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  1. Barrel Racing
    I just got this new barrel horse about two months ago. He is very relaxed in my arena at home and has never offered to buck. However, he frequently tilts his head back and forth at the lope and occasionally drops it. I had used him as a back up barrel horse a few times that my horse came up lame...
  2. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    No rude or mean comments please My gelding has started to toss his head while riding! hes had his teeth done, he just got chiroed and massage, hes at a good weight, vet cleared him last spring and ill be getting him out again in the next month or so. I ride with soft hands and hes been using...
  3. Horse Training
    I have a TWH that was a rescue and is seven years old. He was not ridden frequently before but the previous owner did take him to a trainer for 30 days. When I got him last summer I rode him pretty frequently and he would get spooked occasionally and buck, but he was gradually calming down over...
  4. Horse Health
    My yearling was fine up until two days ago :( When I was leading him out to the pasture he suddenly threw his head up and kinda jerked away, then went back to walking. I'm his "mommy" and he never objects to letting me touch him anywhere but now when I touch his head, he turns his haunches...
  5. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So I've started part-leasing a horse, and we have about 8 rides together under our belt. On the last two rides in the "arena" (paddock!) he has started vigorously tossing his head (really thrashing it around), and seems very cranky when he does it. On our first 6 rides he'd give a head toss...
  6. Horse Training
    I ride on a rodeo drill team on a 12 year old QH gelding that has an absolutely awesome handle.... However, the better he learns the pattern, the faster he thinks we need to take it. Not a good plan! It's gotten to be an incredible battle to rate him in the maneuvers where he's not the lead...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello, I'm looking for some advice about a 10 year old Paint horse that I have been working with for about 2 weeks now. She was trained and worked with a lot, but then she hadn't been ridden in over a year. Her owner asked me to work with her and see if I like her enough to buy her. I fell in...
  8. Horse Health
    My sister is trying to sell her horse and she's currently on trial at a barn. However, just before she went on trial 3 weeks ago, she developed some kind of ear problem that's been causing her to toss her head and she's essentially un-ridable right now just because she constantly seems...
  9. Horse Training
    My mare has an issue with head throwing and I want to know y'all opinions on how to work on fixing it without just adding a new piece of tack like a tie down to cover up the issue. She is a mare of course but when I ask her to do something she doesn't want to do, that's when she throws her head...
  10. Horse Training
    I need some help figuring out why my mare has suddenly started to toss her head when riding with her headstall. Starlight is an 11 year old rescue with a history of headstall/halter related abuse. Starlight did well with the headstall and bit we used during lessons, but when I put her in the new...
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