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  1. Horse Health
    Hi, I am an Animal Sciences student (pursing a Molecular Genetics minor) with an interest in genetic health and conformational health in animals (such as arthritis in Scottish Fold Cats, deafness in white ferrets, etc). I also love horses and I'm currently taking an Equine class. While...
  2. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    I’m having a difficult time searching for the best gaited western trail saddle out there for my gelding. He’s an extremely big mover out of saddle, yet feels choppy like his gait is being cut short under saddle. I’m in a circle y park and trail saddle, so I’ve started looking at the circle y...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    He can only ride smoothly and stay consistent in his gait when his head is raised more vs tucked. He likes to tuck his head and run through the bit into a full rough pace (but only when we ride with other horses, otherwise he’s well mannered). He rides Smoothest in a consistent 4-beat gait. His...
  4. Horse Health
    I’ve had my TWH since September and he has always squared off his back feet along with the shoe. I believe he’s dragging his back feet, what can I do to correct this? I’ve tried a few excellent farriers and they all say that it’s because he’s riding “terrible”. He’s snatching off his shoes also
  5. Gaited Horses
    I own a former padded TWH, he’s about 9-10 years old. i have never padded him but his previous owner said whoever had him padded him(not sure how long) i put regular shoes on him but he still is moving slow(almost like he’s still padded). I want him to move like a regular Tennessee walking...
  6. Horse Talk
    I have a 9-10 year old TWH, I was thinking about putting him in a wonder bit. Someone said that it’s a training bit only I’ve been riding him in a long shank walking horse bit since September. He pretty much does everything that need him to do UNTIL we’re at a trail ride and say that I want to...
  7. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I have a 10 year old TWH and would like to give him extra and fatten him a little more. so far I’ve only had him on the calf manna but it’s almost gone now and I’m considering rice bran. Which is better to YOU? I also have him on alfalfa hay, do you feel alfalfa is necessary? I give him...
  8. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have a 12 year old Pacey TWH and everyone keeps saying to put him on a twisted shank bit. i currently have him on a broken 8inch shank bit
  9. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    Hi all, Just for a little fun I wanted to see what everyone else thought about my TWH mare’s conformation. I have no idea about her lineage or background whatsoever. Photos aren’t that great since she rarely stands square but oh well
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Everyone said that that’s normal for a walking horse but I am new to them. I sold my 14hh quarter horse then bought him. He’s about 17hh and very big and strong. Just trying to lead him around the new place is a chore, he drags me, walks to fast and easily passes me up. I’m a 125lb girl, he...
  11. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I’ve sold my short quarter horse and gotten a tall Tennessee walker. Will a Tom Thumb work on him like my cousins are suggesting or do I need something else? he’s13 and seems to be gentle. Can you suggest any good western bits for gaited horses $70 and under
  12. General Riding queries
    Hello! My name is Lynn, I have been riding for about 9 years now and I got my first horse 2 years ago. Her name is Moonlight and she is a Spotter Saddle Horse, she is a pacer (I think this may be part of the problem) that I have just now been able to get to trot this past month and a half...
  13. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hi my name is Zafar Talpur. 41 male, have been riding since a year now. Still can't canter though :rolleyes:. Mostly interested in equine diet and gaited horses. Kind Regards. Choc.
  14. Horse Pictures
    Above is Taylor, a horse I rode for a couple of years. A Missouri Fox Trotter 2000(yr) 14.2 h :) This is Laddie, the first TB I worked with. He was the first horse I did physical therapy for. 2007 (yr) 16.2 h Heres big Pete. He’s 33 with the spunk of a horse half his age. 1988 (yr) 15.3 h This...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a mare that I have had since she was a filly. She has always been very unbalanced and tripped a lot even as a foal. She was anemic when I got her, but she has been treated for that. She is 6 now and she has been broke and ridden for quite a while. She has an interesting lateral walk that...
  16. Horse Health
    I have a TWH/Foxtrotter filly (now 3). She's got a lovely smooth "ramble" as we call it, and several different speeds of it. However recently I noticed she seemed off behind when riding her in a ramble and circling to the right. A look at her moving in the round pen confirmed that she is...
  17. Trail Riding
    Hi! Recently while trail riding, my gelding has been getting cuts on his front hooves and its making him tender on his feet which I don't like and neither does he, so I'm looking into getting him a pair of bell boots which will work good for long hours on the trail.. So does anyone have a good...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone! How would you teach a gaited (Icelandic) horse to trot? I have seen her trot in the paddock like once or twice, but never in handwork or with rider. Her preferred gait is pace, but she also chooses to tölt from time to time. But the thing is, that I cannot even think of possibly...
  19. Horse Health
    My 14 year old Saddlebred is having strange issues. We recently moved him to our own property. This was about three weeks ago. 13 days after he got there, I went out to feed him. After he ate, he looked strange. He just sat there. He's a cribber, and he religiously cribs after every meal, but he...
  20. Gaited Horses
    Please read to the end... So I'm 14 and have been wanting a horse for a WHILE... I have been riding since I was 8 and it is my whole life. I started competing in dressage and jumping when I was 9, stopped jumping, competed in dressage for 2 years, did a few shows in training level last year...
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