Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I'm not selfish with my horses, but I have to be convinced you have the skill sets to ride them properly.
None of my horses are what I'd call beginner friendly, although they're all calm enough for me to put someone on them and let them putz around the indoor.
Taking them out into the open is another matter entirely. My Arab is far too reactive for someone with little to no riding skills. He also needs to trust his rider to be the head honcho, not just some lump along for the ride.
My TB has a more level head about things, but he's still young and very athletic. He'll bounce you out of the tack not meaning to.
The leopard Appy is the closest thing to beginner friendly I have, but he has quite the 'tude when he gets fired up, and you'd better know what you're doing when he does.
None of my horses are mean, but they're well trained, reactive animals. I expect someone with the same level of training to ride them, or they don't climb aboard.
I don't 'do' pony rides for the general public. My horses are not lead line, walk in a circle types. I've spent a lot of money and time getting them right, and I don't want some ham fisted nonrider to mess up their training.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 07-06-2010 at 11:40 AM.