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  1. Horse Training
    Hello! I am needing help training my western reiner to switch to english dressage full time! She is a 6 year old! She is very stocky, and she is very smart and is a quick learner! I’m not sure what else to say, but hopefully that is enough. Please ask anymore questions about her if needed😊
  2. Dressage
    Hi all, What are your favorite, cheapest ($1000 and below) flexible-tree dressage saddles? My horse has high withers and a narrow body. Flexible trees are a must. I love the classic elegant dressage style, but I’m really looking for anything flexible and within my price range. Even used...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Picture of bit in question. Thanks in advance!
  4. Member Journals
    Welcome to my journal! Because someone in my "Welcome"-thread suggested to I decided that I should start a journal. The most important part of this journey will be this sweet fella: Name: Boromir (Stud name: Bellagio) DOB: 14th of April 2019 Breed: Westphalian (although pedigree is...
  5. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hey hey. I'm a German who just moved to Belgium and own a 1 1/2 year old westphalian(For anyone interested he is bred: Callaho's Benicio X Show Star X Renoir II) gelding. He is the first horse I bred myself(I leased a mare) and he is everything I wanted him to be. Already shows an extemely...
  6. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Does anyone have recommendations or experiences to share about the kind of dressage saddles that fit their Iberian and/or short backed horses? I have been looking for a saddle for months for my 8 year old Andalusian gelding. He has a short back, round body, and a very large shoulder. I am...
  7. New to Horses
    Hello! I am a new rider, started riding about 4 months ago. I'm 37 and out of shape. I'm about 20 lbs overweight, and pretty physically weak, but I'm working on both. I had never ridden (aside from a few slow-walking trail rides) before starting lessons. It was my life's dream to have a...
  8. Horse Riding Critique
    Hello! Long time reader, first time forum post! I recently got a few videos of my riding and I need some constructive advice. Horse is 16 year old, 16.2h Oldenburg/appy. He gets body work done but I know he has more trouble bending left than right. Tracking right I have to think of counter...
  9. Horse Talk
    Hi all, not sure where to ask this question. So if it needs to be moved in a more appropriate place thank you. (asking for a friend) DFW peeps, where is a good dressage boarding barn that will allow someone to bring in their own trainer and allows kids? They want something on the Ft. Worth...
  10. Horse Shows
    Hey all! I am looking for a show name for an unregistered bay Andalusian/TB cross gelding. He is a very type-y Andalusian, the most curious, playful, and sensitive horse I've ever met. His barn name is Brodie aka Theodore aka Theo (he came with all three names), but doesn't have a show name...
  11. Horse Shows
    After some time off, I am purchasing a horse again and looking to get back into the sport as a proud AA Pony Dressage Rider. That being said, both I and my unpapered chunky pony have spent a good amount of time out of (or haven't even entered) the ring. While I plan on doing nothing more than...
  12. Horse Breeding
    hi I have a really pretty percheron mare she's high stepping and nice gate's. but she's just to baroque . im looking to do some jumping or dressage but when we have any of t she's been a bit too blocky .in your opinion what would be a cross that looks hood and would be functional ?
  13. Horse Talk
    Hi guys! So I am an experienced rider transitioning from 8 years of doing exclusively hunter/jumpers to training dressage for a new working student position. This position is the best position I've ever been offered and is giving me the opportunity to ride horses that I NEVER imagined I'd get a...
  14. Horse Shows
    After much googling, sorting through FEI website- I cannot find the printed FEI pony test that ISNT the freestyle requirements. Does anyone have a paper copy of the test and can upload a picture or can do some internet wizardry and find them?
  15. Horse Training
    I am an English rider and dressage is my primary discipline, but my OTTB and I also love to jump (both in the arena and on cross country). The thing is, he always sticks his tongue out the right side of his mouth when I ride him in a bridle with a bit. He is 17 years old and I have owned him...
  16. New to Horses
    I was just wondering which is the best dressage bridle to purchase?
  17. Dressage
    Dear fellow riders I am a beginning rider and lots of folks tell me that dressage is the basis of everything and that I should be able to do this. But... I don't understand why and I do not see the use. I know that you should be able to do some basic dressage for eventing (I want to eventually...
  18. English Riding
    HOW on EARTH do I keep my heels down. ten years ago when I learned to ride my instructor told me to imagine a weight pulling my heels waaaaay dooooown and I don't remember ever really having a problem with my heels. but now that I'm riding again, that is my BIGGEST PROBLEM!! I think one of my...
  19. Cowboy and Western Dressage
    Who else competes in western dressage? I'm currently competing in the Intro tests at mostly schooling level with a recognized show coming up. I have an APHA/AWSSR registered gelding who LOVES it! I've completely fallen in love with the discipline.
  20. Horse Talk
    Hey everyone, so as the title states, I am currently in the process of adopting a mustang. My goal is to purchase/adopt a young filly (hopefully to mature around 16hh)with limited human exposure and spend the next year training her. This is a dream I have had for a while, and I am finally at the...
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