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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a “new to me” saddle in need of some care. The seat has a film or residue on it. I wouldn’t say it’s sticky to the touch, but my hand does not glide smoothly over it like it does on other parts of the saddle. I would greatly appreciate any advice!
  2. Horse Talk
    Hello everyone! I am wanting to teach riding lessons. I am 17yrs old and have been riding for 7+ years consistently as well as competing for 1-2 years. (We owned horses and I rode when I was little but we had to sell and move to town for a short time). My mom and I work and train horses and we...
  3. Horse Talk
    Hey everyone! I'm on a college equestrian team, and we typically get a gift for our seniors every year. We haven't had any seniors for a couple of years, so the only people who know the past gifts are the current seniors. These team members have horses of their own, and almost every tack...
  4. Horse Training
    I have a horse that previously did harness racing. I'm having a really hard time getting him to canter. On the left lead, when I ask him to canter, he just completely freaks out and runs off in a very fast trot. He's pretty uncontrollable when he does this and finds it hard to make sharp turns...
  5. Horse Health
    I own a 14 year old Trakhener gelding, and he had an injury to his fetlock last year that left him lame for several months. After his time off, hes been used for casual light riding and has been great. He's recently developed a medium sized lump on his fetlock where the injury occurred last...
  6. Hoof Care
    My horse has a toe crack that is getting larger. The farrier notched it but that did not seem to help. Obviously I am going to have the farrier out again, but has anyone had issues with toe cracks? What did your farrier do/say about it? Also for some background the crack is on the front left...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I'm usually pretty good about sitting up but recently i've been having trouble when there are too many people in the arena, my horse keeps spooking, and when i'm making tighter turns at the canter. I feel like i'm not sitting up far enough and i'm off balance so i feel like my riding is hitting...
  8. Horse Training
    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...
  9. Horse Training
    I have 3 Stallions which I have had since they were about 1 year old, I wanted to keep them entire since they have a very good lineage and I think they will be good breeding horses. I only really have time to ride one so a friend of mine rides 2 and I ride the other one. First off as stallions...
  10. Horse Breeding
    Hi! I'd like some help as to what to do with my mare. She is a 14 year-old pottok having her first foal. She spent a month with a stallion (had two heats) and came back 17th of july. She has had all the signs. Filling of the teats, waxing, all her muscles of the pelvic area are relaxed. She...
  11. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Quick question, which side do you first stand on (from the horses view) when taking off the girth? I know you start on the right side when putting it on but not sure the right way for untacking, please help!
  13. English Riding
    I just started riding and by riding instructor taught me by jumping position (sense I eventually want to jump). I can barely hold it for one lap. What are some exercises I can do that will help me improve my balance?
  14. Horse Talk
    Hi, I am rescuing a pony that is located 6-7 hours away from me, I don't fully know this pony I have met him on a few occasions but he doesn't trust people and I suggest he hasn't seen or been in a float for 5-6 years. I am looking at myself and someone else to go pick him up and bring him...
  15. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    so my horse has had a year off from jumping due to his previous owner over jumping him, i now want to bring him back into jumping. i thought i would start off with some simple trotting poles and see how that went but he got so excited, he's already a very strong and very forward going pony, but...
  16. Horse Forum Support Help Desk
    I'm new to the forums and noticed that they have a monthly photo contest. I have a photo that I'd like to enter, but am only lead to a blank page that says "THIS MONTHS THEME IS: General" when I click to submit an entry. Am I missing something, or is this a glitch? Any answers would be...
  17. New to Horses
    Hi I'm kinda new to riding and being around horses. I don't have a horse or a barn in my area, so it is very hard to learn. I would like some advice on how to condition myself, without a horse and how to get some international horse advice. Thanks. :idea:
  18. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I recently took my horse out in a pasture for a quick cool down after barrel practice not knowing it was full of burrs. I got home and noticed my green boots were brown. I need a way to get them off and didn't know if picking them off was the only option! Any help would be great!!
  19. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Someone gave found a saddle and gave it to me. I cant use it, nor do I need it, so i am hoping to resell it. It is in good condition, but it has no identifying marks or name brands on it. I assumed it was a dressage saddle, but the more I look at it, the more I seem to doubt... It has no knee...
  20. Horse Training
    Okay, my almost yearling has been doing fairly well when it comes to leading....except when he doesn't want to. He doesn't respond. I have been using the buttrope and is that a good idea? I'm just not sure how to go about "lead training". I feel like it is the MOST important thing to teach a...
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