Ten Ideas For Staying In The Saddle If You Struggle With Riding Alone

In case you missed my Monday announcement, this week I am reblogging some of my favorite posts with some updates.

Today’s recycled post is “Ten Ideas For Staying In The Saddle If You Struggle With Riding Alone.” I also created a fresh Pinterest pin to accompany the post.

At home with my horses, I am in a situation where I mostly ride by myself. While I actually largely enjoy riding alone, it does come with its own set of challenges and safety concerns. It is not always ideal.

I figure I can’t be the only one in this situation so I wanted to share what I do to try to stay in the saddle as much as possible. Even without horsey family nearby. Even without a barn full of friends in my backyard. I want to keep riding as often as I can, for as long as I can, no matter my circumstances.

***If you are an email subscriber to this blog, you may note that these reblogged posts show up really wonky in your inbox. I have not figured out yet how to fix that. BUT, if you simply click on the post’s title, you will be transported to The Backyard Horse Blog website. There you can read a more organized version of the post.***

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In mypreviouspost, I mentioned some challenges of staying in the saddle as a backyard horse owner. Definitely among them is the issue of riding alone. While some preferthe experience ofriding solo, I venture to guess that many more find it difficult. If you want to ride at home, think about how you can either avoid riding alone in the first place or increase your personal skills/focus when you do chose to ride alone. The following is a list of ideas for tackling this very real problem.Iemploymany of these ideas in an ever rotating combination.

1. Find a ridingbuddy

Are you open to keeping a friend’s horse at your home so you can ride together? Can a friend trailer his horse over to your place or you theirs? If you have a friend who is willing to ride your horse, can you ride “together” by takingturns-you ride your horse the first…

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4 thoughts on “Ten Ideas For Staying In The Saddle If You Struggle With Riding Alone

  1. I too am mainly a lone human riding now, I have 2 horses so their set for company. It’s fun to have family & friend rides & combined walks to look back on. At present I mainly ride on our property which I love. I have been thinking of getting a coach in for a bit for some fine tuning. I have friends as well whom I’m sure if I set up an esky with some nibbles they would gladly sit & watch. lol. No they would really be cool about it. Great post reminiscing. Have a pony fun weekend ahead.

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