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  1. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey everyone, I have an older dressage tack set for a draft horse. It has been in the barn for years and is extremely dirty. I want to clean it up but not sure the best way short of a pressure washer. Can I soak it in a tub of warm water? Its not a saddle. Its everything from the bridal to...
  2. Horse Health
    Hi there, My 12 year old QH/paint mare Dolly, has had a lameness in her hind leg for a while, and only now seems to be getting worse. It is only really noticeable whens she is walking, and doesn't seem to cause her any much pain. Its her right hind leg, and when she walks it is almost half...
  3. Horse Grooming
    Hey All! I rescued a mare from an auction house here in Texas almost a year ago now. I believe she came from up north as her winter coat is EXTREMELY thick, long, and shaggy! But the problem is she's not shedding it off fast enough as it's still really thick and were having high 70s and 80s...
  4. Member Journals
    Well its finally the weekend!! The rain is gone but the cold is back ughhhhhh... Florida weather I tell you. UPDATE ON ME Im doing better when in the saddle, But I´m mostly riding bareback to help more with my balance and I am working out because I am currently a fat whale lol and next...
  5. Horse Training
    Hey y'all!! I'm going to be starting my almost 3yr old Filly this summer! And I thought I'd see what tips y'all have? This will be my first time Colt starting! I'm super excited to do this with my wonderful trainer. What have you found to work for you when starting your young ones? What are...
  6. Horse Training
    Hello. I have an off the track thoroughbred that I've owned for a year now, that I am training to be a hunter-jumper. Hes a great jumper with lots of talent, but there seems to be something wrong- whether that's his confidence, his laziness, or something else? If I take him to a jump that's even...
  7. Horse Talk
    So I got to talking about this to a family member earlier and thought I'd ask you guys to see what you all think. If you lunge your horse (either on lunge line or free lunging) and they buck and kick a few times as they run around, do you see this as them challenging you or them feeling good...
  8. Horse Training
    Hi! I came on to look for some advice on my horse. He has this thing where it looks like his leg is always filled. It doesn’t seem to bug him and doesn’t go away. The vet pretty much told us that it’s nothing. He doesn’t get ridden anymore (just because of his age). But the larger leg “issue”...
  9. Horse Health
    Hello, about a week ago I had to take an emergency trip to the vets. My horse, in the middle of eating his grain, stopped eating, stretched his neck out and started pawing then coughing and then he went down and started rolling. I call the vet and he said it sounded like colic or choking and...
  10. Horse Talk
    I was not sure where to post this, but I have a 3 year old golden retriever who loves watching horses on tv! He will literally spend 10-15 minutes watching them gallop on the screen. I have never had a dog so mesmerized about something on the t.v. Anyhow, I would love to introduce my dog to a...
  11. New to Horses
    My Horse is Drooling? Please Help!! My horse has started drooling all of a sudden. Sometimes it's clear and sometimes its white and foam looking. It comes out long and string looking from her mouth. I've looked in her mouth and can't see anything that would be causing it. She is due for a...
  12. General Off Topic Discussion
    So excited and just wanted to share. My fiancé and I got married this pass weekend in my home town for my family and closer friends to come to our wedding! So excited to have a man that knows little about the expenses of owning a horse, but who grew up with all his relatives being in the horse...
  13. New to Horses
    So I had set up riding lessons, I have posted the pictures of it and I had a great time. Couldn’t wait to go again. And then things fell apart. I mean I should have been a bit suspicious from the get go, but I guess I was too excited to notice. I arrived at my first lesson on 5-5-19. My...
  14. Horse Talk
    So, something new has come up, and it came up very suddenly. Backstory is basically that myy grandma had a guest over Easter weekend and I ended up hearing that she had a gelding that she was going to send off to auction because he was hard to catch. I didn't catch much more than that at the...
  15. Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation
    Hi everyone, I hope you're doing well. I'm interested in starting my own braiding business to help pay back student loans and pay for riding lessons with one of the dressage show barns near me, but I have a few dilemmas: 1) I've never braided a horse before. I don't own a horse or know of...
  16. Horse Riding Critique
    I usually do not go bareback riding unless i am in a hurry. I don't even know if bareback riding feels good to my horse. Thats why i want to know if bareback riding is comfortable for a horse. TIA
  17. Horse Talk
    Just thought it could be interesting to talk about the moments in your life with horses that were significant in how it shaped the way you handled/worked around them in the future. I've had a few inspirational as well as big learning moments in my life with horses and trainers alike. When I...
  18. Horse Breeding
    Howdy, Y'all. So, I got this 2 horses on a meadow, they are a mare and a STALLION. They are usually separated but last night she broke free and we came a lot later. The stallion was acting unusually calm once we took her away and the mare's tail was wet. The thing is, that mare was in...
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  20. New to Horses
    Hi, looking for some advice. December last year I gave my horse to a charity as she was ill and required a very expensive operation which I could not afford, and I was/still am very much heartbroken. I took a break from riding until February this year as I was feeling discouraged from riding...
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