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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey guys, So my new horse is Duke and he is 10yr old Arab. I purchased him 4 weeks ago. When I viewed him the first time I watched the owner ride him in the arena and had no issue. I then rode him In the arena with no issues. We just walked and I felt comfortable on him Second viewing we...
  2. General Riding queries
    I think I’ve dug myself into a hole. About 4 months ago, it was announced to me that my barn (which I had been at for only 5-6 months) was being sold, and it was likely we’d have to find somewhere to go. The jump trainer I was working with was not very regular and rigorous, I had 2-4 lessons a...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I apologise for this long post! The horse is a 15.2h thoroughbred mare, she had come from racing, I assume had a little basic training done, sat in a paddock for a year with a lady who couldn't handle her and then we bought her for $500. When we bought her she refused to float load for two...
  4. Horse Health
    Hey Guys, Putting this under health because I believe is to do with the mental health and wellbeing - Backstory is - I have a new horse, He is a 4YO ottb (sacked a year ago), he has a very sweet nature however is herd bound. (I have only had him for 4 days so far - so he still needs to settle...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse gets so anxious when I turn him back out that he is becoming uncontrollable. He is pastured with 7 other horses and he is the alpha horse. He leaves the herd and works fine but when I start to lead him back to the pasture he becomes very anxious and pushy. I can barely get his...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    The mare I ride is herd bound and I would like her to be able to be away from her buddies and be calm. Up until now they were always in the barn when I tacked her up but now that I ride earlier I bring the mare into the barn alone. She gets very anxious, whinnying, not standing still etc. Any...
  7. Eventing, Cross Country, Fox/Trail Hunting
    So my horse is fairly new to me, I've had her going on three months. But we've only been cross-country once and it was only a schooling. I have a 3-Phase coming up, and I think I have a few problems that I have to solve before next Wednesday (show day) :-P 1. WATER.. I've gone through deep...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So basically the story goes: I have been volunteering at a rescue for almost 2 months now. One horse in particular has taken a liking to me unlike with anyone else. She is a 4 yr old mustang. She is broke to ride and has a ton of hours on the trail but never without another horse. A few weeks...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I just purchased a 17 year old QH/Arab gelding a week ago. I moved him from being a lonely horse in a pasture with no shelter, barely any water, and his only friend was a horse that lived across the street. He is now happily living at a boarding stable in a herd of 8 and loving his fresh water...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My eight year old quarter horse (Koby) is the sweetest guy ever. His only flaw is that he is very spooky. If I am riding him and someone makes a loud noise he will spring forward completely panicked and stop (only once has he completely taken off). Or even the other day I was grooming him and my...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Ill try to be as descriptive as possible. Me and my sister in law, both bought filly's. The person we bought them off of, said mine was a very sensitive filly, when she weaned her, she took it harder than she's ever seen. When she knew the 2 were coming together, she put them together and mine...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    )': Does ANYONE have any ideas on how to fix a heard bound horse? ): I am at total loss and I don't even know who I could hire to help me fix it! I have asked friends, done research, and cant even find anyone to come to him and help! Its so upsetting I cant stop crying. ): He is herd bound and...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I've read a few other threads about separating herd bound horses, and most of them have ended with ' keep them separated until they get used to it' sort of thing. Hers a bit of background: My horse has always had problems with being seperated from his chosen buddies. I can walk with him for...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello there. :) I'm new here, so I hope I'm putting this on the correct forum! I've been leasing and taking lessons on a thoroughbred quarter horse cross mare. She's five years old, and is still pretty green, but is a people pleaser and tries to do almost anything you ask her. Unfortunately...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    so i have this new horse, and she is extremelly herd bound. she has been rescued twice. when i ride by myself she is good, but if she can see another horse she freaks and when i let her sniff another horse she strikes out and squeals. the other day she cut her foot and while i was wrapping it...
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