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  • #41
    Originally posted by indieHorse View Post
    You have a pm
    I replied to you, thanks!


    • #42
      Originally posted by Tap2Tango View Post
      Would you consider a free lease off the farm?
      Hello! An off farm lease is not something that I would have considered in the past, HOWEVER, for the right circumstance I would consider it now. Do you want to PM me with some more details? Thanks so much!


      • #43
        Riderless Horse in Richmond/Ashland VA

        A 9-year-old, 15.2h (she takes up room, I'm 5'8") TBx mare would love to have a job again, as her horrible caretaker can no longer ride the usual 4-5x a week. She is what I lovingly call "perma-green," due to no fault of her own - I have owned her since she was 3, and between switching trainers, college and post-grad life, she has been kept in training very sporadically. She is, however, a calm and level-headed greenie who has been ridden by advanced beginners/teenagers. Not spooky at all. Shown at the local level up to 2'6", she used to have auto changes but would need to get more fit and have a couple reminders. She's jumped up to 3'3" at home.

        I would love to find someone in the area able to come out even a couple days a week to ride. If you just want to flat, that's perfectly fine with the both of us. She started off in Dressage training and has schooled through Training Level. She is a much happier horse when regularly ridden.

        Boarded in Glen Allen, VA. Please PM me for more information.
        If you are not the lead elephant, the scenery never changes.


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          • #45
            Riderless horse (sorta) in North Central Mass.

            I'm looking for someone to ride my large 18 hand Hanoverian during the week. He is a dressage horse trained through third level. He will be moving to a dressage only barn in Townsend this weekend. Please PM me as I don't get to this board often but the PMs will be forwarded to my email. Adults only please.


            • #46
              Horse for free lease/riding Austin, Texas

              I am trying to find a new home for my horse but with the economy the way it is I'm not holding my breath. I am out of commission for riding for 6-8 weeks and would love for someone to ride my horse. If you guys click then something more long term could work out.

              He needs an experienced rider. Take a look at my post describing him and if you are interested please pm me.



              • #47
                Riderless horse in Millerton, PA

                15.3 hand, solid build, Trak/TB mare. Supposedly dressage trained by previous owner (I'm a hunter/jumper rider and 2-point everything so can't judge her dressage ability) but has done jumping since being here. Only jumped 2'6" so far due to rider needing to build strength but the mare has free jumped 3'6" with ease. More an eventer/jumper mare rather than a hunter. Hacks on a loose rein in a snaffle but if you want the energy and pep it is there. Responsive but not a sensitive ride (I actually wish she were a bit softer in the mouth and more responsive to leg, I think her previous owner was heavy with the hand and leg aids). I would classify her for an advanced intermediate-advanced rider as she is a tester. She'll try to head left when you want to go right kind of stuff. Once she realizes you won't put up with that crud she gives you 100%. Pretty much typical alpha mare. Does fine alone or with other horses, in or out. No vices and current on everything. She does best in a consistent work schedule and without an indoor she's just not going to get that here over the winter. Was going to sell her, then keep her, then sell her . . . I think a lease would be a happy medium. If anyone's looking for a project I'm open to a flexible off-farm lease situation so that the mare will get worked. e-mail
                '10 Dolce Latte G - Thoroughbred Mare


                • #48
                  Take your pick of 2, 08848 Milford NJ

                  I need a riding buddy. I have two horses, both awesome for intermediate riders and above. We have an outdoor and tons of trails. PM me for info!
                  Do not take anything to heart. Do not hanker after signs of progress. Founder of the Riders with Fibromyalgia clique.


                  • #49
                    Horseless Rider in Front Royal area

                    Hello everyone,

                    I'm currently without a horse I can ride. Losing Pete in July and Harriett fracturing her Pelvis in August has put me at a lose and I'm looking to get back into riding.

                    I don't have talent enough yet for English, but I can ride English, that is how I grew up riding. I currently ride Western, so if you need company I would be interested.

                    I live in Linden, Virginia and can get just about anywhere in the area.

                    Chronicle of My Horse
                    Secret Passage Ranch
                    **a member of the
                    Riders with Fibromyalgia & Adult Re-riders Clique


                    • #50
                      Horseless Rider, Pittsburgh, PA

                      Well, I have a horse, but she is retired. So totally horseless is not really true.

