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  1. General Riding queries
    For the past few rides, my mare has decided she suddenly doesn't want to circle before pole/barrel runs. She will do just about anything to get out of it. As soon as I get her to trot and even so much as tip her head she freaks. She pulls through the bit, dead stops, half rears or baby bucks and...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I recently purchased a 7 year old ottb gelding that has been off the track for a year and has had minimal retraining. I have owned him for two months and spent the entire first month lungeing him and doing ground work to the point where he has become voice trained. I have now been riding him for...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a roach backed quarter horse gelding I've been leasing for a while. he didn't seem to use to balk this much, time and time again we consider back pain, but honestly he's never seemed to have any, he doesn't pin his ears in any situation that could irritate his back, and he doesn't give...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey! I'm very new to this forum. I created my account just so I could get some help with this. I started leasing a new horse on August 23rd. he is a little grey 8 year old Arab gelding. I've been leasing him for over 2 months now. I rode English for about 11 years, but now I'm riding Western. I...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello me lovelies! I'm just looking for some suggestions on lunging, my horse is a hot-headed thoroughbred mare. She is exceedingly high strung and spastic. Not to mention some attitude problems. Basically whenever I ask her to canter on the lungeline she has major bucking fits, then she balks...
  6. Dressage
    I think I found 'Mr. Right'- he's a 5 1/2 yo chestnut gelding with very nice conformation and movement for dressage. He's a TB-Paint cross. He is very forward, seems eager to please, has a more QH temperament (not spooky or nervous). However, the second time I tried him, he was a little bit...
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