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  1. 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...
  2. Equine Careers and Education
    Hi there, I'm debating getting my degree in equine sciences. here's some background; I'm 18, and have been around horses for about half of my life. Originally I wanted to get into barrel racing but I couldn't find a steady teacher that fit my schedule. Now that I'm looking at my future, I want...
  3. Horse Health
    So I'm casually looking at horses for sale and come across a beautiful yearling Hanoverian gelding. He seems really nice from his description, sans the fact that he has some really obvious pigeon toes. I contact the seller as I'm really interested in him as a whole and ask to see more photos of...
  4. Horse Health
    So my horse (Appy Gelding) in the passed month has developed uveitis in his left eye and the vet has determined that he is totally blind in it. We have started him on equinox as maintenance an we're going to watch to make sure it's not causing any pain. Well in this passed week I've noticed he...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi I am new to this so I'm not sure how it works but I need help. I have owned my pony for around 1 1/2 years now. I love her to death, and we have had some amazing rides and time together. However she is very spooky and naughty. I have mainly put these flaws aside, as she can be so good...
  6. Horse Talk
    Hello All I need some advice. I got my first horse about a year ago and to say the least it has been rocky,in the past 12 months we have had many incidents. And I am wondering what to do . Here's the deal I got my ottb from a rescue he was very calm and sweet and reportedly no vices. Well...
  7. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I'm going to be buying a new used english saddle before summer and have been keeping an eye on ebay. I see plenty of crosby and collegiate saddle without the knee pads or knee blocks...they're also cheaper. Are they cheaper for good reason? I've always had a saddle with both so was curious...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I am buying a unbroken pony from a herd (my trainers suggestion) I have never broken a horse but my trainer will be helping me. How do I know which one to pick. They are fairly wild and don't have a ton of handling. Past the soundness and vet stuff what do I want to look for. All of them are in...
  9. Horse Talk
    We're looking to build a simple open-front horse shelter in one of our front paddocks. I was wondering how high and how wide we should aim for. It will be being built on my Grandma's land and she wants the poles to measure 15 feet, (3 feet below ground and 12 feet above) but I was unsure how...
  10. Horse Talk
    I have a sorrel tobiano paint gelding. His current show name is Dipstick - I have never liked it. He is usually called Dippie for short. I do not like either of these, so I would love to find a barn name that suits him better. He is a good boy that wants to please you, but he has some bad...
  11. Gaited Horses
    Please read to the end... So I'm 14 and have been wanting a horse for a WHILE... I have been riding since I was 8 and it is my whole life. I started competing in dressage and jumping when I was 9, stopped jumping, competed in dressage for 2 years, did a few shows in training level last year...
  12. Horse Talk
    My 40 yr old gelding has been off feed and water. He acts pretty good . I had Vet out yesterday and said he looks bright . BUT BLOOD TESTS don't look so good. Urea N Very High 119mg Creatinine Very High 15.7mg Glucose little low 52mg Sodium little low 129 mmol Cholesterol High 137 mg...
  13. Horse Talk
    I have been wondering lately what would be better, leasing or buying my first horse? I have gone to camps before where you had to take care of a horse for a week and I do know what it is like, so I was wondering what would be better money wise and things like that. If I did lease, It would be...
  14. General Riding queries
    I know where I want to go with my riding, but IDK what I should do to get there. I'd LOVE to get more into WP, horsemanship, and halter, because it's somehting I feel I have the best chances at (compared to where I live, and the facilities available to me)... BUT.. I don't know if my horse...
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