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  1. Horse Talk
    I have a mare that any time she is anywhere near other mares NOT part of her herd. She "teases" them prancing, squirts, winks, and displays as though she is in estrus. She also seems to really have the attention of our neighbor's mares all of which are breeding stock with them seemingly doing...
  2. Horse Nutrition
    Would really appreciate input on this subject. I purchased my mare in June and continued the recommended feed that the breeder suggested. The brand is Tribute Kalm Ultra. They would give her a quart each day and sprinkle it with electrolyte powder (Apple a Day by Finish Line). Fed her all this...
  3. 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...
  4. Horse Training
    I recently bought a new mare. She is 12 years old and from what I've been told, was a "mom" horse. Her old family got too busy with competitive riding, thus, she sat unused for a year in the pasture with a pony for company. When she first arrived she crow hopped at the canter, since however...
  5. Horse Training
    I have a 4 month old colt who has a few behavior problems! Sometimes when I'm in the field or anywhere really, he'll come up behind me on jump on me. he does this more and more every week and I don't want it to become a habbit.He knocked me down today and was about to jump on me again near my...
  6. Horse Training
    Hello! This is my first time posting in these forums, so I apologise if this thread is in the wrong place. I'd like to ask you all for some reading material about understanding horse behaviour. Now, I should say this isn't for me, in fact I'm not really into horses at all! My daughter on the...
  7. Horse Training
    Hello there! I'm a fairly new horse owner (it's been around 9 months now), and I was hoping I could get some advice. Please bear in mind that although I have ridden horses previously before owning one, I was not raised around horses, so all of my horse experience had been gained from a riding...
  8. Horse Health
    We have an older morgan horse, i think she's about 20. Anyway she's been acting incredibly weird lately. She has had a serious change in behavior, and her coat is very nappy and thick, she is also sweating all the time. As far as her behavior goes, she is becoming very aggressive towards the...
  9. Horse Training
    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...
  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
    I have a teenaged MFT gelding that I've had for almost a year.... he gets ridden a couple times a week and I've never had a problem with him bucking. Then today, I saddle him up, get on, and ask him to walk forward and he throws 2 baby bucks ( nothing scary, or make you fall off ). So I take him...
  12. Horse Training
    I'm curious about whether there is already a comprehensive list that exists, in bullet or paragraph/chapter form, that discusses horse behavior basics. To elaborate... I see a lot of people that claim they do X to a horse because horses do X to each other in the wild, or naturally, in a herd...
  13. Horse Training
    I'll try to keep it short. I got an OTTB a few months ago, not right off the track, he had to be off for years, don't know what he was doing since, and no history is available for him. He was rode through at the auction w/t/c and went over small jump. Very skinny. He had very nice ground...
  14. Horse Talk
    Hi, I'm getting very discouraged and can use some advice. I'll try to keep it short. 4 months ago I bought at 14 year old TB gelding from a feedlot. After a month of quarantine, I brought him to the barn where I board him. First two months were spent putting weight on him, getting his shots...
  15. Horse Training
    I've owned my 7 yr old paint gelding for a little over two years, and while he was an angel the first few months we had him, since then he has progressively gotten worse. It was mostly just a buck here and there, but once he figured out I would come off every time he bucked, it turned into the...
  16. Horse Training
    Ok so this afternoon I went to see Freddie with just a brush and a lead rope, because I wanted to see if he would still respond to me with just the lead as I have been working with him and bonding with him a lot recently (he is very green after a loooong spell). He was a complete angel, he...
  17. Horse Talk
    What do you TRULY want in the time that you spend with your horse? What kind of useful information has your trainer NOT provided for you? This question is aimed at helping a group of Trainers and Horsemanship Coaches to improve how and what we teach to equestrians. Thanks for taking a...
  18. Horse Talk
    There's this horse I've been riding a lot lately at the barn I go to. She's only a school horse, but I like her a lot. I don't think it's wrong to hit a horse as long as it's within reason, i.e. just a light smack with the hand if they are acting rude. This horse has a habit of "dancing" when...
  19. Horse Talk
    I'm new to the forum and not exactly sure where it makes the most sense to post this! Any thoughts on the below situation would be much appreciated! I recently moved my horse to a new farm, which, for all intents and purposes, seemed like (and in many ways is) a safe, well-organized, clean and...
  20. Horse Training
    I purchased a 6 year old TWH gelding several months ago. When I first acquired him, he was generally disrespectful and pushy. Althought, I have made great strides with him, he still has some very annoying behaviors that I have not been able to resolve. One of those behaviors is that he lays his...
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