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  1. 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...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all! I need help with this situation… I have a 12 year old haflinger that will bite my legs when I try getting her to trot or canter. I’ve ruled out all possible medical issues.. it’s not the saddle.. nor the pad.. she lunges just fine, I’ve been doing loads of groundwork to help...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all, just looking for some advice and opinions. My 16 year old Connemara gelding was out of work for around 5 years before I got him. Things have been going well. He doesn’t like hacking alone or in front and he’s been doing so well with me trying to break that habit. He isn’t shod as was not...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I recently purchased a 5 year old 14.1h grulla paint gelding named Jax from auction. I got in contact with his previous owner and she told me that he had never been ridden and was only broke to lead. Right away I was really impressed with how confident and willing Jax was. At such a young age...
  5. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    I own a 9 year old 14.2 gelding who has had good ground manners up until this week. He's recently (a couple days ago) started pinning his ears, biting, and kicking whenever I try to brush him. Most of it is just threatening, but a couple times he has almost succeeded in kicking/biting me. I...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    my old man 18, we were hanging out by feed door he was dozing and I was just hanging my head relaxing with him. He made a couple of funny mouth noises and bumped my head with his lower lip. I looked up and he had backed up a foot or so and was coming at me with wide open mouth and ears back . I...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My pony (saffy) was well cared for as a foal with her old owner until they couldn't look after her anymore so gave her to their friend who also had lots of other horses. She didn't really have time to bring her on much, so just put her in a field for 2 years, not teaching any ground makers..etc...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I attend a riding school, the horse I ride is Fudge (my namesake) I love him to pieces but he has always been labelled as "difficult". He doesn't ride very well and will fight to escape the arena, pulling against the bit, tossing his head and will stand at the gate and wait there. He is...
  11. Horse Talk
    My gelding, Moose and smaller pony gelding Houdini don't get along, but are managing so far. Today I put a new bale of hay in the paddock, and locked them in the yards temporarily with my mare. As I did this, Moose instantly started chasing Houdini in the small yards, biting, kicking and even...
  12. Horse Health
    I own an almost 2 year old QH and all of a sudden (about a month ago) he started getting ready bad with biting. He has never been a biter and then one day when I was leading him I noticed that he kept trying to grab his leadrope in his mouth while leading. And it hasn't stopped. I have read some...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have owned my horse for almost two weeks now. She is 9, but VERY green broke so I've started from the beginning with ground work. I do a mixture of different Natural Horsemanship methods, but Buck Brannaman's are my favorite. I have been getting on her bareback and every time I ask for forward...
  14. Miniature Horses
    Hi. I purchased a mini for my son, who is 3 1/2, about 3 weeks ago. I was told that he was great with kids and that he is "probably" around 10 years old (not sure how accurate the age is and I'm trying to figure out how I can go about estimating his age myself until the vet comes out). He is...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Help please....my new 6 year old Shetland pony gelding has a bad habit of nibbling, nipping and generally sticking his nose into my personal space. While I'm planning LOTS of groundwork to teach respect I'm wondering what I should do in the meantime (feeding, grooming, etc.) He's a sneaky little...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse pins his ears. When I bought him he was really bad about it and would kick and bite really bad too. He wasn't having problems for about 9 months but the last few weeks he has been pinning his ears again. Its always at other horses. I am on a drill team (and quitting isn't an option...
  17. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I've had my horse for a little over a year now, and he has always tried to nip when tacking up, he did this with his previous owners as well. However in the last few weeks it has gotten much much worse not only does he bite when tacking up he will also bite when rugging. He has never been...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello everyone. I have a 4 year old paint cross gelding. I have owned him since May of 2012. He was mouthy when I first got him, which I took to be typical young horse behavior. I begun ground work and light riding with him, and worked on reprimanding the mouthiness and teaching respect on the...
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