I am an 18 year old female, looking for an opportunity to ride horses again. I have ridden for two years prior to moving to Texas and volunteered as well on a horse / riding ranch in Las Vegas Nevada, at Tule Springs state park. I had to stop riding for financial reasons and now that I have moved to Houston, riding has become much more difficult, since I have moved to Houston I have ridden twice; one in a lesson and one on trail at The Spread. I am looking for a facility, or even privately owned horses and owners that would be willing to let me ride their equines for pay, or more conveniently ride in exchange for work, I.E. Cleaning out the stalls of the horses I will ride, grooming, feeding, ect. I have ridden Western mostly, and have only ridden in English tack once.
I am a very avid learner and eager to listen to constructive criticism on how to better myself while worker with horses, and all animals. I am also willing to learn more from what others might know better than what I may know.
IF you are willing to pay, I will take $10 - $20 per hour, depending on all the work that has to be done, and how many horses you need to be ridden / handled. I can also work with more than one horse if needed. I will inform my father about the payments :).
For the things I know how to do, i know how to ride Western pleasure. I have ridden on trails, ranging from desert, to dense forest, to rocky paths and in valleys. I have cantered before, and jumped once. I have also done a little bit of barrels. I have also worked with an unbroken mustang, and a draft stallion that was rescued from an abused situation.
I have ridden a few breeds of horses. Quarter horses, Clydesdales and draft crosses, I have ridden mustangs, a freisan, a tennesse walker and arabians as well. When I have ridden and worked I perfer to ride with a lose rein, but depending on which horse i am working with determines if i use more contact. Also, when I lunge, it also depends on how the horses personality is, and how they respond to pressure determines how tight or loose i keep the line.
The experiences and tasks I have done before:
*Grooming -- Including - Hoof cleaning, Washing/ hosing for cool-down, mane/tail combing --
*Tacking Western. (I am willing to learn to saddle English if that is required)
*Round Penning & Lunging
If you are interested and within the Houston, TX area please email me, or send me a text or call at
(773) three three one - three five five 7
. Thank you, have a great day!
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