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  1. Horse Talk
    Hi guys! I've only been riding about a year, and recently gave back a horse I had leased out for 7 months. I found a 12-year-old gelding for sale.. but he needs a lot of work and I am not very experienced. This horse had a bad reaction while being bathed (he kept moving around, acting like he...
  2. New to Horses
    Hello, I am new here. I am not really new to horses, but I am coming back after a long time. I showed Hunter /Jumpers in a previous life. I still ride English, but have no interest in jumping or showing anymore. I have been doing a partial lease of a horse that I adore, but so does his owner and...
  3. Horse Talk
    so i have this situation thats, well VERY complicated, it all started 3 years ago. I bought an amazing horse that now i realized i cant live without, a year ago i was told by my trainer he couldn't take me far enough, so i agreed to buying a 50 grand jumper thats... a good boy don't get me...
  4. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    To preface this question: I have been leasing a 9yr old OTTB for a year for the purpose of showing in the Hunters in the Midwest region. I have never owned a horse, I have always leased / shareboarded historically. Never really showed before due to not leasing or shareboarding horses that were...
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey! I'm a new member looking for advice. Went out to see a possible buying prospect last weekend. Watched him on the ground, being ridden, being groomed and tacked up, etc. He had almost no problems, except for a playful bite that kinda hurt and a little topline weakness. However, I did notice...
  6. Horse Health
    Hi, all! I am looking for advice. Had an OTTB who has raced on and off over the past 6 years vetted today. He has had 2 months downtime and has been restarted W/T/C, over fences, XC schooling, etc. HUGE scope, good brain, awesome movement. Good teeth. Restarted by a 4* eventer who "is OK if he...
  7. New to Horses
    Hi everyone, I could really use some help. Upon beginning a search for the perfect event partner, I began thinking about this one mare I haven't seen since last summer. I know she's available for a free full lease for all of the 2016-17 school year, then I would give her back in early June. I...
  8. New to Horses
    I just recently moved to a new barn (4 months ago) and I am currently riding in their riding school. I have previously ridden for 3 years and feel like I am ready to buy a horse. So how should I go about buying a horse? Do I tell my trainer I want to buy a horse? If yes then after I buy a horse...
  9. Horse Talk
    I've been casually watching for a project in my general vicinity. I've found a four year old mare. She's a 14.2hh chestnut quarterhorse, so nothing especially exciting. The ad says she loads, good with feet, and easygoing temperament. Nothing about the ad or the pictures screams run away. What...
  10. Horse Conformation Critique
    Hello! I am looking for a horse to add to my lesson program for intermediate/advanced riders looking to jump and show. I came across this ad and he seems like a nice horse but I'd love to hear what HF thinks about his conformation? Also, what do you guys think about his price? Thanks in advance...
  11. Horse Talk
    Hello there!! I wanted some opinions one what is a good idea on which horse to buy or if anyones been in the position I am in? Basically theres a barn i used to ride and show at with a 13.2 haflinger mare thats 14-15 years old and I've ridden her for 4 years and done multiple shows. I just...
  12. Horse Health
    I'm looking at a horse that is interesting me. She's a 5 yo ottb, described as having the kindest nature that the owner has ever met, and has been a trail riding horse for the owners less experienced hubby. She sounds like everything I need and is a pretty looking horse too, BUT she's had a case...
  13. Horse Talk
    I'm just getting into the Saddlebred world. I'm a somewhat experienced saddleseat rider, and a very experienced western/hunt rider.... just not with the breed. What are the experiences at New Holland? I realize the cycle of show horses going to amish buggy horses. I'm looking for a saddleseat...
  14. Horse Breeds
    I'm not new to riding, though I haven't ridden in a while, and I'm looking to buy a horse in the near(ish) future. I'm sixteen, female, fairly short. I can ride all gaits, and ride bareback, i have very little experience with jumps, and prefer hacking to menages. the horse would need to be...
  15. Horse Training
    Hello, I'm looking for a jumper horse for my 16-year-old daughter, who has been riding for 11 years with a trainer. We found one thats a good fit temperament wise(the horse quickly latched onto her mores than the trainer its been with for a year, and immediately began following her like a...
  16. Horse Talk
    Just wondering what things I would need for my horse? I already have a helmet and everything for me. This is my list of one time buys for owning a horse: [not including dewormers and things I will have to buy more often] Winter Blanket Rain Sheet Fly Sheet Cooler Quarter Sheet Bittless Bridle...
  17. Horse Talk
    I am looking to buy a new horse and have passed many horses, because they are not what I am looking for. I am looking for a horse I can start showing next year, but since I am going to be 18 I am no longer allowed to show in the country pleasure classes that I could show my Tennessee walker in...
  18. Horse Conformation Critique
    I'm thinking of buying this thoroughbred and was wondering if you could let me know what you think of his conformation and if you notice any problems. He would be used in low level jumpers. I have not been out to see him but his trainer says he can jump four foot. Price Reduced: Matty's G Force...
  19. Horse Breeds
    Hello!:-) We want to get a new horse, but my dad is allergic to cats, dogs, horses, etc... I know Curlys are Hypoallergenic horses, but I heard someone mantion that Gypsy Vanners are too, is that true? Thanks in advance :)
  20. Horse Talk
    I have been riding since i was 4 and now age 15, i could never part with my horses. Over the past 2 years i have qualified and won, many competitions with my recent horse, up to nationals. It is because of my special boy i have realised, i want to become a professional Dressage rider. We have...
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