Track Riding
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

Track Riding

This is a discussion on Track Riding within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Cons of track riding
  • Where to ride around a horse track

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-09-2010, 05:16 AM
  #1
Foal
Track Riding

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum..
Name's alex :) I'm 18 and have just been offered a job as a track rider.
Was just wondering if anyone had any experience, and what they thought of it :) Cheers.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-09-2010, 12:12 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Like an exercise rider for a racing stable? I have never heard of "track" riding.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    06-09-2010, 12:20 PM
  #3
Trained
I think she means an excersize Jockey....Oh well, doesn't matter you're on a racehorse and you're running...

I, personally, have never had a job for any stable in the racing industry but I have breezed my own horses before just for the heck of it. The track near us sometimes has open days when anyone can go and just ride around. I took my ex-race mare Annie there and she had a blast, I could so tell she missed the track. I also had the opportunity to breeze one of my trainers older racehorses who I adored. He was ten years old but he had been doing well at the local track and still gentle as a lamb. Of course, I wasn't wearing jockey silks nor did I have the correct weight on my horse, lol. Just me, a jumping saddle, the horse, and running for no reasona t all.

I enjoyed being able to just run, not worry about patterns or music to stay in tune with. No other riders to bump into me (They only let one person out at a time, unless the person has multiple horses.)

You'll have fun, I think. I'm no jockey, but I enjoy running just like any one of them.
     
    06-09-2010, 12:21 PM
  #4
Showing
Has to be, Stormy. Races are only ridden by licensed jockeys.

In fact, even exercise riders should be licensed. Everyone who works at a race track is supposed to have a license for whatever it is they've been hired.

I'm a little suspicious of this post, though.

OP, if you're on the up-and-up, PM forum member Sarahvner. She has track experience.
     
    06-09-2010, 12:24 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Well I know they couldn't be jokeying but I dint know if they ment something else. But if we are talking abou the track here

You will most likly need to be alot stronger than you are. And probably keep your wright under or around 130 lbs. Work out, run, eat right. I'm planning on gettig a job as an exercise rider once I'm 16.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    06-09-2010, 06:16 PM
  #6
Foal
Haha, thanks guys, we call it track riding here, excercise riding too, but thanks anyway. Yes I do have to get a licence, and gosh no I'm definitely not a jockey.
     

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

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

Log-in

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
Track-Highjump Lovehorsesandrunning General Off Topic Discussion 3 05-04-2010 04:57 AM
Back On track! Milly Molly Horse Tack and Equipment 0 12-22-2009 05:57 PM
Off-Track Standardbreds horselover85 Horse Breeds 3 06-25-2009 08:17 PM
Off the track thoroughbreds? Danzing Horse Breeds 28 04-28-2009 09:54 AM
Help .. off the track mare kchfuller Horse Training 1 04-10-2008 01:53 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0