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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse (15M) was severely abused from the ages of 3-6 and has learnt aggression and also has dominance aggression. I first started working with him May 2020 and have been bitten and kicked on multiple occasions but have never hit him, just told him off. He was always been especially bad when...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I recently purchased a 5 year old 14.1h grulla paint gelding named Jax from auction. I got in contact with his previous owner and she told me that he had never been ridden and was only broke to lead. Right away I was really impressed with how confident and willing Jax was. At such a young age...
  3. General Riding queries
    I don't feel like I am an aggressive person, but when i try to be assertive i feel as if my horse feels me being aggressive. How do you be assertive while avoiding aggressiveness?:runninghorse2:
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I recently bought a new mare. She is 12 years old and from what I've been told, was a "mom" horse. Her old family got too busy with competitive riding, thus, she sat unused for a year in the pasture with a pony for company. When she first arrived she crow hopped at the canter, since however...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    my old man 18, we were hanging out by feed door he was dozing and I was just hanging my head relaxing with him. He made a couple of funny mouth noises and bumped my head with his lower lip. I looked up and he had backed up a foot or so and was coming at me with wide open mouth and ears back . I...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey all! The farm I work for has recently acquired a new stud and asked me to train him to our phantom mare. He was bought from auction, and we have no info on his background other than 'aged quarter horse'. His purpose here is simply for collection, his semen will NOT be used to inseminate...
  7. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment Queries
    I have been at this barn for almost a year now and when I first moved in there was plenty of grass for the horses to graze on but now that there are more boarders the pasture is basically dirt. My horses are now in their stalls almost all day long because of no grass to eat( Plus the other...
  8. Horse Health
    I've noticed a lot of posts regarding unusual horse behavior, something I'm dealing with myself. However, it seems like a lot of the symptoms of a magnesium deficiencies and gastric or intestinal ulcers are similar. In my experience, vets want to jump into ulcer treatment. I had to conduct my...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Back in November I adopted an 18 month old Mustang gelding. He had a soft eye, good conformation, and was curious enough to step up to the fence and sniff my palm/let me stroke his nose. The first two months were fantastic: he took everything in easy strides, respected my space, and learned...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello everyone! I am currently dealing with an aggressive/dangerous horse. She is a huge Shire mare that is due to foal in the spring. She has been a brood mare her whole life and was recently bough and brought to the barn. The problem is she is scared of anyone coming near her. When you reach...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 22 year old mustang gelding named charlie(my profile picture). I got him when I was 10 now I'm 22. I didnt spend a ton of time with him due to school then college but now I want to reconnect and form a bond and eventually begin riding him again. I bought a lunge line and lunge whip and...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have owned my paint gelding for about 7-8 years. He ridden by 2 inexperience young boys (ages around 4 and 5), and was green broke when I bought him. He was an absolute sweetheart, and although very spooky, had very good ground manners, was very polite, and etc. The first night we had him...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    6 years ago, I got my first horse, Destinii. She was a lesson horse and for the first 4 or 5 years, she was great, very little attitude. Just recently, when she moved into another barn with new horses, she became very aggressive. I have done ground training with her, and she walks very...
  14. Horse Talk
    Hey guys. Sorry for the novel but please bear with me. I've recently moved my two geldings (16 years old and 2 years old) to a boarding facility near where I live and work. It's a great place, very small and just one other boarder, the rest are the woman's horses with a total of perhaps eight...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So I have a horse who's aggressive with people he doesn't respect... He's the sweetest horse in pasture, will not harm or even threaten to harm another horse. He'll just walk away. I kinda wish he wouldn't be so nice since he has bite marks all over his butt from a 13 hand pony....lol. But, hes...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 16 month old Miniature gelding named Koda. He is being boarded for the first time and has been there only 9 days so far. He shares a pasture with a 27 year old Shetland Pony gelding who is owned by the barn manager. The Shetland, Hammer, steals Koda's food and runs him around...
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