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post #11 of 28 Old 07-13-2010, 08:38 PM
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I wish I could ride period! My mom is soo scared im gunna die at my lazy beasts hooves! And then she complains that i never ride them! But I would LOVE to have an expirienced buddy with me so maybe I would be allowed to ride :(
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post #12 of 28 Old 07-13-2010, 09:36 PM
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I perfer to ride with someone most of the time. Me and my friend ride together a lot and even though my horse can be a brat when another horse is in the arena with us, he needs to learn how to behave with more than one horse in the arena. When I'm schooling for a dressage test, I like to be by myself with my friend there to tell me when I mess up and I do the same for her. But when we ride in the arena together, we usually do a few dressage moves and just do random stuff on our horses, and then we usually go on a little trail ride for a cool down.

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post #13 of 28 Old 07-13-2010, 10:03 PM
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Depends who the other person is and my mood that day.

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post #14 of 28 Old 07-13-2010, 10:09 PM
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I love to ride with SOME people, some are jsut a pain. I dont usually talk when im riding, because everytime i get on myhorse, im schooling them. so i dont want to lose my focus. but when im just walking or onthe trail i like riding with most people. some are just a pain though!!! we always laugh when were in the arena and we both have to stop because we almost hit eachother. haha xD

but i love riding the trail alone, because im usually more outgoing then any of my riding friends... ansd i dont like to talk on the trail usually.

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post #15 of 28 Old 07-13-2010, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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As far as trail goes, I totally understand. Sometimes I'm in the mood to go with someone & talk, but most of the time I like to go on my own. Especially in winter. But in winter I really don't have a choice, as no one else likes to go on trails in winter. :( It's mega fun though, you just have to be smart about it! [Although, admittedly and as the title proves, I'm not always so smart. :) Usually I'm rather safe though.]
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post #16 of 28 Old 07-13-2010, 11:02 PM
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Right now im retraining my OTTB an dI like to ride alone with him when we are doing some intense work lol. I have like certain days we really work and other days we kinda just have fun with friends and go on trails. It depends what im doing.

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post #17 of 28 Old 07-13-2010, 11:19 PM
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When I'm out on the trail, it doesn't bother me.
When I'm in the arena, I like being by myself because I can concentrate. But, I also like having someone around (preferably on the ground) to offer guidance incase I'm doing something wrong and I don't realise.

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post #18 of 28 Old 07-13-2010, 11:45 PM
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I absolutely love riding with people - most of the time.

I rode alone, alot - for a few years I rode by myself, and it gets quite lonely.

Lonelllyy...oh so loneeelllyyy...

It is quite nice to be at a very large, active barn where I can show up at any given time, and be around people. It is quite nice. Even when I am riding "alone" I am not, because the 3 arena's always have other riders.

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post #19 of 28 Old 07-14-2010, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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^ Haha, oh wow, MIEventer. I get what you mean though. I generally can't go too long without riding in a group- helps that I have group lessons once a week though! ;)
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post #20 of 28 Old 07-14-2010, 12:43 AM
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Alone if I'm schooling one of my TB's. With a friend if we're just riding for fun
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