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  1. New to Horses
    To preface this, let me just say: I am not a horse owner, and I just started taking English riding lessons last summer. Although I may be an okay beginner-level rider, I still don't know very much about horses at all. I have a friend who owns a horse and a pony that are both older (in their...
  2. English Riding
    I have 2 horse that can be ridden and the other is a foal. One of them is Scarlet, a 15 year old high strung thoroughbred and the second is a 8 year old quarter horse, her name's Texas. Scarlet was a great jumper when she 13 and 14 but she is recently acting weird. She has a long stride but...
  3. Horse Health
    I have a 6 year old Warmblood X Arab on full loan, who was left in the field until he was 4 and broken in when he was 5. He's been in light work since he was broken in, 20 mins of schooling, a few times a week and 10 minute hacking every now and again. Since I have had him, which has been about...
  4. Horse Health
    Hello, I have had my 12 year old 14.3hh mare called sparrow for a year now. When we got her she didnt come with a saddle, and the one that our saddler fitted was a brand new jumping saddle. During those first few months, whenever we jumped her she would hardly ever have a pole down. she would...
  5. Horse Health
    I was asking my riding partner why her old mare had such a deep dip in her back. She called it "Swayback", and said she wasn't sure what caused it and would like to find out. Someone had told her that it was because her horse was a former broodmare. Could that be true? What does swayback really...
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