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  1. Lessons, Trainers, Schools, Clubs, Clinics
    Hi there, I decided I wanted to start horseback riding about 6 months ago at the age of 29. I live in a semi rural area so we dont have a huge selection of barns. So far I'm on my 4th barn with no luck! I had 2 barns where the instructors no called no showed to my lessons. I had another barn...
  2. 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...
  3. General Riding queries
    In the past I've ridden difficult horses but recently it's been getting more confusing? What should you do when riding a difficult horse? Are there any basic rules? Please help :-|:cowboy:
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I attend a riding school, the horse I ride is Fudge (my namesake) I love him to pieces but he has always been labelled as "difficult". He doesn't ride very well and will fight to escape the arena, pulling against the bit, tossing his head and will stand at the gate and wait there. He is...
  5. General Riding queries
    The last couple times that I have rode my horse, he tries to walk away from me every time I try to mount him. He doesn't have a problem being caught or saddled, it's just the whole me getting on part that he is making difficult. He is a 13 year old, well-broke, ex-roping gelding. Any suggestions?
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Sonya is a 6 year old Paint/QH/Thoroughbred/Arabian mix. She's curious. Extremely curious. She has a licking problem. Licks EVERYTHING. She licks me, my belt buckle, my boots, trees, the fence, the mineral block, everything. She always runs up to see me and greets me with a happy neigh. She also...
  7. Horse Talk
    Hi, I'm getting very discouraged and can use some advice. I'll try to keep it short. 4 months ago I bought at 14 year old TB gelding from a feedlot. After a month of quarantine, I brought him to the barn where I board him. First two months were spent putting weight on him, getting his shots...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 7 yr old solid paint mare that I've had for a little over a month. She lunges well, she's very intelligent, but when it comes to tacking up, she fights all the way. She's snapped cross ties and when tied to the hitching post, she twists and pulls and rears and I'm afraid she'll hurt...
  9. General Riding queries
    My mare is very stiff when bending and is very difficult to get even the slightest of bend out of her. Does anyone know of any exercises I could do with her? Can anyone give me a hand please?! :-P:-):D
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse when he turns, it is like his head and neck are lugging around the corner and his body lags behind. No matter how hard I pull the rein, he still does it. when I get him off the turn and going straight, I end up giving him a boot because he is just lazy around those corners! Sorry if I'm...
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