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post #31 of 34 Old 02-03-2016, 09:58 PM
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I lease my horses out. I even have a could of girls who pay per ride. But they have no problem with me watching, abd giving instruction when needed. The first ride they took, was a lesson. So that I could watch how they were with my horses, teach them how to handle my horses, and so they could get reacquainted with riding in a safe, controlled environment. Now that they've ridden with me a few times, I keep an eye on them, but I don't stay out there watching and nit picking. If I notice the are having difficulty, I go out and do some teaching, abd they carry on.

My point is, even if you found someone willing to rent you their horse, they are going to keep an eye on you. They are going to give you some instruction. If you go up to someone with the "I know everything" attitude, your going to get booted. If you go, willing to learn and obey the owners wishes for THEIR horse, you'll have better luck.
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post #32 of 34 Old 02-03-2016, 10:50 PM
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If someone rode my horse with an "I know everything" attitude, I'm pretty sure my horse would dump them on the ground, just sayin.

But honestly, I have been in that mindset before, I will admit that, and when I thought like that I seemed to have a very large amount of screw ups, problems, and falls, to the point I ruined my confidence and had to take several years away from anything horsey.

Now that I have grown up and matured somewhat I have more perspective, and experience, and realise that there are always opportunities to learn, and I think that this makes me not only a better rider and horseperson, but also better of as a person in general :)
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post #33 of 34 Old 02-04-2016, 04:42 AM
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I don't think you neccisarily need a trainer. However if you want to just pay and ride you'll be hard pressed finding an arrangement without one.

I've had free offers to ride many times before and the one thing in common with them all is that I knew the people first. Not neccisarily for long or well but I wasn't a stranger looking for a horse to ride.

Maybe volunteer at your local pony club or riding club? When you start to know people you'll probably hear of quite a few horses sitting in their paddocks unused.
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post #34 of 34 Old 02-05-2016, 07:30 AM
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