I recently moved my horse to a new barn about 15 minutes from Fair Hill. I'm excited to have such a great place to train, but now I have no riding buddies! My horse is a mid-pack 50-mile endurance horse, so we move along at a decent pace, but we don't tear around like yahoos Lots of trotting, some cantering. He's an excellent leader and sets a steady pace, so if someone's looking for a confidence-building horse to ride with, he's your guy. Weekends only. PM me if you're interested...
Did you guys get hooked up? If not, I know of a person who is training her horse for 25 mile CTR's and endurance. She might appreciate some company. I'm trying to get my mare going, but she's just getting started after a 2-year lay up upon retiring from the track. Baby steps....
We did actually get a ride in a couple of weeks ago- although I am afraid I may be a bit too slow for BHLH as she is a bit farther along in endurance than I am. It was really helpful to have someone to keep pace with as I 99% of the time train alone
So if you know anyone else Matryoshka that would be interested in doing training rides, I'd be very game. I am usually at Fair Hill 1 or 2 days a week and 1 day at Nottingham because I know that BHLH can't get to Fair Hill as often as I can
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It sounds like tab and I would be better suited once I have my mare going reliably--gotta spend more time with her. My mare is a bit racy from her days at the track, and I don't know how much of an issue that will be for another horse. I do not plan to let her get away with it, but I also don't know how ingrained she is about it yet.
I think my friend rides at a decent trot, but I'll have to make sure. I pm'd BHLH.