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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello y'all! Well, my charming new gelding has a hitch in his giddyap: head-shy and getting worse. He's wonderfully responsive, if somewhat green, under saddle but doesn't like taking the bit, and I'm beginning to wonder if it's the bit itself that might be the problem. These are my available...
  2. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hello! Growing up I had pasture ponies that I would ride mostly bareback but some saddle. They were always low maintenance therefor I don't have a lot of knowledge about more advanced care. We recently purchased three ponies for my daughters for Christmas, a mare, her 2yo colt, and a 2yo colt...
  3. New to Horses
    I recently began volunteering at a horse rescue. For some background, I grew up helping my cousins with their horses, but most of my experience was with halter-leading and feeding. I am quite a newbie with horse terminology, and I've not heard the term "headshy" before. But if it means what I...
  4. 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...
  5. Horse Training
    My horse Reno is horribly headshy. I got him when I was six at a auction, he was 4. Now I'm twelve he's 10, and we've come a long way. He's 15 hands + and famous for bucking. When we got him the lady told us that he was tied between 2 studs and they each grabbed a ear and bit down. Now it's VERY...
  6. Horse Training
    My step father brought home a horse about a week ago from an auction in my town. Whoever owned the horse before us, definitely took terrible care of him. His hooves are cracked and infected with thresh. His teeth need to be floated, and we're positive he was abused/not trained right because he's...
  7. Horse Health
    My horse just started showing signs of what I think might mean he has something in his ear. I'll explain. Today when I put him in the crossties, he pitifully kept shaking his head ever so slightly. Not a thrashing shake, just like if he had one fly annoying him. Each shake had a good while in...
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