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  1. Horse Health
    Hello all you lovely people. I've come once more to ask your thoughts and advice. This time around, on stringhalt. My friend and I recently worked together to save a horse from going to auction where he would mostly end up going for meat. This boy is only 4 years old and a draft cross. He has...
  2. Horse Training
    I've trained a few horses but I got my first untouched prospect about 6 months ago now. He was two (3 now) and still a stud,(he's gelded now). It has been a pretty cool experience starting him from scratch. I bought him off a lady who just had him out on a quarter section with a few other studs...
  3. Horse Talk
    Hey all. I was just curious how many of you guys have horses that prefer and/or do better when they're alone vs being in a herd. I recently got a gelding and had him in a paddock on his own for a week and a half just so him and I could get acquainted before turning him out in the field with...
  4. Horse Colors and Genetics
    I have a 14 year old off the track appendix gelding (Brewer) with some interesting markings. There are white patches of flecked hair throughout his body, concentrated on his haunches and cheek bones. The previous owner said they are birdcatcher spots, but I doubt that. Birdcatcher spots (as far...
  5. New to Horses
    Hello everyone, I've been a lurker for years but I only recently decided to register and join this wonderful community! I'm Caesar, 31 years old guy from Northern Italy (on the Alps/Dolomites) and I'm super proud to announce that, after 20 years of horse riding leasing, I've bought my first...
  6. New to Horses
    Hello! I am relatively new to horses. I have grown up around them, but never had one of my own until now! I rescued a 2 yo quarter horse stallion (was actually gelded today) and he stands about 13.1 hands. I was hoping he would get a little taller, as some told me he would. But today the Vet...
  7. Horse Conformation Critique
    Hey guys :) So my boy Jack is close to being 3 years old. So I was wondering what you guys think of his conformation. I did post him to an actual FB conformation group but have been getting 0 responses so I figured I'd try here. I can see a few things myself, but I'd love to hear more...
  8. Horse Training
    Good morning/evening everyone! Lately my grandma's little pony has started acting up. He's pretty much only halter broke and like a typical pony, has a BIG attitude. If he was a person, he'd probably be the most sarcastic and goofy guy you'd ever meet lol. Anyway, he has this habit of turning...
  9. Horse Talk
    So I think I may have finally figured out a way to move forward into the horse community more. It's definitely hard to get a foot into it when you don't grow up riding horses. Anyway, so basically, I had someone suggest a site called Yard and Groom. There are a few apprenticeship type...
  10. Horse Breeding
    So, as some of you may know, I recently got a new horse. He's an 8 year old thoroughbred gelding. I've named him Samual (Sam). Now, this boy was never raced, but he did live on a race track for the first few years of his life. So he is registered under the name Kings Gold Ruler. I don't know a...
  11. Horse Talk
    Things have taken an interesting turn as a new horse has entered my life and now I'm in search of a name for him. This guy is a thoroughbred gelding who never raced. He's currently 8 years old and stands at 16.1 hh, so he's a big guy lol. At one point he was introduced to dressage but the...
  12. Horse Talk
    So, something new has come up, and it came up very suddenly. Backstory is basically that myy grandma had a guest over Easter weekend and I ended up hearing that she had a gelding that she was going to send off to auction because he was hard to catch. I didn't catch much more than that at the...
  13. New to Horses
    In 2005 I 'lost' my beloved horse and despite everything I remained determined to do everything I could to get him back. In 2018 I did eventually find Joe and he's now back home with me :) He was not dead, He was not in a bad place (Well he went to some questionable homes) but he's home...
  14. New to Horses
    I need thoughts and advice, I've been racking my brain about this for months now. Back in early September 2018, I got my first horse an amazing mare a few weeks later we found a gelding for my partner. My mare is great but it is the gelding we are having some troubles with, long story short...
  15. Horse Training
    My parents bought me a 22-year-old gelding a year ago as my first horse. He was a retired barrel racer and had been left in a pasture for 2-3 years pretty much untouched. An aquaintance of my parents (also an experianced horsewoman) helped me first meet him and found him to be a sweet old...
  16. Horse Training
    I recently purchased a 5 year old 14.1h grulla paint gelding named Jax from auction. I got in contact with his previous owner and she told me that he had never been ridden and was only broke to lead. Right away I was really impressed with how confident and willing Jax was. At such a young age...
  17. Horse Training
    I just adopted my first horse: a 2 year old halter broke gelding from a rescue farm. His mother was a brood mare, and he was separated from her at a very young age and just left in a paddock to suffer from rain rot basically. Amazingly, he is a sweetheart. It's so tempting to spoil him, but I...
  18. Horse Colors and Genetics
    About a month ago I bought a gelding from a kill-pen who my mom presumes is a 4 year old quarter horse. I love him with all of my heart, but I am curious what color he will turn out to be. He is a very light grey, with chocolate dapples and legs. Will he turn white over time? Is he truly a...
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