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  1. #1
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    Default Does your "trail horse" have another "job"?

    Is your horse a trail horse only or does it have a second job, like jumping or dressage or cutting etc.
    *Better to have loved than to have never loved at all.*
    ALWAYS Blessings NEVER losses.



  2. #2
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    carriage driving
    riding and driving lessons
    my kids babysitter(riding and driving)



  3. #3
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    My "trail horse" is also an awesome dressage horse, a great foxhunter and a competitive LL eventer.



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    Can you count blanket eater as a second career? How about hole digger? He's very accomplished at both activities.

    chicamuxen



  5. #5
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    Wink Trails and dressage/equitation

    I believe it's good for us and them to have different things to do. My boys seem to like changing it up.



  6. #6
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    Jazz, my QH rides trail and dressage.

    I'm trying to figure out what else I can do with my new TWH aside from trail riding...
    "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucious
    <>< I.I.



  7. #7
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    My gelding does a few local dressage shows a year. He adjusts well going from being hi-lined to being stalled.



  8. #8
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    Jumping, Dressage, Cross Country, a couple of Foxhunts, along with CTRs



  9. #9
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    We also compete in SCA games.



  10. #10
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    All of my trail horses have another purpose in life. Trail riding is their secondary career, yet they excel as masters at it.

    Cutting, reining, working cow horse, barrel racing, pole bending, lesson horses.



  11. #11
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    I have 7,

    One is a trail horse, pack horse and baby teacher.

    The others are all dressage and trail. The last 3 years, trail has won, since we haven't had the proper arenas (footing--ick!!) SO, they will be back to work shortly!
    *Better to have loved than to have never loved at all.*
    ALWAYS Blessings NEVER losses.



  12. #12
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    Foxhunting!



  13. #13
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    My trusty steed does limited low-level eventing, and low-level jumpers, is a summer-camp horse for 8 weeks, and has hill-top foxhunted. We also like to do the occasional Hunter Pace event.

    Rick in VA



  14. #14
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    My horse's other 'job' is as a Civil War Reenactor-Federal Cavalry horse.



  15. #15
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    Show ring trail
    Western pleasure
    Hunter pleasure
    Dressage (just training level, except for one first level test 1)
    Western horsemanship
    Foxhunting
    Team penning
    Ranch/Stock horse competition
    Extreme Cowboy Race
    Beginner's mount for my nieces and other assorted family members and friends



  16. #16
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    One of mine is a certified Search and Rescue horse. She also did Roy Rogers tribute shows, was even in the Excalibur in Vegas. The other ones - pretty much nothing but trails.



  17. #17
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    Default WP

    I'm trying to do a little WP mixed in with trail riding. Hopefully, I can have enough money to send her to a professional trainer this spring/summer.

    Although a good trail horse is priceless and can basically sell itself on its own credentials, I believe a back up discipline would help the horse be more sellable(sp) if the need should arise.



  18. #18
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    every single one of my showjumpers go out on the trail. mine also can all be riddden western, all can be hobbled, all can work a cow- some better then others. we spend a good chunk of the year showing, but the horses all get to stretch out on the trail. xtraining is essential for a healthy happy athlete.



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    Retired jumper, now doing carriage driving (albeit retired from competition in that discipline as well).
    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief



  20. #20
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    my TWH mare shows versatility in dressage, 3-gait trail pleasure english classes, water glass classes, and we have started over fences

    My ASB is a retired 3-gaited SS horse.



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