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    Riderless Horse in Haymarket, VA - horse needs light work several times a week. I have a ring, but no lights. Please pm for details.


      Refresh - Re horseless rider in Austin, I am not really close to Austin but have plenty of horses that need riding. We are east of Waco, 2 hours from Austin. Check out our Facebook page, Trinity Creek Farm and you can PM us there if you are interested. We do primarily dressage and eventing.
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        My 16yo, 16.1hh OTTB gelding would love to teach someone the ropes of dressage or eventing! He is trained and competed through Third Level and Prelim; now limited to Novice level eventing but still capable of Second/Third Level when in shape. Has been leased to a Novice rider for the past few months who just finished second on him BN at Poplar Place's schooling show. Not for a beginner, and not a packer, but good schoolmaster for intermediate rider or better. Located in Watkinsville, GA just south of Athens.


          Horseless Rider in Bothell, WA!

          I am reposting mine, as it was back in August.

          I am a horseless rider in Bothell, Washington.

          I am 14 years old, and very petite. I can ride 11-17 hand equines, and have experience riding English and Western. I have been a pony jock for years, and love the little ones!

          I can walk, trot, and canter confidently, have started jumping, and know some dressage. I have also worked with young and green or naughty horses. Please send me a message if you have a horse needing some attention! Thanks


            Horseless rider! in Santee, CA

            I have been riding since I was 3 years old, but would like to get in a bit more time riding during the week, I am a intermediate level h/j rider who also does 3 day eventing. I can ride western as well at an adv level. Not picky about the size of the horse though ponies might not like me. I am pretty small I'm only 125 pounds but I have a bit of muscle bulk. Im only 5'4 so any size horse will be fine by me! spunky greenies are good by me too!


              AUBURN, ALABAMA - have horses, need riders!!!

              Trimac Farm in Auburn has horses needing exercise/grooming/loving at all times! My three live there and it is a great fun place to hang out. It's a hunter jumper barn with green to advanced horses, mostly TBs. There is always something fun to ride for any skill level.
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                Baldwin, MI horses need riders

                This is probably a long shot since we are in the boonies. Anyone experienced riders near Baldwin, MI looking for horses to ride?

                I have a 3 year old Friesian mare that needs more riding time than I can commit to right now. She just returned a few weeks ago from spending 60 days at the trainer being started under saddle. Is still quite green; needs an experienced, confident, quiet rider. Has some buddy sour issues when leaving her buddies behind. Was broken out western, but I have ridden her English as well so either is fine depending on your preference. Flat work only, no jumping. Don't have a formal arena, but we have a fenced pasture you can ride in as well as a round pen; or if you feel up to it, lots of trails around us. Just needs more time and consistent riding that I can devote right now.

                Also have an 11 year old palomino Morgan/Qtr mare, well broke, previous show experience with previous owner (western, halter, color classes; dressage, saddleseat , hunt, western, trail). Needs to get back in shape as she had a foal by her side up until the end of August. Easy and fun to ride; although a little lazy.

                PM me if you are in the area and want to ride!


                  Riderless Horse in San Antonio, TX

                  5 y.o. Hano/DWB gelding needs leg up/fitness/suppling/dressage work in San Antonio. Was off all summer due to my injury/surgery, and now that I've gotten a new job, I'm just not able to get out to ride him as much as I'd like, especially with daylight savings coming to an end.

                  Looking for experienced rider to improve fitness via w/t/c, trot poles, cavalletti, lateral work. With the right rider, some jumping possible.

                  Horse has done schooling dressage, h/j, and eventing shows, and will hopefully make his recognized HT debut in the spring.

                  The place he is boarded does not have lights, so need someone who can ride in the daytime. Jumps and poles are available; arena is large dressage arena with 10-12 ft. lanes all around, fully fenced. A front field is available for hacking.

                  Feel free to PM me with questions or for more info.
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                      Horseless Rider Searching for Free Lease or On Site 1/2 Lease- SE PA

                      Experienced 26yo adult ammy looking for a horse capable of 3' hunters/eq. Have been a catch rider for many local trainers and recently sold my investment prospect, who I brought from green broke to baby greens. Quiet, knowlegable rider will provide excellent care and keep your horse in good shape without overworking. Have spent many years assiting pros with green and sale horses, looking to get some more consistent show mileage at 3' on a capable horse. Would not campaign every weekend or over jump. Can be a horse that needs a confident or more technical ride, or needs brought back into shape. Did HITS, Devon, A's, local shows as a junior and can provide professional references as well as video of me riding. Could be a free full lease or on site 1/2 lease if in Chester County, PA.

