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  1. Horse Training
    Hello all. So I seem to have gotten into a bit of a pickle with my newest horse. To put it simply, he's having massive freak outs that are quite dangerous. I believe I know what's triggered it but I'm not sure yet as to how to get him over it. Basically, a week ish ago, I had to get him...
  2. Horse Training
    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...
  3. Horse Training
    Hey all. I own a few horses now, one of which is a gorgeous TB mare (homebred, never raced). She is 7, and green broken. I bought her as a companion for another horse but her paddock mate ran her through a fence. I have separated them and will avoid putting them together from now on. She is...
  4. Horse Training
    So I've done a lot of reading and consulted my riding instructor, and some horsey friends, and I've gotten mixed messages from all. What I would like to know is what people think about using snacks in trick training horses? Some people say it can start or encourage "bad habits" such a nipping...
  5. Horse Training
    My mare used to have decent manners for the farrier but has lately being having very dangerous behaviour. I had to get a new farrier, there is very limited farriers in my area, and the one i am using now is very knowledgeable and patient, but ever since he started coming my mare has been awful...
  6. New to Horses
    Hi, I'm a newbie, I never rode a horse before. I got interested in riding not so long ago. I'm looking forward to start English-style riding in the summer. I understand that horseback riding is a very dangerous sport. However, is it so dangerous in every form? I read/saw that most severe...
  7. Horse Training
    I just bought a hot, 4 year old unraced thoroughbred mare named Grace about 5 months ago. I really think this horse is a ticking time bomb waiting to happen. I like Grace alot, but she is very unpredictable and dangerous. Some days she seems very sweet and lovey-dovey, but other days I swear she...
  8. Horse Training
    I haven't ridden this horse yet because I'm starting from the "ground up" and we started with being caught. The woman who gave me this horse said she has a habit of backing up to escape from anything she's uncomfortable with. She's done it on the ground while I tried to spray her with fly spray...
  9. Horse Training
    My "friend" keeps her horses in our pasture with my horse. She has four, two of which are used for shows and the others two are not used. Her youngest one (3-4years) has become slightly aggressive towards me. Just a couple weeks ago he went to attack my horse in front of me and wound up head...
  10. Horse Training
    Hello everyone. I have a 4 year old paint cross gelding. I have owned him since May of 2012. He was mouthy when I first got him, which I took to be typical young horse behavior. I begun ground work and light riding with him, and worked on reprimanding the mouthiness and teaching respect on the...
  11. Horse Training
    Hi all, I'm very new here and making my first post about my mare because I am at wit's end. I read Justdressageit's post about "playing the hero"-and i am really coming to terms with this situation myself. I got my young arab mare as a gift, i had worked with and started a few youngsters before...
  12. Horse Training
    I have got a three or four year old Arabian cross, Pepper. When I got her she was very very unruly and dangerous. I worked her through that, wasn't too hard, she was a pipsqueak back then. But now she is a full grown, or close to full grown, horse. She started to rear up in peoples faces...
  13. Horse Talk
    Hey guys. Sorry for the novel but please bear with me. I've recently moved my two geldings (16 years old and 2 years old) to a boarding facility near where I live and work. It's a great place, very small and just one other boarder, the rest are the woman's horses with a total of perhaps eight...
  14. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I started riding about 10 months ago, once to twice a week. I recently started taking lessons at a new barn near my house; I've been there for about six weeks now. My first four rides, I rode an experienced mare twice and an experienced gelding twice. The last five rides I have been on a...
  15. Cars and Trucks
    Was looking for something for another thread, found this, noticed no discussion and figured it was important to get the word out. If you didn't know, now you know, you know? This went out last July, so first owners have probably all been notified. People who bought their trucks used might not...
  16. Horse Training
    I have a 6 year old quarter horse who is VERY hyper and gets excited very easy. She has exellent ground manners and is very calm, but when you get on her and start trotting, she throws her head and prances. I know to sit deep in the saddle and give small amounts of pressure but she doesn't react...
  17. Horse Training
    Hello, I have been riding horses all my life. I am an experienced rider. I have been training horses for 3 years now, mostly just my own. I received a belgian/quarter horse cross about 9 months ago. He just turned 4 this year. He was 3 months into training. He was doing so well, until this...
  18. Horse Training
    I have a problem with my horse. Our pasture is connected to the barn. At night, I call my horses in to eat their grain. My big standardbred always CHARGES in. When I go to let him in, he charges out. I am worried about my own, his, and other people's safety. While I was in Florida, my...
  19. Horse Training
    So, I'm new to the forum, and im hoping someone can help me out. I am a fifteen year old horse lover and I have two horses. Jack, a bay 8 year old quarter horse gelding, and Tulie, a chestnut 5 year old Dutch Warmblood mare. My aunt built a barn on her property that she owns with my grandparents...
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