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Clairey123

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Clairey123 says:

Experianced Rider..

Hello. Im Looking For a Horse To Loan. Preferrably 13.3-15.3. Im Experianced Rider. and Very Confident. In Based In Luton/Dunstable Area. Willing To Travel..

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*duskyteddy*

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*duskyteddy* says:

Re: Experianced Rider..

 hi there-

just checked out your profile, and it says you have been riding 5 years, now i have been riding 7 years- and i wouldn't class myself as an experience rider- no where near- 5 years is nothing compared to some of the women/men on here- who have been riding 30 odd years- thats experienced, maybe instead of saying your experienced, say novice- intermediate- because if an offer comes up o n a horse who is for an experienced rider- you might be surprised- my old horse, Dusky, was 16.2hh, 8 years old and hadn't been broken in because of a terrible start to life, i thought i would be experienced enough to take him on- but i really wasn't, and i had a lot of trouble with him, even though he was a lovely horse, he was very frisky and liked to bolt- and we made the heartbreaking desicison to sell him- and that wasawful, but i have Shayden now, he is 14,2hh and been schooled and everything- he is arab, but he is sweet as sugar, but he does have his moments- and i even struggle with him sometimes, but maybe just be 100% honest about your ability- otherwise you may regret it,,

good luck in findign your horse,, amy :) x

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MaesSeren

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MaesSeren says:

Re: Experianced Rider..

Ditto duskyteddy, i know that after 5yrs you could have done alot of stuff, i had, ive been riding 7yrs and still wouldnt class myself as experienced and ive competed in a fair amount of disciplines, groomed for a BE rider, helped at BSJA shows, done BD myself at a top competition yard, and done alot of stuff unaffiliated, usually bringing back rosettes, however, theres still sooo much i dont know, im on an equine degree, so know a fair amount on paper, but practical experience is more important, and i havent had a true experience of angular/flexural limb deformaties for example. I may have seen my girl who is a wonky donk, and dissected distal limbs etc, but im certainly not experienced in anyway shape or form.

 

Id reword your ad, you might get more suitable replies back. Good luck though with the search, youre too far away from me to suggest anyone though.

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yorkshiredeb

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yorkshiredeb says:

Re: Experianced Rider..

i might as well give up.

Surely a good heart is important- to actually love and want to care for horses?

do years and months count so much?????

Im speaking as a mum of  4 human children -  they all survived,we all need to learn, i would say 5 yrs is good ?

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beckaroo

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beckaroo says:

Re: Experianced Rider..

I think the point here that duskyteddy and maesseren are making is purely for Clairey123's safety and enjoyment of her potential new horsey - I'm sure it is not meant as a put-down yorkshiredeb! I have been riding for about 15 years now, am studying vet med and have BHS exams to my name - but I am still far from brilliant and most certainly cannot cope with every situation that arises! We do all need to learn, this is true, but unless you have someone to help you out on site, and if you advertise yourself as experienced and something happens which you cannot cope with - you are in a pickle! All the best looking for a horse Clairey123 - just bear what has been said in mind.

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yorkshiredeb

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yorkshiredeb says:

Re: Experianced Rider..

im not arguing at all - but  5 yrs is some xperience? i cannot wait till i  have that much - 5 yrs - she cannot be a novice?

I am speaking as a total novice of less than 1 yr - i would respect her thats all im saying

 

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.(Mo!!y).

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.(Mo!!y). says:

Re: Experianced Rider..

heyya, ive been riding eight years yorkshiredeb and i am far from 'experienced' but yes i do know what u mean, but i think everyone above are saying that because they want C123 to have a fun happy horsey experience not one that she feels like she cant cope with : )

Maybe have a look ^^ at the top of this page - there is a link 'horses for sale' and also put advertisments up in your local tack shop or stables. Good luck x

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Divasmum

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Divasmum says:

Re: Experianced Rider..

