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  1. Horse Training
    Hello All! I'll be getting a yearling gelding in the next couple weeks. He is the sweetest little man, already 13.3 at 15 months (he's a BLM mustang, that's pretty tall). I'm not going to be doing anything too strenuous with him (no lunging, no poles, etc.), but I am interested in hearing what...
  2. Horse Talk
    I have a mini horse that is 21 years old. He's in great health. Before this summer he has had a normal turnout schedule (Out all day and into the late afternoon, in his stall at night.) This summer to avoid heat and bugs, my barn decided to do reverse turn out (out at night, in stall during...
  3. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey! So i've been wondering what level rider i am for a while now, as i am not 100% sure and need an opinion, heres a little thing on what i can do: -I do w/t/c & Jumping, I have a very solid w/t but my canter needs a little work. I jump up to 2ft (Possibly a little higher) and have jumped...
  4. New to Horses
    I'm starting to learn very quick that it is hard to gain experience, especially when you can't drive. I find myself in a never-ending cycle where I find somewhere to volunteer, but I can't ever find away to get there. The barns won't offer to help with transportation, and I don't really have the...
  5. Horse Breeding
    I have a 13 2 maiden cob mare that I am breeding this year. I am currently looking at two stallions that have been recommended to me by friends/neighbours. One is a 16 1 Thoroughbred stallion and the other is a 17 hand draft stallion (RID). The owner of the draft is willing to take her for...
  6. New to Horses
    Hey everyone! So my boyfriend and I just moved onto roughly 30 acres, and only about 2 are pasture/not heavily wooded. I have 3 horses, currently boarded, and they're kept in runs at the barn which measure roughly 170'x20', so while I think they'd have a hayday on 2 acres, I'd like to know about...
  7. Jumping
    Just want to preface this by saying I jump verrrrryyyy infrequently. I've jumped 4? times since September 2019. I want to get into jumping but my trainer is really in no rush. We're currently working on my posture, seat, and balance so she's setting me up for jumping but I just haven't actually...
  8. Horse Trailers
    Hello Horse Forum, This is my first post and I came here looking for answers I have been unable to find. I am a relatively inexperienced horse owner, and just recently experienced/induced one of the biggest fears I have related to keeping and riding horses. I was en route to have my first...
  9. English Riding
    So I started riding from the ages of 8-13 and I loved it but stopped because I just grew out of it. I’m now 20 and have recently taken it back up, and have completely fallen in love with it again! However I am having a lot of trouble with cantering. I just get really uncomfortable and feel like...
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I don't know if anyone can advise. i'll give a quick back story. My pony is 17 years old I've had her for over 10 years now and just did natural horsemanship, schooling, hacking, the normal things a 14 year old would do. Sadly recently (now I am older) I couldn't afford her anymore so had to put...
  11. New to Horses
    Hello! My name is Mary and I'm 18 years old! I'm currently hanging out in the northeast united states going to community college, but I plan on transferring to a college out west sometime in the next year for psychology. As far as experience goes I've been around horses on and off my whole life...
  12. Horse Training
    My Jump Position Struggle Ok so I've been riding for 2 years going on 3. I'm working on my jump position and hopefully starting to jump with my trainer but whenever I go into jump position I can't get my leg on the horse. It's like my leg goes farther from the horse when I go into it, almost...
  13. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I love horses, I eat, sleep, breathe them. But lately I just feel like I'm getting nothing out of it. I rode my horse this afternoon at a walk. I was sorta excited to ride but I was nervous as well. The last time I did, someone was lunging and my horse freaked out and bucked so I fell off (I...
  14. Horse Health
    hey could anyone help me out? any ideas what these small 2 lumps are on my mares eye? not painful for her, and they are recent. the one closest to her eyelash and directly above her eye is worrying me the most. not sure if it is normal/ nothing to be worried about, or if i should treat it with...
  15. Horse Grooming
    As you can see in the photo BJ has quite a thin mane. Before he was mine, his mane was pulled. The previous owners brushed a bit of it out. I used this horse conditioner which was then kept in overnight. I then brushed out his mane, which caused a lot to be pulled out. It was quite thick...
  16. Horse Training
    Hey everyone! Bit of a strange question. So our county is starting up a Search and Rescue (SAR) team. They already have a K9 unit, but were interested in starting a horse unit. My question here is, does anyone know how to train a horse for search and rescue? I have a paint mare I primarily use...
  17. Horse Health
    I've only had my horse for 4 days (I know it's not long) Anyway, I haven't ridden him yet but I decided today I would lead him out of his paddock to our driveway where there's heaps of grass so he could graze for a bit. Anyway, no trouble walking him out of his paddock, once he was out though he...
  18. Horse Training
    Hi, I was wondering if I could please get some opinions on how to deal with a situation. I was riding a horse for a 'friend'. I am a young rider and have plenty of riding experience, having competed Internationally eventing, and also affiliated with BD and BS. I had backed this horse at the...
  19. New to Horses
    Hi! I'm new if you haven't noticed. This place seems great for advice and I plan to use it even more. We currently have 3 horses: Benny, Red, and Nova. I will attach pictures for you all to see :D . We are currently working to get them in the best shape they should be. Please feel more than free...
  20. Horse Talk
    So I have owned my first official Pony for over a year and we have been getting weekly lessons for around 9 months or so.. I am 20 years old and feel like I have started from scratch later in my life compared to most people I know in the horsey community! My question is, are any of you...
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