Originally Posted by equiniphile
I ride Western, so it may not be my place to judge, but I have a friend who rides English. At the barn she boards her showjumper at, they go to shows with their barn, and instead of everyone riding their own horse, the riding instructor puts the names of all the horses in a hat and everyone who's showing draws a horse's name from it. Whatever horse they get, they ride in one class, and they draw names for all the classes they go to at each show. They don't ever ride their own horse! Not even in lessons! What's the point of owning/leasing a horse if you only ever ride lesson horses? I understand that being able to ride many different horses is an admired trait, but to never ride your horse? It doesn't make any sense to me. What do you guys think?
Sounds very strange! Do they ride the lesson horse in one class and their own horse in another class...?