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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi, wondering if anyone has tips or exercises to keep my shoulders back when I ride and for not leaning forward as I tend to lean forward too much and not sit back when I ride, especially in the canter. Is there exercises to improve on this or some tips while I ride? Thank you :)
  2. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    This might be a little rant-y so I apologize, and I'll try to keep it short... Transitions are always mentioned on this forum as a way to work a horse's balance and fitness, and they're a great tool for exercising and getting the horse to work from behind. However, how do you get the...
  3. Dressage
    Hi there, I own a 15yo Anglo Arabian who loves to work and please me, however when it comes to framing and being on the bit, this is very hard for her as she is lacking some muscle along her topline. When she does rarely come onto the bit on her own, she looks phenomenal, but I guess I need...
  4. Horse Health
    Hey all, the vet was out last week. He says my mare is 150# overweight. She gained 80 more since the last time he told me she was too heavy. My question is, what kind of exercise regimen can I start to help her lose weight and condition her. Currently she is on Enrich Plus 1/4# twice/day and she...
  5. Horse Training
    Hello there, I happen to start riding a horse 3 years ago. He was fairly green when I started riding him, and a typical stubborn cob. Hes fine when he's being ridden in a group, very responsive. But when he's on his own, he's very bored, and I have to really ask him to work. I was wondering if...
  6. Horse Training
    I have a 4 yo Mustang gelding that I purchased about 3 mo ago. He was pulling on me quite a bit and fussy with his bit, tossing his head, trying to chew on reins, etc. I finally found a bit he likes and we've been working and he's doing great. However when he gets cranky and wants to do other...
  7. Jumping
    Hi, I'm looking for some exercises to do with my horse, (and rider exercises) :-) to help with jumping. Whether these be groundwork exercises, flat work, or jumping exercises. Also, what exercises do you do to help keep yourself in shape? And now that I am writing this...any simple...
  8. Horse Training
    I recently (three months ago) bought a super sweet and willing gelding who was abused pretty badly by men and is now fearful of them, whips, and the saddle. We have been spending countless hours on ground work to build up our relationship, and his trust in me. He now picks all four feet up by...
  9. Horse Nutrition
    Hey Guys, I'm new to this forum, but really need some help. I have a 9 year old Thoroughbred gelding; I've had him for over two years. I do not think he is off track, but he does have a lip tattoo. He is rather thin. I mean, he has weight in his belly, and his hindquarters and shoulders are...
  10. Horse Training
    My 15 year old mare has just had about 2 years off and I recently gave her a refresher as I will be putting her up for sale. She's now back to doing w/t/c without a fuss but I'm looking for some good exercises to build up some muscle on her again. I can't canter circles on the right side as she...
  11. Hoof Care
    I have a friend that has a horse that has really long feet. She is way over due but her mom won't call the farrier. My friend loves to ride but has stopped due to her bad conditions. Because of that the horse is getting fat and possibly lame. Is there anything that she could use around the house...
  12. Dressage
    Okay I'm not really a beginner rider (I have been riding for over 6 years) but me and my horse have never really enjoyed dressage (mainly because neither of us are that good at it). A few nights ago, I decided to give this dressage thing a good go. My horse is almost 18 and he would much rather...
  13. Horse Training
    I have a 10 year old QH mare. She is a left brain introvert and is very lazy. She is also very stiff. I have been trying to do lateral and vertical flexsion on the ground and in the saddle but she is still always stiff. Because of this when I get on her and make her go forward she will turn left...
  14. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Lately at the beginning of my rides especially when I begin to post to the trot, my riding has felt quite off. After about maybe 10 minutes i loosen up and can ride normally. This has only started happening recently after my month long hiatus because of a broken pelvis(a fall off a horse of...
  15. Horse Training
    I am leasing a 5 yr old fjord named Evanesco. He's sweet as can be, but he hasn't had much training and was used as a husband horse before I got him. He's okay on trails, but I want to be able to jump and do a little dressage. Evan gets distracted easily, and doesn't know how to canter. When...
  16. English Riding
    I know I just posted something, but I something else I want help with. i really want to become a better rider and do good at the A and AA shows next year in hunters and medal so I would like some help on things I could add to my list of flatwork I already have. I would like to at LEAST be able...
  17. Horse Training
    So Koby had surgery about a month ago and is now able to be worked again. He is quite out of shape and I am determined to get him in good physical condition, but am a little stuck as to where to start. He is 8 years old and loves to work although he can be a tad lazy at times. I lunged him today...
  18. Barrel Racing
    We always have members who are either new to the site or new to barrel racing that ask for exercises and drills to work on with their horses. Barrel Racing is a great sport, it's a lot of fun, but it isn't just something that you can accomplish in a few weeks time. This thread is going to...
  19. Horse Training
    Hello everyone, I just got a new paint mare as a rescue. She is 9 years old and is NOT underweight (of course I'm still trying to add weight to her) She does however lack a topline. This is a bit of an understatement. She has no muscle in her back at all. I am wondering what kind of exercises I...
  20. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I'd really like some suggestions for fun mounted games. Have you got any new ideas for fun riding? The same old mounted games are getting a little boring. They don't have to be mounted games, just some cool activities to do while riding. Have you got any ideas?
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