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  1. New to Horses
    I took a hot walker job at a racetrack that lasted two days after three horses reared and ran away, one breaking my finger. I'd still like to be a hot walker for Thoroughbreds, and I was wondering if there are any training programs or maybe trainers that could take me from an absolute beginner...
  2. Equine Careers and Education
    This has been a very turbulent time for me in trying to direct my life if my forum history does not offer enough evidence. I was however able to secure a hot walker position outside Annapolis, Maryland at Laurel Park. I walked a beautiful filly after the eighth race the first day and a few...
  3. Jumping
    Hey all, I am moving soon away from my family to live with a world champion show jumper who is going to train me. I have never jumper before so I was wondering if any one had any tips to start my jumping career? I have being riding since nov 2019. I have done trotting poles etc. but no series...
  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
    Hi, I have a 13.2 Irish cob (aka Gypsy Vanner) mare whom I am thinking about breeding. I want to keep her bone and structure but add some height and a little more athleticism. She's 10 years old, good confirmation and jumps like a gazelle. However she's a little on the short side and built like...
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi everyone im a beginner rider who is starting to share a horse (uk) The horse is overall awesome to learn on she is very responsive and forgiving and the perfect size for me the only downfall is she can be quite spooky at things that are new and confusing for example there was a green bin in...
  7. Horse Grooming
    Hi! My horse Ninja has quite a long mane, and I want to grow it out more. However, I'm getting quite nervous about actually doing anything - most tutorials online suggest braiding & wrapping the mane, but I'm worried about him rubbing it and tearing it all out. So I was wondering if anyone who...
  8. Horse Training
    I am starting to teach my walking horse how to run barrels. We've been going super slow so far and we've been doing a lot of stretching and muscle building and turning exercises. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or any exercises that we could work on. We're both completely new to this...
  9. New to Horses
    OK, so I'm 14 and I watch a 10 year old girl, 3 days a week, and she has a pony. I have always loved horses and never been able to have one so naturally I'm in love with working with them, but she isn't. I don't know if she is just bored with him or what. How can I spark her interest? What are...
  10. New to Horses
    Hi I'm kinda new to riding and being around horses. I don't have a horse or a barn in my area, so it is very hard to learn. I would like some advice on how to condition myself, without a horse and how to get some international horse advice. Thanks. :idea:
  11. New to Horses
    Hello! I've been taking English riding lessons for a year and a half at a stable that houses about 17 different horses. I am wondering if and when it would be beneficial to purchase my own personal saddle? I am not looking to buy a saddle now by any means, but I do plan on showing this summer...
  12. New to Horses
    Hi Everyone! I am taking my first formal riding lesson tomorrow. I have my schooling tights, paddock boots, 1/2 chaps, gloves and helmet. It has been 20 years since I have ridden-and then it was casual trail or childhood birthday parties. I am learning English (not sure yet is...
  13. Jumping
    Hello everyone! :) Thanks for stopping by my thread. Just before I start: this is my first post on this website, so please excuse me if I make some mistakes :oops: Anywho, I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on jumping? I've done small jumps but will really "start" jumping towards...
  14. Miniature Horses
    Please note that I'm a complete horse newbie! Hi! I'm 21 years old, I live in Florida, come January I'll be enrolling into my first year of college to get my AA in Veterinary Sciences and I'm going to be adopting my first horse. =) My best friend has been into horses her whole life and she...
  15. Farm Forum
    I just started taking riding lessons about a month ago, and they are my favorite thing in the world. Before I started riding I was extremely anxious to begin jumping. Obviously since I have started I now know it will be a while before I can jump, and I also and found out that the barn that I am...
  16. Western Riding
    Hello. I've been riding for about...I guess if it's hours, I have maybe 50 hours: a week of intensive trail riding twice a day where I sat on a hearty very patient Belgian girl who did all the thinking, climbed like a champion, dived for weeds and pretty much ignored my ignorance. Lesson wise...
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