Help! I Need Your Opinion! - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

Help! I Need Your Opinion!

This is a discussion on Help! I Need Your Opinion! within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        10-12-2009, 08:49 PM
    I can't send her to a trainer right know because my family is trying to save-up for a vacation and trainers cost a ton. I think I will talk to my parants about selling her. I am going in a dressage show saterday so that might be a good time to sell her......I hope my parents will be OK about it.
    Sponsored Links
        10-12-2009, 09:37 PM
    Green Broke
    If you are not sure whether you want to keep on riding, and if you have lost your confidence on this horse then I would sell her. Maybe from the money you save on your horse one or two lessons a week at a stable and a schoolmaster. That way you can develop your riding and get your confidence back. If you don't want to jump then don't jump, but if you have the opportunity to feel safe on a horse you may find yourself branching out and trying new things.

    If you keep your horse you might be able to get through it in time, but you also may lose your confidence for riding forever, or one of you might get hurt. Scared riders to not mix with horses well.

    If after lessons for a month or two you feel you are ready to get back into horses, start looking for a new one. Look for one that is reliable, friendly, kind and pretty quiet. Ideally they would have some experience in dressage, if that is what you want to do. At your age you probably don't want a big horse or anything, but you can probably find a good all round galloway that has been used in pony club, some little competitions etc.

    Its hard parting with your horse, but if you are scared of riding her you have to evaluate your position.
        10-12-2009, 10:26 PM
    ^Well Said
        10-12-2009, 10:31 PM
    A lot of lesson barns have lesson ponies/horses up for sale, the barn I used to ride at closed and sold alll their ponies so I think you should sell yours and check out local lesson barns and find out if they have any horses/ponies for sale who are gentle, dead broke and in their teens, rather than a young one. You want a horse that can help you gain back your confidence, not scare you away from riding
        10-12-2009, 10:44 PM
    Green Broke
    OR lease her out. So you can get her back if you ever want her. And while she is out on lease, you can lease a Bombproof pony.
        10-12-2009, 11:36 PM
    Or maybe find someone who is a more advanced rider, and has a pony they've outgrown (I mean in ability, not size), and exchange riding. That way when you advance, you'll have your pony waiting (but not so green).
        10-13-2009, 09:59 AM
    Green Broke
    Just do dressage then! No offence but it is a little selfish that you have your own pony and now want to quit. If you pony is green then ground work and dressage would be perfect for you and him/her :)
        10-13-2009, 10:57 AM
    My parents did not take it so well. They said that I could do it and all this other stuff, they just don't understand that I am scarred out of my mind and want to get a more reliable pony so I can become a confident rider. Now what?
        10-13-2009, 01:11 PM
    I agree with the person that said to try dressage with your current horse. You won't feel like you are necessarily giving up, your horse may enjoy dressage also and you will gain confidence by being a vital part of his training. I have a greenie and although he can be overwhelming sometimes, it makes me feel good that I am a part of getting him trained. Don't give up - try something else if you need to, but don't give up!
        10-13-2009, 01:47 PM
    My dad won't let me just do dressage and they won't let me sell her untill march 2nd. My only hope is that my riding instructor will agree to only do cross rails untill then.

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Just want an opinion Alycat Horse Talk 31 10-13-2009 04:49 PM
    Really sad in my opinion tempest Horse Breeds 11 06-15-2009 08:59 PM
    Opinion minihorse927 Horse Riding Critique 6 08-12-2008 12:27 AM
    In your opinion...... xoLivxo Horse Videos 13 06-11-2008 11:49 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:39 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0