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  1. Horse Talk
    What do you use to keep your horse from getting too bored and developing bad habits if they're on stall confinement? Bought stall toys or DIY ideas would be great!
  2. Horse Training
    I have recently (a few months or so) started exercising/free leasing a younger OTTB a few days a week. He is around 6 years old, and trained under saddle. I've been getting the feeling recently that he is very bored and has an excess amount of pent-up energy. Usually when I go out to ride...
  3. Horse Training
    Hi, I'm having trouble with my riding routine. Like I go out for rides but I never know what to do! I try to tackle any problems she might have, but she really has any they're more about on the ground stuff that doesn't require much exercise. We get bored easily because there's no extra fun...
  4. Horse Talk
    Alright, so I've been on a reading kick lately. I've read 3 books over spring break, and I'm in the middle of reading a 4th one. After that, I have 4 more waiting on me in my library. It's just been so cold, rainy, windy and just nasty looking outside, so I haven't gotten the will power to work...
  5. Horse Training
    I have a 10 year old Appaloosa/ Thoroughbred cross. In his stall, (he is brought in every night and let out every morning.) he walks around and is destructive. There is a window and a ball in his stall but neither seem to make him less bored. He will tear boards off the side of his stall and...
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I am leasing a new horse (sarge, I looovve him:) he is an 8 y/o off track thoroughbred... i jump him in lessons but the owner doesnt want me jumping on my own for a month (so i can get used to him). I am finding that i get bored since its winter so i cant go on trails. Anyone have any fun...
  7. Horse Health
    Not sure if this belongs here but... My horse is out in a field and began eating the bark off trees, googled it, not a problem. He is now RIPPING chunks of wood from his shed and eating them. I am not only worried about him getting hurt from the wood/chemicals in the wood, but I am worried...
  8. Western Pleasure
    I have a TWH/paint gelding and he's about 13. I try to walk/ride him everyday but he hates getting too far from the barn and he doesn't like going anywhere alone if he can't see the barn. I've never had any formal lessons but I've had horses all my life and I was wondering if anyone had any...
  9. English Riding
    Hello everyone, I have a pretty general question but I really would like some good answers! My horse is great but he just turned 7 and has a short attention span haha. I am looking for some things to mix up simple rail work and circles . Im open to anything but I would prefer if the suggestions...
  10. Horse Training
    My 4 y/o tb had little experience in the crossties when I bought him. He wasn't ever at the track; raised as a pet. He's used to getting his own way about everything. He has the attention span of a gnat; he knows how to stand tied, and he's good for the first couple of minutes, but after that he...
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