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There’s a saying that there’s no finer way to view the countryside than from the back of a horse. Many horse riders enjoy riding for its own sake, rather than taking part in competitions. Riders who want to ride out for sheer pleasure buy a leisure horse so that they can share their lives with an equine partner. This is often the first step into horse ownership for anyone who has previously ridden at a riding school. These are frequently the best places to find people who will sell a leisure horse that is good-natured and reliable, as former riding school horses often make ideal leisure horses.

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Menorquin, Stallion, 5 years, 16 hh, Black Leisure - Western Other - Baroque - Working Equitation
Lizz Handschmann
ES-07760
Menorca
~9,652 $8,550 €
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Andalusian, Gelding, 13 years, 16 hh, Brown Leisure - Dressage - Working Equitation
Laura Forster - Horses del Cid
ES-03670
Monforte del Cid
price range
2,500 € to 5,000 € / ~2,823 $ to 5,645 $
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Gypsy Horse, Gelding, 6 years, 15.1 hh, Pinto Leisure - Dressage - Carriage - Western Other
Stajnia Slupca
PL-62400
Słupca
ONO ~5,419 $4,800 €
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New Forest Pony Mix, Stallion, 1 year, 14.1 hh, Chestnut
F: FORESTER | MF: UNBEKANNT
Leisure - Dressage - Jumping - Western Other
Kurgestüt Hoher Odenwald
DE-74722
Buchen (Odenwald)
~1,693 $1,500 €
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Hucul Mix, Gelding, 9 years, 14.1 hh, Pinto Leisure
DE-32657
Vossheide
ONO ~3,387 $3,000 €
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Cob, Gelding, 5 years, 13.2 hh, Black Leisure
Wolfgang Distel
DE-31008
Elze Esbeck
~3,951 $3,500 €
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German Riding Horse, Gelding, 7 years, 17 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: SOMMERHIT | MF: SAMBALINO
Leisure - Dressage - Jumping
Sportpferde Müller
DE-65474
Bischofsheim
~7,338 $6,500 €
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Irish Sport Horse, Gelding, 12 years, 16 hh, Gray Leisure
Sportpferde Müller
DE-65474
Bischofsheim
~5,645 $5,000 €
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Spanish Sporthorse, Stallion, 1 year, 16 hh, Brown Leisure - Dressage - Jumping
Markus hirschbolz
DE-86653
Daiting
~3,274 $2,900 €
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Appaloosa, Gelding, 10 years, 15.2 hh, Leopard-Piebald Leisure - Western Other
Ricarda Haas
DE-56317
Linkenbach
~7,225 $6,400 €
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Arabian horses, Gelding, 7 years, 15.1 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: MAHABB | MF: TIWAIQ
Leisure - Endurance
DE-79426
Buggingen
price range
5,000 € to 10,000 € / ~5,646 $ to 11,289 $
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Irish Sport Horse, Mare, 10 years, 14.3 hh, Pinto Leisure
Sport und Freizeitpferde Loick
DE-45472
Mülheim an der Ruhr
ONO ~4,346 $3,850 €
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Ardennes, Stallion, 2 years, 15.2 hh, Gray-Blue-Tan Leisure
Mark Schwerdt
DE-53947
Nettersheim
price on application
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Other Breeds, Mare, 7 years, 15 hh, Brown Leisure - Western Other
Ricarda Haas
DE-56317
Linkenbach
~6,322 $5,600 €
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German Riding Horse, Gelding, 8 years, Bay-Dark
F: JAZZ TIME
Leisure
DE-85464
Finsing
ONO ~564 $500 €
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More ponies/small horses, Gelding, 8 years, Brown Leisure - Dressage - Jumping
Reinhold Distel
DE-63607
Wächtersbach
price range
5,000 € to 10,000 € / ~5,646 $ to 11,289 $
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Other Breeds, Mare, 13 years, 15.2 hh, Chestnut-Red Leisure - Western Other
Ricarda Haas
DE-56317
Linkenbach
~5,419 $4,800 €
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Other Heavy Horses, Gelding, 4 years, 16 hh Leisure
Smiling Horses
NL-5425
mortel
~3,895 $3,450 €
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Andalusian, Gelding, 10 years, 16 hh, Brown Leisure - Baroque
pferdehofdelke ug
DE-49843
Getelo
ONO ~6,661 $5,900 €
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Andalusian Mix, Gelding, 7 years, 15.1 hh, Pinto Leisure - Dressage
pferdehofdelke ug
DE-49843
Getelo
ONO ~7,338 $6,500 €
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Other Warmbloods, Mare, 14 years, 16 hh Leisure
Smiling Horses
NL-5425
Mortel
~3,838 $3,400 €
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English Thoroughbred, Mare, 5 years, 15.2 hh, Brown
F: BIG BAD BOB (IRE) 2000 | MF: MORE THAN READY (USA) 1997
Leisure - Dressage - Jumping - Endurance
Merle Busse
DE-38542
Leiferde
~5,080 $4,500 €
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Use and characteristics of Leisure Horses

Before deciding to buy a leisure horse, first time purchasers should be realistic about their own capabilities. Choosing the right horse is dependent on factors such as the physical fitness, height and weight of the rider. A horse or pony for leisure riding can be any height or colour, though some breeds have been developed to cater for the pleasure rider. Cobs of various kinds are popular in the UK. A good source of suppliers who will sell a leisure horse or pony can be found in the British and European native breed societies. Regional breeds such as the Highland, the Basque Pottok and the German Classic pony are good choices for family ponies. American breeds like the Rocky Mountain Horse make great leisure horses for trail riding, too.

Origin and history of breeding Leisure Horses

Horse riding was once an everyday activity for most people. Men, women and children all rode horses until the arrival of the car. Even those who didn’t own horses may have travelled on horseback. Records show that when maidservants needed to move from one job to the next, they would travel as “half a pack” seated on the back of a pack horse. People rode for pleasure, and they also rode because they needed to get from one place to another, often over great distances. The only alternative was to walk or to ride in a coach, and not everyone could afford that. Riding as a leisure activity began after the invention of the steam train in the early nineteenth century made long-distance travel a lot faster and more comfortable. People continued riding for other reasons. They would dress up and ride in places such as Hyde Park, or enjoy a canter along the beach simply for the pleasure of riding. There was already a stock of suitable riding horses since breeders had been producing reliable, sound riding horses for as long as people had ridden! In Britain, horses for everyday riding were – and are – called hacks. Some were simply sound, sensible horses, while others were showier, for people who were park riders. Elsewhere in the world, reliable horses for travelling long distances were still being bred, especially in those areas where there was not yet a railway network. Horses with smooth gaits like the Icelandic horse and the American gaited breeds are very comfortable to ride. These countries did not lose their traditions of gaited riding horses, unlike Britain and parts of Europe where these breeds had disappeared, probably by the eighteenth century, in favour of trotting horses. Today leisure riders are rediscovering the comfort of riding gaited horses that amble and rack.

Leisure Horses in equestrianism

No leisure horse needs to be a member of a particular breed. Those who ride for pleasure simply want a sensible, kind and willing horse as a partner to view the world.

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