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  1. Horse Talk
    Have any of you guys ever gone bounding(basically galloping in an open area)? What was it like? Did you like it? Any stories :D Thanks, SB11
  2. General Riding queries
    Hi eveyone, I ride a Western lesson horse. Everytime I try to do a leg yield, he thinks I want to speed up. Whenever I slow him, he just gets confused about what I want. Does anyone know what I shoulod do?
  3. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I gallop my gelding about twice a week for conditioning work and I usually just use the same simple snaffle he always wears. But out of curiosity (and the fact that I may be getting in a couple projects soon and need ideas) what type of bit do you use for galloping?
  4. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I have a 16 y/o OTTB. He is extremely fast when cantering. Actually, when I ask him to canter, he begins a gallop and is not smooth when transitioning. I don't know if it may be the bit because my hands are to hard (but if I don't use enough he will still go pretty fast in trot and canter). Is...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    When I first got my mare, she was unbroke. I trained her all of the cues to walk, trot, and canter. It was easy since I could teach her vocal cues while lungeing, then add the legs cues in addition to the vocal ones while riding. However, you can't lunge a horse at the gallop. So how do you...
  6. Eventing
    I need to get a new bit for my gelding who is an arabian x rocky mountain. He has always gotten strong while jumping. A few years back I had him in a single jointed kimberwick and he was so amazing. But after getting a HJ who made me use and o-ring, single jointed snaffle instead, he began...
  7. General Riding queries
    my horse had been lame for over a year and he is fully sound! wooo!! am very excited for trying new things with him again. i have been riding bareback for a year maybe now, just in the menage and nothing over a 2 and a half foot jump. but i really want to start hacking bareback. i have walked...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone, I have posted a few threats on my horse cross firing in the canter, well, I now I have a video and that may give a better idea of what he does. He is almost 18 years old, but he has been doing this ever since I got him in 2010. I have had: -the vet look at him (she says he is...
  9. Official Horse Forum Photography Competition
    I'm having a horse photo contest starting today (October 16, 2011) going until October 24, 2011. There will be 7 catagories, and you can only put one picture under each catagory, but you can enter as many catagories as you want. The pictures need to be of your horse and taken by you or a...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have just began gaming with my horse ( we usually do performance classes, english/ western pleasure/ equitation). He can trot and canter through every pattern perfectly ( keyhole, pole bending, figure 8, international flags, 2 barrel flag race, and texas barrels). The problem is, when I ask...
  11. Draft Horses
    I just posted a picture on a board of me with loose reins riding Caleigh full speed in an open field. Many people said it was gorgeous and those who have seen her from the beginning of me getting her commented on her toned muscles and her figure. One person however said "you are a horrible...
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