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lorren

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lorren says:

Sharing my rudi dudes - Honest opinion :)

Hi

I need honest opinions here please :)

I have a 16.2hh Gelding, he is a exracehorse but as a daft as a brush.

On the ground he is a gem to handle and has manners to die for, however I couldn't let anyone ride him as he is too sensitive and temperemental.

I've worked so hard to get him to how he is and I've had bad experiences in the past with sharers "ruining" my horse. I wouldn't want someone to get  on him and blow his brains as he really is that sensitive. It may sound selfish but when it comes to the welfare of my horse I really couldn't care less if people thought I was selfish lol

The reason why I'd be looking to share him is because I could do with some help financially and I give him as much time as I possibly can but he could do with more time being spent with him.

So this is where I want your honest opinions...do you think someone would share a horse that couldn't be ridden?

Lorren :)

Ride it like you stole it ;)

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natalie.123

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natalie.123 says:

Sharing my rudi dudes - Honest opinion :)

sorry but in all honesty i dont think they would.  Not when the reason they cant ride him isnt medical or anything like that, just that you dont trust people with him due to his sensitive nature under saddle. 

I get where your coming from with the time being spent and the like, but i honestly dont think people would accept paying a contirbution for grooming and mucking out.

you may find someone willing to spend time with him and do those things, but i doubt you would be able to ask for money from them. 

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lorren

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lorren says:

Re: Sharing my rudi dudes - Honest opinion :)

Hi

It is partly medical i suppose, he suffers with EIPH and it can be triggered off by heavy exercise or stress.

So if someone got on him and ragged him about causing him to stress, i don't fancy a vet job.

He also has tendon problems, was operated on three years ago so cannot under go heavy work. I know his limit as to what he could do, other people wouldnt.

 

Ride it like you stole it ;)

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Sharing my rudi dudes - Honest opinion :)

I hate to say this but the Defra Rescue ex-racehorse Chestnut Mare Lara so much like yours takes alot to get right but mine became a one person horse even changed bit to a French Link Eggbutt Snaffle took a while then she suddendly died with a twisted gut broke my heart. TLC is what comes through as they suffer greatly with stress and she would come to me for a cuddle, now my new horse is starting to do this as well as the other mares in the herd she is in. 

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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Buzzbomb

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Buzzbomb says:

Re: Sharing my rudi dudes - Honest opinion :)

 I don't think anyone would be willing to pay for just yard duties. You could be very clear in adverts about what you were looking for and see they ride another horse. Most people I know who share respect the owners decisions but you might have to search a bit to find the right person.

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natalie.123

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natalie.123 says:

Re: Sharing my rudi dudes - Honest opinion :)

that's slightly diff then, maybe someone would be willing to help out, but if you word your ad fully and state what you require you never know you could find someone with exp of ex racers and end up with someone you felt could ride him, if say you were there to supervise them so you knew exactly what he was being asked to do?

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Sharing my rudi dudes - Honest opinion :)

Hi lorren, tbh I think it's unfair to expect someone to pay towards a horse just to do the jobs or groom etc. You really need to find the right person and I realise that this could be difficult. You would need to spend alot of time with any perspective loaner and really get it across how you would like him to be ridden, the right person won't mind you giving advice and they should also be open to you watching them ride. I can understand your concerns as i would be the same so good luck, let us know if you find someone good ! XX 

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3MoodyMaresMum

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Re: Sharing my rudi dudes - Honest opinion :)

I think you'd be surprised if you worded your ad correctly and found the right person they too could ride your horse without causing problems.  You are, and totally understandably, being over protective and over sensitive - I am exactly the same which has left me with a horse that won't let anyone else really handle her.

It would probably be really good for your guy to have another human in his life, just explain it has to be tiny steps and the potential sharer won't be able to ride until you are happy and then make sure you totally supervise the riding until you are comfortable.  When I used to be a freelance groom all the ridden work I actually done was at walk and some short trots and loads of hillwork just keep the horses fit - so when I arrived on the yard they all knew is was gentle and fun unwinding hacks - this was my choice not the owner I think she would have had me gallop them everywhere!

There is no greater gift than to share time with a creature of such beauty - The Horse.

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equi

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equi says:

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I don't think you can expect someone to pay you to clean out your stable..it would be the other way around!

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ellasmellaa

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ellasmellaa says:

REP

Maybe you could give them a supervised riding lesson in return? Also im sure there are loads of people looking to get more experiance and just looking after but i doubt they would want to pay to do it!

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pippixox

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pippixox says:

Re: Sharing my rudi dudes - Honest opinion :)

you would be surprise how many good expirienced riders are out there looking for a share, because of the current bad economy, job losses ect so many people have had to give up owning their own, but have years of expirience. you are aloud to ask possible sharers loads of questions, watch them ride, make it clear what they can and cant do, and if you still dont like them its your desicion. if you found the right person, perhaps someone who rode alot as a child, had a break and wants to get back into it- so happy to do gentle hacking, but expirienced enougth to be sensitive. otherwise i feel you deffinatly wont be able to ask for a financial contribution or much help

my horses are my medicine, without them im even more crazy!

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