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  1. Horse Training
    Hi, Not sure if this belongs here but worth a shot... Was looking for exercises to build neck muscle in horses? My OTTB has quite a thin, skinny neck- I am usually only able to ride him once a week, but know someone who I trust yo get out there more and work him. What exercises would be helpful...
  2. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey y'all!! I'm looking for the best tune up/get back in shape exercises to do with my horses! ~ Barrel racing season is just around the corner and I want my ponies to to be ready! ~ My first race is in March so show me whatcha got!!:gallop::gallop::gallop:
  3. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello! I had to sell my saddle as it was too long and so causing my mare back pain. I eventually found the saddle I needed but have now just got back from a month on holiday, and she is so fat!! She's a 15.3hh thoroughbred, she's now 8 - I've had her since she was 4. I don't know what the best...
  4. Jumping
    My gelding has been out of jumping most of the winter due to the ground freezing up, plus some hoof issues in Nov/Dec that didn't allow for the concussion jumping can bring, especially on harder ground. Now that we're back into the swing of things, I'm noticing some issues... Primarily he over...
  5. Horse Nutrition
    This is an awesome article that highlights all of the aspects of building a horse's topline. Spoiler: there isn't just one magic answer. DEVELOPING AN IDEAL TOPLINE
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Ok, weird question! I get a runny nose whenever I ride! The harder we're working the worse it gets, which makes sense. I've heard of exercise induced rhinitis but wanted to see if anyone else gets this? I'd really LOVE if I could not have to worry about needing a handkerchief while I'm...
  7. English Riding
    I have just started riding and I love it. The problem is that due to my current travel schedule for work I am only to get out to the barn on Saturday and Sunday. This would be fine, as I would honestly ride all day. But I find that as a beginner, my legs get tired after about 45 minutes. If...
  8. Horse Health
    Hi everyone! I want to get my horse a pair of exercise boots. I'll have a link to pair I'm going to buy. Nowhere can I find how to size my horse for these boots. He's an average sized horse; 15.1 hh Quarter/Paint horse. Should I just wing it and get a medium, or is there a certain way to size...
  9. English Riding
    I must say, it's been far too long! I was riding regularly during eighth and ninth grade, stopped for about two years, but now I'm a junior in high school and finally picking riding back up again! I've always been a bit of a squirt. I was never super tall or weighed much, and so riding was...
  10. Rider Wellness
    Some days I just can't get outdoors as much as I'd like so I was wondering if anyone has advice for inside activities or exercises to do that will keep our bodies in shape or ready for riding. An ounce of prevention... right? :?
  11. New to Horses
    To preface this, let me just say: I am not a horse owner, and I just started taking English riding lessons last summer. Although I may be an okay beginner-level rider, I still don't know very much about horses at all. I have a friend who owns a horse and a pony that are both older (in their...
  12. Horse Training
    Hi, I'm having trouble with my riding routine. Like I go out for rides but I never know what to do! I try to tackle any problems she might have, but she really has any they're more about on the ground stuff that doesn't require much exercise. We get bored easily because there's no extra fun...
  13. Horse Health
    I've heard from a few people that after their horses have had mild colic, they will give them a moderate to hard exercise the next day. What's you opinion in this?
  14. Dressage
    My pony is very supple on his left rein but really struggles doing things like circles etc on his left rein! We have been doing bending exercises on the ground to get him stretching but I need some new things that can be done whilst riding in our school which is pretty small! Any suggestions...
  15. English Riding
    I moved abroad 6 months ago where I was not able to find any horse riding and in a few weeks I am heading back to the States, and hopefully I will be able to ride very soon after returning. However, I'm worried about my physical readiness. Before when I had to take a 6 month break from riding...
  16. Horse Jobs
    If you have a lazy horse, or if you have a lot of horses and there is one you can't help, or a horse you can't exercise, ride, or give much attention to. I can help you with that. Tell me exactly what you want me to do!
  17. Horse Training
    I recently bought a horse (well, about three months ago) and we are still patiently awaiting a round pen to be purchased. Jäger was abused and is terrified of whips, so we have been diligently working on desensitizing him to them, which is coming along well, but he still has his moments of...
  18. New to Horses
    Hi guys! I recently bought my first horse, a 16 year old gelding named Tigger, and I know how vital it is to gain respect from your horse... but I just keep hitting road-blocks. When I first got Tigger I mainly worked on the ground with him - you know, making him back up, pivot, side-pass...
  19. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    My grandma just bought me a 14.3hh TBxRP mare. She's 24 years old. She's still in great shape but I don't want to over work her. How much do you think I'll be able to work her (so she still stays in good shape)? How many times a week should I exercise her? And for how long? (I was told by my...
  20. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    I have an exercise/jockey saddle in great condition that I am looking to trade or sale for a decent western saddle or $100. It just doesn't fit my fat little arab. I got it thinking it would be a nice light weight solution for my healing elbow. It barely weighs anything so I could throw it on...
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