                      I have been riding hunter/jumper for 16 years now. I have spent the majority of that time re-training TB's and working with ponies (often the smallest grown up around) I also really enjoy bringing horses back from injury, slowly and carefully.

                      I'm willing to travel on the weekends within 100 miles, but can't during the week due to my office job. I do have evenings free for anyone local though.

                      I would love to work with a project, or just have something to hack and keep in shape. Can provide references if needed.
                      Strong promoter of READING the entire post before responding.


                      • #51
                        Riderless horses, Burl. Co NJ

                        I've somehow gotten to be the owner of a handful of TBs when I would really rather be riding my lazy draft mare. I'd love to find someone to train the youngest one, Rollie, or take over ownership (no board is paid on him, just feed and feet, sweet deal!). He is 15.1h, 8 yrs old and green. He lunges and rides well (was on the track for one race, no injuries) but needs miles. He is a doll and adorable!

                        The other TB was on the track for eight years and that's mostly all he's ever done. He's 16.2, 13 yrs old and is nervous on the trail but a plain jane in the pasture. There is no arena here, only pasture or short trails to ride in. He's sound and athletic but rusty. No jumping, want to keep him sound.

                        Or ride my lazy draft mare, she's easy peasy and is great for a bareback trail ride or just fartin' around.


                        • #52
                          Madison, Ohio (east of Cleveland)

                          I am staring shoulder surgery in the face and will probably be needing some help with my horses.

                          I have an 11yo Clyde/ASB cross who schools First Level, and can compete at Training Level Eventing. He is not hard to ride, but requires actual riding- you need to ride every stride. He is 17h. We are working on bettering our lengthenings as they are hard for him. Collections is relatively easy for him, and his lateral work is coming along well. I don't really care if someone wants to further his education or just have fun riding him. He loves to trail ride.

                          I have a 23yo TB, 16.2h. He can be ridden at walk and light trot and is one of the most child safe horses I have ever encountered. He can go on easy trail rides.

                          I also have a 2.5yo ASBX who has been sat on and understands walk and halt and is semi-reliable with steering. He can be ground driven. He really doesn't need "work", but is fun to play with as he learns very quickly.

                          I am at the eastern end of Lake County, Ohio- about 1/2way between Cleveland and the PA line. We have an indoor (a bit dusty), and outdoor, and trails across the street. We also have more trails in the area and I have a truck and trailer that may be able to be used.

                          Any help you be greatly appreciated!


                          • #53
                            Horseless Rider- East End Richmond, VA

                            AvantGarde, you have a PM.

                            Horseless Rider, East End Richmond. I'm a college student looking to ride 2-5 times a week. I've been riding for 12 years- a little foxhunting, a little dressage, plenty of trail riding, and lots of centered riding (sally swift-style.) I also have a few years experience volunteering at a therapeutic riding center. I'm comfortable w/t/c and have experience jumping but need some time to get back in shape and comfortable on the horse before I try anything over 2'. (I can be a bit of a weenie. but safety is my #1 priority.)

                            I'm 20ish minutes east of Richmond. I haven't ridden in a few months so I'm a bit out of riding shape However with some no-stirrup work I should be better in no time. I'm okay with a greenie as long as they have a sound mind. I'm also willing to help out a little with light chores (tack cleaning, mucking, blanket washing) if needed. Mostly, I would like time in the saddle and a horse to be buddies with. I'm hoping to find someone within a 45 minute drive.

                            If you have an opportunity, I would love to hear from you. I'm willing to set up a trial to make sure horse, rider, and owner are all on the same page.
                            Professional COTH lurker.
                            Horses serve as a balm for the disquieted soul, and somehow allow even the most lost to feel at home in their presence ♥


                            • #54
                              Riderless Horse: Gainesville, FL (near UF)

                              *No longer available*

                              8 yr old 14.2 AQHA gelding, pro trained and competed h/j and eventing, desperately wants someone to come pay attention to him! I'm in law school and have NO time for him. He'd be great for a kid after a couple weeks of adult/teen work getting him back in a program, or for a confident kid with supervision. However, he's fine for an adult who doesn't mind riding a pony. Big barrel, takes up a lot of leg. Super sweet, in your pocket. Trail rides, rides bareback, jumps 3' courses and goes cross country, training level dressage and ready to do more. Has to stay on the farm in Micanopy, 10 minutes south of UF off of 441. Lovely private facility set back in the woods. Grass dressage arena, stadium jumps, and cross country jumps through training level. Lots of pictures, PM for more info!
                              Last edited by TBKate; Jan. 6, 2011, 12:46 PM. Reason: sold the pony!


