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  1. Horse Health
    I have a Hanoverian mare who gets girth sores incredibly easily. She has scares on her girth area from previous owners causing serious girth sores before I got her. She will get girth sores any time of the year, not just winters when her hair is longer. I have ridden her in a full fleece girth...
  2. 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...
  3. Horse Talk
    I’m going to try and spare unnecessary details and I’m sorry if I used the wrong tags? I’m new here and still trying to get the hang of it! I started taking Hunter lessons with my current trainer about 2 years ago. She was the one who got me to take riding more seriously than ‘just for fun’...
  4. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    So I've got some clippers and I need to give my filly a clip. I worked on some desensitizing and did clip her a bit, but it's harder/trickier than I orginally though it was going to be. I've never clipped a horse before, so I'd love any tips you guys have! Currently I'm going for a bib clip...
  5. 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...
  6. Horse Talk
    So I've got a mare that I rescued back in September. Since then, I've bonded quite a bit with her and I honestly adore her since she has a golden personality. This mare learns FAST and once she knows what's expected, she does her best to please. Not only that, but she's incredibly sweet. She...
  7. General Riding queries
    Lately my mare has picked up a a habit of trying to bite while being ridden. She is happy to walk but as soon as I ask her to move into a trot she turns her head and attempts to bite. I have noticed that she always turns to the right and it is possible that she is biting at the front cinch...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone. I'd love your guys input on this thought that my dad came up with and I'm considering doing. Basically, he suggested I offer my services of doing groundwork training to other people. The thing is, I've gotten pretty decent with my groundwork skills. I've worked with weanlings...
  9. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    First off I apologise in advance if there are unclear points/grammatical errors in my post as english is not my first language. So I have been riding in a riding centre for a year now, and the pony that I'm currently riding has been with me for four months (mainly because he is suitable to help...
  10. General Riding queries
    Hello! I had to sell my saddle as it was too long and so causing my mare back pain. I eventually found the saddle I needed but have now just got back from a month on holiday, and she is so fat!! She's a 15.3hh thoroughbred, she's now 8 - I've had her since she was 4. I don't know what the best...
  11. Hoof Care
    I bought a young TWH mare 5 months ago. When I looked her over, I noticed very long toes on all 4 hooves, very elongated hooves, almost no heel under coronet bands, and she had clearly not had any significant hoof care in months (lots of dead frog tissue and overgrown bars on soles). But when I...
  12. Horse Trainers
    I just joined this forum, and I was wondering what advice you have for a student working on her training certification. How do I get started? I already have a Facebook page and I'm working on my website. Until I have finished my schooling, I'm using my page to share educational pieces, (basic...
  13. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    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...
  14. Horse Health
    Hi! I really need some advice on what to do with my gelding. He is a 7 year old imported Hanoverian who I have had for 3 years. I realized recently that as much as I love and care for this horse deeply I am not the right rider for him. He is bred to be a competitive show horse, and I too timid...
  15. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    So I've got a bit of a problem. I've had my mare for 2 months now, and I still don't have a saddle for her >.< When I look on FB, they either are the wrong seat size, gullet size, or priced in the thousands. And it's the same story when I look on Kijiji and I don't get much in the way of...
  16. Driving
    Hello all. Firstly I'll just say that this is my first time posting here and if I make any mistakes, I apologize. I just recently bought a horse property with my mother, and the previous owner left a horse cart behind. I've owned horses since I was eight, but I've never delved into driving...
  17. Horse Jobs Available & Seeking Positions
    Hi! I'm posting in the hopes of getting some advice. I'm currently a high school student trying to decide what career to go into. My main dream is to work in the horse industry as a riding instructor. I have made a back up plan on what other careers would interest me if my dream didn't work out...
  18. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    I recently got an 8 year old paint/quarter horse gelding, who is now on full pasture turnout . He is at a healthy weight and currently refuses to eat hay but eats grass all day and gets 1 quart of sweet feed twice a day but i am thinking of switching him to pellets, however my mom (not a horse...
  19. Horse Talk
    I also posted this on Reddit to no avail, but I'm in a sticky situation. I have an old running quarter that has lived in a pasture on my Dad's property for 20 years besides trail riding a few times a month. He is a bit of a spooky horse - constantly worried due to some things that happened...
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