenths off my buddy over a 30 second lap. He was the area champ several times over. So I could have been driving F1 cars now! But here I sit in front of my computer instead...
You should get into it again if your interested, I think Calgary has a decent track and club. You just have to buy a kart which is about 2-3000, not much cost after that.
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You should get into it again if your interested, I think Calgary has a decent track and club. You just have to buy a kart which is about 2-3000, not much cost after that.
I'd love to! Even using somebody's used 1-2 yr old cart would be fine by me. I'd want to get into some kind of series that had a long wearing spec tire (for cost reduction).

There is an indoor electric cart track here which is fun, but it's time trial only, no real "passing" allowed unless they're much slower. Nothing like having a battle with somebody on the track!!!
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I'd love to! Even using somebody's used 1-2 yr old cart would be fine by me. I'd want to get into some kind of series that had a long wearing spec tire (for cost reduction).

There is an indoor electric cart track here which is fun, but it's time trial only, no real "passing" allowed unless they're much slower. Nothing like having a battle with somebody on the track!!!
There should be a ton of used karts around, I'd check the clubs web site or go to a meeting. Or if you want really fast try this.
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There should be a ton of used karts around, I'd check the clubs web site or go to a meeting. Or if you want really fast try this.
Thanks jerk. Now I want to go racing...
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