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  1. Horse Training
    Hey, y’all! How should I start taking on client horses? Here’s a little tid-bit about me. i am 18yo, I’ve been riding since I was 5 from there I started helping my aunt rehabilitate and train rescues and I’ve even have experience with OTTBs through her. Ive been doing “resale project horses”...
  2. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I am based in Switzerland, I’m a 40yo rerider looking to build up my confidence around horses, get more used to their reactions/movements/protests from the ground to complement my weekly riding private lesson. I have just been turned down as “stall helper” by my BO (with whom I haven’t got the...
  3. Horse Training
    Recently, I have been working with a rehab barn that takes sick and injured or abused horses, rehabilitates them, and adopts them out. I am mainly working with one horse, who can’t be ridden anymore due to a neurological issue. I still train him on groundwork and building up his back muscles. He...
  4. Horse Training
    My 8-year-old mare is currently out of work due to a sore back, and will not be ridden for about a month before starting walk/pole work. I thought that this would be a great time to bond with her and do lots of groundwork. Freddie is the definition of a mare, and is prone to dramatic mood...
  5. Horse Training
    I've been working on the Parelli Games/Groundwork and I was hoping someone here would have some tips. Just some basic tips on what to do if the horse isn't responding to anything, doesn't know the groundwork, or has done groundwork but in another discipline? I'm just fuzzy on the whole matter...
  6. Horse Training
    Hi guys, gosh I don't even know where to start! I want to be able to do groundwork and have respect and attention from my horses, but I don't know how to start with "groundwork". **I can't get a experienced horsey person or trainer to help me, so that's out of the question.** 1. When I'm...
  7. Horse Training
    I bought my 16 year old gelding a month ago and am working on ground work because he is underweight and seems uncomfortable when ridden. My issue is that he wants to be on top of me - he does hind end circles fine, but when I ask him to step out and circle me to either side, he kind of...
  8. Horse Training
    I need help with my mares and groundwork, as I want to start Liberty but don't know where to start! one of my mares, rain, is a very lazy horse. When I'm leading her in from our 600acre paddock, she will often stop and refuse to move unless I give her a tap with the lead rope (sometimes doesn't...
  9. Horse Training
    What are some good horsemanship/groundwork exercises to do with your horse and improve ground manners?
  10. Horse Training
    Hi y'all, My horse is almost 13 years old, and I got her about three years ago. She grew up around kids and was trained as a trail horse. When I got her, she hadn't been ridden in a few years since there was simply nobody to ride her. Since I don't have a round pen (I'll be getting one very...
  11. Horse Training
    I have been half leasing a horse for about three months now and I have a very strong feeling he doesn't like me very much! I've checked out a couple of other posts about horses with his 'symptoms' and it seems like it is a lack of respect. I really like him a lot and try to let him know, but it...
  12. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Okay, so this question has been irking me for ages. I just have to know. The title is kind of oddly phrased, but basically what I'm wondering is if groundwork and generally handling horses outside of riding was/is part of your lessons. I ask because I took lessons for years at several barns...
  13. Horse Training
    Hi there, Admittedly, I am new to using these supplies for lunging. I've always have had older, experienced horses so any help would be lovely....This is my first time troubleshooting through groundwork. For starters, I think the surcingle needs to be closer up on the withers here, right? The...
  14. Horse Training
    Another past blog: Dec. 17, 2013 "Attention" Where is your horse’s? How do you get it? Hopefully, these are important questions that are currently on your horsemanship radar. If not…One of the single biggest factors in determining how safe your horse is, and how he responds to you is where...
  15. Horse Health
    Hi there, In September I had to make a hard decision and put my horse of 4 years out on full loan while I went away to uni. In Jan/Feb he fell ill and had to have major surgery in which he had a foot of intestine removed due to ulcers and a disease called 'meckel's diverticulum'! Due to a change...
  16. 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...
  17. Horse Training
    hey guys, I'm really working on the liberty style of training with my horse and i was just wondering if you guys had any fun ideas and steps that really helped with your liberty progress, or if y'all had taught your horses any unique tricks that you wouldn't mind sharing.
  18. Horse Training
    So, I just bought a 2011 off the track standardbred gelding. As I expected, he had never been lunged before the pre-purchase exam. Although he did better than I thought (the person lunging him also wasn't that experienced in lunging), he still doesn't know the technique particularly well. Any...
  19. Horse Videos
    The Gelding in the videos is very skinny because the owner didn't took good care of him.
  20. Horse Training
    Hi. I'm new to horses and training, but I've done a ton of studying and watching of videos. I also take lessons twice a week and work really hard at doing things the right way for myself and the horse. I'm very motivated, 44 years old, with a healthy fear of falling from a horse - hence all my...
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