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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 5 year old qh that I have been working on training for barrels. He's coming along really great but we have one major problem... I have started to incorporate having him gallop the long sides of the arena (not the barrel pattern) once in a while to work on teaching him to gallop under...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
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  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Looking for some advice on a horse I’ve been riding. When cantering he has developed this new tendency where he abruptly stops and throws his head down in really quick succession. When he drops his head so quickly, my firm grip on the reins pulls me forward suddenly making me temporarily off...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    ~6yo stud horse, only like 14 hands tall and lived his life like he was a big dog XD His biggest issue has been ground manners; he's pushy and pretty rotten, definitely has the bluff on several people after acting out at them. Has done some kicking and biting but he catches on quickly when...
  5. General Riding queries
    I don't know if anyone can advise. i'll give a quick back story. My pony is 17 years old I've had her for over 10 years now and just did natural horsemanship, schooling, hacking, the normal things a 14 year old would do. Sadly recently (now I am older) I couldn't afford her anymore so had to put...
  6. General Riding queries
    I bought a new, 9 year old roping gelding back about 3 months ago and at the time he was kind of thin but everything else about him was perfect. Dead broke, new his job and did it well, and was fast. Fast-forward to April, I was pen roping a calf and just as we were coming around the corner...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Young strong gelding. He is used to people, could be more respectful of space but not bad. Been handled a fair amount but no real training. Then saddled and ridden a couple times with no previous groundwork. More whoa than go. He was resisting going forward when he got upset and bucked pretty...
  8. General Riding queries
    I have an 8-year old thoroughbred who was presented as a good lesson horse. When he arrived (bought in Canada) in nov 2015 he was underfed, needed deworming, had no muscles at all. We have fixed/are fixing all that. He had an injury but we took care of that too. I don't need a lecture on how I...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My thoroughbred, Trigger, bucks whenever he's excited. He's been like this before I got him, and I do not know how to fix it. He is such a sweet, gentle horse. He's very comfortable to ride and is normally a very slow and relaxed while riding. But when things start to get exciting, he'll blow...
  10. General Riding queries
    All of my trainers have told me when horses buck, sit deep in the saddle, stay loose and lean back, heels down... But I want to find the best technique for it. I've heard some people say to stay on big bucks you should lift yourself slighty out of the saddle (so the horse can't spring load you...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So since moving to my new area I've become known for taking in horses no one really wants. Due to loss of land, moving, horses being unrideable, accidental foals. You name it I have it. About a month ago I agreed to take a 2yo chestnut gelding from a friend, this horse was destined for the...
  12. Horse Health
    I have a horse that whenever you put it in a stable it automatically starts kicking and bucking, often hitting the walls which makes it kick/ buck more? Also squealing? She is mostly worse when you are bringing food to her but she is fine tied on the yard or in the pen/field. She is part arab...
  13. Horse Talk
    I am working with a mare at my riding school she is 14.3hh and about 5-6 years old. She is extremely stubborn and you can kick her all you want she doesn't move so i have been using a crop on her which gets her moving but then she starts pig rooting and sometimes bucks. She has no idea what leg...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So my horse, Reggie (in my photos), has a problem with bucking in the lope. The weird thing is, he only bucks in an arena. He rides wonderfully out on roads and trails and even bareback! But, the second he steps foot into our arena, he wants to go-go-go and throw in a little buck when he does...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Ok, so long story short I agreed to part boarding a 6 year old canadian sport horse (tb/percheron) last may and he was great! never had a problem with him even took him on hacks bareback. however as it got colder and I got busy with school I told the owner (who doesn't ride so I was the only one...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a teenaged MFT gelding that I've had for almost a year.... he gets ridden a couple times a week and I've never had a problem with him bucking. Then today, I saddle him up, get on, and ask him to walk forward and he throws 2 baby bucks ( nothing scary, or make you fall off ). So I take him...
  17. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse is a QH Mare and she is in a pasture with a few other horses, One of them is another Mare. When ever my horse and the other mare are riding together, my horse does everything to get to that horse. She will throw her head and start running twords the horse. I have tried working her by...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse is a 12yo QH who I've owned for the last two years. I had a family emergency earlier this year, so I asked someone to look after him and his pasture buddy. I resumed riding and caring for him three weeks ago, though I can only ride bareback, due to a child ruining my saddle. :(...
  19. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I'm trying to get this pony to stop bucking as much but the person who has been riding him has taught him when she hits him with her crop he bucks so what could I do?! He's always bucked and he's 12 year old so I know he won't come out of it so how could i punish him for bucking as he'll only...
  20. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So I have been leasing a horse for almost 1 and 1/2 years and have been doing natural horsemanship with her for 1. She backs up with wiggling my finger and yeilds her hinds just by me looking at them. She has a fairly slow walk and trot and I have been working on slowing down her lope and her...
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