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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello Everyone! Sorry for the long post but a little backstory I think is needed for clarity. I got a new mare a little over a year and a half ago, VERY green broke. She came from an owner that had her in with cows and no horses. After months of ground work and letting her be with my boys...
  2. Horse Training
    So I have a 5 year old mare that's green broke and I'm working on getting her better trained. She's also the first horse I've ever owned so there's still things I'm working on figuring out. I do western riding with her and for the most part, she's pretty good. The issues I have with her are...
  3. Horse Training
    So i bought this young 3 1/2 year old appaloosa x welsh pony as a jumper prospect :runninghorse2: she has been sent away to be broken professionally for 6 weeks and came back a few weeks ago. She was good to start with. Really responsive and alert but recently she has been becoming quite slow...
  4. Horse Training
    I have a 4 year old registered APHA who was started earlier this year by my trainer, I will be finishing her. I have some ideas as to her future but would like some un-biased opinions. She rides both English & Western (although I am more of a Western rider I have nothing against going English...
  5. Plus Sized Riders
    I am so excited that I have to share with you lovely ladies!! A few of you know my backstory: essentially I gained 70 pounds over the past five years due to depression and especially antidepressants that made me eat voraciously. I honest-to-God had no clue I was doing it until the day after...
  6. Horse Training
    Hey all. I am riding two green broke horses for this couple. I am not a professional trainer but I am experienced with horses. One of the horses requires a lot of pressure on the bit for him to respond. The faster the gait to more pressure needed to slow him. Apparently he has always been...
  7. Horse Training
    So, I recently bought a 2011 "off the track" STB who was never raced (too slow, apparently...seems pretty darn quick to me haha). I have spent a little bit of time trying to get him to trot in hand, and it is a struggle. But, when I run beside him in his paddock, he runs with me perfectly, step...
  8. Horse Training
    So I have been in the horse business for well over 15 years, working here and there with friends horses and getting the horse (and owner on occasion) where they need to be. I have worked mostly with trained horses that don't have manners, ground manner specifically. I've been out of the...
  9. Horse Training
    The paint mare I have been riding recently is extremely unbalanced. Until about 6 or 7 months ago she had been a pasture horse and to my knowledge was only green broke (at least that's how she acted when she was dropped off at the barn I ride at). I have been riding her since April or May trying...
  10. Horse Training
    I am currently in the market for my first horse. Prior to this, I have leased extensively and finished my fair share of my trainer's green horses into lovely lesson ponies. Though, I have never trained something so green that its experience ends with being able to saddle it and sit on its back...
  11. Horse Training
    Alright so I've always wanted to break a horse from scratch,but hopefully that will be later in my life as I'm not even close to ready for that.But I think I'm prepared to finish a horse,example a horse that's been rode but needs to collect,"give" the head,and possibly needs some work on...
  12. Horse Training
    (fair warning: I tend to be long-winded and enjoy sharing details. You can find a summary at the end of this post if you want to just skip to the bottom and get to the point) Meet Snowball (or as my mother and I lovingly call him, Snowbutt): He's a 14yr old gelding "made of" Gunner Stock, a...
  13. Horse Training
    Hello all! I am going to look at a green broke, 3 year old Paint gelding tomorrow. The owner would like him to go to a home where he can be worked with daily. She says he is excellent in temperament and has even had her 8 year old son on him! Has never thrown a buck or anything, she says he...
  14. Horse Training
    Hello! I'm in the process of training my green horse, and need some new ideas! She can currently walk, trot, and lope. I am working on getting her to pick up her right lead and we are continuously working to get her collected. She can back up quickly on cue, side pass, and respond to leg...
  15. Horse Training
    Whenever I ride my horse he always try's to open his mouth when I try to turn him or even put contact on the bit. I am pretty sure that it is a behavioral issue and he is just being sassy (he is an Arab) because he just got his teeth done this summer. I just broke him last spring so he is still...
  16. Horse Talk
    I have a GORGEOUS Spotted Saddle/TWH mare (not sure of age) that is green broke, and getting more training at the moment. She's very sane, and trail worthy, but she doesn't like being away from the other horses when you go riding, and she gets kind of nervous about animals making rustling noises...
  17. Horse Training
    I recently broke out my mare. We've had quite a few rides and i know she knows her cues. I dont know if she is just being lazy, or if she just dosnt wana do it. I just cant get her to trot undersaddle without someone helping to push her along. Im going to try riding her while shes on the lunge...
  18. Horses for Sale
    Sadly i must sell my mare that i bought July 2009 that i adopted from a rescue shelter. I love her to death and we have been thru a lot in the past year. The only reason i am selling her is because i need a little bit bigger horse. She was 3 when i bought her and grew a few inches and is still...
  19. Horse Training
    So I bought my 3yo last summer from a rescue shelter. I am experianced in horses but NOT in training one. She was Trained and shown halter and she could free lunge and load. Thats about it. I have been working with her ALL MYSELF. and have gained Sooo much progress. First thing we did is...
  20. Horse Training
    If you were purchasing a green broke horse, what would you expect it to already know? How would you expect it to behave, and what groundwork/saddlework would you assume to have been completed?
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