Help for a horseless rider! - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 06-02-2011, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
Ink
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 742
• Horses: 1
Help for a horseless rider!

I'm getting fed up with my trainer. She's a good instructor, but she flakes on me all the time. It seems like my lessons get canceled every other week, and half the time I don't hear about it until I've already driven out to the barn.

I feel like it's time to find another place to ride. The problem is, my options are pretty limited in this community. I tried out the other two stables in town when we first moved here and wasn't impressed. At this point in time lessons are my only way of getting to ride. Do you guys have any tips on finding a new barn? Or even better maybe, ways to ride that don't involve taking lessons?
Ink is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 06-02-2011, 09:53 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: at the barn
Posts: 338
• Horses: 0
Wow this sounds alot like what just happened to me this spring! I had an awesome trainer with awesome horses but she would flake on every other lesson. She would just text me to hack this or that horse so I was okay with it. But then every lesson she failed to show up or "forgot to write it down" but I had nowhere else to go so I would keep texting her to make lessons.. Then it got very sketchy. She stopped answering my texts or would answer once but not after that. Made me feel VERY unwanted. I got lucky and found an horse I used to ride offered for lease at another nice barn so I did that. But I feel ya, this situation sucks and don't let th trainer make you feel unwanted cause others will gladly take you in :) so mabye broaden your barn search? You may hve to drive farther but if it means you can ride... Or look into someone looking for a lease, ask around there's usually one or two!
Posted via Mobile Device
sullylvr is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 06-02-2011, 04:17 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Newfoundland/Nova Scotia
Posts: 264
• Horses: 0
A lease might be a good idea for you now. And some owners also offer lessons on there own personal horses, or to leasers just so they can make sure you are riding there horse in a way they want.

A pony is a childhood dream, a horse is an adulthood treasure.
Rebecca Carroll
EmilyandNikki is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 06-02-2011, 09:01 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 14
• Horses: 1
You would be surprised at how many people are interested in having someone ride their horses. Before I got mine, I posted an online ad reading that I was willing to exercise. I received a lot of responses, and ended up with two that I was riding whenever I wanted. The owners were so grateful.
Honeyrlr is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 06-02-2011, 09:22 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,892
• Horses: 2
I agree with Honey. I got back into horses by putting an ad out as a horseless rider. Explained my situation (mine was mostly financial) and rode other peoples horses for 2 years before getting my own.
corinowalk is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 06-04-2011, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
Ink
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 742
• Horses: 1
I might have to look into trying to find someone who needs their horses exercised. I'm a little leery of posting an ad on the internet though. Do you have any pointers to tell if someone is legit?

I found a listing for barn in the next town over. It's about a 35 minute drive, but if it's a good place, I think I can manage that once or twice a week.
I'm looking forward to the day when I can just get my own horse!
Ink is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 06-04-2011, 07:02 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Posts: 6,150
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ink View Post
I might have to look into trying to find someone who needs their horses exercised. I'm a little leery of posting an ad on the internet though. Do you have any pointers to tell if someone is legit?
Look and/or post at local feed stores, tack shops, and/or vets. I've seen postings for horseless riders/riderless horses in these places and I deem them more reliable than internet postings.

On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.
PaintHorseMares is online now  
post #8 of 9 Old 06-04-2011, 10:38 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 152
• Horses: 0
Hey Ink..... Where in TN are you? What kind of riding are you looking to do? PM me if you want

~If horseback riding was easy they would call it football.~
Tamibunny is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 06-04-2011, 12:46 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 14
• Horses: 1
When I posted, it was a fairly localized website. We exchanged a couple of emails, a phone call, and then met in person. It was pretty easy to see that they were good, honest people.
Honeyrlr is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horseless Poem rocky pony Horse Stories and Poems 2 11-05-2010 04:52 AM
Reconditioning the Rider-Horseless Exercises NittanyEquestrian Horse Training 2 05-19-2010 02:54 PM
Horseless Depression wintec Horse Talk 17 10-16-2009 11:26 PM
For all you horseless equestrians =) Equuestriaan Horse Riding 16 04-07-2009 05:01 PM
Horseless Rider Mariel Horse Training 4 07-13-2008 12:21 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome