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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Ok so, I got a mare 2 month ago, she’s such a lovely girl, she has such a kind a gentle personality but she is so nervous about everything, like the first 2 weeks we had her she would just tremble head to hoof at even a touch, she wouldn’t let you catch her, let alone tack her up and ride her...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    How do you deal with a horse who bolts under saddle? Once my gelding is warmed up, I'm fighting him for the walk and trot. I have to hold his head in with about two feet of rein to keep him (somewhat) controlled, and the only way to stop is with a one rein stop or very tight circles. I'm using a...
  3. Horse Health
    Hello, all. I have asked for help regarding these issues on many other social platforms with no response at all. PART ONE: His Sheath My gelding, Dallas, has a very large, swollen sheath. The sheath is only swollen on the right side, and pictures are provided below. He came from the killpen...
  4. Horse Talk
    Hi sorry if this is a little off topic for this forum but I need some opinions. I'm currently in my last year of sixth form (end of highschool for Americans) and am going into University next year. I had a perfect plan of doing a Japanese language degree but suddenly these past few weeks that...
  5. Horse Health
    Ok so I got a new mare 2 weeks ago, she’s been grazing with my 4 other horses… yesterday I noticed she had lice ( thrilling ik) it’s not a huge infestation, mostly just in her forelock and dock but definitely a few on her body. anyway I’ve taken all the lice off I possibly can out manually...
  6. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    Hi All, I recently came across this beautiful stallion which i want to rescue. I would say rescue, since it's stabled with a tendon injury. I would like some guidance on what sort of injury it is and if the stallion can recover from it. I have walked the horse on halter and shows no signs of...
  7. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    I've posted something like this a few months ago, but this time I have a different set of mares to choose between: the big draft or appaloosa. The draft has a big canter, as drafts do, and it's not something I'm entirely comfortable with- certainly something I've gotten used to, though, and I...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I've already posted a general thread about how I'm starting a lease on a four year old mare, but I wanted to create a more specific thread about her fear of clippers and not keeping her back hooves still for cleaning. As for the clippers: my trainer has tried to clip her muzzle before (I know...
  9. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    Hi! I'm able to get the canter on all the lesson horses but one, and it's because I can't get my butt to sit deep in the saddle to ask. He's a bumpy ride, sue me. I can do sitting trot fairly well, but for whatever reason when it comes time to ask this specific horse to canter, I just can't sit...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    A horse I rode recently much preferred long, loose reins. He kept tossing his head and fidgeting when I tried to shorten the reins. Having long reins made it more difficult for me to steer. Is there a way that I could get the horse to allow shorter reins?
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey, guys, so I’m at a loss and I feel like such a failure as a horse owner. I have had my Tennessee walker mare for a year now. She’s 15 years old and when I met her I loved her! She was amazing everything I wanted! So I bought her. Well, a year later and I still can’t do anything with her...
  12. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hello :) My name is Christina and I am in need of expert advice on a 14 year old Missouri Fox Trotter mare I am looking at buying. My trainer is not experienced with her gaits and thinks she feels unbalanced and therefore might not be sound. The mare is sweet and intelligent and wants to learn...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and not necessarily new to horses but I didn’t know where else to put this 😂 I need advice on this little mare I ride! So I’ve been riding this mare for about a month or two (not totally sure) and I’m planning on leasing her starting this fall. she has a bad...
  14. Horse Health
    I feel very irresponsible right now... :( I went out a couple months ago with the intention to get a nice pleasure horse. I had one rule: (besides the obvious, no dangerous ones, no really old ones...you get the drill) DON'T BUY A HORSE I CAN'T SEE IN PERSON. .... I broke my rule :T I let my...
  15. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    I was wondering if this saddle fits my mare correctly, I’ve never used it on her so I’m unsure..
  16. General Riding queries
    Hi Im hoping this is the right place but it might be better in tack. Ive been riding for about a year now all of which in stock saddles, I've found them very comfy and safe. I get nervous very easily so I just take things slow but I adore trotting in them. However I have moved and now my options...
  17. Horse Health
    Hello everyone I’m new on here and was just looking for some friendly advice, I have a yearling whose mane was fluffy and full before he was turned out for summer. Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed his mane disappearing, I’ve been today to the field and it was even worse, I’m going to add...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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”...
  19. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    hi! I’ve started working with this lovely cob, since I met him we started with groundwork and he’s come really far with that and will do almost anything for me, he’ll be tacked up no problem and responds well to voice cues but it’s when it comes to riding in saddle that he just won’t move. what...
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