Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
Exercising Other Peoples Horses
Okay well... Last night I posted an ad on Kijiji about exercising and working with horses. This was late at night, about 11 pm or later, and I have posted an ad before about this, but nobody got back to me. Well... great news, I got 3 replies!!!!
Now, in my ad, I was clear on how old I was, I showed a picture of my riding horses, and doing ground work and I was honest on my knowledge of horses, and what I would do.
One lady is close to where I live, she wan't me to help her out and ride her horses with and for her. She wants to meet me, so I am calling her tomorrow, and making arrangements!!!
The second reply was a person who has 6 tennesse walkers, He has 2 geldings who are green broke... and he doesn't have that much time to ride them, because of his 4 other ones. I emailed back asking where he was... because it all depends on where he lives, if I can go out (I don't have my licence yet, so my parents will drive me, they agreed to this) But if I do have the chance to go out and work with these two TW's, I have a little bit of a problem... well not really, but I have never rode a gaited horse. I don't know what to expect with these two horses... I will probably only work with the 2 green broke ones if I go out there, but I might work with others too.
Any information on how different a gaited horse is, please let me know!
The last ad.... well, this guy did not really want me to ride a horse for him... but he said in his exact words, copied from his email:
'I have a quarter horse Morgan paint cross she's 3-4 years old she has been untouchable from a year on! !!! She's yours if you think you can do something with her for free trainer make a profit! !'
Now, I think he just offered me to take a free horse, and sell her for my profit. What do you all think? He said she is mine for free, trainer make a profit... I think he might be saying he wants to give her to me, but I also think he wants me to take her, train her some, and give her back... for a profit...
I talked to my parents about this ad, and we are debating whether I want to take her or not, if that is what he means, because... I board Breeze for free... I don't really want to start bringing animals to a place where they eat up hay and take up room and not pay. We are going to talk to the owner, and see if we can make an arrangement to take her for summer, and sell her in fall, so I can make a profit.
If this is what this guy means, giving her to me... and the owner says it is okay to get a horse for late spring and summer, what do you all think I should do?
I know this horse will help me with training Breeze, and it will also allow me to enter horse shows, riding, ponying Breeze, and going on trail rides... all of which I cannot do with Breeze. It will also give me more experience with working with a younger horse.