I think it's about time I said hi and joined in, having enjoyed lurking for years, and learning a lot. I had my first riding lesson for my 7th birthday and am still riding in my early seventies. I have 2 horses at home, 29 year old WB known as the ginger giraffe (GG) and his little cob companion(CC). I've owned GG for 14 years now and we used to jump. We lost our best friend his fieldmate at 31 peacefully last autumn. GG can still enjoy quiet ride but I really need a new horse, so I'll be asking this forum what to look for. So looking forward to joining in.