Riding After Fifty
I came to riding later in life than most. I had always wanted to ride but never had the opportunity. As my children left home, I found that I had the time to explore riding. My first experience with lessons locally was not what I what I had hoped for as I was riding with young children under the age of ten; after a few months I decided to try another riding center. Along the way, I found a nice little horse, a Quarter horse and bought him. And where I was learning to ride him, I found that I wanted more-I wanted to know him, what motivates him and how to better communicate with him.
I was introduced to Kirsten and felt that she had the personality that would work well with me. She has provided me with riding instruction along with information on the personality of my horse, With that information, I can better work with him as a teammate. I found that riding is not controlling a horse but working together. Kirsten has provided me with professional instruction. To begin with, she has encouraged me in all my lessons, and rather than feeling that I will never “get it” when it comes to riding because of my age, Kirsten acknowledges all improvements in my quest. Any one who is older or who rode as a child and is a little nervous about returning to riding, I encourage you to work with Kirsten as she is positive and patient. As an educator, I find that Kirsten possess the skills of great teachers.
Kirsten’s knowledge of horses, horse care, and training is amazing. I also like that Kirsten is experienced in different areas of riding; jumping, dressage and trail riding, just to name a few. You won’t find yourself preparing for jumping if your interest is in dressage. She knows both the English and Western disciplines. She has me riding in open fields with confidence. When riding with Kirsten, you feel energized, confident and pleased with your work. For those of us who are new to riding or are returning to it after a number of years, I think you will find that Kirsten is the perfect instructor. I hope you have the opportunity to work with Kirsten Lee as she will take you and your horse to a level of riding that I found no where else. Good luck to you and enjoy the ride.