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  1. General Riding queries
    Hi everyone! Just a newbie trying to get some advice on moving up levels; read on if you want details : ) I've been riding English for almost a year now (eleven months on the fifteenth) and have had no riding experience prior to this. I've been flatting and am currently working on getting...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all! So I’ve found myself in a situation and would like some feedback. I just purchased a farm so my funds are drained. I only own one horse, and the barn isn’t “officially” ready for boarders yet- I have 3 stalls with 6 going in, 3 paddocks with another 6 acres to be fenced. Obviously...
  3. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone! I'm not nearly as active on here as I should be. But I am in need of assistance. A few years ago, I fell off my mare and got a really bad concussion, since then, I've been unable to ride. Unable to even will myself to get up into the saddle. Every time I feel confident, I stand up...
  4. Horse Health
    Alright, need input on anxiety management (long post). My 7 year old Morab was just diagnosed with anxiety induced ulcers. I've owned her for one year; when I bought her she was kept in a tiny paddock, ridden (extremely poorly) down local roads, and fed 6-8 pounds of sweet feed a day. She is...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  6. 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...
  7. General Riding queries
    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...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  10. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    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...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    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...
  15. 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...
  16. General Riding queries
    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...
  17. General Riding queries
    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...
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