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post #41 of 48 Old 01-29-2011, 08:41 PM
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Yup, I love it when other people get on my horse.

I let this 10 year old girl who was about 4'8, or well, really really short, on my 17.3 hand gelding and she jumped him 2'6-2'9 fences! Also, my trainers encourage us to switch horses in a lesson, or even switch horses in a senior class at a AQHA show just so we can get used to riding other horses, if we want to go on an equestrian team for college! Also, my horse is broke to the point where it doesn't matter who rides him, he knows his job and will tell you when your doing something he doesn't like or if your doing something wrong. Hes such a good boy(:
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post #42 of 48 Old 01-29-2011, 09:12 PM
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Justjump is your 17.3 hand gelding an Quarterhorse? I'm sure I've never seen one so big.

I have let other people ride my horses and find that people that know nothing are generally better or more respectful. People that say they know something have always been mean to my guys - I had one women get on and whip one of geldings for no reason and someone get on and just had no idea that you don't keep a death gripe on the reins to the point where my mare starting head tossing. Took me three weeks to convince her that it would be easier not to do it.

Of course, you have to consider the liability of letting others ride - you know should something happen are you going to get sued.
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Justjump is your 17.3 hand gelding an Quarterhorse? I'm sure I've never seen one so big.

I have let other people ride my horses and find that people that know nothing are generally better or more respectful. People that say they know something have always been mean to my guys - I had one women get on and whip one of geldings for no reason and someone get on and just had no idea that you don't keep a death gripe on the reins to the point where my mare starting head tossing. Took me three weeks to convince her that it would be easier not to do it.

Of course, you have to consider the liability of letting others ride - you know should something happen are you going to get sued.
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post #44 of 48 Old 01-29-2011, 10:00 PM
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Riding your horse

No I dont let other people besides family ride the horses.
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post #45 of 48 Old 01-29-2011, 10:11 PM
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I'll let some people ride Jesse. Technically, almost anyone could. He's very laid back and well behaved, I just get paranoid . My last horse I would only let a specific few ride him because he was a sneaky little one and could buck like a saddle bronc. I've never really like sharing anything with anyone for that matter in case they wrecked it. I have problems....

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post #46 of 48 Old 01-29-2011, 10:52 PM
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Of course, you have to consider the liability of letting others ride - you know should something happen are you going to get sued.
You won't necessarily get sued. You need to let the person understand that accidents can happen, which they would be responsible for, and you can have them sign a vaiver/release form, which I thought many stables require when someone rides as a guest.

We let others ride our horse but only with us around.
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post #47 of 48 Old 01-30-2011, 08:20 AM
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It depends on the horse, my older horse Doc I let my friend ride and if we have people with children that want to just be led around we use him. Sampson doesn't really like anybody else riding him so I don't have anybody else on him. And most people are too scared to ride my percherons because of their size xP But Ash can be a little unpredictable so I don't think I'd be comfortable having other people on her.

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post #48 of 48 Old 01-30-2011, 12:09 PM
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I have a weird thing about people touching my horses in general. I don't let anyone handle them if I'm not there. I don't have a problem with letting my friends hop on Victor and lead them around, but I wouldn't let them off the leadline because Vic is kind of quirky.

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