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  1. New to Horses
    Hello everyone! I’ve been riding for some years but only recently purchased my first horse. I’m (29yo). I decided to buy an OTTB which I knew was a bit risky but after watching her ride and learning about her I fell in love. I’ve had her for almost two months now and she’s probably the sweetest...
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    Poptart (not totally sold on the name, but so far it's the only one that is sticking!) PopTart is a coming five year old Quarter Horse mare. I am her third owner. The folks that bred her just let her hang out for the first two years of her life with only limited handling, like for necessities...
  3. Horse Training
    I’ve recently started riding a rather excitable (or rather, distractable) TB who is not only very anxious and unrelaxed under saddle but also quite disrespectful on the ground. He has no regard for personal space — when leading him he walks much to close and/or ahead of me, and when grooming or...
  4. Horse Training
    I just recently brought home a 16 year old barrel horse. The previous owners were beginners and did not know how to lunge him therefor he has not been lunged in a year or more. I am new as well. I have been around horses and rode quite a bit, but I do not know very much about lunging and how to...
  5. Horse Training
    Hi guys, I have recently gotten a beautiful ottb gelding. He is 6yo and has virtually zero ground manners. He is so strong to lead around the paddock and walks all over me. I'm using a good rope halter to try and get him to listen more, but is still just so so strong and doesn't give to pressure...
  6. Horse Training
    I have a 4 year old Percheron Cross that I've been working with for awhile now. I've done alot of Clinton Anderson, Stacy Westfall, John Lyons training with him. He responds very well when we are in a controlled situation such as in a known space, like the roundpen or around the property. If he...
  7. Horse Training
    Hi everyone! I've been the proud owner of a new 14hh tank of a pony since November, and his ground manners were dreadful at home, but have been slowly progressing. Then we go to a new place, and suddenly I'm the one getting ran over and glared at because my horse is so herd-bound and insecure...
  8. New to Horses
    Hey all, First of all I would like to say I am very new to horse forum and just joined. I have just recently purchased my first foal ever. I bought myself a little quarter horse filly. Now I have worked with horses almost my whole life, but never have I ever owned a foal before. So I was...
  9. Horse Training
    I recently moved my horse to a new yard. He's 12 years old and normally has a lovely temperament and is nice to ride. However although he seems really happy in his new yard, the only problem is turning him out in the morning is getting harder. He walks around the stable when I try to change his...
  10. Horse Training
    So winter seems like it's almost here. At the barn where I ride, there is only an outdoor ring and this is already frozen, which means no real riding for me for a while. While I will still try to ride/lunge whenever I can, I want to make the most of all the time I spend at the barn. I've been...
  11. Horse Training
    First I'd like to say that I am new to the forum! :) But I'd like to get right to this, because I need to know ASAP. I have had my 4 year old TWH Gelding since he was 2, but I have just now recently had him moved closer to me from my uncles house. He has not been handled or worked with in...
  12. Horse Training
    I have been researching alot of different ground work techniques and there are so many options out there. I was raised with the old cowboy ways and I personally dont like the use of force or the idea of "breaking" a horse. This particular girl that I want to work is a 4yr old mustang who is...
  13. Horse Training
    Again another simple Sally question... My OTT came off the track in dec 2011, ( big feat for a beginner with some exp I know) . When I first got him (jan 12) he wouldn't stand still, wouldn't tye without freaking, wasnt responsive to basic leading, when lunged he would pig root the whole way...
  14. Horse Training
    Sorry.. It's long..... I've been riding horses all of my life, I actually got my first pony when I was three and have been riding, owned and worked with horses ever since (I'm 25) I've worked with "problem horses" (There isn't problem horses, just problem riders) and I've successfully started...
  15. Horse Training
    Hey guys.. I just recently bought a 4 year old OTTB mare. I have had her for almost 30 days. The first week I bought her I didn't do much with her, I trailered her to TN from SC so I wanted her to just relax and get used to her new surroundings. She is a pretty sensible mare, stands quietly...
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    She'd been working really hard for a month so I decided to reward her with a month off, because I'm nice like that. Plus I needed to start working my other trainee for the winter. LOL. After the month off she was a little hot the first ride (she did small rears when I tried mounting her because...
  17. Horse Training
    I have a Canadian mare that I have been training but she is very pushy and let's just say she has a lot of 'personality'. I really need to work on her ground manners. does anyone use clicker training? and if so, has it worked out for you?
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