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  1. Horse Health
    I want to start this by saying that I really don't intend for this to be inflammatory, though I understand it clearly looks that way. I'm open to any and all opinions and don't have a strong opinion of my own (which is why I'm bringing this to the general public). I don't show, I don't really...
  2. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    So I recently started looking at this mustang named Mo. He is 7 years old and 15hh. He seems like the perfect horse for me. He looks to have really good movement and a decent jump. He also looks really brave! He's only been saddle trained for about 2 years and has recently started jumping. I...
  3. 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...
  4. Eventing
    Hi Everyone! Please could you spare 5 mins to complete my dissertation survey looking at competition nerves and coping strategies in Event riders. I'd be very grateful! Just click the link... https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6XYSH95 Thank you, Tara
  5. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello! I am currently looking for a new pair of XC boots because my last pairs have not worked too well for my pony. He jumps fairly straight and doesn't knock his legs together, the problems are them getting wet in the water jump and rubbing his legs, scraping and breaking if he hits a jump...
  6. Endurance Riding, le Trec & Competitive Trail
    I'm about to buy a 17.2 hh 3 year old shire, but what I want to do eventually is dressage and cross country. I know drafts are typically lazy and people think they can only pull carts but I've seen plenty jump (and do it beautifully). My question is does it hurt them, and if so can I give him...
  7. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    Alrighty, it has been a while since I posted anything XD But here's what's up.. So I've been wanting to do cross country for a year or so now but I can't do it. I've got a green horse who's fat and lazy. I know, I know... "Use him" "break him" "he's rideable" blah blah blah. The last time I...
  8. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi everyone! I'm about to start leasing one of the school horses at my barn and I'd really like to get my own pair of boots for him, but I'm not sure what kind to buy? I'm still doing flatwork with him, but will eventually move into jumping and cross country...Thanks in advance for all your...
  9. Share your own opinions on Horse Tack & Equipment
    I absolutely love the look of these boots but obviously performance is more important. I wanted to use for everyday and show for cross country/eventing and show jumping would these be appropriate? They do have buckles and although I love the look of them would they get caught on anything? I...
  10. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    So my cute little Lusitano started jumping at beginning of April. We went to our first show in march 20th. It was a cross country show and we did beginner novice. My horse was awesome and felt like he had been doing it for longer. He has become super fun to jump and gets down the lines easily...
  11. Horse Shows
    I am very excited, I just started training my Lusitano stallion to jump about a month ago (not very consistently due to school) but he is coming along. It helps that he is very schooled on the flat and very brave over the jumps. So I recently started taking a few jumping lessons with a cross...
  12. General Riding queries
    Hello everybody! I have currently become interested in cross country. I do not own a horse, but I do have experience in riding. I understand that it can be very dangerous, and I have done loads of research :D. With that being said, I have been trying to find a barn that specifies in cross...
  13. Tack, Equipment, Riding Wear Classifieds
    This beautiful, black, French saddle is three years old and in fantastic condition. I purchased this saddle new for over $4000 but it doesn't fit my new horse. I just had it reflocked. It has a 17" seat and medium wide gullet. Forestiers are a very rare, very high end maker. They are similar...
  14. Horses for Sale and Wanted
    Hello, does anyone have a Standardbred horse that I could possibly do eventing on for sale? I LOVE the breed!!! I am very much so looking to get into eventing and I would love to get a Standardbred to do it on. The horse doesn't have to have a ton of training, but it would need to have at...
  15. Horse Pictures
    Hi there I am new to the forum. I live in rainy old England with my 3 ponies. My fiancé also has a large number of New Forest ponies but to save your eyes from a million pics I will share my 3! Duncan my 6yo I have had him since he was 5 months old and we do a bit of everything! Isshe my 9yo...
  16. General Riding queries
    Hey everyone! My terminology might be a little off (forewarning haha!), I have only been riding for about a year and it's only been trail rides and what not. I have been taking lessons four times a week, really refining my riding, and now I am considering doing some kind of competing. Is...
  17. Horse Talk
    I was wondering if a quarter horse could compete in cross country. I have been interested in the event ever sense I was a little girl, and would like to give it a go, but know nothing about it. Just wondering because my horse seems to be able to work herself well on the trail though never tried...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hiya, My horse locks his neck when doing cross country and also on hacks. I have tried him in a gag, hanging cheek, copper roller, egg butt snaffle and he is now in kk loose ring snaffle and this works until he bolts. I physically cant stop him until he falls over, pulling on one rein just makes...
  19. Horse Videos
    My purebred Arabian gelding Casper went cross country and loved it! It was his first time ever! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBLbtZ1rKz4
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