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  1. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment
    Hello everyone! I am hoping to move to Bend, OR but before I do so, I wanted to explore the boarding barns in the area to find which ones might be the best fit for my horse and me. I would love to hear your recommendations! I am looking for reasonable board, an indoor arena, an outdoor arena...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello there :) Of all the times I`ve watched horses being ridden, and especially lunged, they have they're noses pointed in towards the center of the circle and they're body is curved. How do I get my mare to do this?! X) When I ride her in a circle, I put my right leg on her and...
  3. Horse Colors and Genetics
    Hello, I know someone with an ex-racehorse. He is a chestnut, and I cannot show pictures of hom because I don't have permission... But he has recently developed some dark spots on his rump, and some on his side too I believe. The owner said maybe it's from old wounds, but I know normally hair...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all! I was told that my horse needs to work on bending in the corners. He is currently very stiff and I would like to fix this. However...I'm not sure how. I've never had to train a horse before, so I'm pretty stumped. How can I teach him this? Thanks!! :-)
  5. General Riding queries
    So I have been taking English lessons once a week for a few months now. I'm at the point where my instructor is asking me more often to have the horse bend inwards a little. I help support with my inside leg, and wiggle on the inside rein until i get a response. Occasionally I will have some...
  6. Horse Riding Critique
    Today Pluto and I just rode on the flat. He is very stiff in his back right leg, so we mostly tired to work on picking up the right lead on that leg. Also, we worked on bending. The other horses I have ridden at my new barn will bend for you, but because of his stiffness in his leg, he doesn't...
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