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  1. General Riding queries
    I have gone on three trail rides one of which included a half hour lesson. I can stop, steer, mount and dismount confidently. I am fairly good with trotting (posting) but have a little more trouble sitting trot although I don't hold onto the saddle while doing it. I surprised myself with finding...
  2. Horse Talk
    Hello, I joined this forum hoping that I can have some questions answered. I am a 21 year old college student who is hoping to graduate with a degree in Biology, with a concentration in Organismal. I have always LOVED horses, but growing up I never had the money to own one or take lessons...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello, I'm novice rider, I ride for half a year, but because of quarantine I had many long pauses. The horse is herd leader and I think he is LBI (Parelli typology) very stubbon but very intelligent. First he dragged me around when I lead him, he tried to kick me when I tacked him up and...
  4. Horses for Sale and Wanted
    I'm wondering if anyone can help me find the horse I'm looking for. I frequent facebook and kijiji but I just can't seem to find the right horse. I do have a lowish budget of $3500. I'm looking for a beginner broke trail horse with no spook (at least as little spook as a horse can have) buck or...
  5. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I have just started western lessons and I am a SUPER beginner rider. I'm a very nervous rider as well. The first lesson went decently I think. I had fun and really wanted to go again. The second lesson didn't go as well. I found it extremely difficult to focus on everything all at once...
  6. Horse Talk
    I’m a rerider - after 25 yrs. I stopped riding in my teens, after a fall that scared the living lights out of me (4yr old spooked and bolted on a trail). Horses were my world but I was living in a big city with the barn about 1.5 hrs away. I gave up/grew out of it with a bittersweet taste. I...
  7. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    First of all I’m newer to horses about a half a year I’ve been working with them now. (So please be kind! 😊) So I worked for a high level eventer for a summer job and got into horses, I learned how to lead, bathe, tack, feed, groom, etc. and was very comfortable there and I’m so grateful I got...
  8. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    Hello everyone! I’m new to this forum and I have some questions. I’m a beginner rider and have just started cantering but have a decent posting trot(I ride English). Should I lease or just take lessons? I’ve only been taking lessons but they are quite expensive over time. Am I “ready” for a...
  9. Show Jumping
    Hey all, I am moving soon away from my family to live with a world champion show jumper who is going to train me. I have never jumper before so I was wondering if any one had any tips to start my jumping career? I have being riding since nov 2019. I have done trotting poles etc. but no series...
  10. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Good evening everyone! I am a student at a small university in Kentucky majoring in Equine Studies with concentrations in Equine Management and Equine Training. I am currently a sophomore. I started riding horses in 2008 at a therapeutic horseback riding center in my hometown. At my university...
  11. General Riding queries
    Hi everyone im a beginner rider who is starting to share a horse (uk) The horse is overall awesome to learn on she is very responsive and forgiving and the perfect size for me the only downfall is she can be quite spooky at things that are new and confusing for example there was a green bin in...
  12. General Riding queries
    My kids (ages 5 and 7) have been taking lessons beginner lessons over the summer. We likely won't be able to continue once school starts, but either way - I would like to help them practice at home. Does anyone have any tips? They ride English at the barn, but we do western at home. So far...
  13. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    So I started riding from the ages of 8-13 and I loved it but stopped because I just grew out of it. I’m now 20 and have recently taken it back up, and have completely fallen in love with it again! However I am having a lot of trouble with cantering. I just get really uncomfortable and feel like...
  14. Horse Talk
    Long post alert!! I'll try to keep it short as I can, but there's a lot of context needed and I have a habit of rambling... I'm in one hell of a dilemma. My mother in law desperately wants a horse, and I have no idea how to convince her that buying a horse in her position is an overwhelmingly...
  15. Member Journals
    Can I even start a horse journal without actually having a horse? Well, I'm going to anyway. The purpose of this thread is to keep myself organized, and to keep track of my thoughts and progress. I like to gain knowledge on a subject as much as I can before jumping into it. A little about...
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