                      Please PM me here or email me at

                      Thank you so much,



                        Sweet Briar, VA

                        I am a Sweet Briar College sophomore (age 19) looking for a horse friend. I have been riding for over 10 years and have a solid foundation in huntseat riding. If your horse needs more exercise, I would love to W/T/C them for you as much as you'd like. You don't need to pay me unless I am traveling more than 30 minutes from campus - I wouldn't object to a little reimbursement for gas. I would like to keep travel time under two hours both ways (Think Charlottesville). I am just a bored part-time student who needs some extra horse therapy and a reason to get out of bed on my days off. If you are interested PM me, I could even get my Sweet Briar riding instructor to tell you about my riding if you'd like.
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                          Horseless Rider - NE MD/SE PA

                          Horseless dressage rider - total longshot here as I'm looking for something quite specific, but feel free to pass along. Looking for a safe, sane horse, older schoolmaster gelding would be ideal - 16.2 or larger (I am 6' tall.) I am admittedly out of riding shape at the moment as I've not been able to ride consistently for over a year, however I am dedicated, responsible, have references, and work in the horse industry. I have my USDF rider certificate at 1st level, have shown 2nd and schooled 3rd. Looking to ride a couple times a week, willing to travel within 30 miles of Colora, MD 21917.
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                            Originally posted by Holla Holla View Post
                            I am a Sweet Briar College sophomore (age 19) looking for a horse friend. I have been riding for over 10 years and have a solid foundation in huntseat riding. If your horse needs more exercise, I would love to W/T/C them for you as much as you'd like. You don't need to pay me unless I am traveling more than 30 minutes from campus - I wouldn't object to a little reimbursement for gas. I would like to keep travel time under two hours both ways (Think Charlottesville). I am just a bored part-time student who needs some extra horse therapy and a reason to get out of bed on my days off. If you are interested PM me, I could even get my Sweet Briar riding instructor to tell you about my riding if you'd like.
                            I bet your college equestrian team/barn would be a great resource when it comes to finding some extra rides! I've seen those Sweet Briar brochures!


                              Horseless Rider- Newnan, GA - Adv. Intermediate

                              Responsible 27yo adult, mother of two, seeking some saddle time. Hoping to find someone local whose horse(s) may need an extra leg up/exercising/miles put on them. Have experience as a equine vet tech and assistant barn manager, and have handled everything from foals to stallions. Financial constraints mean I don't have the extra cash for lessons, but would be willing to trade stable work for riding for the right situation. Competent with quiet hands on the flat and have jumped up to 2'6", but I haven't ridden in the last year due to having a baby (but I worked hard, and am back in pre-baby shape ). Presentation is a big deal to me, so be confident that your horses will be finely groomed and barn aisles cleanly swept.

                              Riding videos and professional references are available, of course!
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                                Horseless rider in Gloucester County, NJ

                                Adult rider that has been out of the saddle for about a year, and out of consistent riding for a couple years. I just really miss it. Financially I can't afford to lease or pay for lessons (I am keeping a retired horse). I was hoping to find a horse close by that just needed an extra ride once or twice a week. Older but sound for light riding would be perfect. Larger 16+ hands, draft breeds would be great as I am out of shape and admitting have to drop some weight. My experience has been dressage (up to first level) the last years of my riding, with a bit of hunters in the beginning, but I am open to any discipline. Would be willing to do some feedings, clean tack, stalls, etc in exchange. Just want something safe to get back in some riding shape. References available.


                                  Horseless Rider - North Shore, Mass

                                  I'm currently a college student looking for a little more time in the saddle. I've been riding for around 10 years and did the hunters and eq when I was a junior. I'm on my college's riding team but I'd really like having some more time with horses. I'm willing to ride practically anything, fine with greenies. Thanks!


                                    Horseless Rider - VA

                                    I'm an adv. beginner adult with confidence issues looking for a large pony or horse for on or off site lease. I ride English (flat) and/or western.

                                    On site lease within 25 miles of Manassas, VA or free off site lease/FGTH.
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                                      Horseless Rider in Lake County, IL

                                      My leased mare is headed back to her winter home in SC next month and I'm looking for some saddle time.

                                      31 y/o adult grad student who's looking for a beginner safe horse to take on the occasional walk/trot hack or for a ride around the arena. I enjoy grooming so the horse would be getting a nice grooming before and after the ride. I'm also willing to help with barn chores too.

                                      I'm friendly, love books, enjoy hiking in the woods and think that being in the saddle is the best part of my day.


                                        Riderless Horse in SEMI

                                        Handsome older gentleman seeks lady friend for long walks in the woods (on 40 acres of groomed trails) and light dancing to include some shoulder-in, half-pass, flying changes and perhaps even a pirouette or two. Sweet, lovable guy, well-suited for a partner who has been around the dance floor a time or two and is looking for a bit of experience with the tricker moves. Tall, dark and handsome - all me! As such, I only have room in my dance card twice per week and you must come visit me in Saline, MI.

                                        PM my regular partner - she'd be happy to assist with questions.


                                          Horseless rider - Greenville, SC

                                          I relocated to the Upstate in SC in May, and while my background has been strictly H/J and eq, right now I'm not too interested in that.

                                          I would love to find someone who just trail rides/hacks out and would like a friend to casually ride out with. I think I'm just missing being around horses, so I am willing and able to lend a hand with some barn work, turnout, feeding, or what have you. Completely comfortable with handling everday horse duties/life, I have good horsemanship skills, and I believe I'm a nice person and easy to get along with

                                          PM or email (; thank you
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