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  1. Horse Training
    Hi everyone, I've recently have been trying to work with the pony I take care of on responding solely to leg. The owner tends to be impatient and resorts immediately to spurs and crops, which as you can guess, makes the mare less inclined to do what she's asking. I've spent around 3 weeks just...
  2. Horse Training
    I recently bought a 4 year old (turning 5 in March) QH/ Paint mare. When I tried her she was great, forward with big movement and a nice headset. However,our rides at my barn have not been quite the same. She definitely isn't doing anything naughty, and I think she may just be confused as she is...
  3. Saddle Fitting Issues
    I ride my 4 year old paint gelding in a Courbette Alpina (lametex tree) close contact saddle, we have ridden in this saddle for the past year with out any problems and according to the saddle fitter and mt trainer it fits him really well. Two nights ago during my warm up I noticed the saddle was...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I need a close contact/jumping saddle with a very forward flap. Do you know of specific saddle models that are known for being forward? I don't have access to sit in many, and pictures are deceiving One of the problems I run into is even if the saddle is listed as "forward flap", it's usually...
  5. English Riding
    As some may know, I have a problem with leaning forward, which makes me fall off from leaning so much. I read somewhere that if I lift my hands up more, that it will be easier to bring my shoulders back and lean. is this true? I'm really looking forward to finding out this Sunday and can't wait...
  6. English Riding
    I have this HUGE problem. I will lean forward a little instead of sitting straight up. And the faster we go, usually the more forward I lean. But, I have no clue why. Today was the first time I fell off just cantering. Even though Bee was acting up a LOT and swinging her head all over the...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I just recently bought a Collegiate senior event saddle. Fits my horse WONDERFULLY and I love it, too! Problem is, My horse is built slightly downhill so my saddle is lower in the front and pushing me forward a bit. I don't feel secure. I tried putting a little piece of foam in the front for a...
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