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        09-25-2008, 07:18 PM
    He's gorgeous Spyder!!

    I'm really picky about who gets on my horse unless its a little walk around the ring with me walking beside. Simply because he's not "bombproof" and I don't want him or the rider getting hurt.

    He's nervous about not knowing what to do and if anyone but me or my coach gets on his back he get very ansy.

    But it's something we'll work on soon.
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        09-26-2008, 09:18 PM
    My horses can be and have been ridden by other people
    I just don't like them to be
    Playboy used to be a trail horse for the place I work at, so he's pretty safe
    But athena, even thought she's an awesome trail horse, is a speed demon and has a mind of her own. If you don't know how to control her she's known for taking advantage of others. Lol
        10-02-2008, 10:46 PM
    I wont let anyone ride my horse.
    I have worked to hard to long for someone to come along and ruin it all. In saying that I have let people ride my horse before it resulting in them screwing him up and I having to start again (what a fantastic learning curve), One person rode him see saw'd to get his head down and made him flick his head all the time.

    He's fine now, but never again will someone ride him.
        10-03-2008, 05:58 AM
    I'll let anyone RIde My horses, When My non-horse freinds come over I make them ride with me lol , its soo funny I'll have to dig up some pictures
        10-04-2008, 09:56 PM
    I think from a training point of view it's probably better to have you horse be ridden by different people so they get used to different styles and ways of riding.
    I think my issue is how protective I am of my horses. I have issues with a lot of other rider's ways of riding and it bothers me when I know I have spent so much time and money into a horse to get it to where it is. Seems like a waste to have someone else get on and wreck what I've done.

    I like my boy.
        10-04-2008, 10:26 PM
    I think it's important for a horse to be able to carry more than one rider. If for some reason, you ever needed to sel the horse, no one would ever buy it if only you could ride it. And it that case it's probably because you've taught it in correctly so it can't respond to basic aids. (This depends obviously on the rider who gets on the horses level of riding)
        10-11-2008, 03:07 AM
    My horse is not at all sutable for beginners and he is not quiet. I do let other people ride him but only people I know can ride well enough. If I hadn't seen them ride or I didn't think they were good enough I wouldn't let them ride him.
        10-11-2008, 09:43 PM
    I used to have a friend who rode and had her own horse, and I let her get on my horse once and she couldn't do anything with him. My mom can get on and make him do what she asks to an extent. My trainer can make him do whatever he wants him to, but that's about it. My best friend comes out sometimes and gets on and walks him around, and he listens all right after I've ridden him.

    But really, the only ones he'll listen completely are my trainer and I. The girl I used to be friends with was turned off to him after the first time she rode him because she couldn't make him do what she wanted.

    He's not a beginner's horse at all.
        10-27-2008, 07:53 PM
    I don't let many other people ride Winnie. One of my friends who is 10x a better rider than me can get on her, and my mother has the option to get on her (but for some reason believes she's a fire breathing dragon...really she's not bad just quick).

    An "instructor" got on her and needless to say I'm not taking lessons from that lady again. She could barley get Winnie to trot (haha winnie kept gaiting, come on when that horse was a lesson horse the beginner that (should not have been riding her because she more an intermediate horse) got on her could get her to trot!) , and when she did Winnie was bracing her and racing (not to mention I don't really think this lady was a very good rider). She was making me ride her with alot of contact when we had done been riding on a loose rein and some light contact for god only knows how long and I've spent the last few weeks cleaning up the mess. Now were almost back to where we were before the month of disaster....So usually no, unless I know their riding ability or there better than me/family, they don't TOUCH my horse. End of story.
        10-27-2008, 09:20 PM
    I'll let people ride my horse as long as I'm there to watch to make sure they don't do something to hurt him, themselves, or ruin him.
    There has been one girl that I know of that I would not let ride him, but thankfulllllly I don't have to see her anymore. She was sooo POed when I wouldn't let her ride him.

    But as long as I'm there, I'm okay with most people riding him. Sonny for the most part is fairly sane.

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