Got any games to play with other while riding? - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 Old 07-04-2011, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 111
• Horses: 1
Got any games to play with other while riding?

I didn't really know where to put this thread :S... But I was just wondering if anyone knew of any games to play while riding. I've heard of the one where you tie a helium balloon to your waist and try to pop your opponents and the last one with the balloon wins.
mpleasance is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 07-04-2011, 02:44 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: alberta
Posts: 2,747
• Horses: 1
Me and my cousin always had so much fun playing tag on horseback, it can get really intense, and hilarious at times!
An egg and spoon race is always fun too. Haha.
Every halloween me and my friends set up standards in a line (far apart) at one end of the arena, and put candy or something on the top, then we go line up at the end and race to see who can gallop to and around the post while grabbing the candy and galloping back. Haha we've had a few good falls.

If there are no horses in heaven... im not going.
ridergirl23 is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 07-04-2011, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 111
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridergirl23 View Post
.
Every halloween me and my friends set up standards in a line (far apart) at one end of the arena, and put candy or something on the top, then we go line up at the end and race to see who can gallop to and around the post while grabbing the candy and galloping back. Haha we've had a few good falls.
that sounds really hard lol but funny
mpleasance is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 07-04-2011, 03:02 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 814
• Horses: 5
There are lots, but it can depend on how many of you there are.

We do toilet paper races (for more advanced riders there's an obstacle course to navigate)

Egg and spoon races

Water races (rider loads up a leaky container with water, and rides to another bucket dumps it in... We either do the first to transfer all the water with the most in the bucket wins... Or we time it for lots of people so that it's the most water in the bucket within the time allowed)

Soccer ... Get the horses to push a large pilattes ball ($10-$20 at Walmart or similar department store ) this can either be set up as a soccer match with opposite teams attempting goals... Or for more challenge set up a course of obstacles to push the ball through or around and set a time limit)

Flag races are pretty standard

Costume races are oodles of fun... Dress you or you and the horse up with items from a sack... Person to get the most items in the least time wins. Add challenge by having rider remount and ride through poles, obstacles or even race to the finish.

Beach ball polo... Grab a floor hockey set from a place like dollar store (I go with cheap because they do as well as anything else) and an inflatable beach ball... Push the ball with the stick... Attempt to keep the ball away from opposite team, and score a goal marked by trot poles

Just a few off the top of my head!
TheLastUnicorn is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 07-04-2011, 08:27 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,152
• Horses: 0
If you have a large area, lose the race is a fun game. Rules are, you have to canter, but get there last. If your horse breaks to a trot or walk, you lose. If you get there first, you lose.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 07-05-2011, 09:26 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 678
• Horses: 0
jousting. Lol.

Cutting is fun if you have 2 similarly agile horses, one horse & rider takes the place of the cow and use a cone or something to represent the herd.
christopher is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 07-05-2011, 09:59 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Western MA
Posts: 521
• Horses: 1
There the 'ride a buck race' You have to ride bareback with a dollar under each thigh and the one who keeps it under the longest wins!
momo3boys is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 07-05-2011, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 111
• Horses: 1
These games sound right fun! I can't wait. Kinda interested in the cutting with the two horses instead of a cow lol
mpleasance is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 07-06-2011, 12:47 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Selinsgrove, Pa
Posts: 16
• Horses: 2
The boot race is awesome! You each take off one boot, put it at the other end of the arena, and have someone mix up ur boots while ur facing the fence opposite the boots. When someone yells go turn ur horse around, find ur boot and run to get, jump off, put it on, jump on, and race back. First one back wins! ( sorry if this is a little too detailed, can't help myself! )
Ziana13 is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 07-06-2011, 12:55 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nowhere, NY
Posts: 702
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by momo3boys View Post
There the 'ride a buck race' You have to ride bareback with a dollar under each thigh and the one who keeps it under the longest wins!
Oh I've done that, you get to keep the money if you win haha

For the soccer idea, the even sell horsey sized soccer balls
Horse Soccer
Horse Toys, Horse Balls, Horse Pylons
(Don't know if those are official websites or anything.
Pilates ball seem cheaper though :p

I used to be in Pony Club and they have a games thing, I'm sure you could google "Pony Club Mounted Games" and see what kind of things they do.
drafteventer 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.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fun With Horse Riding Games helenkitty156 Horse Riding 1 12-21-2010 07:35 AM
Liberty/Bridless Riding +Play DiamondJumper Horse Videos 2 07-03-2010 07:09 PM
Anyone here play games from MS-DOS era? A question about saving TaMMa89 Technology 2 04-12-2010 11:03 AM
What games do you play? Jehanzeb Games 8 11-06-2008 03:50 PM
How NOT to play parelli games! HorsesAreForever Horse Videos 9 04-10-2008 06:02 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