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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have gone on three trail rides one of which included a half hour lesson. I can stop, steer, mount and dismount confidently. I am fairly good with trotting (posting) but have a little more trouble sitting trot although I don't hold onto the saddle while doing it. I surprised myself with finding...
  2. Jumping
    I've been taking riding lessons for 10 months now, every other week up until about July when I started taking lessons every week. I've done lots of groundpoles and have jumped little crossrails three times now. Does anyone have any tips for a beginning jumper? I can walk/trot, and my cantering...
  3. Western Riding
    Hello everyone! I'm starting Western riding lessons tomorrow and was given a pair of paddock boots. I want to be able to use them, but don't want to be doing the wrong thing. Is this something I shouldn't do or does it really not matter?
  4. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I've got another bit of a question for you guys. This time it involves working with a trainer/riding instructor. I have a riding instructor that I've been working with August and I literally have barely improved. So I'd just like a bit of an outside opinion on this since I've been thinking...
  5. Horse Talk
    Hello everyone! I am wanting to teach riding lessons. I am 17yrs old and have been riding for 7+ years consistently as well as competing for 1-2 years. (We owned horses and I rode when I was little but we had to sell and move to town for a short time). My mom and I work and train horses and we...
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    My kids (ages 5 and 7) have been taking lessons beginner lessons over the summer. We likely won't be able to continue once school starts, but either way - I would like to help them practice at home. Does anyone have any tips? They ride English at the barn, but we do western at home. So far...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi fellow horse lovers! I really need advice. I have taken the winer off from riding and am going to be starting it again in the spring. When I start riding again I will be riding at a different barn- this new barn offers lessons in both Western and English, whereas the one I went to previously...
  8. Horse Jobs
    Hello! I just started a job at a horse barn. Right now I only work for an hour and a half Saturday and Sunday for $9/hour. How much do you think I would need to work to pay for a lesson or two a week? Also, when should I bring up to my new boss if she would be willing to exchange lessons...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I am in a bit of a conundrum. I want to start riding lessons, but have no idea what discipline or level I should start in, based on what experience I already have. Since certain barns only offer certain disciplines, I'm hoping to figure out what direction to go before selecting a place to begin...
  10. Horse Talk
    Hey everybody! Hope y'all are having a great day. I was talking with a friend the other day and the subject of how we got into horses came up. I was raised in a very rural/ ranching community, so I was raised on horses, and I was not in the minority when it came to that. I probably started...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Please be kind...I have tons of riding experience, training horse experience, and even school teaching experience. It is not possible for professional lessons or any such. I have a very excited & energetic horse crazy 8 year old daughter. I just bought what I think is the perfect 13-2HH pony...
  12. New to Horses
    Hi everyone! :wave: I've recently moved boarding places - from a DIY pasture to a DIY actual boarding facility. It hasn't seen use in years, however, but me and the only other boarder so far are making sure to help the owner get things going once again. :D I've got a grooming post, a locker for...
  13. Horse Talk
    I think most riders are asked, at some point, for advice from people looking for lesson barns. Usually it's friends or family who ask, in which case it's sometimes possible to refer them someplace local, but what do you do when they don't live nearby? How do you help people, parents especially...
  14. New to Horses
    My first post here, woot woot! Got back into horses after 10 years of not riding, and we just bought a horse this past weekend. He's having to be boarded at a stable that does not have lessons or trainers available. I thought it would be no big deal to find someone to come out, but I...
  15. New to Horses
    Hello! I am a horse trainer who recently set up a lesson program for beginners to intermediates. Umm, yeah thats all i can think of at the moment :love:
  16. Plus Sized Riders
    I was wondering if anyone knew of any plus-size friendly lesson barns near Columbus/central Ohio. I'm willing to drive up to 45 minutes or so. I currently lease, but it's been a while since I had lessons; I can tell I'm not improving much just doing the casual riding I do with my lease horse...
  17. Western Pleasure
    Hi. I have a2yo who recently had 3months western pleasure training . I plan on bringing him back this spring to continue but also do some small local shows for experience with him. As my 2year old and I were recently stuck in a rut . This spring when he goes back I plan on getting lessons with...
  18. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I started lessons at the barn I'm currently riding at around 8 months ago. I don't have any horse friends to ask, so I did a lot of research online to find a barn that seemed like it would be a good fit for me. I'm a 22 year old adult beginner, so finding a barn that wasn’t just for kids was...
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