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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello all, Long time lurker, first time poster here. I've got a bunch of health appointments organised to investigate the horse that I will discuss below (physio this week, chiro in a month, and dentist, saddle fitter and bodyworker have already been out), but I would love to hear others'...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Lately with the warmer weather, I have become more frustrated. A little bit at my horse but mostly with myself. My TB mare threw me off real good a couple months ago and I’m having a really hard time enjoying my rides lately because of my confidence level. a little background: I’ve had my mare...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi again, Today my horse realized her pulling her head down doesn't scare me anymore, so she started continuously bucking whenever I would ask her to do something. That stopped about ten minutes into the lesson once she realized that wasn't going to work either (I was terrified on the inside...
  4. General Riding queries
    Hi All, just looking for your best tips on how to sit a buck? I was bucked off by a horse the other week, totally unprepared & the horse stopped, dropped its shoulder & bucked & off I came! I have realised in my older age I am more wary about falling off! I have become a little wary of canter...
  5. Horse Talk
    Sooo after riding my boy on wednesday I thought he had separation anxiety and didn't want to walk with me on him as it meant being away from his friend. He would stomp, pigroot and try and turn his head and nip my shoe. Fast forward to today and the same issues under saddle! With no tack and...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I posted a week or so ago about my new mare who has a bit of a bucking/rearing/crow-hopping problem. Long story short I got her from a feedlot and don't know much about her other than she bucked someone off and thats why she went to auction. Fast forward 3 months and were on here 5th or 6th...
  7. General Riding queries
    I have a green thoroughbred that is absolutely fantastic by himself. Hes definitely got more go than whoa, but the work ethic is ten fold between riding alone or with others in the ring. When there are other horses his attention is on them. He bucks, bolts, spooks, and gets himself very...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey guys, my horse gets real nappy on xc and digs his toes in and doesn't want to go anywhere. He loves showjumping and also loves to do some cross country schooling but as soon as you get to an event he just won't go anywhere and tries his hardest to not do it. He loves going hunting as well...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Disclaimer: Sorry, this is my first post. Okay, so I have a 16-year-old OTTB. Recently he has injured he deep digital flexor tendon while out in the field. Due to his injury, he is on stall rest, as according to instructions from my personal vet, and the best vet in our area. He has to be out...
  10. Trail Riding
    Hi, I wasn't sure what category of riding this should have come under but i mostly trail ride so here goes: My horse, as far as im aware was backed and trained purely undersaddle, and has never been ridden bareback. He doesnt have any back issues and goes soundly in a saddle, so when i hopped up...
  11. 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...
  12. Horse Health
    Hi, I have a 21 year old quarter horse gelding that had recently started bucking, but only when he lopes on his right lead. Other than that he doesn't buck. He has NEVER bucked before this started. He is a barrel horse and very well trained. He is also quite the gentleman so the bucking...
  13. Horse Talk
    My best friend recently purchased a sassy arabian mare named Storm. Storm is 7 now and not a baby, but acts like one, cantering along beautifully then dropping her shoulder and bucking, which eventually throws my friend off every time. I have a hunch that Storm does this because she has a bad...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi - I had a few bad falls with numerous broken bones so I bought a quieter mare. Had her about 5 months and everything was great. 2 days ago she bucked on two occasions with me during the one ride. The second time i heard a stick break first. She has never spooked at anything (including...
  15. Horse Talk
    Forewarning, this is a personal little rant about my beloved mare, who I love so dearly. She came to me very ill. A starvation and neglect case. I worked on bringing her back to life, and like a lot of thoroughbreds once she started feeling good her trues colors came through. My horse is...
  16. General Riding queries
    I have been riding the same horse at my riding school for the past 6 months. He is a 9 years old gelding and an ex race horse (retired last year Oct). He is really a sweet guy, never bites, and behaves well when being tacked. At the end of Nov I will be having a dressage test, but I don’t have...
  17. General Riding queries
    My horse is called Ziggy for a reason-- he likes to go fast. He's a good horse, and sensitive to leg cues. He does take quite a bit of effort on the reins to slow down and stop, which we are working on. I've been riding him in a halter/bitless bridle sort of thing and he does just as well in it...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    hi all! Its been a while since Ive been on the forums. My horse Pluto & I had some issues today & i was hoping to get some advice. I'll try to keep this short! (brief backstory) I've had my horse Pluto for a little over 3 months now. He's an 18 year old, 14.2 hh arabian who was pretty...
  19. 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...
  20. Horse Talk
    I have been out of riding for over 10 years. I was recently given an 18 year old mare Hanoverian-Quarter Horse Cross. She was used as a school horse for two years and they told me they didn't need her anymore. She was previously ridden western, which has proven true as she knows how to neck-rein...
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