Horse riding


#1
I have ridden horses and ponies for most of my life and would like to continue riding as long as possible despite Parkinson's. The opportunity to look for a new horse to buy is coming up soon; does anyone have experience or advice on the best age and type of horse that would enable me to keep riding for the maximum time?

HeatherM

#2
Hello Heather

It's years since I was able to ride,but my suggestion would be about 5 yrs old and a Cobby type,something steady !!
Good luck

Roz

#3
Hi Roz,

Thanks for your suggestion. It makes sense and I was thinking along the same lines. However, a friend thinks I should have an older horse. I think it's time I started looking at possibilities. I've already had to part with my lovely mad thoroughbred mare! :disappointed:

Heather

#4
Hi Heather,

It is just a thought, but do you have a Riding For the Disabled group in your area. They might be the best people to advise you.

http://www.riding-for-disabled.org.uk/

Hope this is helpful,

Kind regards,

Panda.

#5
Panda,

Good idea. I'll contact one of the local groups.

Many thanks,
Heather.