I Love to Ride Horses

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    Anyone Have Any Experience Re-training Bolters?!

    I bought my Thoroughbred three months off the track, and have had him for four years. He was a CHRONIC bolter, but I've made some progress with him. Have any of you had a similar training challenge?
    Touchaphobe Touchaphobe
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2013

    I don't know why I love riding horse,

    I am gonna tell you the story, and it's about, when I was child I used to think about riding horse ,but I was too small to ride. but I decided that I want to ride horse. I tried my best to handle horse but I could not even handle. but I never lost hope, again I came with...
    Sonjay22 Sonjay22
    22-25, M
    Feb 8, 2016

    When I Ride..

    Ridding horses just reminds me of a simpler time, and you can really get into a conversation with a person your ridding with. I like to ride with other people but I really like to ride alone because its just me the horse and nature. I get time to clear my head and just enjoy...
    18-21, F
    Jan 14, 2013

    Horse Are My Therapy, Freedom And My Life

    I was in a bad place as a child and i remember wanting to take horseback riding lesson but my mother said NO. I ended up going into DCF and going to program and i went to a private school and met the farm teacher. Not only did i gain a riding instructor but a friend and mother. I...
    misty1710 misty1710
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2011


    I've been riding since I was 2 and I love it!!!
    horsegrl horsegrl
    18-21, F
    Jun 23, 2012

    I Was A Lil Gurl

             I  loved em since I was little girl.I wanted to have one and have a farm and ride every single day.The sad  thing was,I only went ontrail rides,so they didn't really teach me.So right now I am getting lessons at Haverhills farm,I had 2 lessons there so far. The...
    Freeze101 Freeze101
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2011

    I love goin out and taking a long ride with my

    best bud. Horseback riding is my favorite thing to do. I absolutely love it.:)
    CarCarVrumVrum CarCarVrumVrum
    18-21, F
    Dec 9, 2013

    I Was A Lil Gurl

             I  loved em since I was little girl.I wanted to have one and have a farm and ride every single day.The sad  thing was,I only went ontrail rides,so they didn't really teach me.So right now I am getting lessons at Haverhills farm,I had 2 lessons there so far. The...
    Freeze101 Freeze101
    13-15, F
    Jul 30, 2011

    Horse Lover That Needs Your Help

        Recently I learned of a grieving dog owner who came home to find their pup brutally murdered. Anyone that would do that would do it to a horse. Please go to http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/maximum-penality-for-the-men-who-hacked-up-a-puppy and sign that...
    betchaboots betchaboots
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2009


    seem to bring people closer to their true nature than any other animal. At least that is true for me. For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to horses. They are beautiful, powerful, majestic creatures, and yet they allow themselves to be completely subservient to a...
    disastercupcake disastercupcake
    26-30, F
    Dec 21, 2012

    I am new to horseback riding!

    The horse I was matched with this month by my trainer is a Norwegian Fjord mare who is frustrating because it feels like she would rather be cooped up in a stall. She hates to move. I'm trying to stay motivated. Tomorrow, a friend is taking me to ride her Quarterhorse mare, so I...
    songbirdyy songbirdyy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2014

    Okay so tonight was the big reveal!

    I am now officially part of the cavalry team for the Eleven Arches night show!! Over the moon! There is 1000 volunteers and the shows will be held for the first year next July, it displays history from Romans right to WW2! We have archers, dancers, actors, singers and of...
    lauren2997 lauren2997
    18-21, F
    Oct 19, 2015

    I LOVE to just spend my afternoon with my 17

    hands stallion galloping around the cross country course! But lately he gets spooked at the last wall, I checked numerous times and nothing has changed! Do anyone know why this might happen ?
    KellyKerri KellyKerri
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2014

    So Free

    i love riding horses...i started when i was 14...i love the felling of freedom and adrenilin while riding...its a good way for me to releave stree and think about random things...i like to conect with my horse and be his best friend not just his keeper!!
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2010


    I was at a ranch for my horse lessons and my coach asked me do I want my own horse and I said yes.....then my father bought me that horse and I named it Lightning because it feels like it runs faster then the speed of sound!!!!!!!
    babywriter babywriter
    13-15, F
    Feb 28, 2012

    They Lovely Animals

    I have old been horse riding once in my live, I will love to do it again but it's an expensive sport, would be great to live on a farm wouldn't it have access to horses every day, could become part of a routine in your life. I would love to ride a horse again.
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 21, 2008


    My horses make me feel free, when i ride it is like i am not in the world. i can be me, the real me, i dont have to worry bout getting hurt, i am free. i can let out how i feel, and they dont judge me. i lay my trust in them, and they lay there trust in me. i love them and i dont...
    snowy174 snowy174
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2011


    I remember when I was first learning to ride. I was terrified! The instructor made me do hand circles... I was so busy trying to make sure I didn't fall off that I wasn't afraid any more. I enjoy riding and wish that there were more places in South Florida that are more...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2008

    I Can Ride All Day

    I have been riding since i was six, and fell in love with horses. They are my favorite animal now. I can ride western or english, but i prefer english and i am writing a childrens story about a girl named kally who works on a horse farm and saves it and a horse, and does...
    dammann1386 dammann1386
    May 10, 2012

    My Big Muddy Fall

    I have been an equestrian since before I was a teenager and the thought of deliberately getting my clothes wet or muddy had never occurred to me, nor did it ever occur to me that it would. I had gotten caught in the rain a few times over the years and had gotten wet but was...
    charlierider charlierider
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2013

    If Only For A Moment...i Am At Peace.