Surely the main purpose of this post was to find a horse to share/loan. Has anyone got any ideaas of how Clairey123 can achieve this? If I were you I would think about putting an ad in Chiltern Rider. Also putting ads up on noticeboards at local tack shops and livery yards. It is also worth looking on the websites of local Riding Clubs and Pony Clubs because sometimes ads get put on for members who are looking for someone to share their horse. It is also worth ringing local Riding Clubs and Pony Clubs to see if they know of a suitable horse on the grapevine. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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MizzPurpleKitten

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Re: Experianced Rider..

Deb, I think as everyone has already said, that they were trying to ensure C123 gets the best out of whatever propective horse she finds (by the way C123, I hope you find something soon....I'd suggest local tack shops and stables etc but I can't reccommend anywhere as you're too far south for me to know anything). Basically, you could have years of riding experience at a riding school and be able to walk, trot, canter, jump and hck out but you still might have no clue about stable management, vetrinary issues, tacking up, bridle fitting, feed amounts and feed types etc etc. What everyopne is saying is just be careful and be as honest open and detailed as possible as there are many different perceptions of 'experience'.

Good Luck C123

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MaesSeren

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MaesSeren says:

Re: Experianced Rider..

Deb, ive known people who over estimate their riding abilities, think theyre more experienced than they are and they attempt to deal with a horse who is far from suitable, they cant handle it, they screw that horse up and then they also screw their own health up... i know, i did it! I was missold a 1st horse, told that the exeventer would be a perfect first horse, how wrong were we to buy one... i ended up in hospital more times than youve had hot dinners!

My current mare Gem, i bought her originally, i dont know why personally, but 2yrs ago she was rather wild, and i fell off her, i had physio for one of the falls off her today... i have ruptured ligaments in my wrist and will possibly need surgery. This isnt the only fall off her, now my riding has advanced enough and Gem is a sweet natured mare who is very loyal and whilst she didnt mean to get me off back then, she is very green, and it was her inexperience, and mine(!) which caused my fall.

 

When youve been riding under a year, you think that 5yrs is a long time, its not. I cant wait til i can say ive been riding 20+ years, that is a long time.

 

My post, and from what duskyteddys post reads, we are both very concerned that the OP is over estimating her own ability and experience, and she *could* get herself into some real deep water if she ends up with a horse which is too much for her to cope with, physically and mentally.

 

A good heart is important yes, but what good is that when youre underneath a towering 16.2hh beast of a horse because it felt like standing on you? What good is a good heart when youre in hospital after the horse you took on with a good heart knocked you unconscious? Horses are dangerous animals, we cannot communicate with them in a way in which we can say to another person 'sorry but im your boss, move over!' you need to learn how to interpret that into a language which horses understand. After 7yrs of riding (and my mums ridden for 40odd years and schooled naughty horses, and owned babies, jumped BSJA the lot) i do not feel equipped, mentally or physically, to take on a particularly experienced ride. As my post above said, ive done a fair amount, ive ridden and owned novice eventers, and difficult personalities also, theres no way id cope with one though on a one to one permenant basis! A good heart doesnt always do much good, you can get hurt, and its a worrying factor which crops up way too much in my life personally, so im not going to sit back and watch someone else attempt to make the same mistakes i made.

 

When i had been riding less than a year i was awing over people who had been riding 5-10yrs etc, but when you actually reach those milestones, you realise that actually, whilst yes they are better riders, theyre still not actually that fantastic (speaking from personal experience, not saying anyone on here isnt fantastic as i dont know any of you personally!) and it really makes you think.

 

As i said in my previous post, im not in your area clairey so not too sure what youve got down there but we have an admag where theres lots of horsey adverts but youre better off keeping an ear open for word of mouth loans. Tell staff at local tack shops and feed suppliers etc, you'll soon get something, ive owned 5 horses and none of those were actually advertised.

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natalie.123

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natalie.123 says:

Re: Experianced Rider..

just to point out this post is 78 days old and the member hasnt been on since.

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