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  1. Liberty and Trick Training
    Not sure if this is the right category for this question... I’m looking for fun groundwork ideas to do with my old man. A little backstory - I have an older horse (mid 20s) who has EPM (he is stable enough for light riding). After his treatment, while we were working to build back muscle, I did...
  2. General Riding queries
    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. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hello, I'm Horsegirl896 and I'm new to the forum! I like it here so far, it's great! Better than other forums I've been on! :faceshot::grin:
  4. Horse Talk
    Zdravstvuyte, howdy, and hello there fellow members of the horse forum! This is going to sound a bit stupid... but I'm trying to think of a fun birthday present for my horse, Bodie. He turns eighteen tomorrow. After all, he's an adult tomorrow (Haha, NOT.) and I'd like to get him something fun...
  5. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    I'd like to know what the most popular breed of horse is... So let's make this a poll-like thing. Put your favorite breeds in here, tell me a little about them, and what makes them so great! If there's people in your area with horses, tell me about them too! What do you do with them? What're the...
  6. Show Jumping and using jumping in training
    I have a new Friesian x Morgan cross, originally trained in driving, but with experience under saddle, and quite recently, introduced to jumping. What can I say? He loves it! He's green, but you should see how he perks up when he sees poles being set up. It's all I can do not to have him steer...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone! Lately I've been teaching my pony tricks. She's to small to be ridden or be used for much, so we like to do tricks! What are some safe, yet fun tricks I can teach her? I am not interested in teaching her to rear because I feel it would be to dangerous for her. So far she knows how...
  8. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    I know both her parents so I actually know her breeding, but I'm bored and I'm also curious as to what you think when you see her in pictures?? Here is some info 15.2hh Chestnut, face 'question mark' marking, snippet on nose (the dot to the question mark I guess), no socks. Playful...
  9. General Riding queries
    Does anyone have any tips on riding bare back? As in staying on! He has quite high withers being a TB and not an extremely round belly. Also, does any one have any fun ideas I can do while bare back? I'm up for any thing, in the school, hacking out or jumping! :D Is it good for your seat? I've...
  10. Horse Talk
    Anyone wanna share their funniest horse story? Id love to hear them! Heres mine: (its not very funny, but oh well) So I was riding my horse Tango bareback (with a bridle) in the forrest. The reins were to long, so i flipped them over my shoulder. They smacked Tango in the butt and he bucked me...
  11. Horse Talk
    This weekend was my very first western show, besides gymkhana. :D I've been wanting to do this for a long time and I'm so happy my boss gave me the opportunity. I shared Skippy with her daughter who I've been teaching. Needless to say there were lots of proud mama moments!! A little about...
  12. Driving
    I thought I'd post a little donkey update, it's been a while! :D First, I've been driving the them tandem on the ground. It's been, well, funny! The people at the barn get quite a chuckle when the see me with my very long lines trying to get them lined up. I must say, they are VERY tolerant and...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I love training my horse cute little things!! What tricks have you trained, so far I have bow, and hug. (:
  14. Horse Riding Critique
    What do you think? Harley and I jumping! - YouTube
  15. Horse Talk
    Presentation on horses and horse riding? I have been asked to do a presentation, this was the brief: 'Your presentation will be focused on an area of interest to you personally. You will need a suitable focus i.e 'Norwich City Football Club without Paul Lambert' rather than just football in...
  16. Horse Pictures
    WARNING: This is my first time posting picture on HF. PICTURE HEAVY! Anyways, here's Winchester! Western bridle and an English saddle. OH YEAH. He's dirty and he knows it. My instructor lunging him. I ought to do that more often....*guilty face* Trotting cones. Epicness. My awesome...
  17. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey! I haven't been on here for a while, but today I thought this might be the solution for the problems I've been having for a while. So I'll give it a shot :wink: Lately I've been through a bit of a hard time, and my energy and motivation are pretty low. This has resulted in me neglecting the...
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