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Riderless Horses and Horseless Riders--matchmaking service!

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  • Horseless rider, Ocala

    I am an equine vet moving to Ocala and am looking for a horse to ride. I have a hunter/ jumper/ eventing background and would love to get a little saddle time either trail or ringwork. If anyone has a horse that needs some love and exercise let me know Thanks!


    • Rider needed- South Florida

      I replied on this thread a long time ago, but could not figure out how to make my private messages work!
      Anyway, it's summertime again, and I have plenty of horses and ponies I need help riding. All are hunters. I am in Southwest Ranches (Ft. Lauderdale). Anyone looking to ride? my email is, or you can pm me


      • Horseless rider in Central PA

        I'm a horseless rider in the central PA area (Lewisburg) looking for a horse to ride! I rode hunter/jumpers for many years but have taken a hiatus for a little over a year now and am really itching to ride. My ideal situation would probably be finding someone who has a quiet older horse who could use some love and who enjoys relaxing trail rides, but I am probably up for anything. Thanks in advance!


        • Horseless rider in Afton, VA (near Charlottesville)

          Hi! I'm an experienced eventer (evented my OTTB through Prelim/CCI*) who is in her mid-20's, missing horses, and looking to get some saddle time after taking a few years off.

          I have worked in several barns, was a working student with an ULR, was a live-in stable manager for two years at a boarding barn, took clinics and lessons actively while I was competing... so you can be assured that I'm capable!

          I'm really not picky about what sort of horse I'd like to be riding, so if you are looking for someone to help you get your youngsters ridden or your competition horse kept fit or your pasture buddy taken out or whatever else you've got, I'd be happy to come out. Please feel free to get in touch or PM me if you have any questions or if you have something you think would work. Thank you!


          • Horseless Rider in DC/Northern Virginia

            I am 26 years old and have been riding and competing H/J for 20 years. I did the pony hunters, Lg. Juniors, WIHS Eq, and Adult Jumpers/Level 5 Jumpers on the A circuit. In college, I showed in Open Fences and Flat in IHSA. I'm looking for a half lease for a jumper or hunter that can do at least the 3' and higher, although I'm pretty flexible. I would take lessons and go to local and A shows. Please PM for more information! Thanks.


            • Horseless Rider Annapolis/Baltimore Area

              In the Baltimore/Annapolis area for the rest of the summer, and would love to keep riding in my spare time. 28 yo with lots of experience on top quality horses, on the west coast A circuit, bringing along youngsters and working with difficult/nervous types. Strong H/J background, excellent dressage base and strong flatwork skills. Quiet, forward, soft rider, unflappable and patient, small enough for large ponies, experience with OTTBs and decades riding big, lofty WBS.

              I've catch ridden and worked as a hired rider/assistant trainer in the past, but don't have time to take a position full time, and get a little rusty and loose in the leg when I stop for too long - I'm looking for a way to keep my riding muscles reasonably fit and enjoy some time in the saddle this summer. If you have a horse that needs more miles, some re-training or improvement in their flatwork, I'd love to hear from you.

              Also very interested in anyone who might want to trade some riding and grooming work for lessons.

              Excellent equestrian CV, impeccable references, and recent video available.


              • Horseless Rider in Virginia - 20120 zip code

                Horseless rider, 46, non-smoking, fit, and sane, not a criminal. Lease ended about two months ago and I miss riding. Looking to ride 2 or 3 times a week. Stay home Mom on one income, so can't afford ownership or a full lease at the moment. Basically either looking for a horse that needs saddle time, and/or barter my riding skills (or even admin skills if anyone needs help around the barn office) for riding a horse that needs more work. Or, a half lease. (I missed out on being a working student during my younger single years; I'd love to find someone who needs a hand around the barn - a working student who is a learning sponge, free to work on weekdays, while the kids are in school, and doesn't mind that I'm over 40!)

                Not competing recognized (goal is to do mostly schooling shows, or clinics). I want to event, but realistically, that is down the road. Happy to just come out and ride, but I ride with a plan and purpose. Riding since I was 12; started H/J, introduced to Dressage when I lived overseas; enjoy trails and getting out of the ring. Never competed recognized, but did schooling shows and rode on my college riding team.

                Would consider bartering a sensible arrangement of barn work for lessons, or a lease/saddle time (done that in the past). As for a work/barter arrangement, with the kids' schedule can't do an arrangement with regularly scheduled daily early morning or evening turn out, feed, or muck 24/7 or on weekends. Generally have about a 4 hour window of time to work and ride. Not afraid to get dirty, tidy up around the barn, clean tack, or do some gardening or landscaping around the property, etc. (Even had an arrangement once where I prepared meals for my barn manager who hated to cook. Three dinners a week for her and her husband = free lessons and saddle time.) Been in situations in the past where I worked very hard to earn my rides, and ended up doing more work more than riding, so "reasonable and fair" are the key words, here. Trying to find a balance of work that won't bites into my limited window of time to ride. (Though I'm lucky, my kids are old enough now to be left on their own, and are low maintenance and responsible, so it makes it much easier than when they were younger.)

