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post #1 of 9 Old 04-15-2010, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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my dream is to ride a horse professionaly

hello every body
I am a guy from Kuwait and I really like horses but I don't know how to deal with horses them and I want to be a professional rider so

I am 20 years old would I be able to be professional rider easily and how long would it take and how much it can cost if I want to be trained in the uk

and the same story if i am going to train in the usa

I didn't mentioned where I want to be trained in those countries because I want to be advised where is the best places to do that

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-16-2010, 09:07 PM
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nvm, bad responce lol

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post #3 of 9 Old 04-16-2010, 09:13 PM
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Riding pro takes a lot of hard work and dedication to the industry. If you really want to you'll have to start from the ground up. Find a mentor. Learn everything you can about horses, handling and riding. I dedicated years of my life to riding 5+ horses a day and doing barn work, ground handling etc and am still no where near being what I would consider a pro. There is so much to learn and the only way is to get out there and do it.
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-16-2010, 09:22 PM
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I have time now...


It will probably take 3 or more years to establish just a good position at the three gaits on the ground, and then you have to fenisse them. Then you have to factor in the jumps. I've been riding for 8 years, and I'm still learning SO much, and only jumping 3' as of these last few weeks. It takes YEARS of proper instruction to get at pro level. STUDY STUDY STUDY! Read anything and everything, watch any video, watch and audit any clinic, anything to learn.

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-17-2010, 07:50 PM
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^agreed I've been riding 7 years and am jumping 3'. And have only just started getting 1sts and 2nds in shows. Before I'd get 6ths or not get placed at all.
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-20-2010, 08:56 PM
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Also, it isn't all just riding. Horsemanship is probably the biggest part of a professional rider's resume. No one will want you to ride their horses if you don't know anything about horses to begin with

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post #7 of 9 Old 04-20-2010, 11:29 PM
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It also depends on if you're a "natural".

Some people can hop on a horse and go. I picked it up relatively quick - jumping 3' after about 6 months, bought a horse at 9 months.
But some people ride for years and years and still have trouble posting the trot.

You're best bet is to find a farm where you can be a working student - you'll learn every aspect of the business.

Sorry, don't know how much it would cost for you to do this. Some working student positions will give you a small weekly allowance, maybe more if you're not boarding a horse while you're there. So, you'd have at least airfare and any personal costs (food, clothes, entertainment, other necessities, plus any riding equipment you need).

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post #8 of 9 Old 04-21-2010, 12:04 AM
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Yeah, I got back into horses "mucking stalls" for a boarding facility. A lot of places will train you in exchange for work.

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post #9 of 9 Old 04-21-2010, 12:54 AM
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Most any boarding place will give lessons in exchange for work. lol Iv been riding for about 9 years now and showing for 7, and im not near being a "professional rider" Im going to college to get my bachelors in western riding so i can be an official professional rider =] There are lots of ways you can go about getting lessons, but it takes years of hard work to be a "pro"
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