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  • Near Portland, OR - Share board

    I'm disabled and the only way I can afford board or get a young horse exercised is to offer the horse (pony) for free 1/2 lease. I can afford to buy a fancy 4 y.o. POA. I can be involved or not with someone coming out to ride the little mare. As a child (I'm 43 now) I did well in showmanship. I intend to train her in this. You can win with her.

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    Last edited by ivym; Jun. 6, 2019, 06:55 PM.
  • Original Poster

    I've changed my mind again. I think a young horse is a poor choice for me. I'm still willing/want to get a horse.


    • Original Poster

      Someone has to know someone. When I was a kid, I would've loved this opportunity. I'm willing to work with a child. I'll help or stand back if there's a trainer involved. I went through 4-H, but Pony Club is okay, too. I won Grand Champion in Showmanship and Saddle Seat Equitation, Reserve Grand in Hunter Hack, and Fifth in Trail. All in the same fair, on the same talented horse. Because I'm disabled, I only ride for ~15 minutes at a walk. The barn I'll board at is all cement and matted in the stalls. There's a heated wash rack, an indoor arena, outdoor round pen, nice hay, daily turnout, etc. I don't have a horse or pony. This is where the free part comes in. I have ~$2000 to buy whatever horse you want (or to put toward a horse in some co-own thing). And for as little as I intend to use the facilities, I'll still pay half of board.

      This seems like an excellent chance for someone to start with a pony, making no investment, when they'll be ready to step up to a horse, shortly.


      • #4
        ivym, you may not be getting responses because this is the "Giveaway" forum. It is intended for folks that already have a pony/horse, and are looking (for whatever reason - health, finances, deployment, moving, etc.) to find it a new forever home (for free).

        I would suggest that you speak with the BO/BM or Trainer at the barn you intend to use about your plan - they may be able to help. They might also have a horse for lease or how about just taking riding lessons? After all, you don't have to own a horse to ride. You could also put up a flyer at your local tack shop or TSC or feed store.

        If you want advise on the actual purchasing process, then post in the appropriate discipline forum here on COTH (though there is no forum for saddle seat here). I'm sure you'd get lots of good suggestions.
        ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~


        • Original Poster

          I don't actually ride saddle seat. I spent most of my non-disabled adult life riding dressage. Since I can only get on because my brother hoists me up. One person leads the horse with one person on each side and we rarely make 15 mins. at a walk, riding lessons wouldn't work.


          • #6
            Well, I was saying "riding lessons", as in lessons on a horse geared to your needs. And while not all barns are able to do more therapeutic type riding lessons (or maybe I should say riding program), as it does take a very specific type of school horse, there are programs all over the country.

            Why not ask in the Off Course forum about therapeutic riding programs or trainers that can accommodate a disabled rider in your area? You never know what you might discover.
            ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~


            • Original Poster

              I've been to several, contacted several more, and not that they aren't good for some people, but not-so-much for me. If I really wanted to know about therapeutic riding programs, there's a forum for that/


              • #8
                Okey Dokey then. Was just trying to help.
                ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~


                • Original Poster

                  btw, what's tsc?


                  • #10
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                    ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~