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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So I have a older horse, very well trained and nk real bad habits but one I guess. He will nuzzle you to get treats. So one day my instructor was seeing if a saddle will fit when he turned his head to see if she had any treats, that cost him a slap on the side of his face. This doesn't seem...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    This is an extremely curiosity-related question, lol! I just can't figure out how horses are trained to go forward when they are kick/squeezed, and how they are trained to respond to clicks. For some reason, this question has been bothering my brain for quite a while and I can find no info on...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey, I have tried some different bits on my horse: a french link snaffle, an eggbut Dr. Bristol, a waterford bit and a 3 ring Pessoa bit. I also tried a normal snaffle bit. Here is the thing: we use the waterford for jumping at shows, and the double jointed ones at home. We have been working a...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi! I have a 12 year old portuguese sport horse mare. She is a fantastic jumper, loads of scope, elasticity, brave... My mare was a late bloomer, she was only broken at the age of 4 and they prepared her as fast as they could for the show ring. 1 year later, as a 5yr old she was jumping 1,20...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    hi! I’ve started working with this lovely cob, since I met him we started with groundwork and he’s come really far with that and will do almost anything for me, he’ll be tacked up no problem and responds well to voice cues but it’s when it comes to riding in saddle that he just won’t move. what...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello everyone I need advice on how to train a stubborn horse. I've been riding horses with my dad since I was 12yrs and have been working with my horse Boomer since I was 16yrs. He and I got Boomer ridable, but he's still stubborn as hell. Bucking, fighting the reins, ect. At the age of 18, I...
  7. Lessons, Trainers, Schools, Clubs, Clinics
    Hey everyone, I live in a place where the equine community is very small-especially in dressage. This causes a lot of drama and gossip issues so I try my best not do anything that others would pick apart and essentially make me the outcast, but I still want to progress and I want to be noticed...
  8. Horse Health
    Hello everyone I am a horseback rider in China. I just had my second horse. He is a five-year-old Danish warm-blooded gelding who seems to have Lordosis disease. When I first met him, he was thin and his back swayed, but after I took him back with the better care and foods half month . His...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello! So, I’ve wanted to be a horse trainer for years (like starting horses), and I’m wondering if anyone can give me any advice and/or tips on what I should research/do. I have a stables that said I could shadow a trainer, but I have to wait until Covid has settled down before we can get a...
  10. Horse Talk
    A little update on my horses and my potential new mare Stormy! She is offically coming This Saturday! As well as a update on my boy Ace! He has had his 2nd ride tuesday and he did soooo goodd! No trips to the emergency room! This was him this morning!!
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have recently started riding a horse who has a few bad habits. Most of them I know how to correct, but some of them I am not sure about. He carries his head low down, which I know is better than him having his head up, but he ends up feeling quite heavy in your hands, as well as it not looking...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I am doing some research on online horse training videos/subscriptions/courses/etc and I would love to know your opinion. Average survey time is only 4 minutes. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DCVGBGK
  13. Lessons, Trainers, Schools, Clubs, Clinics
    I just joined this forum, and I was wondering what advice you have for a student working on her training certification. How do I get started? I already have a Facebook page and I'm working on my website. Until I have finished my schooling, I'm using my page to share educational pieces, (basic...
  14. Member Journals
    Can I even start a horse journal without actually having a horse? Well, I'm going to anyway. The purpose of this thread is to keep myself organized, and to keep track of my thoughts and progress. I like to gain knowledge on a subject as much as I can before jumping into it. A little about...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi! I wasn't sure if I was supposed to update my previous thread or make a new one, so I opted for a new thread. If I'm violating forum etiquette or anything, please let me know! I don't want to annoy people. Anyways, I posted a little while ago on the 22nd about my horse Ladybird, asking a...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi! I'm new here, so I'll start with a quick explanation of my situation. Sorry if this is long -- I've never been on a forum before, and I want to make sure I'm coming across clearly. I'm 19, and I have quite a bit of experience with horses. My mother was a horse trainer earlier in life, but...
  17. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone! Bit of a strange question. So our county is starting up a Search and Rescue (SAR) team. They already have a K9 unit, but were interested in starting a horse unit. My question here is, does anyone know how to train a horse for search and rescue? I have a paint mare I primarily use...
  18. Member Journals
    I encourage folks to question “the way they’ve always done things” with their horses. An introspective assessment, rather than seeking “answers” by imitating others, frequently leads people to an uncomfortable stage, of not so “pretty” revelations about themselves, behaviors and patterns in...
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