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    DAY 1 Two years ago, I met a great horse. When i first saw her for the first time there was a moment that a breeze blew my hair and God telling me shes the one. The first day of my lesson, i didn´t know much but when i got on this horse i felt her relax and calm. Once i got to know her more me...
  2. Horse Training
    My 8-year-old mare is currently out of work due to a sore back, and will not be ridden for about a month before starting walk/pole work. I thought that this would be a great time to bond with her and do lots of groundwork. Freddie is the definition of a mare, and is prone to dramatic mood...
  3. Horse Health
    I've only had my horse for 4 days (I know it's not long) Anyway, I haven't ridden him yet but I decided today I would lead him out of his paddock to our driveway where there's heaps of grass so he could graze for a bit. Anyway, no trouble walking him out of his paddock, once he was out though he...
  4. Horse Training
    Hello everyone, here's a bit of background before we get in to the training advice part. So for about 2-2 1/2 years my younger sister (now 10 years old) has been taking lessons from my old riding instructor. I stopped taking lessons from her not too long ago because of a lot of drama in our...
  5. New to Horses
    I just bought my first horse about a week ago. She is an Arabian and is quite old, 27, but loves to still go for trail rides and run as fast as she can :) She's in great shape and holds her weight, her only issue with being old is her teeth are worn in the back but still eats with no problem...
  6. Horse Training
    Hi I'm new here, so I'm sorry if I'm doing something wrong. I just started 2 days ago training natural horsemanship and working my way to liberty someday. I have a big icelandic horse and I got him around a month ago. We go pretty well together and he lets me ride him only in a halter with no...
  7. Horse Training
    Does anybody have cool and fun groundwork ideas for bonding with my new horse while still establishing my leadership position?
  8. Horse Videos
    So everyone knows the tv show and books heartland right? Well anyways random question is heartland based off of a real farm? Just curious. And is their a real heartland farm out there? (maybe even under another name?)
  9. New to Horses
    I own a 20 year old Thoroughbred Quarter horse mix geldling named Rusty. (in the picture) I currently lunge him but need other ground work to work on so him and I don't get bored. I would like to bond with him by working on ground work. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks
  10. Horse Training
    I feel like my horse hates me. I don't really know why I feel this way but I do. I feel like he doesn't really want to be around me. It's driving me crazy. I just want to be able to have my horse love and care for me as much as I do for him.:oops: Bonding tips? I feel unloved and everyone on...
  11. Horse Talk
    A moment is an indefinitely short period of time. Today I had my first moment with my horse. We have come a long way since I got her in July. She needed someone she knows she can't push them around, I finally figured that out! But on to our little moment. On our way home from school today I...
  12. Horse Training
    So winter seems like it's almost here. At the barn where I ride, there is only an outdoor ring and this is already frozen, which means no real riding for me for a while. While I will still try to ride/lunge whenever I can, I want to make the most of all the time I spend at the barn. I've been...
  13. Horse Training
    I've recently started leasing a new horse (Simon) for the summer. Naturally, I want to bond with him so we can enjoy our time together as a team. BUT Simon is an athletic powerhouse used to being handled by my barn's extremely experienced trainer. This horse is talented beyond belief but an...
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