venting/confused - The Horse Forum

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By tinyliny
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 09-01-2011, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,355
• Horses: 2
venting/confused

Okay,so my eldest sister is down visiting. I am out riding my horse when they show up and was running around having fun. Anyways,I asked her if she would like to ride her. I had my endurance saddle on so it was nice and secure incase she needed something to hold onto there is a pommel/swell. Everytime she is down she never wants to ride Gidget. Never. I'm not sure why. I have worked with my horse for quite some time and she is only getting better. I know she wouldn't take off with her and she would be fine at a walk. My mom won't even ride her but that's because she doesn't like how bouncy my horse isBrian rides her on occasion but not really....I want people to ride her so Gidget can get use to other people riding her but no one will ride her....I don't get it. I don't want my horse to be a one person horse to be honest. She's really attached to me and is a one person horse....i need riders!
Gidget is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 09-02-2011, 12:53 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Skagit County, WA
Posts: 799
• Horses: 3
I would definitely look from some little girls, around the place or at a local stable that would love to take a ride! Esspecially kids in lessons but don't own a horse, I used to love the extra riding time between lessons on friends horses as a kid.
Thyme is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 09-02-2011, 12:57 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pasadena, Maryland
Posts: 863
• Horses: 0
Heyy I'd be interested haha! But my luck you're probably not in maryland :p

If you place ads asking for people to lease I bet you would have some takers
Posted via Mobile Device
lubylol is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 09-02-2011, 01:09 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 38,408
• Horses: 2
I'd ride Gidget in a heartbeat!!! But though not as far as Maryland, I am hardley close. If you do find someone to ride her from time to time, have them sign a release of liability, ok?
Gidget likes this.
tinyliny is online now  
post #5 of 6 Old 09-02-2011, 01:32 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,326
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gidget View Post
Okay,so my eldest sister is down visiting. I am out riding my horse when they show up and was running around having fun. Anyways,I asked her if she would like to ride her. I had my endurance saddle on so it was nice and secure incase she needed something to hold onto there is a pommel/swell. Everytime she is down she never wants to ride Gidget. Never. I'm not sure why. I have worked with my horse for quite some time and she is only getting better. I know she wouldn't take off with her and she would be fine at a walk. My mom won't even ride her but that's because she doesn't like how bouncy my horse isBrian rides her on occasion but not really....I want people to ride her so Gidget can get use to other people riding her but no one will ride her....I don't get it. I don't want my horse to be a one person horse to be honest. She's really attached to me and is a one person horse....i need riders!
Honestly, after the experience I had getting on a strange horse and immediately getting my @$$ handed to me coated in dirt, I'm a little wary of riding other people's horses "for" them.

Are your sister or anyone else you've tried to persuade to ride Gidget horse people? If they aren't, it can often be intimidating for non-horsey people to ride a horse for the first time, especially one that's not falling asleep as it stands there. Some people are fine with it and take to it well, but a lot of non-horse people are extremely intimidated by the idea of sitting on a roughly-1000lbs animal with a mind of its own and only a piece of metal in its mouth and a piece of leather in each hand to control it with. Those of us that are around these horses regularly tend to forget that.

Just my two cents.

http://i42.tinypic.com/140y8lj.png
Do not tell me I can't...because I will show you that I can.
DraftyAiresMum is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 09-02-2011, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,355
• Horses: 2
yea,all of them are horse people. Well my two sisters aren't much. My twin is terrified of my horse and my eldest sister got thrown off by her horse who wasn't broke to ride but she decided to try and ride the horse anyways and ever since then she hasn't ridden..but she does plan on riding my mom's old horse that is miss plod-along. I don't want anyone to lease my horse. I don't trust many people with my animals to be honest. I sold a horse who ended up in a bad situation..never again. I will make sure to have an agreement printed out..how should it go?
I might have some kids come ride her...I'm sure I can find a few :P Just at the walk and they have to have lessons and a helmet...all that good stuff. I can give them beginner lessons if they wanted..hmm...I just want Gidget to not be cranky with other people..she is fine at the walk a nd I just want someone to be on her at a walk..if it's a trot or canter she gets mad at other people.
Gidget 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
Venting!!! Semperfiwife Horse Talk 14 11-25-2009 12:43 PM
Venting... Gillian Horse Talk 9 05-04-2009 02:20 PM
Venting once again Joshie General Off Topic Discussion 4 11-20-2008 03:43 AM
Venting lizzie_magic Horse Talk 7 10-10-2008 09:33 PM

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