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  1. Horse Health
    My mare Pepper is 14 years old and 15.1hh. Previously used as a kid's horse, so I have no idea how she has the wasted muscle in her back like she does. I didn't realize how sunken in her back was until I rode her bareback yesterday. HOO boy! Let's just say it was not very pleasant. :lol: I...
  2. Horse Health
    I know many people say that topline helps a horse when it is ridden because a horse's back wasn't made to carry the weight of a rider. But I have a buckskin that I am mainly just going to play around on and trail ride, occasionally do a rodeo for fun with my friends, compete in some SCA events...
  3. Horse Health
    My vaulting team needs a new horse. We are using a pony but need a large horse. I have volunteered my horse since he has a TON of lift, is extremely calm, and is larger (16.1hh). He is getting over a muscle injury that pretty much ended us eventing but I cant bring myself to sell him. My...
  4. Horse Health
    I currently have a 21 Yr old Thoroughbred, who has been subjected to misfitting saddles. I now have a professionally fitted saddle and am working on getting her muscle back. Her previous owner did dressage on her, so she works in a nice high frame (yes, looks lovely..) BUT it's doing nothing...
  5. Horse Training
    Hey. I wanna ask you for some help. I am not much advanced rider and not horse trainer at all. Now I have a chance to ride pony mare, 7 years old. She's well trained, but, I would use word: "home-made"... She is just pony for joy, not competitions and so on... So, she turns right, if you ask her...
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