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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I'm working on a book, and I have a scene where my two main characters are trying to travel by horse through a forest. The problem is, they've never ridden one before, and neither have I. How easy is it to steer and control speed? How likely are they to fall off, or at least feel like they...
  2. Horse Boarding
    Hey! So I will be getting a horse in a few months and I am going to have to board it somewhere, I am now down to two place to choose from. I have never boarded before... we used to have a house with pasture, but have moved to an apartment sadly. My question is, what should I expect boarding...
  3. Horse Grooming
    Hi everyone! I'm new here and first of all I would like apologize for my english. This is done now we could speak seriously! :p Also I hope I don't do any post mistakes. I would like to work as groomer in equine farm "au pair", it's french word but I don't know if it's used in english too, so...
  4. Horse Training
    I have a six yr old gh that I just got and I don't think he knows how to lunge at all. I want to be able to lunge him in new places, check his movements, and release extra energy when it is needed. Any videos, tips or methods or particular trainers would be helpful on how to introduce a horse...
  5. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    There's a Kentucky Mountain Horse at our barn and my trainer let me ride him. Once he stopped sassing me, it was pretty fun! It was just walking and trotting (He's super out of shape and I'm pretty sure he'd fall flat on his face if I asked him to canter) Anyway, I asked him to trot and then he...
  6. Horse Training
    Today while I was grooming my gelding, he started playing with his lead rope. He took it in his mouth & started to chew on it. Taking advantage of the opportunity, I asked him to put the lead rope in his mouth again. When he did, I put pressure on his mouth, cuing him to back up. He did this...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. :wave: I've been riding English for 10 years now (I'm 18). I've done pleasure riding, hunt-seat equitation, dressage, and hunter/jumper; I'm looking into starting eventing with the horse that I'm leasing - she's a super sweet, smart, and willing 7-year-old...
  8. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hi everyone! I'm an ultimate newbie to the forum and to riding horses. I just started taking lessons this summer for the first time in my life at the tender age of 28 :wink: Riding horses was one of those sports my parents were too scared to let me try. So now that I'm an adult, I figured it...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Wow, well after being told since October that I would be able to get on my recently broken mare soon, today I finally got on her. Even though it was on a lunge rope, I walked and jogged her both sides and she was amazing (too wet to lope her)! She has a lovely calm walk and THE most amazing jog...
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