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2/28/2017 at 5:28:15 PM GMT
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Women Who Started Riding at 50 or 60

I returned to riding horses for fun last year. I made a living working on a small horse farm in NJ in my twenties. Now, 56 years old, last year started taking riding lessons again. I keep meeting women in my age range who are doing the same thing.


I am curious to hear from women who started riding for the first time at 50 or 60 years old. I wonder what motivated you to take up this activity?  It’s clear to me why I did, I needed the right circumstances for motivation, plus $$ and time.


I decided to write a feature article on this topic for a course I am taking in journalism. I would love to hear about your experience. Especially new riders. What’s your goal? What fitness benefits have you noticed since you started riding? How often do you ride? Why not golf or tennis, why riding horses?


I’d also appreciate hearing from riding instructors as to what an older adult beginner is like to teach.


I appreciate your time and hope to have a few responses. Please email

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