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  1. New to Horses
    Hello, I received Jack as a graduation present after begging for months to have him lol Jack was rescued from a mean cowboy who left him out under the hot sun in florida and he lived off of the grass he could find! the guy who took him in is one of my dad's friends, he did what he could put a...
  2. Horse Training
    Hello, I'm an independent instructor/trainer in Cincinnati, OH, and I am currently working with a 6 year old OTTB gelding. He has been handled for the past year by his owner who does not have a lot of experience working with horses, and certainly none with young OTTBs. Naturally, he has some...
  3. Horse Health
    I recently had someone see some pictures of my buddy Rufous on the internet and caught some criticism for him looking underfed and emaciated. Here is a little back story... He was bought by a lady for her boyfriend. Boyfriend (a Marine) deployed. They broke up while he was deployed. She was...
  4. Horse Training
    I have just leased a 4 year old OTTB mare, fresh off the track from light racing. She refused to run so the owner basically gave her away. Every time I brush her back, between withers and hip, she will kick out on that side. Her tail swishes violently and she is kicking basically out of...
  5. Horse Training
    I recently (three months ago) bought a super sweet and willing gelding who was abused pretty badly by men and is now fearful of them, whips, and the saddle. We have been spending countless hours on ground work to build up our relationship, and his trust in me. He now picks all four feet up by...
  6. Horse Training
    I recently bought a horse (well, about three months ago) and we are still patiently awaiting a round pen to be purchased. Jäger was abused and is terrified of whips, so we have been diligently working on desensitizing him to them, which is coming along well, but he still has his moments of...
  7. Horse Training
    Hello! I'm a beginner at natural horsemanship and I just wanted your critique on what I can do better and if I am doing this right. :) The video is from a while ago and I have gotten better. I didn't know what it was called until my friend told me what I was doing. :3 ALSO: His previous owner...
  8. Horse Talk
    I am asking this because about 7 years ago my sister bought a little red and white paint foal. She didn't really understand that just because you buy a baby, doesn't mean it will grow up well mannered and sweet like in the movies. She already had an Arabian who was about 3, and this foal was...
  9. Horse Training
    Hi All: My neighbor bought a beautiful 18H abused 4 yo gelding, turned him out with daily feeding and training and handling for 6 months, had him in training for 2 months with a very lightweight trainer, no problems, well behaved, then he comes back & bucks and spins every time someone gets on...
  10. Horse Training
    Hello fellow horse people...I'm new to this. I just need HELP!! A little over a year ago I was given a paint gelding (10 yrs old) that has had a bad past. Since I've gotten him he will actually come to me (although not fond of others..especially men). We always had great rides even up town...
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