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  1. Horse Training
    Hi, i'm working with a 3 year old i brought home 7 months ago who was going to the doggers if he didnt find a home. so nothing is known about his background except he came from an overstocked breeder who got rid of a truckload of horses. all that was said is 'the lady was going to break him in...
  2. Horse Training
    I want to expand my knowledge on horse training, more specifically horse starting like halter training, ground work, desensitizing, round pen work/join up. I am also looking for a mustang start to finish training documentary if anyone has one. I will be having experienced help in my learning and...
  3. Horse Talk
    I want to gain my knowledge of training horses on my own time(yes I will be also having help from experienced people) and watch a documentary about a Mustang being taken from being scared of halters to a well behaved ride-able horse. In other words a Mustang breaking/starting documentary from...
  4. Horse Training
    Hi everyone, sorry if this is the wrong section. I've recently adopted a horse I've known for two years. He's a late gelding named Jack. Before I adopted him, I worked with him, groomed him, led him, worked on the saddle pad, etc. We have a strong bond. He will go over wooden bridges and lets...
  5. Horse Training
    Hello all! I recently received a black 2 ½ year old 14hh Quarab mare that had been handled 4 or 5 times in her life. I use to breed and break horses with my dad as a child and now at 27 this will be my first horse I do by myself. I have a wonderful support system at the barn I work at but I'm a...
  6. Horse Training
    Trying to get my horse to canter for the first time while being ridden. She canters on the lunge fine. When you ask for a canter she will usually just trot fast and put her ears back, sometimes she may kick out a little. Any advice would be appreciated. :D
  7. Horse Training
    Im 15 and I've been dreaming about breaking in my own horse, I've been looking at horses around 3-4 years old. i really want that opportunity I've done heaps of research about the whole steps and stuff and there are girls that have done it before do you guys think i should give it the go...
  8. Horse Breeds
    I've been training this saddlebred mare for several months now. She's the first mare I've broken but I know how to do it and the steps to get it done. I also have several people who have experience to help me. However, I'm having an issue with getting her to calm down. Slash will get into this...
  9. Horse Training
    I want opinions. Other then mine. I was curious, how much is to much for a green horse? My little mare has had about 30 rides. But it has been awhile since she has been ridden, I don't know exactly how long. I only get to work her one time a week. Which sucks. But is better then nothing. I...
  10. Horse Training
    Hi All. I just started working with a three year old. She is halter broke, but nothing besides that--never had a bit in her mouth or a saddle on her back or anything. The owner has had her since March and before that the horse didn’t have much human interaction. The owner definitely loves on...
  11. Horse Training
    So, if any of you have read my old posts,you'll know that I have a 4 year old gelding named Lakota. When he turned 3 last year, I was trying to find someone to break him, but all the trainers in my area told me that they weren't taking anymore outside horses. So, I gave up on any hope of getting...
  12. Horse Trainers
    Do any of you know any horse trainers in Arkansas? I am looking for someone to break my 4 year old Quarter Horse gelding to ride this year. Preferably before the summer, because it gets very hot in Arkansas. I found one trainer, but he was only training horses for competitions. I don't plan on...
  13. Horse Training
    im a breaking rider from scotland, and i recently started uploading my videos to youtube. upon searching for ppl doing the same i was shocked to find so many idiots trying to ride horses away without doing any groundwork whatsoever. all this does is get people injuries, and horses scarred for...
  14. Horse Tack and Equipment
    So I got the Dublin Monarch tall boots, and I was wondering how to break them in? I was thinking about trying the method when you wet them with hot water and than walk around? Has anyone tried this? I am really scared I'm going to ruin my boots though.
  15. Horse Training
    (fair warning: I tend to be long-winded and enjoy sharing details. You can find a summary at the end of this post if you want to just skip to the bottom and get to the point) Meet Snowball (or as my mother and I lovingly call him, Snowbutt): He's a 14yr old gelding "made of" Gunner Stock, a...
  16. Horse Training
    My new STB's first real ride with a saddle! The first time I got on him was bareback with a halter. Keep in mind, he has NEVER had anyone on his back. He was perfect! Took him down the road, around the yard, in the field, and on the trail and he was PERFECT. I think I have a keeper!
  17. Horse Training
    Hi, my name is Haylea, I'm 15 and I've always loved horses but my only real experience had been a few riding lesson i took and now I've acquired four new horses who all need lots of work and training. Montana- I was told that she was ridden once or twice, she won't let me touch her hooves or...
  18. Horse Training
    I have a 4 1/2 year old Lusitano/ Andalusian gelding named Bo who has lived on the range until about 4 months ago. I have had him for about two months, and from the very first week we have been roundpenning him, doing natural horsemanship, going for walks, grooming, doing horse agility, etc...
  19. Horse Health
    I have a 2 year old appaloosa filly who was recently diagnosed with moonblindness and cataracts. She is completely blind in her left eye and the vet thinks she will soon be blind in her right eye as well. I was just about to start breaking her to ride, but now I'm not so sure. Has anyone has any...
  20. Member Journals
    So this will be the journal for Casanova and any other horses I may pick up throughout the years. Feel free to comment, it's always nice to hear other people's thoughts and opinions. 10/21/10 - Casanova arrived today! He was trailered by his breeders from Naylor, GA to Brunswick, GA. He got...
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