I have been learning to ride for the past three years I am in my late thirties and would like to part loan a horse so that I can ride more than once a fortnight. I am not sure though how you even find out about available horses. Are there obvious places I should be looking? And also as someone who is a late starter what kind of horse should I be looking for? I would like to go out on hacks and do some lessons in jumping.
hi, try www.hoofheads.co.uk, in the loan section. Good luck! I think sharing is a great idea, especially for busy mums who can't commit to full ownership. I sold my horse when I got pregnant, but might consider sharing a horse myself if I found the right one.
A lot of people will not advertise their horse for share/part loan but will find someone through word of mouth (I include myself in this) - it is much easier to find someone reliable and with the appropriate level of experience this way. I suggest that you tell everyone you know locally in the horse world that you are looking. Also if you are a member of a local riding club that would help as you'll often find something that way.