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  1. Eventing
    Hi all, Looking for any opinions/experiences with both getting a horse fit 'enough' and what is fair. I am looking to do a low level 5 ODE in a couple months. Level 5 consists of 50cm MAX height of jumps both SJ/XC and the dressage test is walk/trot and goes for about 4-5 minutes. So nothing...
  2. Horse Training
    So I've recently (past 2yrs ish...) dipped more than just my toes into the true dressage world, aka that based on the German scale of training and looking to compete past just training level. I've always done basic flatwork - mainly just work aimed at getting a horse moving whatever direction...
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    Hello there! I hope this doesn't violate the rules of the forum. I'm a freelance writer and I'm working on a feature story for Prevention magazine. I'm looking for some real weight loss stories to tell about women who have lost 10, 20, 50, and even 100+ pounds. Ideally, she is over 40 (that's...
  4. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello everyone. I have yet to do any lessons, but have ridden about 5 times throughout my life. I would like to eventually take lessons which will lead to ownership one day. But, I am overweight and need to get down to an ideal weight and work on strength, balance, flexibility, and stamina. I...
  5. 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...
  6. Horse Talk
    This is not a weight loss thread per se, more about exercise and stretching. Getting a horse last summer inspired me to lose 20 lbs, down to 123, but I now really need to develop core strength, adductor muscles, etc. Hoping to use this thread to inspire me and others to figure out how to work...
  7. Trail Riding
    Hey guys!!! So I'm taking my quarter horse to the deer lease for spring break (Mid march) because that's what I asked to do for my birthday. Because I want to keep him out there for a minimum of four days, I have to make a temporary fence for him, so He's not tied up the entire time. What...
  8. Endurance Riding
    Hi um doing my first endurance ride soon and I was wondering what I need to know and also how to get my horse in shape for it :) we are just doing 10 k
  9. Horse Health
    Well my cob is quite overweight... and very unfit..... I've seen some fitness programs online which say I should be riding her 6 times a week but at the moment I can only ride 3 times. They also say that for a month I should just be walking her.... hmmm. So what I'm asking is if anybody can...
  10. Horse Training
    Hi everyone! I have a 20 year old quarterhorse mare, who is in good physical condition :) I want to start doing more barrel races with her next year as that is what she really likes to do. Do you have any round pen/arena exercises to build her stamina over the winter so she will be fit enough to...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I know everybody will have a different program that they use to get their horses fit, and that's exactly what I want to know :) For me, I'm trying to figure it out. Right now it's with my 25 (soon to be 26) year old Half-Arab mare who hasn't really been worked since May, maybe even longer. I...
  12. Eventing
    Hi all, So it's been a while since I've been in the saddle. I've just moved out of home and juggling that along with work and the horses it's been a struggle. But I've just agisted my horse closer to my new house so I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. I was just after some help...
  13. Rider Wellness
    Heyy everyone!! So basically, I of course love riding, and I am interested in knowing what you do to increase your fitness as a rider other than riding. Specifically (not just: "I like working out"). What exactly do you do? Do you join a gym, do you do an independent sport on the side of...
  14. Eventing
    I'm getting back into Eventing with my jumper dressage horse and wanted to know if you guys had any tips for preparing for the x-country. We live in Florida and have absolutely NO hills :( and not many trails nearby. I need some good exercises that can be done in a 5acre field to improve my...
  15. Horse Training
    Hi Zeby here just wondering if anyone has any advice as how to get my horse fitter? I can't always ride every single day but I do most days, also he gets a small feed with a few supplements. Thanks:D:D:D Love Zeby
  16. Horse Talk
    So, every two years our school has this big project for the high schoolers, called "Connections". Basically, what you do, is pick anything of interest to do your project on, but you have to connect it to two different school subjects, and then write a big report. When all is finished, we display...
  17. Horse Health
    I ride a 17.1hh Irish Sport Horse for a friend. He is 19 years old and used to hunt and compete in showjumping competitions when he was younger. I'm not 100% sure of his history as he is not mine, I only ride him but as far as I know the only reason he stopped hunting and showjumping was because...
  18. Rider Wellness
    Hey everyone! So I was just curious. Approximately what is the weight of an Average horseback rider? (teenagers, adults) I knows this is hard to pinpoint, but when are you considered heavy? I would believe we carry more muscle then an average person, so we would be a bit heavyier, wouldn't we...
  19. Horse Training
    Hi :-) I was just wondering if any of you had tips you could give me about how to make my horses routine - exercise and diet mainly, to make him fit and also training tips. He is only four years old, five in November. We have barely any grass in our property and he has only ever been on hay, but...
  20. Horse Training
    Hi there, I have a number of things I wanted to ask you guys on here and I hope you can help :-) This might be long so bear with me please. I have a 15.2 part Thoroughbred gelding between the age of 18-25 (different vets have given different ages). He had a bad leg injury a few years ago and...
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