    I live a stress-filled life. When riding my horses, it all drifts away. Not in a fairy tell way, I know i still have problems and they won't disappear. But in a way that is only for a moment, which makes it that much more grand. (:
    TheSmoothCriminal TheSmoothCriminal
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2012


    I have 3, and they mean a heck of a lot to me. Recently we adopted a young paint/Belgian cross to start under saddle and he has been a ton of fun. I've been to Wyoming to back with my Tennessee Walker gelding, where he was my wrangle horse on a dude ranch. We've been through a...
    disastercupcake disastercupcake
    26-30, F
    Dec 4, 2012

    When I have free time I go to my next door

    neighbor who owns a stable and we ride. I haven't done that in a year though.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 7, 2014

    I Haven't Recently...

    I haven't ridden in a long while, I always found it quite therapeutic. I used to love going out into the woods, pepper would jolt his head about always give a little bit of playful grief. So calming.... The sound of hooves on the crisp leaves, sun shining through the gaps.... I...
    ThoughtsBehindThoughts ThoughtsBehindThoughts
    26-30, F
    Nov 29, 2012

    The Day I Rode A Horse

    I enjoy riding a horse because it is thrilling and breath taking. I recall a memory of my first horse ride in Texas.I was twelve at the time. My dad knows a guy named Peter who owns a farm. Peter owned two horses, and my family and I drove to his place for a trip.Peter...
    dave0903 dave0903
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 5, 2010

    That Darned Colt!

    My brother and I had a year old green broke paint colt that was pretty gentle. It nipped, but just playfully, and it would run the mares sometimes, but he wasn't cut and it wasn't in the plans. It came time to break him to ride and I drew the short straw. No big deal on this...
    CAnnesdad CAnnesdad
    41-45, M
    Nov 10, 2012

    I have been riding my lease horse,

    5 year old Appendix Quarter Horse named Hunter's Pride, since October 2014. Since then I have moved him from jumping 18" to jumping almost 3'. We are heading out to our third show ever on the 26th and I have high hopes :) In our first show (and this was his first ever show and...
    Hunterhorse Hunterhorse
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2015


     Today I went to the beach with my brother, we went past the sand dunes into a virgin beach and it was amazing feeling the wind mixed with the water drops from the waves and our horses running wild.  All my thoughts vanished without a trace, I don't know exactly how...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 20, 2009

    It's been about 4 weeks

    now since I last rode my horse, and I'm wondering if he knows any different. He's being fed and taken care of by a family friend, I wonder if he knows the difference.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    When i was at least 6,

    i used to ride a lot! But when i was 8, i went out for a summer night walk with my cousin and a drunk man stopped us and wanted to ride. We tried to walk around him, but he smashed his alcohol across the floor and smacked the rump of my horse. He ran off as my horse reared, and...
    Natalieexxx Natalieexxx
    18-21, F
    Jul 26, 2014

    Last year we bought property,

    and I was finally able to have horses at home, instead of always boarding. (Goodbye barn drama!) This year our back hill is super lush and verdant...even if it is just weeds. So, I'm getting my mare tuned up for cattle work, which means lots of cardio work too. Ergo, hill work...
    CowgirlQT CowgirlQT
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2015

    A Real Cowgirl

    Grew up riding horses, try r beautiful, smart, animals, I have four of my own. Patchy, Dakota, major, and d.d
    dnrajw dnrajw
    26-30, F
    Oct 24, 2013

    Oh how I love horse riding:) I wish I could

    ride every horse in the world:p
    CountryBabs321 CountryBabs321
    22-25, F
    Aug 5, 2014

    Something to Tell

    There's something that horses can tell everyone and I feel that when I ride them...it puts me at peace.
    housemd02 housemd02
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2009

    Who Is Training Who?

    I'm in the middle of trying to train my wild mustang. He is not your average, run of the mill, BLM mustang. This guy was taken from the wild as an older stallion...covered in battle scars..and was set to be rereleased into the wild on account of the fact that no one could handle...
    lostmarbles lostmarbles
    31-35, F
    Sep 18, 2013

    My Life

    My life is hard but when I go out and ride everything just melts away. It's like there is no world
    Katybelle10897 Katybelle10897
    26-30, F
    Sep 13, 2013

    I haven't ride for a year

    now my coworkers and I went last year for my coworker's birthday up in mount Vernon Washington
    bandit5320 bandit5320
    31-35, M
    Aug 1, 2015
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