I Ride Horses

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    I can say that the best thing in my life is my

    horse his name is Liz and he is a 17.3 hand Hanoverian gelding.we currently compete in the 15 to 17 equation. He's an amazing horse that I hope can get me a ride to a scholarship
    emmynap emmynap
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2014

    Loved it for the last 10 years I've been riding!

    I'm a western rider going into more serious and professional barrel training.
    MNightlySnow MNightlySnow
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2014

    I Would Really Like to Though....

    i would really like to though..ive road a pony when i was younger..i would like to stroll around in the park with a horse
    SourLove SourLove
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2007

    She's a Good Ol' Mare

           I had a borrowed horse I cared for the year I was 13. Smokey was a retired polo pony.        I had to wait to actually own my own horse until I was 48, and of course I had to learn to ride all over again.  ...
    Dawnriser Dawnriser
    66-70, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2008

    FURRY MOUNTAIN I have been having a crazy week.

    So I had my first ever horse riding class this week. I am sharing this just for the sake of making you smile... They gave me a gentle giant with chocolate brown fur, gentle black eyes, hooves the size of dinner plates and at least 35 years old! That's right, this massive big boy...
    1 Response Jan 13

    I know how to ride. I love riding

    but I do not own horses.
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014

    About Since I Was 7

    ever since about 7 ive ridden, got my first western boots when i was 6 years old, atm, i wear justins, the nice ones. but i want to ride the rest of my life too
    Theonewhodoesntbelong Theonewhodoesntbelong
    18-21, M
    Nov 10, 2012

    yes i do. My parents own 3 american saddle

    breed- pie morgan mustang- wildfire paint-sassy i love riding them, i have been riding for many years and love doing gymkhanas with them as well i love the adrenaline
    gentlyyours707 gentlyyours707
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2014

    My Belgian mare. I love her!

    She is a great ride!
    BlueHeartSong BlueHeartSong
    26-30, F
    May 7, 2014

    Anyone have any tips

    for switching from hunt seat to stock seat?
    mmmkay713 mmmkay713
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2014


    My family raises Morgan horses for sale, and every day almost I get to ride them. It's like totally awesome, cause we live in the country and we have a lot of land to ride on. I love to Morgans cause they're small and really easy to handle.
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    1 Response Sep 28, 2013

    I can't wait for this weekend we have a long

    ride planned on Sunday just me and my brothers! It will be the prefect way to relax from a long stressful week!
    deleted deleted
    Jul 2, 2015

    I lease a 5 year old Appendix Quarter Horse

    gelding named Hunter's Pride 😄
    Hunterhorse Hunterhorse
    13-15, F
    Apr 13, 2015
    mythlover mythlover
    16-17, F
    Jan 6, 2015

    I rode a x race horse today.

    His name is Finn. He was so fun to jump and canter on. But he freaked out when a couple of other horses went home to the barn. He balked and bucked and tried to reered. He was so nervas he worked him self into a lather of sweat!! He was literally dripping sweat! Haha but he was...
    mischifmaker mischifmaker
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2014

    I love my Arabian/Paint/Welsh pony!

    !! He's highstrung but short and has the coat of the Welsh pony and has the markings of the paint!! He's so sweet and cute!!!!!
    BobTheUniPonyWakoLover BobTheUniPonyWakoLover
    16-17, F
    Jan 6, 2015

    My Girls

    I have 3! I ride english and compete in jumping Well hunters! My first was tuffy or tuff Gold jody shes a national western winner but turned english she went lame about 2 yrs ago but im riding her again 2 more months and she will be doing 18" cross rails!!! My second was dreamer...
    Hunterjumperctr Hunterjumperctr
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2012

    Curly Horse

    I have to curly cross. I have a morgan curly gelding (tucker) and a appaloosa curly yearling (Tia) They are crosses. They look like poodles in the winter and they are hypoallergenic. I love to ride and play around in the forest with them.
    Manouin Manouin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2013

    My Horses Saved Me

    I've been riding for 23 years now, although I don't ride nearly as often as I'd like anymore. I started riding and helping out at a local stable when I was 11, and I continued there until I graduated college. I learned everything there, from hunt seat to driving to...
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    2 Responses Feb 1, 2008

    I not only ride, but I own horses :)

    and soin to get a 5th
    Devilscar Devilscar
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2014

    Equestrian for 10 years!

    ! Huntseat and western!
    silverth0rn silverth0rn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2014

    Ep Didn't Save My 6page Story So Heres A Summary

    I've ride english. I've ridden at 5 different barns for a total of 15 yrs. I never had my own horse. I have been to shows. I've ridden hunter-jumper then switched over to dressage and I can jump up to 2'6. I ride at training level but have done 2nd level stuff in my lessons and...
    AWierdGirl AWierdGirl
    26-30, F
    Apr 28, 2012

    Trying to teach my boyfriend to ride

    and be comfortable on horseback. He gets so nervous though! Any tips?
    Serastrazsa Serastrazsa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2015

    My News Goal

    i have a goal for 2012 i wanna take a cross country ride on horseback.im not sure where to yet but i plan on goin in march for a few wks an camp out along the way. i ride everyday weather its 100 degres or 10 degrees,rain,sleet,snow,backroada highways,pasture an creeks.ill ride...
    redneckgurl90 redneckgurl90
    22-25, F
    Dec 5, 2011

    Muddy Embankment

    My boyfriend and I were out riding on a muddy trail when his horse slipped, sending both of them off a 10 foot sheer embankment. I screamed the whole time and it began to rain as they hit the bottom. I jumped off my horse and slid down the embankment. When I reached their mud...
    poppypants poppypants
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2012

