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Riderless Horses and Horseless Riders--matchmaking service!

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  • Riderless Horses and Horseless Riders--matchmaking service!

    Our old riderless horses/horseless riders thread was getting rather long, so it's time to start fresh.

    Please check HERE for the old thread, and feel free to repost here if you were on that thread.

    For those who aren't familiar, this thread is provided for folks with jobless horses looking to match them up with someone looking for a ride...or vice versa.

    While it's OK to ask for a little help cleaning tack or mucking a stall, this isn't the place to advertise for paid opportunities either way.

    Please give a clear, bold title to your post to sum up your location, etc. for easy reference.

    Good luck matchmaking!
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  • plaidbreeches
    Horseless rider- Milwaukee/ Northern Chicago suburbs

    My gelding is struggling with soundness/ navicular issues. My background was h/j, but the last few years dressage. Before buying my gelding I spent a long time riding whatever was available including young horses, broodmares coming back into work, and newly off the track tbs. I don't jump anymore. I'd just like to ride a little while we try to get him more comfortable. I might be open to a shareboard if the horse/times/ location was right, or if you'd prefer I ride in lessons with your trainer, would be happy to pay for them. I am only available Thursdays, Saturdays, and evenings after about 7pm, I can never predict what time I'll get out of work.

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  • Jess Brooks
    Horseless Rider - Front Royal, VA

    I've been riding since 2015 and have really become more serious about it this year, so I am looking for more riding time. I am in search of a horse that I can work with and that will help me progress. Ultimately I would like to jump more, however, any riding time is good enough for me!
    I'm also willing to help with care and working around the barn in exchange.
    I'm 5' 5" and 140 lbs, intermediate rider.
    Message me or text me at (540)692-2021 if you have a horse that may work out!

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  • Omnia
    Horseless rider in Pittsburgh, PA

    I am a grad student looking for catch ride opportunities in the area. I'm happy to ride anything! I have experience with green horses and tuning up lesson horses. I have my C3 from Pony Club in both dressage and eventing, competed to Second Level dressage, and Training level eventing. I also have my own dressage saddle.


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  • Lucie Too
    Horseless rider in Monterey, CA seeking something to bop around with. I could likely do something paid when the new year rolls around but at the moment I am living the completely broke student life and can only offer barn chores/sweat equity as payment, lol. My background is in h/j but I've been out of the saddle for almost 2 years now and am not picky at all re: the horse/its discipline. Feel free to message me if you think there's something to be worked out!

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  • curlykarot
    Posting for a friend:

    Horseless Rider Leesburg / Middleburg VA

    Former Novice / Training level eventer who hasn't ridden regularly in a few years due to work is looking for saddle time this fall and winter. Preferring dressage and hacking, she is open to lessons, part lease or hacking. I can put you in touch with her if you have something that might suit.

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  • Sherry99
    Horseless rider in Boston Metro West. Current ride is being retired from showing as he's no longer into it (23 year old so no need to force him into anything). Dressage rider, currently at 2nd/3rd level.

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  • hunter.pleasure
    Riderless 16'2" Palomino local show hunter near Washington DC seeking horseless intermediate rider who wants to train with a trainer who has Olympic barn and A circuit experience. Please dm

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  • LilyAuerbach
    Horseless rider in MA

    Dressage background, have not sat on a horse in a few years. Not picky, just looking for a horse to ride here and there. Located near Groton, MA. I work full-time and can only do weekends or week day evenings.

    5'6'' ~ 130lbs 33yrs old

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  • Cpony
    Riderless Horse
    Louisville/Prospect, KY

    17hh 12yo hunter gelding for on-site half lease. Great beginner/intermediate horse. Has changes, not spooky, never stops at jumps, very sweet. Trainer on-site, showing possible. Please PM for more info. Thanks!

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  • sparklepony
    West Chicagoland, IL - Arabian/Saddlebred Gelding Looking for Shareboarder

    I'm looking for a shareboarder for my 17-year-old, ~15-hand Arabian/Saddlebred gelding. He's boarded in the Wayne/St. Charles/South Elgin area - the farm has an indoor and outdoor arena, wooded trails on site, and access to several additional miles of trails and an equestrian-friendly forest preserve.

    He does need an experienced and confident rider, because he occasionally gets nervous if there's a lot of activity or loud noises, and he looks to his rider for reassurance. He's a sweetheart and a goofball, extremely eager to please, and very smart. Once he knows what you're asking him to do, he remembers it forever.

    I do trail riding, trot poles, homemade obstacle courses, small (1' or less) jumps, lateral work, and ground work with him. He also knows a couple of tricks, and could easily be taught more. He really enjoys being in the company of his people.

    I'm asking $200 per month to ride/play with him as much as you'd like. If you want to take lessons on him, you're also welcome to bring your trainer to the farm. Please PM me if interested, and feel free to pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested. Thanks.

