Hi, I am Sharon, The Aging Horsewoman.
I’d like to tell you how Aging Horsewomen Intl started. I returned to the horse world in my sixties after a 20- year break. I knew my loss of balance, strength and chronic pain would affect my ability and confidence in riding. However, I wasn’t prepared for the debilitating fear! My daughter lead-lining me fear. How would I ever convince Buttercup (Doc Yellow Cody) I could be trusted as a confident lead mare? I needed to decrease pain and get in shape! I needed a support system.
I started Aging Horsewomen Facebook group January 27, 2017. I was surprised by the number of women my story resonated with. I wasn’t alone! Within a year, we became Aging Horsewomen Intl. to reflect our worldwide camaraderie. We are a sisterhood of over 53,000 members. We are a support system, sounding board, place to vent and learn.
As our group grew, so did our wants. How could we find other Aging Horsewomen in our area? Safety is a big issue as we know how dangerous our hobbies can be. What about sharing events? Many of us supplement our incomes and would like a place to advertise.
This website was started to meet those and many more requests.
I did get help with my pain.
Hi I am Dawn,
I am a self proclaimed hippy chic wanna be and rebel without a cause despising all things techy. I loath computers and selling things! So, why am I here? In complete truth, I started just to support my mother and her vision. As this website has developed I’ve become excited because I can see so many possibilities.
We are a platform that meets your needs, even if you aren’t an aging horsewoman! I know enough about horses to make sure I end up facing the front when I mount.
Our platform has several different components:
~ Social Media: Make friends, send messages, see activity log (news feed), no ads popping up, more privacy and control of what you see ~ Map: join for free and get yourself on the map, find others in your area, or somewhere you are interested in ~ Groups: The groups is the area to tailor for your needs/wants. A group can be set up for personal topics, educational, business, gathering, real estate, etc.. An admin (aka you!) creates and manages the group. Many people are multi-sourcing their income and an easy place to share thier products is needed. ~ Local Clubs: Meet online with people in your area, schedule meetups and activities ~ Events Calendar: Members may plan and share events, businesses may post promotions and events. ~ Website - Main: Sharon has the main website that shares a lot of information pertinent to those in the horse world. Vendors advertising will be placed in an appropriate category. ~ Webpage - Yours: Do you want your own webpage for your business? Websites can be hard to create, manage and afford. Use our Groups to promote your products. ~ Advertising: We have several advertising options with different price ranges, which will include the opportunity to advertise to our Facebook Group with 53,000 members. ~ Support: Sharon told you how it all began, wanting support. The vision remains the same. We want to offer our support.