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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse literally only gets nappy when going from walk to trot(Hes NEVER reared, just stops or blatantly ignores me, no geavy tail swishing). Every other gait hes great, nicely engaged ect. I just think he doesnt want to work until hes going. But how the heck to i get him to cut the crap. He...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Might be slightly long. Here goes. One of my horses(arab endurance 13 years old)had him now going on 4 years. When I got him he had some issues I worked thought. Last year he had an injury and had 6 months off. Brought him back into work he was very very good. Over a month ago he cut his leg and...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello! I recently purchased an awesome QH gelding. He’s around 10 years old and a super quiet guy. I’ve had him for 3 weeks now. The first 10 days were fantastic, he was a bit lazy but I knew that about him. He was used to western pleasure riding and not used for any heavy work. I’m switching...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My 4 y/o pulled a muscle in his hindend 2.5 months ago, cleared by vet to ride, had chiro,massage,acupuncture. Hes not lame on the line and trots fine even if i tighten the circle on the line. But when I ride and I ask for a trot he canters off. Or he trots for a few steps and then canters. Its...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey I’m in need of some help here! I was raised with a trainer who believed in beating a horse in to listening which I firmly do not believe in. I got my Mustang from her and recently she’s started to show signs of spooking and refusals at the simplistic Things like walking in to the arena or...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello! I'm new here! :) I have a couple questions; I've been working at a therapeutic ranch for a while (though most of their lessons are for non-therapy riders), and have been wondering a few things. I work on cleaning, grooming, tacking and helping with lessons so I barely ride, but I do...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Lately with the warmer weather, I have become more frustrated. A little bit at my horse but mostly with myself. My TB mare threw me off real good a couple months ago and I’m having a really hard time enjoying my rides lately because of my confidence level. a little background: I’ve had my mare...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone, Quick question that I already know everyone deals with: my mare has the winter grumpies. She does not like the cold and in the span of two weeks has gone from perfect to pulling her head down and doing her favorite one-legged buck while working. I've only been riding for a year or...
  9. Horse Talk
    Before Nacho, I had never really known a gelding very well. My trainer had me ride her stallion to teach my 9-year-old self (the hard way) not to be dumb on a horse. Later she had me ride her grumpy mares, also to teach me to not be dumb on a horse. Don't get me wrong, Brooke was an amazing...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi friends! Ive got an Arab gelding, 13years old, who has been wind sucking sometimes. On anything. the back story is…. I’ve had him since birth, he’s always had friends and his mom, he’s never moved, always plenty of room to run in a big pasture, never stuck in a stall, free fed alfalfa...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone this Thursday I will be trailering my 15 year old horse to the vet and I am a bit nervous after my past trailering experience with him. The last time I trailed him when unloading he reared up almost injured my trainer. I’m also a bit scared because my trainer won’t be coming with me...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone, I'm loaning a 17 y/old gelding that is trained for both driving carriages and being ridden. He's perfect in school at his yard, hard working, with no vices or spooking. However, when I try to hack him out in local woods and fields, he tries to basically run away back home. At any...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So I have been hired on to train a 9 year old, green broke Quarter Pony mare who is 14.2 hh. I have ruled out her herd sour problem as she does it just to do it, because she rides PERFECTLY fine away from other horses by herself. Anyways, I do train horses, but I have never experienced a horse...
  14. Horse Talk
    The horses at my barn always act up when it starts getting colder (it's been a wild week). I've always just accepted that, but never asked anybody from other barns or horse places if their horses act up when it gets colder and no horse people I know in real life outside my barn where it's just...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    There are so many different ways that people choose to deal with a horse that bites, what do you do? I own a horse who is lovely and respectful while I lead her and ride her, but when I groom her/ brush/ tack her up/ tighten her girth she snaps and throws her head around or bites.(Her saddle...
  16. Horse Talk
    Hello All I need some advice. I got my first horse about a year ago and to say the least it has been rocky,in the past 12 months we have had many incidents. And I am wondering what to do . Here's the deal I got my ottb from a rescue he was very calm and sweet and reportedly no vices. Well...
  17. General Riding queries
    I have an 8-year old thoroughbred who was presented as a good lesson horse. When he arrived (bought in Canada) in nov 2015 he was underfed, needed deworming, had no muscles at all. We have fixed/are fixing all that. He had an injury but we took care of that too. I don't need a lecture on how I...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Im 16, and i purchased a well bred mare from the local sale. No one wanted her. As a three year old i broke her and started working with her. i got lost in time so i sent her away to have the basics put on her. When i got her back 6 months later, she would rare when i saddled her. She would...
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