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    Is there anyone in Leeds without a horse who wants to help with mine?

    I'm currently looking for someone to help with the chores and the riding, more will be explained if anyone replies...?

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    Hello all
    I'm Steevi, I'm 18 and I've been riding for 11 years.

    I bought my first pony, Bella, when I was 11. She's a 13.2hh bright bay mare, NF x TB, and a little nutjob. Basically she was harness raced and subsequently abused throughout her life, before we got hold of her as a 6 year old. Since then she has gone on to compete very successfully in everything I've asked her to do - Western, le trec, dressage, SJ but mostly showing. Last year due to back problems and being thoroughly outgrown, she was retired but got so fat she HAD to come back into work - so she went out on loan to a little girl near me. That didn't work very well (this pony's a little on the psychotic side), so now she lives in the New Forest with an older but experienced girl, and is having the time of her life.

    In August 2004, I bought my lovely Welsh Cob gelding, Freddie. We bought him as a just-backed 3 year old, and I can't ask for a better horse. He's perfect for me and will do anything, and do it well - even if he is a cheeky stroppy git at times. He's jumping 3'11ft happily, and has competed nationally in Western Pleasure. Over the winter we're heading out to do some Novice dressgae, and then over the summer he'll be aimed at HOYS as a exc138cm M&M WHP. Such a good boy!

    I'll get some pics for you soon...
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    (Original post by SazJo)
    Is there anyone in Leeds without a horse who wants to help with mine?

    I'm currently looking for someone to help with the chores and the riding, more will be explained if anyone replies...?

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    I might know someone who'd be interested.

    Where abouts in Leeds are you?
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    We are based in Harewood.
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    (Original post by SazJo)
    Is there anyone in Leeds without a horse who wants to help with mine?

    I'm currently looking for someone to help with the chores and the riding, more will be explained if anyone replies...?

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    Hi are you still looking for people to help out with your horse? I love working with horses (yes even the mucking out!) so if you need someone let me know.

    Laura x
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    Any one know of any stables near carlisle or anyone needing help round here i desperately miss riding whilst at uni. Thanks
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    yay I've been riding for 11 years, weekly lessons in Formby. Its my life
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    Argh for Christs sake. I'm looking for a horse to share/part loan in my area but are there any? Of course not. *Grrr*
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    I really wish horse riding wasn't so expensive. Around here the cheapest I can find is £25 an hour for a group lesson - when I last did it five years ago it was £11!
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    Yeah its so annoying! When I started 11 years ago it was just £8!!! How good was that for an hour? Now its £18 for an adult hours lesson. Its those bloody feed/hay companies raising their prices too.
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    I'm back from my first lesson in five years! I wasn't expecting to go back into cantering and jumping quite so quickly, haha. It mostly went well - I still seem to be able to work well with the horse, but I'm not as good at getting her to go immediatley into canter like I used to be, it took me quite a while to build her up into it when before she would do it as soon as I asked I also panicked at the jumps a little.

    The problem? Good lord, the pain! Obviously my legs aren't used to being yanked all over the place and I bet I'm going tobe waddling around uni tomorrow!
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    lol if I miss it for ages I walk like john wayne!

    Have you tried when you ask for canter shifting your outside leg behind the girth and the inside on the girth - its crafty
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    (Original post by kiss_me_now9)
    Argh for Christs sake. I'm looking for a horse to share/part loan in my area but are there any? Of course not. *Grrr*
    Same here. I kept looking since I started my degree September, but London seems to be a no-horses place. Those 3-months-long breaks in riding are killing me, I used to compete a lot, and now it's just so rubbish. The UCL riding club turned out to be really ****, no point joining.


    (Original post by Hopeandfaith)
    Tell me about it i havn't ridden since my work experience at a racing yard. Recently went to Australia and sadly this has drained my finances, so it doesn't look like i'll be riding for quite some time. Perhaps next year i'll get back on my nans 19rs old TB for some light hacking to start with. Theres always friends that have horses too, but its not the same as owning your own horse is it?
    To be fair, I can't complain at the moment, I'm back at home for the Easter break and then I'm only in London for a month in May, so I have 2 young horses to train for the young horses championships that I started working with now and an older horse starting in late June to train and show in some advanced class shows. The bad thing is that I don't ride in London at all, which is very annoying.

    Wordsearch- when you ask for canter just put your outside leg behind the girth, the inside leg on the girth and press with the inside leg- if the horse doesn't react again, pressing slightly harder. If this doesn't help, which is often the case with riding school horses, try touching the horse with a whip just behind your inside leg, immediately after you use it.

    btw- my previous horse, I sold it before coming to uni:
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...a/DSCF0848.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...a/DSCF0847.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...a/DSCF0860.jpg
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    aww he's so gorgeous!
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    (Original post by Botticello)
    aww he's so gorgeous!
    Thank you He was a very nice 4-year old, nice canter, excellent walk and very sweet character. His only fault was mediocre trot, but that's workable. The photos are from qualifications to the national young horses championships last year.
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    look how far he steps under :eek: Wow - lovely horse.
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    I'll give you something nicer
    A 7-year-old holsteiner stallion by Caretino out of a dam by Ramiro Z:
    He was sold to Belgium and is now a grand-prix showjumper, I've never owned this horse, unfortunately.

    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...mirok322us.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...a/IMG_2774.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...a/posredni.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...rolina/ZR4.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...6/IMG_2667.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...6/IMG_2726.jpg
    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...6/IMG_2742.jpg

    That was a bit too many photos...
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    Sexy ;yes; Are some stallions very gentle and well behaved? I cant imagine theyd all be hard to handle.
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    i know a very nice lusitano stallion that is very gentle and well behaved. he's been hacked out with all types of horse including mare's in season :eek3: and was still a gentle man. i think a lot depends on their up bringing... treating them as something extra special and keeping them locked up doesn't do them any favours from what i've read and heard. The stallions i've seen had turn out and were easily handled (although they were regularly handled by very experienced people so would be kept in line should they try and overstep it) of course they need to be respected but there are far more exhuberent geldings and mares about than some stallions.
    pure_joy... there is something about the first one that stands out - i think i prefer the first one
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    i see what you mean - its unnatural to lock them away, as in the wild they mix with females all the time
 
 
 
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