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  1. Horse Training
    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...
  2. Horse Training
    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...
  3. Horse Training
    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...
  4. 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...
  5. Horse Training
    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...
  6. 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...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    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...
  8. Horse Training
    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...
  9. New to Horses
    So I just got my first horse this past Saturday, the 17th. I've taken care of horses during the day at other people's stables, went to horse camp every year as a child, etc, etc but have never cared for a horse full time before. Well my new horse has been acting in a very dangerous way these...
  10. Horse Training
    Ok so my horse Lilly has never really been around another horse for years and just yesterday I brought my horse, a mare btw, out to my friend's house for the summer maybe longer. Well the moment we got there my horse and her horse, a gelding but well trained, got along real well but it seems as...
  11. Horse Training
    So my horse, Reggie (in my photos), has a problem with bucking in the lope. The weird thing is, he only bucks in an arena. He rides wonderfully out on roads and trails and even bareback! But, the second he steps foot into our arena, he wants to go-go-go and throw in a little buck when he does...
  12. Horse Health
    I have had my 8 year old QH gelding for 10 months now. When I first purchased him, he would go off on a trail by himself (he was previously used as a trail horse), stood still in the crossties, let me catch him, hardly spooked and was a very easy-going horse. The past 4 months however, he...
  13. Horse Training
    I recently rescued a 20yr old paint gelding. Extremely skinny, had I not rescued him I do not believe he would have made it. I have had him about a month. Here is the problem when I went into his stall about two weeks ago to put a halter on him to let him out he bit me in the chest and shoved...
  14. Horse Training
    I have recently taken a close to 18 hand dutch warmblood "under my wing." He receives close to no attention from anyone besides myself and he has no work. The main reason for his lack of care is his somewhat crazy demeanor. He is the sweetest horse, but unless constantly engaged on the ground or...
  15. Horse Talk
    I own a 21 year old appy/thouroghbred cross, he has a swayback, but is becoming increasingly better as you can see here: Ever since I got him, he has thrown me off 4 times, one in which I landed in a creek full of rocks and crushed my growth plates in my knees; and I cant grow anymore because...
  16. Horse Talk
    My horse has never caused me any problems, he's very sweet friendly....but lately he has been taking my arm and putting his mouth around it and just gently rubbing his teeth on it, almost like massaging. But, when I go to pull my arm away he pulls back and it's almost like a gentle tug of war...
  17. Horse Health
    Nick is a 7 year old TWH gelding. I have owned him for about 2 years. He is out of the Prides Generator blood line so his rather hot tempermant may be in part related to his pedigree. However, there are a couple of strange characteristics about this horse that puzzle me. First of all, he seems...
  18. Horse Training
    Ill try to be as descriptive as possible. Me and my sister in law, both bought filly's. The person we bought them off of, said mine was a very sensitive filly, when she weaned her, she took it harder than she's ever seen. When she knew the 2 were coming together, she put them together and mine...
  19. Horse Training
    I posted this on yahoo answers about it , but I got no logical answers , and got mostly alot of criticizing me . So , here's the question . Please help (: Okay , so I have a TWH that I ride every day (weather permitting) , a shetland pony that I trained to ride , but I'm too large for her to...
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