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  1. Horse Talk
    As pat of my degree course, I need to collect data on a topic to include as part of my dissertation. My project is on the effect of backing horses at a young age and how this affects their health and performance. Please could you fill out the questionnaire in the link below and help me out...
  2. Horse Training
    Hello all, I have a middle-aged mare that is very slow to back up, whether under saddle or on the ground. Bit or no bit; direct or wiggling pressure on the lead rope, she takes her sweet time to respond and when she does, its a very slow step. I have to cue for each step. It's not a huge deal...
  3. Horse Training
    Hi there, I have recently bought a 3 year old IDxTB mare that is only halter broken so far. I just wanted some advice on the next steps I should take with her to back her. How long should I estimate roughly to back her? Should I long rein her? Is it a good idea to turn her away for a while...
  4. Horse Training
    Hello!:-) First of all, I wanna clear this up. I AM NOT one to seek help from the internet over serious matters, but I'd also rather not contact a trainer, so I am seeking advice. I have an appaloosa (That explains the stubbornness:) that won't back off a trailer. He loads fine, he turns...
  5. Jumping
    Hi, I have a work-for-riding arrangement at a local barn and I really like the horse I work with. However, I only get him once a week. I am told he "knows how to jump," although the other rider who half leases doesn't jump much and lets him get away with it if he doesn't want to. We're talking...
  6. Reining
    Hey y'all. I just purchased a 5 year old appy gelding who was trained extremely well in Reining. I have little to no real experience riding reining horses, I purchased him because I needed a level headed smooth riding horse because I just had extensive back surgery and he totally fits that bill...
  7. Horse Training
    So, I have a coloured yearling colt and I know it is still way too early to be thinking about backing him, but I'm a little confused as to when I will want to be starting. I have heard all sorts, that you can back at 2 then turn away until 3 (which I won't be doing) that you can back at 3 or...
  8. Horse Training
    I have a 5 year old gelding I just bought about 5 days ago and hes great with lunging but when I stop him and ask him to back (by shaking the rope and clicking to him) he doesnt do anything but walk towards me. and I barrowed a smaller whip and tapped his chest with it and shook the rope but he...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi :] So, my mare Dakota has made it a habit of backing up when she doesn't want to do something I ask (only under saddle, shes an angel on the ground). I attempt to correct this by turning her and trying again what it was she didn't want to do. It has helped a bit (I used to have to dismount...
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I was on a trail ride about a month ago and it wasn't going the greatest. 20 feet in the gate the horse I was riding started bucking because two mules rode past her. Then another person suggested I trade horses with the owner of the mare (:oops: She saw I was scared half to death as well as...
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