Looking for something to do. - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 03-08-2011, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 13
• Horses: 0
Looking for something to do.

I am new to riding.. Well kind of. I have been riding for 4 years, and have owned a mare. She was WAY too much horse for me. I just got a horse Saturday, that I have been riding for awhile and can honestly say I completely trust him while I'm on him, and I am not scared at all. I know he is going to take care of me.

This is leading me wanting to do something more. I board at a barn that has an arena, and a round pen. It is actually a mostly English barn and they give English lessons. It is the only one in my town so it has to work.

I am looking for something to do with my horse. Some kind of "sport" to start doing and maybe even going to fun shows and doing. I saw someone on here post a video about Western Gaming, and was wondering if you think this would be a good choice for me? I'm up for any suggestions as to what you think I could do.

Having the right horse for me has opened me up to a lot more options that I could have never done before on my mare. I also think it will help me bond and gain a better relationship with Tux.

He is 9 years old, and a BIG horse. He is 15.2 hands or more. I haven't actually measured him.

Please help me!! : )
LovingMyTux is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 03-08-2011, 10:52 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Camden, OH
Posts: 115
• Horses: 1
There's all sorts of things you can do. In western riding, there's fun things like pole bending, roping, cutting, barrel racing, and of course trail riding and competitive trail riding.

At an English barn, you might have fun with reining, since it is the western version of Dressage.

Of course, there's plenty to do, and plenty to learn to do, and for the most part (cept for with find cows to play with) these are things that you can easily test for a ride or two and see how you like it.

Wherever man has left his footprint in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization we will find the hoofprint of the horse beside it. ~John Moore
http://hoofprintsandfarawaydreams.blogspot.com
Salila is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 03-10-2011, 01:31 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern California
Posts: 805
• Horses: 1
I would suggest reading up on some western events, and then trying a little of all of them, just to see if you can gauge your horse's reaction to them. Then I would pick one (or more) that both of you seem to enjoy.
Good luck, and congrats on the new horse. I just got a new horse too!
gaelgirl is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 03-10-2011, 02:03 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 38,479
• Horses: 2
Hi Tux,

So glad that you got a horse that better suits you. It is amazing how many people suffer through a hrose that is too much for them and they think they are supposed to be enjoying it, but actually riding terrifies them and it's no fun at all. I had some of that before but am now matched well with a hrose with whom I have fun!

As far as a discipline, reining would be fun, but you may be lonely. Or, good old fashioned dressage is fun. It's what suits you and your horse.
Speed? Precision? Theory? History?
tinyliny is online now  
post #5 of 6 Old 03-10-2011, 11:47 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Alberta
Posts: 335
• Horses: 1
Being at a mainly English barn, you might have fun with pole bending and other speed events like that. I used to ride at an English barn and know tons of English riders that enjoy running and playing like that against each other.

I say don't pick one thing right now. Go and play and meddle in everything right now and find what you both like.
Enjoy the new guy!
DieselPony is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 03-11-2011, 03:48 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 564
• Horses: 0
I agree with the others. Play around for awhile to find out what you like. Then focus on it and train your horse to do it competitions in it. If You want anyway.
Posted via Mobile Device
BarrelRacer86 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.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

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



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