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  1. English Riding
    Hi All. So I'm a male in my mid 20's who has been taking one hour private lessons at a hunter / jumper barn for a couple months now and have really enjoyed the experience. That said I have been experiencing some discomfort / chafing in my calves. I currently ride in cotton pants with tall riding...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have an English saddle that is really light brown in color, and I for the life of me cannot find a bridle to match it. They are all just too dark! So, I know you can dye Western saddles (as black dyed saddles are really "in" right now) but can you dye an English saddle? I know I wouldn't want...
  3. English Riding
    Help! My trainer will not let me jump and I have been riding for years. The first year I was learning how to tack up, groom and walk around. The 2nd year I was walking all by myself and even learned to also trot by myself. The 3rd year I worked on improving my trot and canter and then centered...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Looking for some English wear for sale located in Florida I wear size 7 in pants and M in shirts Willing to pay cash or card
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I'm new to this forum but would appreciate some info from experienced horse people. I'm selling an English saddle but don't know the difference between a close contact and an all purpose. How do you differentiate? It's my daughter's saddle and she's away right now.
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi everyone im a beginner rider who is starting to share a horse (uk) The horse is overall awesome to learn on she is very responsive and forgiving and the perfect size for me the only downfall is she can be quite spooky at things that are new and confusing for example there was a green bin in...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am looking to purchase my first saddle, but don't have the money to purchase my "lifetime" saddle. I have been looking at used Ortho-Flex saddles, but I'm a bit nervous for fear that I will accidentally purchase a damaged or dangerous saddle. I am wondering if anyone can recommend a...
  8. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    My kids (ages 5 and 7) have been taking lessons beginner lessons over the summer. We likely won't be able to continue once school starts, but either way - I would like to help them practice at home. Does anyone have any tips? They ride English at the barn, but we do western at home. So far...
  9. English Riding
    My horse is a former ranch/games horse from what I know of his history. I'm transitioning him into English since he moves like an English horse and has taken to jumping and dressage much more than anything western. He takes up contact well and rounds his back well - but only in a western curb...
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi fellow horse lovers! I really need advice. I have taken the winer off from riding and am going to be starting it again in the spring. When I start riding again I will be riding at a different barn- this new barn offers lessons in both Western and English, whereas the one I went to previously...
  11. New to Horses
    Hi! I'm super new to this place so I hope I'm doing this right... I've been a horse girl for pretty much my entire life, but only now am going to start taking riding lessons. However, I'm not sure if I should start with English or Western. I've heard many people say both and it's gotten really...
  12. English Riding
    Hi everyone :) I'm new to the forums, so I hope I'm in the right place. I'm dealing with some nervousness of getting back in the saddle. A little bit about me: I started riding at 9 and ended up in hunter/jumper. I stopped jumping around the age of 16 (I was doing shows at 3 foot) and then...
  13. Horse Training
    I just recently bought a 15 year old paint mare. I ideally would like to ride her in the local hunters or lower level eventing. The issue is that with any pressure applied to the bit and she puts her head straight up in the air. What can I do to get her to accept the bit and round up? She has...
  14. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I am in a bit of a conundrum. I want to start riding lessons, but have no idea what discipline or level I should start in, based on what experience I already have. Since certain barns only offer certain disciplines, I'm hoping to figure out what direction to go before selecting a place to begin...
  15. Horse Boarding
    Hi wonderful community, I am planning to move from Germany to Los Angeles. I would only bring my horse to the US if I find a horsefriendly barn. I have a lovely young warmblood/ halfblood jumping horse who lives in an HIT Aktivstall https://aktivstall.de/en/ right now. Means she is living with...
  16. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey everyone, I had a year long break from training, and I got back to riding about 2 months ago. I'm preparing for an endurance race in March/April, but as I kept riding I noticed my right leg was very stiff after every ride. I then asked my trainer to take photos, and noticed my left stirrup...
  17. Horse Tack Reviews
    Has anyone heard of Kings-Norton saddles? I assume they're pretty new because looking up the brand is nearly impossible. I had to look into it a lot and found they're made in England & linked to Mansion House saddlery & Albion, which suggests that they're mid-grade but very good, but I'm not...
  18. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Hi all!! I'm posting my wonderful 19" XW Berlin Saddle for sale. I haven't had a horse for a couple years, and I have no need for my own saddle. This saddle is in great condition, lightly used, and I bought it new about three and a half years ago. It's extremely comfortable!! I'm sad that I have...
  19. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey everyone! So over the past week I had both of my complete tack sets stolen out of my locked tack room. I am having some issues branding what brands my saddles are so I can put the names when listing them as stolen. I got both of them when I was really young and honestly had NEVER thought...
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    i got an english saddle with this, what brand is it? and maker? i cant find anything online about it
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