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  1. Horse Talk
    This thread is going to be about my journey redoing my property to be more horse friendly even though I do not have much land. I have a few questions. #1. What is the best cheapest footing for paddocks? #2. Is an acre large enough for turn out of one horse and one pony and occasionally a...
  2. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hey everyone and happy thanksgiving!! i need help designing a custom saddle pad for my horse! I want to get a saddle pad and probably a matching ear bonnet too, and I have someone to embroider it for me. So I need to figure out a design, and a color for the saddle pad and bonnet. I know some of...
  3. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    Hey, it’s been awhile since the last time I was on here! I asked this once before, but now that time has passed, I wanted to ask again to see if my eye has improved. My pony is a paso fino, so he’s got a more vertical shoulder and a shorter back. I was told the last time that I was putting my...
  4. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    I have had my horse for about three years, since she was four, she is a well bred Connemara pony with papers but somehow ended up in the kill pen after the breeder's husband sold all their horses. she was very very anxious for the first two years of having her, it took her a very long time to...
  5. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment Queries
    Hello, I’ve posted on here before and have had a lot of help, maybe you guys can help again. I’m stuck. I love my horse and I only want what’s best for her. The problem is with the barn she is at let’s call it Horse Barn. I bought him from Horse Barn in June 2022 and elected to keep him there...
  6. Pasture management, fencing and riding arenas
    I’ll be honest, this is a desperate cry for help 🙈 I have a very talented event mare who I’ve owned for a year. She loves her jumping, almost too much, and her favourite past time is jumping out of the field. We’ve tried putting her on her own, and tried with other horses (she jumps out either...
  7. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    So I have a 9 year old OTTB gelding named Pepper he is 16 hands and being used for jumping. We have had multiple saddle fitters out but none have found a saddle that works for him. He has high, long withers and croup back.He’s also got less room between his withers and bum for a saddle. Finally...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Help! My trainers and I are at a bit of a roadblock concerning my horse. He has gotten progressively worse behaved in the show ring as he has gotten older. What started as mild spooking has turned into full blown stopping and dangerous behavior as the years have gone by. Now you may be...
  9. Horse Talk
    I am struggling to get my pony to bond with me and me to him. He doesn’t seem to enjoy my presence at all. He walks away from me even if i’m not holding the halter. I can catch him but we do a lap around the field before i can. I don’t chase him we just walk. He doesn’t enjoy being pet or...
  10. Horse Talk
    So to start this off I don't own a horse. I've been begging and begging to own one for 14 years now but I've always been let down or told maybe for your birthday. Eventually I lost my passion until a year ago when I met my partner who owns 2 horses right now. It's long distance so it's not...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a, soon to be gelded, stallion who is an angel, most of the time. I received him as a gift when his former owner passed away. He was handled very often and was once a kids horse. I do say handled but not worked with. He was used most as a lead line pony (he is a horse barely 15 hands)...
  12. Saddle Discussions & Saddle Fitting Queries
    I live in Europe and in my country which is an island there’s just one tiny tack shop if you want to get some pro equipment you have to order from abroad, I’m currently looking for a Wintec AP 2000 saddle 17”5 inches, and I don’t seem to find it, I’m looking only at European websites as...
  13. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    Hi my name is Dayona. One of my horses is a ottb. And the for the last year or so around this time and coming into winter he drops alot of weight. I suspect he is fairly old. I arranged for him to get his teeth done with my other horses which would of told me how old he is. But due to some...
  14. Lessons, Trainers, Schools, Clubs, Clinics
    so i go to a small barn about 30 minutes away from me and i love the place, but i want to end up jumping but the barn will only teach their riders how to jump small jumps, and their horses are too old to jump. i dont know if i should switch to a hunter jumper barn so things go faster with...
  15. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment Queries
    Hi everyone! so recently I’ve been looking to start part boarding at one of my local barns- which would mean riding once on a week day and once on a weekend. Only issue is, the closest barn to my house is 30 mins away and my parents don’t want to drive me there on a work night. Does anyone have...
  16. Rider Wellness
    So a little preface. I deal with anxiety. Not around horses specifically but in general. At my barn we have 20+ lesson horses and commonly we are switched weekly on who we ride. But this makes me a nervous train wreck BC of the stuff I see these horses do (bite, buck, spook, run off, etc) which...
  17. Horse Health
    Hello, all, Recently, it has been on my mind to retire my gelding Dallas. He was pulled from a killpen back in March 2021, and was originally advertised as a 13y/o QH, but he’s more like a 18-22y/o standardbred. I would not be absolutely defeated or upset in any way if I had to retire him, as I...
  18. General Riding queries
    Recently I watched a video about a girl who rode her horses in such a bad way that the horses' necks became very hollow looking. Because I'm a nervous person, I started to think about my pony. He used to be a stud, but was gelded when he was 5. Now he's 8. So he naturally has a slightly (tiny)...
  19. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi again, Today my horse realized her pulling her head down doesn't scare me anymore, so she started continuously bucking whenever I would ask her to do something. That stopped about ten minutes into the lesson once she realized that wasn't going to work either (I was terrified on the inside...
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