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  • J-Lu
    Riderless horse in Siler City, NC'

    Hello! Riderless horse in Siler City, NC. Horse is a greenbroke 7 year old (started by a professional but doesn't have a rider), is about 15.1 hh and is of unrecorded breeding. Pretty average mover (it seems, hard to tell) but over tiny jumps - OH the effort and knees! OOOHHHHH! Currently goes Western but can also go English.

    Barn has an arena with lights, and a quality Western (NH) resident trainer and a hunter/jumper/dressage trainer (actual h/j rider who has her silver medal by qualifying on multiple horses) who comes in for lessons. You'd have lots of options! There is a path around the barn and local walk-to trails you can explore. The barn also has a formal horse obstacle course.

    The owner is looking for a rider interested in an on-site lease. Potentially off-site to the right person. Rider can develop the horse for any discipline. Horse is a nurse-mare foal who has had a great start and green, but is undeveloped under saddle. Holy cow, his knees (I say!). He's an attractive guy who is palomino and could be a good mover with regular work and understanding of aids. Professionally started by one trainer and ridden by the other. The owners' daughter was to ride this horse but...she decided she liked boys more than horses.

    If interested, please PM me! Thanks!

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  • tres grey
    Horseless rider in the Bay Area (Oakland)
    Hi there! Adult re-rider here who competed at Novice/Training eventing and pony clubbed through my C3. Looking for a 2–3 day lease on a kind horse that will help me rebuild my skill. Email me at

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  • eightpondfarm
    Riderless horses in Hermann, MO

    Looking for one or perhaps two riders to join our new ESAR (equine Search and Rescue) team. You would need to be evaluated by my trainer and matched with one of my horses. You would need to PAY FOR the evaluation and for the first couple of trail rides upon whichever horse when you go out on for one or two long trail rides with that horse and trainer.

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  • spacecitrine
    Horseless rider in Memphis, TN.
    I’m 18 years old and have ridden hunter/jumper for 9 years. Not looking to buy, as I’m moving away to college in the fall, but I can certainly exercise or potentially lease for the summer. While I’m used to thoroughbreds and warmbloods, I’m open to riding any breed, and I have some light experience with green horses. I have transportation and do not mind driving out to surrounding areas, and I may be able to board in the barn I train at.
    Last edited by spacecitrine; Jun. 5, 2019, 01:11 AM.

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  • Gnomeland
    Riderless horse: Damascus, MD

    I have a 16'1 15 y/o TBx gelding who could use one or two extra rides per week. I work full time in DC and can't get out as much as I would like. Has done mostly lower level hunters and eq in the past. Mostly looking for someone who just wants to come out and hack him around, but also open to possible lesson/show opportunities for the right person. Prefer someone who can come out during the week, but some weekend days might be available also as I travel a lot. Perfect for an intermediate or above rider who just wants some extra saddle time (he's a good boy but not bombproof). Shoot me a message with a bit of information about yourself and what you're looking for if you're interested!

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  • Katie81
    Horseless Rider in Philadelphia, PA


    I am an adult rider looking for a quarter or half lease situation on a quiet horse or large pony for flat work and hacking. Would prefer to stay within 30 minutes of Philly, PA area and surrounding suburbs. I realize what I am looking for might not exist, but I figured it doesn't hurt to try!

    Please contact me via PM here.

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  • TXPiaffe
    Lincoln, NE
    Looking for someone that would like to go trail riding with me on either our large POA mare or Appaloosa gelding. Both are easy uncomplicated rides. I'll provide all tack and equipment, you provide the boots, jeans and helmet. Possibly even an opportunity to show if you would like to! PM me or e-mail me at

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  • TMares
    Calera, Alabama

    Middle aged TWH gelding ISO someone to take him on long walks in the country and an occasional canter. This is a 2nd level gaited dressage horse who has more go &more jokes up his sleeve than he does lullabies and naps. He's not for a beginner. He's a BLAST if you know how to ride a horse. Seriously, he's a ton of fun, honest, not spooky, smart, and a blast to ride. His ideal rider is maybe in school at Montevallo or lives nearby and knows how to ride and welcomes a few check out rides to make sure it's a win win for both parties. Helmets are a MUST. We have access to 200+ acres of trails and fields plus a small arena. Please let me know if you are interested.

    This could be you

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  • Horzgurl
    Horseless rider in New Braunfels, TX

    I've recently relocated back to Texas from Pennsylvania and am looking for opportunities to ride. I am an experienced dressage rider with my USDF Bronze Medal and have shown through PSG. From 2013-April 2018 I worked as an assistant to a GP trainer.

    I took the last year off from riding due to life circumstances and am looking to get back in the saddle. I grew up in Texas so I have experience riding Western and trail riding. I'm just looking for a way to spend some horse time that doesn't involve lots of horse showing and the serious expensive of having a competitive dressage horse.

    References are available. Thanks for your consideration!

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