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07 Oct 2008, 5:17 pm

Have you ever ridden a horse?



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07 Oct 2008, 5:27 pm

Yes. I recommend it.



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07 Oct 2008, 5:56 pm

In my community, there is a horse riding stable that started a program for disabled children and adults...

It is great fun and the volunteers who assist them while riding the horses get much enjoyment out of the activity, too.



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07 Oct 2008, 5:59 pm

Yes. A lot.



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07 Oct 2008, 6:09 pm

Once. It was a nightmare!

The horse I was riding paid no attention to me whatsoever and carried on doing its own thing as if I wasn't even there. The pattern was as follows:

1: Horse puts head down and munches on grass; my attempts to pull head back up and encourage trotting along with the other horses is completely futile and totally ignored. In fact I saw no sign that the horse was even aware of my attempts to instruct her or even of my existence at all.

2: After several minutes horse notices that the rest of the horses are nearing the horizon and will soon disappear out of sight. She stops munching grass and gallops at breakneck speed to catch up with them. This is my first time on a horse ever, I cling on for dear life in a state of utter terror but luckily I manage (just about) to stay on until she catches up.

3: The cycle repeats from 1 over and over and over and over until finally we reach the end of the horseride (back to the stables where we started).


I have never been horseriding since.



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07 Oct 2008, 7:46 pm

If you've never ridden one and want to, I would suggest you do it in the form of a riding lesson with an instructor, not at one of those "rent-a-horse" places.

They're big strong animals, with proper instruction it can be a great experience. Without it, it could indeed turn out to be a nightmare.



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07 Oct 2008, 7:57 pm

I have a couple of times, it's always a very enjoyable experience for me.



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07 Oct 2008, 7:59 pm

I love riding horses! Heck, I love horses! :D

I'm also allergic to them. :(

The asthma attacks ... the rashes ... the anti-allergy injections ... the expense ... no more horsie rides. :cry:


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07 Oct 2008, 8:45 pm

We own (and ride) four horses.



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07 Oct 2008, 8:51 pm

Fnord wrote:
I love riding horses! Heck, I love horses! :D

I'm also allergic to them. :(

The asthma attacks ... the rashes ... the anti-allergy injections ... the expense ... no more horsie rides. :cry:


I Love going horseback riding! Last one was just a couple of weeks ago. However, I am terribly allergic to both dust & hay, & knew from the moment I got out of my car that I was going to have some respiratory problems. I did ok after using my inhaler before I got anywhere near the horse, but needed another "hit" once the ride was over. I'm looking forward to my next outting, whenever that is! I will tolerate the allergies to be close to horses...one of my lifetime obsessions.


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08 Oct 2008, 2:30 am

I used to have a riding horse back in the 1980s. Since 1992 I've just had a couple of miniature horses, no riding them, just hugs :)

I sometimes go on a ride when I'm visiting New Zealand.



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08 Oct 2008, 3:13 am

I really like horses. I like to ride them too, although last time is ages ago. Nicest I think is without a saddle, if the back is not too bony. I like their smell, to cuddle and communicate with them. And even their s**t doesn't smell and look horrible.



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08 Oct 2008, 9:59 am

Yes.
But I'm not very good at riding them. Still love them though.


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08 Oct 2008, 10:55 am

I have ridden horses a couple times, and I don't mind them. However, on a list of animals that I would say understand me and cooperate with me, horses would be near the bottom next to dogs.



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08 Oct 2008, 11:00 am

Had a horse when I was small, she loved to eat my sour candies.

I have not riden a horse in a few years, but I used to ride a lot. It's quite easy too.


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08 Oct 2008, 2:02 pm

am used to go on RDA [riding for the disabled association] hacks with another autie from home,until moving to another residential messed around with routines and route.
the horse was called shadow,huge,and bay colour,the man who does the RDA sessions/walked am on lead rope was a champion show jumper [am sure he was on the same team as John Whitaker].
am still planning on going back to RDA sessions when eventually get settled again.


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