my dream is to ride a horse professionaly - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 04-15-2010, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
• Horses: 0
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

thank you

jassim al dossery is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 04-16-2010, 09:07 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
nvm, bad responce lol

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 04-16-2010, 09:13 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 322
• Horses: 0
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.
Cougar is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 04-16-2010, 09:22 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
I have time now...

^Agreed

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.

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 04-17-2010, 07:50 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 230
• Horses: 1
^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.
Jordan S is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 04-20-2010, 08:56 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
Posts: 3,475
• Horses: 2
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

Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt
StormyBlues is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 04-20-2010, 11:29 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
Posts: 1,903
• Horses: 3
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).

-Melanie
Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina
My Beau is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 04-21-2010, 12:04 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Valley of the Sun
Posts: 2,922
• Horses: 3
Yeah, I got back into horses "mucking stalls" for a boarding facility. A lot of places will train you in exchange for work.

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
flytobecat is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 04-21-2010, 12:54 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,406
• Horses: 0
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"
.Delete. 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.

« Spurs? | jumping... »
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dream horse job Kentucky Horse Talk 39 01-21-2010 04:31 PM
Dream horse... rodeogirl309 Horse Riding Critique 4 01-03-2010 06:11 PM
Your Dream Horse SFMoneyMarket Horse Talk 28 09-23-2009 11:09 PM
My Dream Horse!!! mudypony Horse Breeds 12 10-14-2008 08:10 PM
My Dream Horse! sarahsboergoats Horse Talk 5 01-13-2008 07:19 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