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  1. Horse Health
    I have an 11 year old Appaloosa gelding.. I’ve owned him for going on two years, he’s always been a character, and by character I mean totally grumpy borderline aggressive, even sometimes to the point it’s dangerous to deal with him on the ground, I can’t let anyone else around him as he is so...
  2. Barn and Riding Wear
    Hello everybody, I have a 5 year old gelding that I mainly hike with. He generally obeys pretty good, but sometimes leans on the bit. I know that the problem may be somewhere else, but I'm trying to change the bit anyways and I would like to know, of the two bits that I have found as a possible...
  3. Horse Health
    Hello everyone I’m new on here and was just looking for some friendly advice, I have a yearling whose mane was fluffy and full before he was turned out for summer. Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed his mane disappearing, I’ve been today to the field and it was even worse, I’m going to add...
  4. Horse Talk
    Hi guys! I've only been riding about a year, and recently gave back a horse I had leased out for 7 months. I found a 12-year-old gelding for sale.. but he needs a lot of work and I am not very experienced. This horse had a bad reaction while being bathed (he kept moving around, acting like he...
  5. Horse Boarding
    Hi! My husband and I recently purchased 25 acres in an extremely horse-friendly community. We are planning on eventually building an indoor arena and a small barn (just a few stalls - we will be living in Northern Utah where there is plenty of snow and bad weather). Because there aren't many...
  6. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    Hello! I have been wanting to start training horses for others for awhile now. I am 19 and have over 10+ years of riding and training experience. I have worked and learned under multiple different trainers, and have rescued, rehabilitated and re trained over 12 horses in the past 3-4 years. I...
  7. Horse Health
    Let me give you some back story! whenever I drive to town I see these horses LIVING in round pens, knee high in their own crap, and NO shelter. I have no photos! But I do plan on getting some! I’ve seen NOBODY out there, no ferrier, nothing. Just a half rotten roundbale. HERES the thing...
  8. Western Pleasure
    I have just started western lessons and I am a SUPER beginner rider. I'm a very nervous rider as well. The first lesson went decently I think. I had fun and really wanted to go again. The second lesson didn't go as well. I found it extremely difficult to focus on everything all at once...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello there to whoever is reading this! I have been poking around some barns trying to find a new one because my old one just wasn't a fit for me, and I came across this barn that seems pretty great. They offer what I want and seem a good fit for me. I was looking at their lesson and it said...
  10. Horse Talk
    Hey y’all! Looking for feedback and personal experiences. I recently started riding again six months ago. I’ve been friends with my trainer and a couple girls at the barn. So now I end up spending more time there than just lessons. Often we all hang out together. I’m very happy to make horsey...
  11. Horse Talk
    I recently bought my first horse with poor judgement and I very badly want to sell him but I know he has the potential to be perfect. When I tried him, he reared. This immediately put me off but they convinced me it was the worst he has been. As I kept riding he felt amazing. In a frame...
  12. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I think I’ve dug myself into a hole. About 4 months ago, it was announced to me that my barn (which I had been at for only 5-6 months) was being sold, and it was likely we’d have to find somewhere to go. The jump trainer I was working with was not very regular and rigorous, I had 2-4 lessons a...
  13. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. No new threads please. Phasing out
    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...
  17. 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...
  18. No new threads please. Phasing out
    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...
  19. 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...
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