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  1. New to Horses
    Hello everyone, I've been a lurker for years but I only recently decided to register and join this wonderful community! I'm Caesar, 31 years old guy from Northern Italy (on the Alps/Dolomites) and I'm super proud to announce that, after 20 years of horse riding leasing, I've bought my first...
  2. Horse Training
    Hey guys, I'm new here. Just thought I'd drop in with this little predicament I'm having and see if you guys have some nuggets of wisdom that might be able to help me out. So, a little about the horse in question, he's a 9--almost 10--year old NASH (North American Spotted Haflinger), and I've...
  3. Horse Health
    Hello, My horse is an 8 year old warmblood gelding. He poops 5+ times per lesson. I know horses poop excessively when they are anxious, but he does not exhibit this behavior when anxious and not being ridden. Additionally, he poops at the same frequency when being lunged or worked in a way...
  4. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    hi everyone hope you're all having a good day :) i've ridden twice in the past and am not currently but definitely planning starting again soon. only thing is, i seriously struggle with mental health especially socializing with other people. i've been to two different stables in the past and...
  5. Horse Training
    Hi I am new to the site. I recently just brought my horse home from boarding, we got him a pasture mate (miniature donkey) and they get along great. When I take them away from each other my horse literally loses it. he just screams, runs and carries on. I tried to make sure when I took the...
  6. Horse Training
    Hi everyone! I recently bought a 12 year old OTTB. He is the sweetest guy, but his only issue is his extreme separation anxiety. As of now, he is in a field by himself (still in quarantine), but he can see all of the other horses. He paces a bit, but not too much that it worries me. His...
  7. Horse Grooming
    My mare is the only horse I have in the pens because I work with her daily and she needs constant riding in order for her to remember things I've taught her. When the other horses leave out into the pasture, she gets lonely and paces all day long. I've figured its either anxiety or she is just...
  8. Horse Training
    Hey all :) My family brought a new fur baby home two days ago. Hoping for him to be an all around show horse for the fam with some more miles and shows on him :D. He's a handsome 4 year old QH gelding, as friendly as can be, but this horse has been extremely coddled. He's severely attached to...
  9. Horse Shows
    I am soon to compete in my first Highschool Equestrian meet of the year, and I am quite nervous. I competed last year, so I know what the meets are like, but I have been without a saddle for much of the year (poor fit and couldn't bring myself to ride my gelding in a saddle that was hurting him...
  10. Rider Wellness
    I have owned my gelding for a little over two years now, and I leased him for a year and a half before hand. I love him to death and we have a really close bond, but I have noticed (especially lately, the last six months or so, but especially the last couple months) that I have a ton of anxiety...
  11. Horse Grooming
    I am clipping my horse tomorrow, and I have only clipped a horse once before which was a full body clip, so this will be my first time following a pattern as I plan to do an Irish clip. I am so, so nervous!!! A lot more nervous than I expected to be. I am going to chalk out my lines first, and...
  12. Horse Health
    Hey Guys, Putting this under health because I believe is to do with the mental health and wellbeing - Backstory is - I have a new horse, He is a 4YO ottb (sacked a year ago), he has a very sweet nature however is herd bound. (I have only had him for 4 days so far - so he still needs to settle...
  13. Teen Talk
    I've been dealing with anxiety on a daily basis for way too long. Does anyone have experience with anxiety medication or other natural treatments they could share with me? Thank you so much:-)
  14. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So this weekend, im suppose to be taking my horse up to a womans house to ride her horse and see if she is interested in trade and so on.. {Want bored y'all with all those details that don't mean anything} So normally I wouldn't be nervous riding a "new" horse as I call it, but this mare is...
  15. General Off Topic Discussion
    Hello.... Last night my older sister had a blow up at me (she's much older than me, has her own family, sees me maybe once every 3 months) about my depression and anxiety. She said some really mean things to me that I don't feel comfortable posting, but the thing that got to me the most was her...
  16. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    My soon to be 6yr old Quarter horse gelding, Nemo, for as long as i've owned him (1yr) has always had a slight problem about getting worried easily. Its not like he's gotten worse over the year he's actually gotten 10x better. When i first go him i couldn't throw a blanket over his back...
  17. Horse Training
    I have had horses 40+ years and never encountered this one. I moved my horses to a farm area last year. My mare has a fixation on pigs and cannot get over them. Her anxiety is extreme. Our pasture is kiddy corner to 5 huge pigs....after 6 month she almost goes near the fence line. The other pigs...
  18. Horse Training
    I wrote a thread before about this...but it has changed a little. Heres the old thread and my new question will be after the new description below. ; Me and my sister in law, both bought filly's. The person we bought them off of, said mine was a very sensitive filly, when she weaned her...
  19. Horse Talk
    On June 3rd I'm competing in my first horse show. Unfortunately, my social anxiety is making me dread this day. My horse isn't a fully trained gamer, he's really new to it. I've only just started him loping the barrel pattern. I've never ridden him in a dirt arena or around other horses before...
  20. Jumping
    I have diagnosed anxiety and it seems to hit me really bad before jumping lessons. It's not even the jumping part that bothers me I don't think. I think it has to do with the fact that the horse I jump is really fresh almost all the time. It's not that I can't handle him, because my instructor...
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