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Riderless Horses and Horseless Riders--matchmaking service!

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  • Holsteiner mare for 2 x week lease in Monroe, WA. 16.3hh Was a jumper, now only doing flat work. Confirmed 2nd level with solid changes. Kind and easy to ride, but big girl with huge gaits, probably not for the timid. PM me for details.


    • Horseless Rider in Michigan

      I am looking for a dressage/ eventing/ jumper mount in Michigan. I am in Kalamazoo and I am willing to drive an hour away. I am 30, 5'4" 115 lbs and have been riding for 25 years, mostly eventing and dressage. I did pony club up to C-3. I did a year as a working student for Sara Kozumplik and Eric Dierks. I don't have kids and I work freelance so I have the freedom to ride whenever. I have been caring for my old warmblood mare for the last few years but I just had to put her down. I don't want to buy a new horse yet, putting one down makes you realize just how hard owing them can be. But I have the time, skill and motivation to continue riding and I hope someone our there needs help excersizing their mounts! I have soft hands, a good seat and I have been told I am an extremely thorough groomer.


      • Horseless Rider in Blacksburg VA

        I'm a new graduate student to the Blacksburg/Christianburg area and am looking for a horse to ride. I've primarily ridden English (low levels H/J and lower levels dressage) but have a lot of western experience as well! Not looking for anything fancy at all and am willing to pay a lease fee if needed. Would love to take lessons with your recommended trainer. Would love to just hack around or trail ride but also really enjoy arena work. I previously owned my own horse but unfortunately had to put her down right before the move. Can provide riding references as well as vet/farrier etc. I'm also small enough to ride ponies and have been used as a 'lesson school horse tune up' rider previously. I did 4H for 7 years, am told that I am a soft gentle rider and love doing groundwork and grooming!


        • Horseless Rider - Raleigh/Apex/Fuquay Varina, NC area

          Updating this due to DH's upcoming deployment and my greatly increasing free time. 20+ years experience from straight off the track TBs and baby green hunters up to the 1.05m jumpers. Most recently doing the 2'6"-2'9" jumpers on lesson horses once a week. Love jumpers, TBs, forward thinkers, mares, and shorties (including ponies, I'm 5'4" and slim). Absolutely willing to do some sort of payment/lease deal and have references and photos/videos.


          • Horseless Rider - Central MA (Paxton, Sturbridge, Ware area)

            Adult Amateur rider seeks more saddle time. Intermediate rider in dressage. W/T/C and light trails. Must ride around a full-time job, late afternoon and weekend hours. No green or hot horses. Taller than average rider at 5’10”. Weight proportionate to height. Willing to do some barn chores. Would prefer a no-cost opportunity but willing to pay up to $200 per month. Responsible adult with riding references available.


            • Horseless Rider - Lexington, KY

              I'm looking to get my bronze on a horse - can be green started W,t,c. Will train for free (I have a grand prix trainer and your horses fitness and happiness are my first priority) Please PM if you have something available!


              • Riderless horse - Tallahassee, FL (East side of Leon Co)

                7 yo OTTB gelding, easy and kind, 16.2. He is still quite green, and can get a little anxious, but is easy for a quiet confident rider who won't get in his mouth too much. I just don't have time right now, with 2 small kids and FT job, and a quirky mare to keep in work! Romeo has done some jumping, including XC, and had green lead changes before getting a break due to family health issues. Not spooky, not hot, easy to hack on the buckle. I don't have an enclosed arena at home, just a grass riding area, and have always felt safe on him. Has a lovely comfortable canter, soft mouth, anxious to please. I've even ponied my kids' small pony from him on multiple occasions!

                If my schedule permits, I may be able to provide transport to nearby trainers for lessons and schooling, as well as to greenways for trail rides. If he gets fit enough and there's interest, possibly even to hound exercise/hunting. PM if interested.
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                • Horseless Rider Near Baltimore, MD

                  Hi there!

                  I live in Maryland (Towson, specifically) and I'm currently searching for a free (or very low cost) lease on a horse. I'm looking to purchase or "upgrade", if necessary, in the spring.

                  I owned a thoroughbred filly and trained her up through dressage, foxhunting, eventing, show jumping, etc. I have many years' experience but my lack of riding over the last several years has left me looking and feeling like Jell-O in the saddle! My brain knows what to do - I just need to work all the muscle back up!

                  I'd primarily be using ride time to get back in form - lots of flatwork without stirrups, that type of thing. I'm only really available on weekends right now. I am willing to travel (within reason)!

                  If you or someone you know has a horse that might like to exercise with me, please send me a message. Thank you!


                  • Horseless Rider-Southern Pines, NC
                    25+ years experience as an event rider, as well as breaking babies, galloping racehorses, etc. Looking for something safe that has evented that would be available as a free lease or just needs ridden. Thanks!


