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    01-30-2012, 10:29 PM
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Foal
I need advice of what to do with my horse! HELP!

Hey , so 2 things!
1) I'm new to horse forums my name is michaela I live in Alberta Canada and I compete in jumpers and hunters ! So feel free to introduce yourself! :)
2) so I'm currently on crutches :( waiting for surgery in result of a riding accident. I'll be off for 2-3 months and I don't know what to do!i want do do what is bet for my horse! So I own a 5 year old thoroughbred of the track he my whole life but I'm not sure what to do since I can't ride:/ I was thinking of leasing him out but idk if anyone would be interested in a 2 month Orr 3 month full lease at such an expensive barn :/ thoughts?!?
     
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    01-30-2012, 10:42 PM
  #2
Yearling
Hello Michaela, welcome to the forum! Sorry to hear about your accident. Have you thought about an exercise rider? If you find someone who doesn't have a horse, or can't afford lessons, they'll most likely be happy to ride your horse for free, if free is your price. You could always put an add out and see who you find.
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    01-30-2012, 10:52 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by BornToRun    
Hello Michaela, welcome to the forum! Sorry to hear about your accident. Have you thought about an exercise rider? If you find someone who doesn't have a horse, or can't afford lessons, they'll most likely be happy to ride your horse for free, if free is your price. You could always put an add out and see who you find.
Thank you! That's a great idea I never thought about an exercise rider! :) I will defenitley put an add out there!
     
    01-30-2012, 11:07 PM
  #4
Yearling
You're welcome :)
     
    01-31-2012, 04:07 AM
  #5
Green Broke
3 months may seem like forever, but it isnt. Give your horse some down time. Once you are back on your feet you wont be going wide open at first either. Both of you guys can get back in shape together.
Horse and rider are a team. Seems lik eit takes so much time and work together to build that team. I feel like putting another rider on him would mess some of that up.
     
    01-31-2012, 05:55 AM
  #6
Green Broke
Joe only problem I see with that is if its ottb you'd want to keep the education up for a while so no bad habits resurface.

On the other hand, I think Joe may be right, if you can maybe get someone to work a couple of times a week, then leave him, otherwise when you start riding he'll be fit, and you won't be. If you're both out of condition, so to speak, then it'll take time but you can build back up together :)

Good luck!
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    02-01-2012, 03:24 PM
  #7
Weanling
Where are you in AB?
I'm in Calgary and there are tons of girls here looking for a catch ride!
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    02-01-2012, 03:30 PM
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Ottb's are often put out in a field for a few months to "forget" their track life. Especially if they can handle being out with some other horses. But , a few months of down time may turn out to be the very best start to reeducating this horse.

Things happen for a reason. Or do they?
     
    02-01-2012, 03:39 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Three moths really isn't that long. I doubt he would be out of shape in that time. Let him be or find a fill in rider. During the three months, spend some ground time with him grooming or just hanging out. Just watch where you step and where he steps.
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    02-01-2012, 03:56 PM
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Foal
I kinda thought the same thing about having someone ride him. Unless it's someone you know or you are able to watch them, I really wouldn't want someone else riding my horse for fear that they might "ruin" him.

Obviously you can always re-train if you know how but seems to me like it would be more beneficial to just let him chill for a few months.
     

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