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  1. Horse Training
    Hi! I don't know if I'm looking for advice or what - maybe just to share my experience and see if anyone relates, or so it's not all just stuck in my head! :confused_color: So, I got very lucky this year and am finally a horse owner again! I've had many horses before (fairly experienced junior...
  2. Horse Training
    Hey all. I own a few horses now, one of which is a gorgeous TB mare (homebred, never raced). She is 7, and green broken. I bought her as a companion for another horse but her paddock mate ran her through a fence. I have separated them and will avoid putting them together from now on. She is...
  3. Horse Trainers
    Hi there, so this is my first forum question/posting ever, woot. A little background, I have been riding for about 20 years, on and off through college, but back on for the past 2ish years now. Most of my riding has been with lesson horses and I leased a lesson horse as well back in the day. I...
  4. Dressage
    I have a greenie that was a recent restart in the last year (9 yo rescue Warmblood/Standardbred mix.) When we started him, we started him Western to get the basics in. I've really taken a liking to dressage instead of jumping. My horse is at a mostly QH barn with some people riding Western...
  5. Parenting
    Hi all, I've had one thread on the forum about a difficult situation, and I've received a whole bunch of good feedback and reinforcement that I was on the right track, and it is very much appreciated (that thread can be found here). I'll try to be brief and offer the condensed version. My wife...
  6. Horse Training
    Hello all, I am new to the forums and I'm hoping someone can offer me some advice. My mom has a 6 year old morgan mare, she was a pasture puff with little to no human contact until age 4 when we bought her. So she was started late and has spent months at our trainers and has been doing great...
  7. Barrel Racing
    I have a 12 year old TWH mare. I have done some work on barrels with her and when we are just walking, her turns are amazing, smooth and functional. When I add even a little bit more speed it's like she completely forgets how to turn. Any suggestions?
  8. 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...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    One of my best friend cousin has a horse with a old injury shoulder but sound to ride. So my best friend and her cousin were talking about her learning how to ride on her but I told my best friend that I didn't think that it was a good idea since A) The horse is still green B) The cousin...
  10. Horse Conformation Critique
    So I just purchased this mare about a month ago. I'm getting ready to stick her with a trainer, but I'd like to know if I should go ahead and invest in some equipment; ie Show halter, apperal, tack, etc. I have an opportunity to get some items for a steal and want to know if it's worth it. The...
  11. Horse Training
    I have owned my horse for almost two weeks now. She is 9, but VERY green broke so I've started from the beginning with ground work. I do a mixture of different Natural Horsemanship methods, but Buck Brannaman's are my favorite. I have been getting on her bareback and every time I ask for forward...
  12. Horse Training
    Hi everybody, So I went and saw the mare yesterday. She is precious. It is clear she is a mix, but it is also clear she has Morgan in her. I also will say there is def some draft influence in her blood. By looking at the size of her feet and how thick her neck/chest/and body are. She is a tank...
  13. Horse Training
    Hi, I am new to this forum. My name is Larissa. Anyways. I have lived on a farm all my life and have trained many horses and corrected many problems. I relocated 1/2 way across the country and now I am looking at purchasing a mare I came across on craigslist. She is a 8 year old unregistered...
  14. Horse Training
    Hi everyone! I've got a 6 year old 15 hand quarter horse mare I bought with 30 days on her in May. She got injured in June and then had two months off. She had just started giving to the bit and coming into a really nice frame in the walk about two weeks ago (I could only walk and trot her...
  15. Horse Training
    I own a 4 year old mare who I am training for dressage. I have her doing a variety of work to improve her in every way possible but I'm looking for a few exercises that you guys think help. thanks
  16. Horse Training
    Hey everyone. I am new to horse forum :-) I ride a green horse who has recently developed a new habit of backing up in an excited manner when she doesn't want to do something or is frustrated.[often when i ask for the canter] A bit of background on the horse: She is an 11yo mare. She is a...
  17. Horse Training
    I have been working a friends green horse and she really wants him to be western but he is very fast both at the jog and lope. I have stared doing start stops but i was wondering if anyone else had any ideas?
  18. Dressage
    Ok, short shorty short version! Horse had a MONSTER DEMON SATANIC abscess and started bucking at the canter and her gaits were all messed up even on the lunge line. We got it fixed but she had to be on stall rest for a very long time. All the progress we made in western pleasure training (just...
  19. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I'm working on getting my QH mare who just turned 3 years old softened up to a bit to start 4-H this spring/summer, but she severely dislikes the metal snaffle I've been working with. I recently heard of some people using bits made of heavy-duty rope (like yacht braid) so it would be much...
  20. Horse Training
    So my horse lightning had 60 days put on him but then he sat in pasture for a while like 4-5 months? Well the weather finally allowed the ground to dry enough to trot but he's really off balanced and his trot is like fast slow fast slow I was just wondering if there are any special techniques...
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