I have 2 ex-racehorses that could do with a jockey through the week now that the nights are drawing in.
No chores or yard duties. £10-£30 per week contribution wanted depending on how much you do with them. I will be OK with letting you have lessons, hack, maybe hunt & schooling. Both horses are fine to jump. we dont have a school and hacking isnt wonderful, but I have 2 really nice, genuine, kind horses that if you are looking for a bit of confidence when hacking they will give it to you!
Both of them are total dopes to ride, nothing nasty in either of them. not sharp or spooky at all, no rearing or bolting, kick along kind of rides (one of them will occasionally put in a happy buck, but its really not worth worrying about, it has never been big enough to worry me and I'm a nervous rider!)
17.3hh and 16.1hh.
The 17.3 (Dude) can be a bit of a pleb in the stable, pull faces and flick his tail at you, but he wont hurt you!! He is all noise! (he is also the happy buck horse). Dude is now good to load (after 18 months of hell!), but I would rather be the one to load him for a bit longer as I dont want to take a step back if I can help it.
Storm (16.1) is relatively new. He has only been with us a few weeks and didnt come in the best of conditions so we are still building on that. He is ridable, but he needs condition. So far, he has proved to be very willing and not silly or sharp in any way. He has not bucked, reared or done anything like that. He can be a little forward, but my novice partner rides him and he is absolutely fine. Storm loads and travels fine.
Due to us being near a big ish road with lorries and Dude being a bit of a pleb on the ground I can't offer them to a total novice (even though they would be fine to ride for a novice). Both are fine in traffic, but I would just rather not have that worry.
Pictures: schooling is Dude. Red bandages is also Dude. Stable is Dude on the left, Storm on the right.