Why is it so difficult finding a sharer?


New Member
Oct 6, 2009
I have been looking for a rider to share my pony for the last couple of months now and so far no luck. I had this super young woman before but she moved away. I don't ride much anymore due to arthritis so need someone to keep pony fit. I advertised at local tack/feed stores and by word of mouth and on this website and another website. What else can I do?


Active Member
Apr 1, 2008
County Durham
Equineadverts, horsehunter, adhorse, thehorseexchange, adtrader, preloved and newrider (not the forum, the open classifieds) are all places you could advertise him.
Perhaps the problem is in the advert wording - sometimes it can read differently to how it's been written (if that makes sense). What is you advert?


Well-Known Member
Jul 1, 2010
Yorkshire Dales
I'd second trying 'Preloved'. You get a slightly different selection of viewers on there from the regular horsey boards. I found a horse to ride through there (owned by someone in a very similar position to you). May be worth a go.

Are there any RS's local to you? They may know of an established adult pupil who may be looking to do more riding? That way you would have a second opinion about their abilities too, rather than being approached cold from an interested party. (I got my instructor to keep her ear to the ground before I tracked down my fella). FE colleges doing equine course could be another route - but they may be younger riders, and possibly not long term.

Good luck with finding someone! The right person will be out there!:smile:


New Member
Oct 6, 2009
Why is it so hard!

Thanks all. :smile:
I have him advertised in Preloved, New Rider, our two local tack/feed stores
and I was thinking about placing an ad in the local paper as well (North Yorkshire Post.)
I had not thought about a local RS. There is one a few miles away.
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