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  1. Lessons, Trainers, Schools, Clubs, Clinics
    Have online DIY-style lesson programs worked for anyone? Specifically dressage? Any that you'd recommend?
  2. Dressage
    Hi guys, My horse (14yr old TB) is currently going through a phase where he isn't picking up the correct canter lead on the left. On the right he is very elastic, smooth and keeps his pace consistent. He is completely cleared by the vet, he has no underlying issues and has even recently seen the...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone, So, my horse is perfectly developed regarding his back muscles. But, when lunge him, I notice that is neck is not as developed. He struggles to carry himself. His former owner didn't invest on proper flatwork. As soon as he saw that he was a great jumper all he cared about was to...
  4. Horse Shows
    I have my first dressage test coming up (it’s not super competitive as it’s being held by my barn, you can either just wear your normal riding clothes or get completely dressed up, which I think is fun since I’m taking a clinic on show preparation for my pony) I have no idea about stock ties/...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi there, I have a 6 year old warm blooded dressage mare and we have just moved to a new yard! She has lived in one home before so this is her first move. She is naturally very spooky. She is relaxed and happy when in her paddock and stable. She spooks at pretty much everything but I had an...
  6. Equine related Surveys & Questionnaires
    Thank you to everyone on the forum who has already completed my survey. I am just reposting it one last time before I end the survey by the end of next week. So, if anyone who has not completed the survey feel free to fill it in! I will also be sharing the results with anyone who would like to...
  7. Equine related Surveys & Questionnaires
    Hello everyone, I am a fourth-year Equine, Sports, and Business student at Van Hall Larenstein University in the Netherlands currently conducting a survey for horse owners in the United States. This survey is part of my dissertation to finish my degree and is in collaboration with a specialist...
  8. Equine Careers and Education
    Hi, I'm a graduating college student currently living in Iowa planning to move to Germany after graduation to work at a horse barn. I've been working at a local barn for a little over three years and I am ready to take another step! I am (passably) fluent in German (b2 level) and have been a few...
  9. Arabians and Part bred Arabians
    Hey everybody! This is a question mainly for those in Alberta, Canada- did you ever hear about an Arab stallion named Daram? He sired my gelding and did both dressage and something western (I think either WP or western dressage, but I’m not sure). He went to 2005 Region 17. He was grey. 15.1hh...
  10. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    I just purchased this CHS Arthur Kottas Imperial dressage saddle and am looking for any information about it…Who manufactures it? What year was it made? Specific sizing? Etc I absolutely love it! Seems to fit my boy but have saddle fitter coming next week to verify. Hoping to learn something...
  11. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    Hello all. I have a mutton withered horse that I am getting fit for a dressage saddle. I am looking at a 30 cm tree Stubben tree. I’d like opinions on Stubbens for a mutton withered horse AND some other brands that would fit my mutton withered horse. I’m on the east coast in the USA so I need...
  12. General Riding queries
    It’s always often very important to plan your next ride on your horse or maybe for your kids or a guest. If you didn’t do so before i guess it’s never too late to begin now. It’s best to be prepared and that includes your ride time! Planning and preparing your rides helps to increase...
  13. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    I’m new here and it is a pleasure to be amongst y’all. I’m an old equestrian though, have been into horse culture since i was an infant, born into a ranching family introduced to by my grand daddy. Today our fields consist of several breeds, imported ones too, however the Appaloosa and...
  14. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    So I have a 14-year-old, 15.3hh, purebred, Arabian horse with papers. He is registered under the name Sr Asanti, sired by Magnum Psyche, grandsired by Padrons Psyche. He has won several national western pleasure competitions but has been ridden hunter and dressage for years since. has been a...
  15. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    I have this saddle that has been recently fitted to my mountain withered warmblood cross. The saddle fitter keeps ensuring I should not worry when the saddle slides back like this (see picture) after riding. So I thought I might try and get a few opinions on a forum. The shoulder blade movement...
  16. Warmbloods and Sport Horses
    Hi everyone! I just opened an account here since it seems there are many wonderful advices all around :) I am 35 years olds and have been riding since I was 8. Started as a jumper and moved to dressage about 10 years ago which I absolutely LOVE. I used to ride warmblood jumpers when I was a...
  17. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Vintage Dressage Saddle from my Great Grandfather. Leather needs a good oiling. Underside is excellent. Needs stirrup leathers and probably a new girth. There is a rip in the leather on one side as shown in picture. I would like this to go to a good home, whether you use it for riding or not.
  18. Horse Pictures
    Above is Taylor, a horse I rode for a couple of years. A Missouri Fox Trotter 2000(yr) 14.2 h :) This is Laddie, the first TB I worked with. He was the first horse I did physical therapy for. 2007 (yr) 16.2 h Heres big Pete. He’s 33 with the spunk of a horse half his age. 1988 (yr) 15.3 h This...
  19. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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😊
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