    If my horse suddenly took off it could have

    become very painful for me
    renbuenaventura renbuenaventura
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2015

    Hi [ :

    My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 19 and ride western. I have 3 horses. Jack is my 16hand quater/paint mix (he's solid black though), I can ride english but don't really like to on him, he tries to throw me alot lol...I have 2 minis, Dessie and Stormy. They don't do anything but keep...
    Adaire89 Adaire89
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2009

    My Dream

    I am 22 years old. Born disabled, but with horse riding, I am able to live a normal life. I can walk and did matric with excellent results. I am in training for Para Dressage and hope to join the Olympic team for 2016. I am graded a 1B and am the only one in that grade in South...
    zinita zinita
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2012

    A life with horses

    Can you remember the first time you sat on a horse? How did you feel? I was two, and I just knew I had a bond with horses ever since then. I was promised a pony. But I had to be ten. Ok.. so I waited. But circumstances changed here and there, so I was sixteen by the time my pony...
    BigBearLittleBear BigBearLittleBear
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2012


    It's incredibly relaxing and relieving to get on the back of a trusty horse and ride--just ride.  Just you, the desert trail, and the environmentally-friendly, somewhat temperamental 4x4 between your legs.  It's calming.  And if you have something to get off your...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2009

    I have been riding for almost 10 years

    and I love it with all my heart. This past year, my trainer got a new school horse named Henery, a 14.3 hand paint gelding that came from an auction. Obviously, he was untrained and very out of shape. I rode him a few times and fell in love! I started leasing him for christmas...
    horsecrazy3 horsecrazy3
    16-17, F
    Feb 21, 2014
    renbuenaventura renbuenaventura
    31-35, F
    Nov 10, 2014

    I have two horses. My old guy is 38 years young

    and looks awesome for his age. My other is my baby boy who is 18. I barrel race. It's my drug!
    justhoughts justhoughts
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 9, 2014


    I hace 3 horses:) and i love to ride them. even if the ride is wild it is still worth it:)
    gentlyyours gentlyyours
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 7, 2012

    I took up ridning as an adult.

    Have been loving all eight years of it!
    Jaffel1 Jaffel1
    46-50, M
    Jan 20, 2014


    I love to compete horses especially cross country. I don't have my own horse but hopefully I will have one one day. Im going to study to get a degree in  Equine Studies in September, should be good.
    thesoundofsilence thesoundofsilence
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 10, 2007

    It'S My Life

    I have a horse. His name is Sully. I absolutely love him to death. To some people, horses are just animals. To me, they're family. I ride competitively, so I ride a lot. In my age group, there's a 50 thousand dollar show horse, ridden by someone who has no idea how to ride...
    123IMissYou321 123IMissYou321
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Sep 14, 2013

    Not Often Enough

    I love to ride. I really wish I was able to have a place big enough to have my own horses. I have to rely on friends of mine that have horses. They are more than accomodating for me to ride, but I would love to ride every day. Yes that includes the winter too. There is something...
    Percheron Percheron
    41-45, M
    11 Responses Feb 11, 2008


    nothing like being on the back of a horse and trotting down the hills the wind in your face and nothing but peace and more peace.
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4
    70+, F
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2008

    Hello i Mayiun ride galop horses i pratice

    for a galop trainer who have 23 horses today is only my 3 day at the trainer ^_^ i like it alot there horses and a great staff xD
    Mayiun Mayiun
    22-25, F
    Apr 2, 2014

    Pony Club Camp stuff

    I ride horses because I love being permanently broke! It started when I was a toddler and never went away. My first real horsey time was when I was about twelve and I went to a pony club camp . We sure did rough it that weekend but it was fantastic fun and i did lots of...
    paintponygirl paintponygirl
    5 Responses Feb 17, 2008

    Hurt My *** Last Time I Did It...

    hurt my *** last time I did it.  But like other things I'd do it again
    terrerare terrerare
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2007

    I have a 12yr old American Quarter Horse.

    We compete in the Equitation and Hunters (Hopefully Jumpers soon). He just came back from hoof issues (a bad farrier put too small of shoes on his feet) and the trainer's pet always has comments on the way I am bringing my horse back into work. When I first moved to this barn we...
    Jdizzle276 Jdizzle276
    18-21, F
    Jan 30, 2014

    Last Weekend I Had the Opportu...

    Last weekend I had the opportunity to take a horse to the beach. The wind was very strong (about 8 beaufort) so she went completely nuts. about 2 hours later we returned to the stables, completely dirty, exhausted but both very happy!
    linda linda
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2007

    My Passion

    I've been riding since i was 2 & i was first introduced to a horse before i could walk or even talk. Horses are my life & i absolutely love them. I currently own 2 horses & show both of them. They are both morgans & their names are, Tate who is 21 & JJ who is 5. They are brothers...
    Sammyisasweetie Sammyisasweetie
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2013

    Major Stress Relief

    As most of u know this week hasnt been a good week for me ive been lied to and hurt. So today i went to ride my horse carmel, and it was fun! As i rode carmel all the bs and stress of this site made me forget it all. I felt relieved to be on her and she enjoyed it to. Thanks...
    sammiesweetheart sammiesweetheart
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jun 11, 2012

    Schooling Shows & My Proudest Moment--i Was Always Frustrated

    Its funny I rode in countless english w/t classes and never enjoyed it because I had been riding for so long and felt I could do better than always getting sixth place. w/t/c I had a little more fun but still, I never got high marks no matter what horse I was on. My first jumping...
    AWierdGirl AWierdGirl
    26-30, F
    May 7, 2012
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