                Not looking for anything hot and crazy, just want to work on the flat, get more saddle time under my belt, maybe pop around nothing bigger than a 2'6" course, for now. If you should come across anything, or hear of anything, would you keep me in mind, or let me know? I live in Centreville, VA (20120 zip) and would prefer to find a ride no further out than 15 miles/30 minutes from home. Thanks for considering, please PM me with any questions. ~MGB
                Last edited by barnworkbeatshousework; Jul. 8, 2013, 03:55 PM. Reason: shortened length of post
                Always saddle your own horse. Always know what youre doing. And go in the direction you are heading. Connie Reeves
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                • barnworkbeatshousework - sent you a PM.
                  We could all take a lesson from crayons some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box. Unknown.


                  • Horseless rider. 25 Have been riding and competing H/J for 6 years. In college, I showed in WTC in IHSA and Novice for the Western Team. I also was a warm up rider for the rodeo team. I rode on the national level 2 years in a row for IHSA and lived at the WK Kellogg Arabian Horse Center as a feed crew member. If you need your competition horse kept fit or your pasture buddy taken out , I'd be happy to come out. I just miss riding and because I am now a veterinary student I cannot afford a horse of my own. Please PM for more information! Thanks.


                    • Riderless horses in Dayton Ohio. Looking for right person to share some riding and travel with to horse shows.
                      Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN


                      • Horseless rider in the DC/NoVA area. Would be willing to travel up to 1.5 hours or so. Young professional (mid 20's). I work full time so would be evenings and weekends.

                        Grew up showing on the A circuit along the east coast in hunters and jumpers (Junior Hunters/Children's Jumpers/Junior Jumpers). Previously owned horses and attended college to ride on equestrian team.

                        PM if interested.


                        • Originally posted by tidy rabbit View Post
                          Riderless horses in Dayton Ohio. Looking for right person to share some riding and travel with to horse shows.
                          I wish I lived by tidy rabbit
                          If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
                          Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous


                          • Had a post in 2012, here's a 2013 update:

                            I have a lovely, green 5yo TB mare who benefits (like most TBs) from a consistent work schedule that I just can't provide for her right now!

                            She's a sweetheart, completely sound, I have a truck and trailer and am completely open to some showing opportunities. I am gearing her towards eventing, but she is young and athletic and can go in any direction you'd like. Bombproof on trails with a buddy, safe and reasonable when alone.

                            Send me a PM if you're interested, I don't check this thread often but my PMs get bounced to my email!

                            Also, I do have a 16 yo QH gelding who is terribly out of shape right now (working to remedy that but I'm not in very good shape myself at the moment!) but is a solid 1st level horse when in work, and can probably go farther than that if you put the effort in. He's got a touch more difficult personality than my mare so will be harder to find a rider for, but I am also open to someone riding him if they're looking for a horse with more experience.

                            I also have a 13.2 pony mule who is beginner friendly on trails and in the ring who would love a job. He is leaving for driving training in Sept unless I find someone interested in working with him.

                            All are located in the Amherst area, close to UMass/Smith/Mt. Holyoke/Hampshire/Amherst. Open to a college student, or someone older!

                            They are currently on my home property, w/ outdoor ring soon to come (plenty of fields and trails until then) but I am willing to move them to a few local barns w/indoors if leaser is willing to chip in a bit financially.


                            • Horseless Rider - northern VA

                              I'm an adult adv. beginner rider with confidence issues (lack of riding) looking for a large pony or horse for pleasure and shows, will be working with a trainer.

                              I am located in northern VA but willing to look on the east coast. On or off farm lease, FTGH.
                              We could all take a lesson from crayons some are sharp, some are beautiful, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they still learn to live in the same box. Unknown.


                              • I'm in NW Austin and would love to find a mutually beneficial situation where I could ride once or twice a week. Been riding for about 25 years, mostly h/j but some eventing as well. Pretty open to anything, just looking to get my horse fix every once in a while without having to drive too far. Happy to send pics/video.


                                • Horseless Rider north of Indianapolis

                                  Need to find something to ride to get fit again. Experienced rider and trainer. If you are looking for someone to keep your horse going or get one fit, I'm your girl.
                                  Shoulders back, hands down, leg ON!



                                  • Pick me!!!! Waves hand. Horseless rider in Jamestown, In. Need to get back to riding slowly as well and would love to have a project. Am currently not working so great flexible schedule.
                                    Shoulders back, hands down, leg ON!



                                    • Hi Mellsmom! Hope you are settling in to your new home well. Good luck with obtaining some riding time...


                                      • Riderless Horses and Horseless Riders map!

                                        I thought for sure this was the best idea since sliced bread but no one responded to the thread lol

                                        It's a map to use to post horseless riders and riderless horses on. I have it set so you can just add your own name

                                        Remember to include:

                                        Riderless / Horseless:
                                        Experience level:

                                        Additional Info:
                                        Saddle Tree Acres


                                        • Originally posted by pattnic View Post
                                          I wish I lived by tidy rabbit

                                          I wish you did too. I'm having a hard time finding someone to replace the girl who has worked for me for the past 3 summers. Trying to have faith that someone will come along.....
                                          Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN