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  1. Horse Training
    This is gonna be a long one. I have a 7yo QH cross, probably 900 pounds and 14.2 hands. He was started at 4 and had extensive groundwork done, but was left with family for the last three years and is now extremely disrespectful on the ground. The family that was caring for him only fed him and...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment Queries
    I was given an English Glove Leather SaddleRight Pad. A trail rider at my barn was going through stuff from when she was a jumper. She made a bag of all of her old stuff for me to dig through. It was mostly old bridles eaten by rats and dusty scrim sheets. After lots of digging, I found the...
  3. Horse Trainers
    Hey, I have only had one trainer my whole life and I'm fixing to move my horse and me to my aunt's house. I would like to continue lessons, but I'm not sure if realistically I will be able to trailer him to lessons. Because I have only had one trainer and am a first-generation equestrian... I am...
  4. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello! I had to sell my saddle as it was too long and so causing my mare back pain. I eventually found the saddle I needed but have now just got back from a month on holiday, and she is so fat!! She's a 15.3hh thoroughbred, she's now 8 - I've had her since she was 4. I don't know what the best...
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment Queries
    HELP PLEASE My ex-racer is driving me a tad mad and a little bit bankrupt! So a bit of background, he's 9-years-old, 16.3hh and an ex-hurdler whom amazingly retired sound! We've owned him for a little over a year and he's been in re-training on and off for around 6-months. He has taken to...
  6. Horse Colors and Genetics
    I have owned Spencer for almost 5 years now and have always called him a chestnut (papers say that too). However, throughout the years I have been around many different chestnuts and none of them seem to look similar to him. I am almost certain he is a red dun, because of the dorsal stripe that...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi! I've been having trouble with my horse lately. I got him a few weeks back and I've noticed that he veers off the rail and moves towards the inside of the arena. He is a VERY stubborn horse and I've tried a few things but they don't seem to work. I've tried the pressure and release thing with...
  8. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So I had my first day riding out and they put me up on a 9 year old thoroughbred who is supposed to be quiet and "like a pony to ride" and well it went awful... We were in a group of 4 and on the way down the gallop he was strong but I kept him behind like I was supposed to and all was fine when...
  9. Horse Health
    Okay, I'm in a situation where I absolutely cannot get to work even though I really want to. If it helps at all, the horses are Standardbred colts and fillies who harness race. The horses got fed grain at 6:45 am, I am supposed to clean stalls and feed hay at around 9:00 am, and give lunch grain...
  10. New to Horses
    HI I'm Mimi me and my pony Vaughn are doing our first major show on the weekend and we've never done one! We're both new to showing so I was wondering if you could give us some tips! Vaugh would really appreciate it and so would I! By the way its a three day so Cross Country, Show Jumping and...
  11. Horse Training
    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...
  12. Horse Training
    I have a 12 year old TWH mare. Her name is Princess and I've owned her for 3 years now. I've been working with her and trying to understand her. She is a very different horse compared to others I've ridden because of her gaits. All other TWH I've ridden walk, gait, pace, canter, and gallop...
  13. Horse Grooming
    :think: I have two horses, both currently shedding like crazy, and they both HATE bathing. I always use my metal curry comb then the dandy brush on both of them, but it's never enough. I have yet to bathe either of the turds in the last few years because, A, none of my horses have liked baths...
  14. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I think that I may have Equinophobia... I used to be fine. I'd ride with friends on trails and pretty much everywhere else. I have two horses of my own, a Missouri Fox Trotter gelding named Raider, and a mare who is a miniature horse named Echo, and I feel horrible for never being out there to...
  15. New to Horses
    hello everyone, I've been reading this forum site for ages now and have finally decided to register and write my own thread as i can't find anyone with the exact same problem. So basically after 5 years off from horse riding a new girl at my work had a horse and after seeing hers and riding him...
  16. Horse Training
    I've had this gelding for 2 years and his aggression has gotten alot worse. When i bought him i was inexperienced (dumb i know). i was just starting out and wanting a second horse that i could ride, since my primary horse was a 9 month old colt (now 3 years old). Well i found this big 16hh...
  17. Horse Training
    Hello, I really need some help and was wondering if anyone could give me some advice. I brought a 5 year old gelding about 2 months ago and at the start he was an angel, loved attention, would follow me around for hours, would happily stand in the paddock while I groomed him. I have now brought...
  18. Saddle Fitting Issues
    I am seeking input and suggestions on saddle fit form my horse and I. I'm currently riding in a Crates reiner with an equifit QH tree that seems to fit pretty well. The greatest sweat marks after a ride are on the shoulders. I'm trying to determine if this is the best fit, or if perhaps I should...
  19. Horse Tack and Equipment Queries
    I've had a M. Toulouse saddle for about a year now, and i love it, but unfortunately its screwing up my position. It pushes me forward and pushes my leg back. Ive tried other saddles, and I don't have this issue. I have long legs, and my trainer thinks i need a saddle with a forward flap also...
  20. Horse Health
    My 2.5 year old AQHA gelding sliced his left hock. I had the vet come, he put my horse out, washed with antiseptic and sprayed some silver stuff on it? The vet said he doesn't THINK he cut down to tendons or any ligaments. I've been giving my horse bute for pain everyday, it's been almost 2...
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