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post #1 of 7 Old 02-17-2014, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a horse to ride

Hello! I am looking for a horse to ride within 25-30 min of Howell, NJ. I'm 16 and am a beginner rider. However I'm around horses with my friend all the time, and I have been itching to ride! I hope its not weird to say but all my fears kind of disappear when I get on a horse... Anyways! I've ridden before but haven't ridden in a few years, and am looking to get into it now. Maybe later on a lease. But I am on a budget and don't have $250 to spend each month. I am looking for a horse that I can ride, maybe in exchange for working? I am very flexible and just looking for a chance to ride and get on a horse. I am willing to work around a barn in exchange for riding or lessons. I am really open to anything that involves riding!! Please feel free to PM me or comment with any suggestions!
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-17-2014, 10:24 PM
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I would say if you are a beginner it might be in your best interest to invest in some lessons. You might be able to work out a deal to get discount / free lessons in exchange for chores at a barn.

If you don't want to do lessons and you have access to Facebook (with the permission of your parents) you can find a horse group near your location where they post horses looking for exercisers, partboards or leases. Another good way to get some time in the saddle is to look for rescue centers near you and you might get some free saddle time :) Though they might be less inclined if you don't have experience with riding because they wouldn't want you to get hurt.
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-17-2014, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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I would say if you are a beginner it might be in your best interest to invest in some lessons. You might be able to work out a deal to get discount / free lessons in exchange for chores at a barn.

If you don't want to do lessons and you have access to Facebook (with the permission of your parents) you can find a horse group near your location where they post horses looking for exercisers, partboards or leases. Another good way to get some time in the saddle is to look for rescue centers near you and you might get some free saddle time :) Though they might be less inclined if you don't have experience with riding because they wouldn't want you to get hurt.
Hi, I've ridden before but just pleasure and trail. Thank you for your suggestions!
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-17-2014, 11:24 PM
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Hi, I actually board in Howell and know quite a few people in the area - and who to stay very, very far away from. Send me a PM :)
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-20-2014, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Bump. Still looking please if anyone knows of something feel free to PM me! Really want to start riding again! Thanks!
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have you ,with your parents permission, gone to various stables and put a flier? Do NOT put your age, have your Parents meet with whomever replies to the Ad.
You need to be specific in what you do know. Example.. Cleaning pens, grooming, babysitting if you are inclined to do so, in exchange for riding lessons or exchange for lease for gentle beginners horse.
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have you ,with your parents permission, gone to various stables and put a flier? Do NOT put your age, have your Parents meet with whomever replies to the Ad.
You need to be specific in what you do know. Example.. Cleaning pens, grooming, babysitting if you are inclined to do so, in exchange for riding lessons or exchange for lease for gentle beginners horse.
My parents are allowing me to post and search until I have found something and then I am giving them the info. I have emailed several barns in my area. I know how to clean stalls, brush horses, turn out/in, walk hot horses, clean and fill water buckets. Also I would be looking to work in exchange for lessons or a lease, and wouldn't have to work off the whole thing I would be willing to pay some. But I am on a budget!
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