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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey guys. So I'm having some issues with riding and I'd like to hear how guys have dealt with similar experiences. Basically, my current issue is that for some reason, I cannot balance at the trot. What this ends up looking like is my legs occassionally pushing more forward or backward instead...
  2. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I'm usually pretty good about sitting up but recently i've been having trouble when there are too many people in the arena, my horse keeps spooking, and when i'm making tighter turns at the canter. I feel like i'm not sitting up far enough and i'm off balance so i feel like my riding is hitting...
  3. Dressage
    Any suggestions for exercises to improve my pony's balance in the canter for Training level? She is occasionally able to relax into a nice balance and tempo and to come onto the bit, but would often rather canter like 'bleh'. Any suggestions would be great. :D How she usually prefers to...
  4. Horse Training
    The paint mare I have been riding recently is extremely unbalanced. Until about 6 or 7 months ago she had been a pasture horse and to my knowledge was only green broke (at least that's how she acted when she was dropped off at the barn I ride at). I have been riding her since April or May trying...
  5. Horse Health
    I have a 28 year old TB mare. Up until this past winter Belle has been in great shape, sound and energetic for her age. This past winter she seems to have aged all of the sudden. I even considered having her put to sleep just because she seemed so unhappy but then with spring she improved...
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi,well i've been learning to canter for a few months now and had a really bad mental block on cantering and was scared to do it after a fall when i was learning (it was on my friends horse not at my riding school,horse did a sharp turn and i was unbalanced and i fell of and got trod on,ouch)...
  7. Horse Training
    Hi! So I just started working with the cutest little 6 year old mare. She hasn't really been paid much attention to at all, but she really does seem like she wants to learn. She w/t/c with me, but she only gets her lead in one direction and we need to work on that, and she's done a few little...
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