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  1. Jumping
    I need some advice on getting my Thoroughbred to calm down and stay on the bit while doing a course. Anytime we start running through a jumping course he gets so excited, throws his head up, and rushes the fence. His flat work is beautiful, its just while we are jumping that it gets messy. As...
  2. Horse Training
    When I canter my horse and go to stop him from the canter, he throws his head up in the air. I've been working on backing him when we stop to get him to try to tuck under himself, but wondering if there is anything else I can do to keep him from throwing his head up.
  3. Horse Talk
    Hey guys, I just noticed this evening that one of my mares has gone a little head shy. I touched the top of her head/base of her ears this evening for a fuss and she went all head shy (like what horses known to be head shy do - move head higher, shake it Etc). She's never been head shy...
  4. Horse Health
    The right bone behind My yearling's ear is protruding out about 3/4 an inch. Should I be concerned? It showed up about a week ago and does not seem to be going down or changing. I attached a pic of it. He doesn't seem to be in pain. I'm not sure if he injured himself or it could be something...
  5. Horse Training
    Do you think that it is ok to "hit" a horse. Now when I say hit I dont mean hit, whip, slash, like abuse in any way. I mean for example, if you have a horse who swings thier head all around and even in your face a little when you put on the bridle (problem I am working on w/ my horse). Is it ok...
  6. Horse Talk
    So ive owned my QH for 4 and a half years and have noticed he rarely raises his head past this and i read something a while back about people 'breaking' their necks so they will keep it low or collected, the only time he raises it is if hes spooked. does anyone know anything about this? or have...
  7. Horse Training
    Sometimes when I am grooming my horse, my horse pushes his head twords me and nudges me/ pushes on me. Is he just being nice or is he doing that to invade my space and being disrespectful?
  8. Horse Training
    I have a 4 yearold mare who holds her head way to high. I feel as if I am in less control, even though her objective is not to get away from the bit she still has not learned to accept it and benefit from it by lowering her head into a level headset. I realize she is 4 and has only been...
  9. Horse Health
    Hello, The last couple of days my horse has been tossing his head alot, yesterday he caught me in the chin and I was lucky to still be standing. This has never been a problem with him and its not due to his halter or his bridle because he does it all the time. I noticed a couple sores on his...
  10. Horse Tack and Equipment
    My Horse really needs a martingale according to my riding instructer but she won't tell me WHICH one!??!?! Crazy, i know. -BUT she did say it was either a running martingale or a standing martingale. Apparently she wants me to figure out which one i need. My Horse throws his head alot and...
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