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  1. Horse Training
    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...
  2. 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...
  3. Horse Training
    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...
  4. Horse Training
    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...
  5. Eventing
    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...
  6. Horse Training
    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...
  7. Horse Training
    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...
  8. Horse Training
    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...
  9. Horse Training
    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...
  10. Horse Training
    )': 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...
  11. Horse Training
    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...
  12. Horse Training
    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...
  13. Horse Training
    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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