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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey everyone, I had a year long break from training, and I got back to riding about 2 months ago. I'm preparing for an endurance race in March/April, but as I kept riding I noticed my right leg was very stiff after every ride. I then asked my trainer to take photos, and noticed my left stirrup...
  2. English Riding
    I just started riding and by riding instructor taught me by jumping position (sense I eventually want to jump). I can barely hold it for one lap. What are some exercises I can do that will help me improve my balance?
  3. Horse Riding Critique
    Hi! So I have this completely awesome 13.2 HH 7ish year old pony. :pinkunicorn:I love her!:blueunicorn: My awesome and talented friend started her under saddle when she was 4 and a halfish. I bought her last July, and had only barely ridden her at the trot, always following another horse. I...
  4. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello, This is my first post here, so sorry if I'm not doing this right. I've been taking riding classes for about 7 weeks now, once or twice a week. My horse is a 17 year old gelding, reeealy well trained, very gentle (also lazy, he was used a lot and even injured badly, so he doesn't really...
  5. English Riding
    One of the first things I was asked to work upon where I ride was to stand up in the stirrups, I still focus on it in each lesson even today... I'm told to grip with my knees as I rise up but I find that really hard to do while trying to find my balance! How should I correctly stand up in the...
  6. English Riding
    Hey everyone! I'm new to the HorseForum however I already have a question that is begging to be answered: how do I stay in the two-point position?! I am extremely new to riding, in fact I just finished my 11th, 35 minute group lesson just two hours ago! I have been riding for just under two...
  7. English Riding
    Hello! Never done one of these forums before but I thought I'd give it a try in the mean time before I can have a one on one with my trainer. I recently just got my 9 year old ottb, Elvis in March. He's a completely mush and I love him immensely but prior to me having him, he had 6 months off...
  8. English Riding
    Hello, I've been riding for just under a year now. I started riding a little bay stallion a couple of weeks back, I like him the most out of all the horses I've ridden til date. I just have one problem, when cantering on the right lead, he's perfect and i can collect/slow him down. However...
  9. Hoof Care
    Hi all, I have recently bought a 9 month cob foal and with this being my first foal im a little unsure how to go about this. Im pretty sure that before I had him he wasnt treated so well. He loves fuss and attention, the only thing is he cant/wont pick his feet up. Ive tried all the methods...
  10. New to Horses
    I am a beginer rider and I am just gaining control of my horse. I can trot him just fine. I am having trouble with the lope. When we canter I go high in the saddle then slam down on his back. I don't wanna do that cause it hurts his back. I also have been riding him in a halter on trails. I am...
  11. Horse Health
    My appaloosa mare, 18 years old, has issues maintaining her balance in the trailer on right hand curves and turns. She's fine on left turns and straight aways. No matter how severe the turn or how slow we drive she throws her weight to the divider (she stands on left side, we will experiment...
  12. Horse Training
    Hey guys! So recently I have been riding a horse that belongs to my trainer. He is an OTTB, 3 years old, never made it to the track. Dead calm, if I had the money I'd buy him. The thing is though he can get a bit unbalanced at the trot and canter if I don't get him into a corner perfectly. He is...
  13. Hoof Care
    So my mare was in the process of getting corrective trimming by our farrier to help get her frogs centered. But he had a heart attack and we had to use another farrier. I had to work when he came out so my sister was there, and she told me when she explained what our usual farrier was doing, the...
  14. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I guess I already know the answer...it's my balance or lack of balance I should say. I've searched the internet and I know it is my balance, but I don't know how to improve it. Basically, I am new to riding. I rode as a kid and teenager, but never took lessons. I recently got two horses and just...
  15. English Riding
    OOOO! I'm really excited I'm going to start vaulting this month! The plan was to do it to get strength and balance back in my seat for normal riding (and confidence too). Does anyone have any advice on exercises I could do to help build my strength in between lessons? I was thinking I could...
  16. Horse Training
    So my horse lightning had 60 days put on him but then he sat in pasture for a while like 4-5 months? Well the weather finally allowed the ground to dry enough to trot but he's really off balanced and his trot is like fast slow fast slow I was just wondering if there are any special techniques...
  17. Horse Health
    I found out his back is fine and he does have some soreness there - but nothing serious. He hasn't gotten better - as I thought he would with age. has anyone had this happen- what do you recommend?
  18. English Riding
    Howdy! I'm new to the horse world... so let's say i'm master my irons and now just need to work on balance. I have no picture for my posture but i know that my butt can stick out and my legs fall backwards.... so how do i keep my legs still.... any tips or do i just concentrate more? My mentor...
  19. Horse Riding Critique
    So second week of no-saddle November, and we actually JUMPED the jumps this time, not just trot them. Overall, I think we did pretty good. Of course, I still would like a critic anyways. My biggest thing is that I lean to the left, and that made me fall four times while cantering. But, I think...
  20. Jumping
    Lately, I have been having a little trouble with my landings. I haven't really had this problem before, but It has come up more and more the higher I jump. I will go up into 2-point and be fine until its time to come out of two point. I come back way to soon and pull on her mouth (not meaning...
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