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        11-03-2009, 07:18 PM
    What to do with him

    I keep getting asked this everytime I post a pic of my horse."What do you use him for"

    Im new to this.I used to ride walkers when I was young and lived in Tenessee so yeah I knew what they were for all our horses we showed in walking horse showes .But now I feel stupid because I really don't know.this is the first time I have owned a horse in 20 years.He is un registered so im not 100% on his breeding but I baught him as a 6 year old APH.So tell me what would you do with him if he were yours.Right now I just use him to pleasure ride around the pastuer.I havnt takin him on trails yet.He has had some ground issues that I have had to nip in the bud and have spent the last three months with that but he has come a long way and im ready to start striving for something..I ride him weastern.So what do you do with a horse like this other then just trail ride.Are there shows I should be looking into?

    I might sound totaly stupid to you but im just curiouse what my options are if there are any.

    Some of you may have already seen these pics and im sorry for boaring you with the same horse over and over..lol
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        11-04-2009, 10:41 AM
    What do you ride him as western or english ?
        11-04-2009, 11:03 AM
    Dunno what an APH is, but he's very handsome! I'd just stand and stare admiringly at him all day

    You don't have to 'do' anything with him if you don't want, some people have a horse just for a leisure activity - I only ride my horse at home, I don't know if or when I'll ever 'do' anything with him, he's not good enough to do Dressage and I don't like Showjumping...
        11-04-2009, 02:57 PM
    He looks like a Walker cross of some kind.

    If you want to show him, you can always show in open competitions where the breed is immaterial.

    If you just want to ride him though, do that.

    You don't HAVE to do anything with him if you don't want to. He's your horse, not someone else's.
        11-05-2009, 11:00 AM
    Well I was wanting to do something. Just some fun stuff. How do I find out were these open shows are. Is it just walk trot canter kina things or is it more then that.I'm just wanting something to compeat in
        11-05-2009, 11:13 AM
    Does your area have any small horse type publications? They are great place to find shows. How about asking your vet or farrier if they know where you might find out about them?

    Check the bulletin board at the local feed store.
    Stop at the local small scale lesson barn and ask there.
        11-05-2009, 05:48 PM
    You could do mounted games with him- like ride a buck, they have things like this at regular open horse shows where you could also do some w/t/c or/and w/t classes with him. Showmanship, Halter, you name it! He looks like a good guys, he sure is a cutie. If you don't want to you could just ride for fun! Trail rides, teach him tricks, just hang out together. Like Alwaysbehind said check out those places,and if you board some where ask other boarders or got to a local barn and see what they are up to and if know of any shows to go to.
        11-06-2009, 07:55 AM
    Ok thanks guys.You would think I would have seen things like that but I havnt.

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