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  1. Horse Breeding
    So my yard is not super fenced-in but it has the horse fencing for non challenging horses so it keeps mine in but it doesn't keep the neighborhood stud out. he successfully mounted my coming 5 year old twice and she was more than willing. but I have some questions 1. does it matter the time of...
  2. Horses for Sale
    Hey Everyone! I am starting a treat business to start saving up for my first horse! I need some unique, creative name suggestions! Also, any suggestions on treats to make are appreciated too!! And, if you have any tips on starting a business please tell me! I'm a first timer in this...
  3. New to Horses
    So I am putting up a new fence, and I need to know how far I can stretch the wire between the posts. I am using 6 foot t-posts with either steel wire or this stuff: Powerfields 9 Wire Polywire - 660 Ft. - Mills Fleet Farm. How far can I go between posts with each of these options? I had started...
  4. Saddle Fitting Issues
    So I have a wintec pro dressage saddle which I absolutely love but I'm starting to look for an all leather saddle that would look a bit better in the show ring. My struggle is finding a saddle thats both comfortable for my horse and myself. I recently sat in a barnsby dressage saddle that was...
  5. Horse Training
    Hello, I'm looking for a jumper horse for my 16-year-old daughter, who has been riding for 11 years with a trainer. We found one thats a good fit temperament wise(the horse quickly latched onto her mores than the trainer its been with for a year, and immediately began following her like a...
  6. Horse Health
    Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could give me an opinion/advice/knowledge on what this is all about. In the past month, my horse has started to "fall" when I cinch him up/pick up his hooves after he's been saddled. At first I thought this was him being ornery, he's prone to trying all...
  7. Horse Training
    :-oso after having a much better horse instructor today .. shes decided that the horse is fine its just me (lol) i need to go back to basics. so I'm literally only walking and halting and changing reins ect and focusing on my aids and how my horse responds to them ect ect and my seat and...
  8. Horse Talk
    Hi All! I recently rescued what I was told was a TB mare from a feedlot yard...poor girl was going to slaughter :( I am dying to know her story and backgroung but unfortunately she has no brand to identify. I looked in her mouth for a tattoo, but am not sure if this is an old one that is hard...
  9. Horse Training
    Hi! Just before i start i would just like to say that I am well aware that you should chose a title a little more descriptive but I wasn't sure what to call it as there are a few things I would like to know. I thought that I would just put that out there so that you know. Anyway, I have two...
  10. Horse Training
    I recently bought a new mare, she is very nice and when riding, but she has a huge problem when lunging , she is 9 years old and we are prety sure she has been abused and maybe even a racing horse, so when I put on the lunging rope, take her in the midle of the arena and position her she starts...
  11. Horse Boarding
    I hate to be a pain, but I'm writing an essay on equine behaviour and how humans affect it and I was just wondering if you could help me out by answering a few short questions? Thanks ever so much if you can, it'd help so much :D Just answer by writing the question number and the letter of your...
  12. Horse Talk
    I have been riding since i was 4 and now age 15, i could never part with my horses. Over the past 2 years i have qualified and won, many competitions with my recent horse, up to nationals. It is because of my special boy i have realised, i want to become a professional Dressage rider. We have...
  13. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone! I need a little advice, I started riding when i was 12 and have been riding on and off ever since. I am now 22 and haven't had a lesson or been on a trail in about two years, ever since I moved to NYC.. Now I live on Long Island and there is an equestrian center nearby. I finally am...
  14. Horse Talk
    First thing to know about my aunt is that she has always had a fear of horses, but she never acts too scared around them. I know Comet can sense her fear though. Apparently when he first came out to the farm a few years ago he bit her as she tried to walk him. She tells me there was no warning...
  15. Horse Trainers
    I have recently resucued a thoroughbred mare and i have manely been.focusing on getting her weight.back on and getting her condition back. i have decided too start work with her so i got a saddle fitted etc and got her started.but she is fine walking at.first bit.then she starts napping and when...
  16. Hoof Care
    Hey guys! I need help.. So, my horse has a horizontal hoof crack about an inch long. It's almost half way down on her right front hoof, but I don't know what it is from! She has ever had an abscess, or a stone bruise. She is an ex race horse, if that makes a difference.. I just noticed the crack...
  17. Horse Health
    My Arabian mare (16 years old) cut her leg on a fence on Sunday. Ive kept the wound clean, put medicine on it, and have been using the hose 30 minutes a day to work on the swelling. Besides that, today I noticed that her teats looked different. Is this normal or what? **not sure if she has ever...
  18. Horse Training
    Hey everyone! I have recently come across an unbroken stallion who has been taught very bad manners. The people who own him wanted to save him from the slaughter house, so they took him home (not knowing how to break horses, but only how to ride them around). He is round penning wonderfully, my...
  19. Horse Training
    I rescued a AQHA mare two months ago. The rescue I got her from had no problems with her standing tied for hours and hours at a time. She shipped to my house and somewhere in transit when they stopped for a break and water one of her travel mates exploded in the trailer scaring her and causing...
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    ok my horse isnt liking the tombthumb and the shanks get all jacked up when i trick rider. so i need something that has no shanks but has some force tomake him turn cause he sometimes wont turn any advice
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