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  1. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hey guys! So I just got my very first horse about two months ago. She is a 12 year old green thoroughbred mare. When I first got her, she was very skinny and had absolutely no muscle. I decided that I wanted to take progress pictures of her so that I could put them up side by side and see if her...
  2. Horse Training
    Hey all. I own a few horses now, one of which is a gorgeous TB mare (homebred, never raced). She is 7, and green broken. I bought her as a companion for another horse but her paddock mate ran her through a fence. I have separated them and will avoid putting them together from now on. She is...
  3. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I don't know if anyone can advise. i'll give a quick back story. My pony is 17 years old I've had her for over 10 years now and just did natural horsemanship, schooling, hacking, the normal things a 14 year old would do. Sadly recently (now I am older) I couldn't afford her anymore so had to put...
  4. New to Horses
    SoI have my end of year exams coming up next week and have obviously been revising all this week. Because of this I have come to the decision of not: a) going to the show this Sunday coming and b) turning out the ponies 24/7 for a while. The ponies, however are finding it difficult to get...
  5. Horse Talk
    my QH mare has been pooping her her water trough. any idea why she does this? its VERY irritating and she keep doing it! ive tried moving it around some, and at first it seemed to be working but then she started going in it again. its a big tall trough, not quite how she does it but im pretty...
  6. New to Horses
    Hi all! So as you may know... I am totally new to horses, and this forum! It would be really helpful if someone could please tell me the basics of having a horse? I haven't gotten a horse yet (I won't for like 5 months...) but I am starting my research! I have an Encyclopedia of horses, and have...
  7. Barn and Stable Building and Maintenance
    Yeah, it's probably fair to say: "I'd tear it down and build a new one," but I thought it might be neat to try to fix it up if possible. I would like to know what you, creative reader, would do with this barn if you had it and wanted to fix it up. The barn is a 26' x 36' pole barn with metal...
  8. Horse Talk
    HELP!! I need new breeches but I can't find any for a low price!!!?:shock:
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello! I am currently a student at Kansas State University. I am taking a class in which we have to write a business plan for a business we would be interested in. I have ridden horses for 15 years and decided that I would like to do my project over a Boarding/Training facility! A major part of...
  10. Horse Breeds
    Hi, what can i register my Thoroughbred/percheron mare as/to?
  11. Horse Tack and Equipment
    ok im a trick rider , i have been using a snaffle with shanks but they always get pointed up,twisted etc. when trick riding any suggestions on other bits for my horse???
  12. Horse Training
    I have a 4 year old Appendix QH, who has been ridden a handful of times. I have ridden her a couple times with other horses and she does great, but alone she pitches a fit and walks really fast backwards toward home. :evil: Today I rode her, and made some good progress by either turning her in...
  13. Horse Tack and Equipment
    The pony is approx 14.1hh, bay gelding called Ben. He was ment to be for dressage at a Prelim level and showing. At his last home, in Ireland, he did WHP, jumping and showing. He need's more condition for showing. When my sister rode him for the first time, he wouldn't stop cantering and he put...
  14. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Okay, lets first adress the reason why I need a bitless bridle: My horse has been gifted with a previous rider... with hard hands. So, when you wiggle your fingers to drop his head, he "roots" or pulls down against the bit, pulling me forward. We have tried up to a mild pelham, and down to a...
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