                    • Looking for a rider in Orange County, CA

                      I work way too much and would love to find someone to help me ride my mare. She's boarded at a full service facility, so no chores, just would like for her to get out more. Email me at as PMs don't always get checked often.
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                      • Horseless rider in Pittsburgh pa.

                        amateur re-rider, been riding again since June. Currently between instructors but will be taking lessons again. Walk, trot, posting, canter and two point so I'm still a novice. Mostly looking for trail riding, so if you're looking for a trail partner hit me up! I also muck and groom.


                        • Anyone in the Contra Costa County, California area have a horse that they need exercised? I'm a former eventer, been a dressage rider for the past 20+ years, was showing 2nd level, schooling 3rd when my horse was injured. While it would be nice to be able to ride something comparable to what my own horse was doing, I'd be happy just to trail ride.



                          • Riderless horse!

                            I'm looking for a long-term lease for my 8yo TB mare. She has shown successfully First Level, schooling Second. She has also been jumped and is quite athletic. She could be kept strict dressage or do a bit eventing if that is what your heart desires! She is a sensitive gal, so someone experienced is ideal. I love her to death and she is tons of fun, but life is crazy right now and I just can't give her the time she deserves. I am definitely not looking to make any money, so it would be a free lease, but I also won't be paying for board/feed. I just really want to someone to take her on as their own during this time in my life where I can't!

                            Located in central Kentucky, but willing to send out of state (within a reasonable distance... Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee...) to the right person!


                            • Horseless Rider Upstate SC

                              Strong background in dressage, eventing, and fox hunting. Hoping to find a dressage horse or pony who could use 1-3 rides per week. Willing to do a paid half lease for something 2nd level+ or do free rides on anything greener as long as it is safe and won't try to lawn dart me. I am very detail oriented, neurotic about proper warm ups/cool downs, and keeping an owner as informed as they would like to be ride to ride.


                              • Horseless rider in the Netherlands!

                                I know this is a shot in the dark, but I recently moved to the Netherlands and I miss riding terribly! I am trying to rebuild my savings from the expensive move, so I'd like to find affordable saddle time. I have 30 years of experience riding hunters (tons of bratty ponies), but I'm no longer very brave with strong, hot jumpers. My mom was a show groom and I was raised around Pony Club, so I have excellent horsekeeping skills. I love my time on the ground spent grooming as much as I love time in the tack. I also find tack cleaning to be strangely therapeutic.

                                I live near Eindhoven, but I am willing to travel for the right situation. I have a much better work-life balance here, so I could ride after work, weekends, whatever is best for the owner.

                                Any input would be greatly appreciated! I'm taking a Dutch course and plan to pursue lessons/leasing once I feel comfortable with the language.

                                Thank you!


                                • Horseless Rider- Kansas City, MO & surrounding area

                                  Adult amateur seeking rides to stay in riding shape and get my horse fix. Experience riding hunters since childhood, IHSA in college, and dressage from grad school onward. Limited budget (see: grad school), so primarily looking to flat horses needing work. May consider a partial/half lease situation in the future. Happy to provide references, as well as my number and email address, if desired. Thanks!


                                  • horseless rider SE PA

                                    Experienced adult rider looking for long term free lease or inexpensive lease purchase. Horse can be young and green but must have a happy sensible attitude. Must be sound. Previously was an AA show groom and rider, horse will have an exceptional home at a nice low key show barn. Top care. Happy to bring along a your horse. Would even consider doing the RRP. Hunter type horses preferred. Over 16h



                                    • I am just throwing this out there. I am a horseless rider. 40 plus years experience. Live in Michigan,
                                      Can drive to Rockford, Greenville, Sparta, Cedar Springs, etc. Live near Greenville MI.
                                      Would love to find someone who has a horse who just needs some attention, Hacking, Grooming, or a trail ride.
                                      Anyone can private message me for more details!


                                      • Horseless Rider in N.C. (Burlington area near Greensboro)

                                        20+ years experience, 8+ as a USEF professional. Hunter/Jumper, but have dabbled in eventing and dressage. Looking for something that isn't trying to kill me and will keep me in shape! 5', 115 lbs. Have references and videos available. Would love to be able to jump on occasion, but not a requirement. Just something with a few marbles left, ideally not a beastie that is trying to consistently get me off. I'm about 25 minutes from Greensboro, willing to travel for the right situation. Thank you!



                                        • Horseless Rider in Cincinnati, OH

                                          I’m looking for a free or something under $400 lease! I’m 17 and am looking for an event horse that can take me up to training eventually. I’m a C1 in pony club and I’ve been riding for 11 years. I have a past in both jumpers (competed at 3’3”) and eventing (showing beginner novice, schooling novice). My main ride is young thoroughbreds/OTTBs and I am used to their antics so any spunk is fine! Thanks!
                                          Last edited by hevent; Jan. 7, 2019, 05:25 PM.