                              • #55
                                Horseless Rider in SC

                                Located in Columbia, SC, just sold my OTTB for financial reasons. Riding for almost 20 years. ARIA certified in huntseat and stable management. Would go to Camden or even Aiken for the right situation. Can't afford to lease, but am comfortable riding green and difficult horses (for some strange reason I often like those better). Started as a hunter rider, about 3.5 yrs ago started training with an ex-eventor now DQ, and love that more.


                                • #56
                                  Originally posted by AddingStrides View Post
                                  If so, have fancy 3' riderless horse ready to pack around a confident, light-handed, kind rider. Please pm for more info.
                                  Wish you were a state lower, I showed on the A circuit for years as a junior, but sold horses when I went to school. I'm riding now, but I'd love to ride or show a nice hunter! Good luck, sounds like a good deal for someone!
                                  "to live is the rarest thing in the world, most people merely exist."


                                  • #57
                                    Need rider help in Carroll County, MD

                                    I have 3 rideable horses (1 pony) and only one butt I can only ride Fri. or Sun. so my horses don't get enough work. I want someone to come out and ride WITH me so both horses and the pony get work. You gotta like small children, however. PM me offline to talk....

                                    Oh, these are western horses, 15h and 14.3h. pony is 13.1h so a smaller rider would be great! I'm 5'7" and can ride pony but feel like I'm sitting on a fence rail
                                    "As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use."- William James

                                    Proud member of the Wheat Loss Clique.


                                    • #58
                                      Horseless Rider in Central PA(State College/Harrisburg)

                                      Posting again...

                                      Hello! I'm looking to catch some rides in the State College/Lewisburg/Harrisburg PA area.

                                      I'm located in PA (an hour from State College and an hour from Harrisburg) and looking to catch some rides. 23 years old, have been riding since I was 4, consistantly since I was 8. I've got lots of experience with green beans, OTTB's and "special needs" projects. Soft hands and a balenced seat, very forgiving and kind. I've done eventing/dressage and hunters so I am very flexible in the way that I ride. Not looking to make money, I'm just really jonesing for some saddle time. Several people on here can vouch from me. I'm about 5'7 and 155lbs, so I fit better on 16.2+ but have been riding large ponies as well, I'm not picky! Thanks family and friends thank you as well, I'm cranky without rides! I'm not in riding shape right now but muscle up fairly quickly.

                                      Feel free to email me at or PM me here. Thanks so much!!
                                      "And my good dreams? They all come with a velvet muzzle and four legs. All my good dreams are about horses."--In Colt Blood

                                      COTH Barn Rats Clique!


                                      • #59
                                        grad student looking for a few rides

                                        I am an extreamly good rider as a jr showed jr jumpers and eq and was extreamly comptetive on the A circuit. I am now bringing along green horses. I have been competive all year in the adults on the AAA circuit with my green horses. Top ribbons WEF, Old salem farm charitity show, vermont summer festival HITS etc. I am looking for some rides while my horses are in wellington nov-april. I can only manage to fly down two-three weekends a month to show since I am currently in grad school. Therefore, it leaves me horseless during the week and on the weekends i am not showing. Anyway I am very small 5'4 110 very fit. I can ride anything from small ponies to large horses do not care. I am not looking for anything fancy could really care less. I would love to trail ride with someone (have not done that since I been 10 and moved into the big time show world but recently realized I really miss it) or help someone ride a horse they dont have time for, I dont care about a indoor, jumping a plus but not a requirement. Also, not looking for any money! I live in NYC so if you it needs to be within an hourish, that would be ideal anyway. Westchester, nj and ct all good for me. PM me


                                        • #60
                                          Free Lease 16.1h big boned TB gelding, upstate NY

                                          He needs a job, preferably someone who is looking to do some dressage or flatwork. Right now I am riding him 4-5 days per week where he is boarded in Charlton, NY but I have 2 other green horses that need my attention. Off-farm free lease is OK upon approval. He's VERY handsome and big bodied (he always gets mistaken for a warmblood), PM for pics.

                                          I did children's jumpers with him when I was a junior and have had him for 8 years. We dabbled in some dressage lessons and I think he would make someone a nice dressage partner.