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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi horse people, I have been having a TOUGH time with my 14-year-old thoroughbred. When I ride, he almost always comes out very slow and sluggish (not the case on the ground or when lunging) half the time he wakes up and moves out very nicely for me but the other half of the time he starts...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello everyone, first time posting! I've recently gotten back into horses after a break of about 10 years. I adopted 10 days ago a 9-year-old Standardbred gelding who had been retired from racing (trotter). All in all, I would say things are going well. I've had him out to ride about 4 times...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all, Simple question: do you buy into the dominance ideology? Give me your reasons for believing or not believing it (not anecdotal evidence if you can help it--show me studies!) Also, this is a fiery topic, so please be respectful to others!💗
  4. Horse Talk
    I’ve got two mules. An 8yo (L) and a 4yo. (P) The 8yo, L , is the dominant one. P is nervous and slowly getting accustomed to me. _ Here is an example of the odd behavior that happened today, though I’ve noticed it several times over the past few weeks. I was fiddling around with some tack...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have acquired two quarter horses, both males. They get along great together and so far I haven’t had any major behavioral issues. One of my horses is very calm, he’ll let me touch all over him, he follows me around, he’s always leaning on me. Otis, on the other hand acts more nervous. They’ve...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey All, Yesterday I brought home 2 geldings to our farm, first horses here, and my first horses since youth :) My question is about their frequent rolling behavior since arrival and whether I should be concerned. It’s a small paddock (1/4acre) with short, poor quality grass. One (13yo)...
  7. Trailering/Transporting problems and queries
    Hello! I have a problem and I would like to hear your thoughts about it. So, my 12yr old mare, always had travelling issues. When she went to her very first show at the age of 4, she travelled in a lorry with 5 other horses. Upon arrival, she had a wound on her left flank. She still has the...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have an 18 month old curly-QH cross. He can be the sweetest puppy dog like colt you've ever met but he can also be a little terror. I got him gelded about 6 months ago and I was hoping it would be an easy fix to some of his behaviors but that doesn't seem to be the case. He loves chasing...
  9. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    Hi all, New aspiring horse owner with previous on-site lease experience. After a lot of thought I've gotten a 7 yr old quarter horse on trial - he's cute, chubby but in great condition, energetic, clearly has had some training put into him. I've had him a week and have another week to decide on...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi, If someone could give some direction/insights that would be great! Our horse with EPM was treated and "cleared" by the vet. I am wondering what the next steps are. For example, I am wondering if the horse is now no longer trainable/rideable? I am wondering if ancillary factors, which I...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi Everone, I’m trying to me consistent with taking my boy out (haven’t have him long) I took him out yesterday & as soon as we went up or down hill it’s triggered him to mess around, refusing to walk in a straight line, trotting/cantering sideways/up verges & back end in hedges. Throwing head...
  12. 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...
  13. Horse Feeds, Feeding and 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...
  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
    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...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  17. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  19. 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...
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