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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello, I am 15 going on 16 girl. I have ridden horses for about 8 years and been around them since I was 2. I have retrained a Off the track thoroughbred and also trained two miniature colts from wild to one being a therapy horse and the other pulling a cart/showing. I have never properly...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a young 3 year old new forest pony. Although she is young she is super bombproof will let you do anything and she is perfect with tack and to sit on. I have completely trained her with voice commandments and she will walk/halt/trot whenever I ask.However when I ask her to walk on while...
  3. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I am currently trying to break in a new pair of tall boots, and had some questions about the "tub method": 1. Why do people say to walk around the house for the day as they dry? Why not wear them to the barn and/or go riding? Do you need to keep them clean during the process or something...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Im getting a new 4 yo mare on full loan in 2 weeks and shes been backed and turned away and just needs breaking in fully and being brought fully into work. Any tips on not letting her pick up bad habits because ive not really had any experience with breaking in a green horse. I have had another...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi there, I have recently bought a 3 year old IDxTB mare that is only halter broken so far. I just wanted some advice on the next steps I should take with her to back her. How long should I estimate roughly to back her? Should I long rein her? Is it a good idea to turn her away for a while...
  6. Horse Talk
    An interesting article popped up on my news feed a little while ago. The video shows several people breaking out, what I assume to be, an unhandled horse. Monty Roberts is idly standing by watching this horse flip, be yanked on, and whipped... Here is the video: Here is the article/blog...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So, I just bought a 2011 off the track standardbred gelding. As I expected, he had never been lunged before the pre-purchase exam. Although he did better than I thought (the person lunging him also wasn't that experienced in lunging), he still doesn't know the technique particularly well. Any...
  8. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    so i just received these boots in the mail: VICTORIA DRESSAGE BOOT Mountain Horse USA i originally ordered them in a 7 wide calf and had to send them back as the footbed was too big. i now have them in a 6 wide calf and the footbed is better (still have room in the toe and ankle) but the calf...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone! I have recently come across an unbroken stallion who has been taught very bad manners. The people who own him wanted to save him from the slaughter house, so they took him home (not knowing how to break horses, but only how to ride them around). He is round penning wonderfully, my...
  10. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have a wintec western saddle that I have had for a little over a year and its still stiff as hell. I was thinking about replacing the fenders with Abetta ones. What can I do to break in this saddle? I know its possible somehow because I have a used wintec youth saddle and it is broken in...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    tell me how you break in horses. and if how you do it without a round yard
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