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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi horse people, I have been having a TOUGH time with my 14-year-old thoroughbred. When I ride, he almost always comes out very slow and sluggish (not the case on the ground or when lunging) half the time he wakes up and moves out very nicely for me but the other half of the time he starts...
  2. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hey everyone and happy thanksgiving!! i need help designing a custom saddle pad for my horse! I want to get a saddle pad and probably a matching ear bonnet too, and I have someone to embroider it for me. So I need to figure out a design, and a color for the saddle pad and bonnet. I know some of...
  3. Horse Breeding
    Hello everyone! Planning on breeding my horse in may! I have a few questions. I have a great mare. She’s older now, but used to compete in the 1.05 jumpers. She still can clear a 3’9” fence, but we stick to the .80s-.90s now. She is pretty athletic, fast, and has great stamina. I have big dreams...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    mods please move if not in the right sub believe it or not, I DO want my horse to be my buddy :) and i would love some tips and exercises to help this happen! I have a new horse, he is a very nervous and pretty hot. As someone coming from a chill quarter horse mare, it’s a big jump! indoor...
  5. Barn, Stable & Shelter queries
    I have posted before about building some paddocks for my horse and shetland. Well I got the okay to do now I need shelter ideas. I have access to free wooden pallets and I am wanting use those as much as possible. The only thing is we can get some pretty nasty storms in the late spring. We had a...
  6. Horse Talk
    So let’s do something positive. I keep seeing numerous trainers popping up and new beginners so I thought this may be encouraging for some What’s your advice to trainers wanting to make a name Is there money in training How to grow These are the most questions I see asked My advice...
  7. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    i went on a trail ride today with a lady and her horse was in a hidez compression mask. she said it was a game changer for her spooky mare. i’m a bit skeptical but keen to know if anyone else has tried it and what their results were. considering buying one for my gelding as he is a stress head...
  8. Horse Talk
    I am looking to get feed bags for my mini and horse. They share a pen with a heifer and they prefer cow cubes over their expensive horse feed. So i am looking into feed bags to feed them in. Does anyone have any certain brand they like or recommend?
  9. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I’ve been wanting to build my pony’s topline, we’ve had her for 4ish months and haven’t been able to get her to build muscle by lifting her back, which we then found out was because of arthritis. We have her on 4cyte and light pain medication (this is miracle stuff, and doesn’t hurt their tummy)...
  10. Trailer and Horsebox queries
    So like the title says I'm trying to find more ideas on redoing my weekender trailer. its basically empty i just have to remove some sketchy bunk beds that the previous owner put in then i can start redoing it. Any tips or trick or ideas would be helpful. Hoping to make it a little trailer with...
  11. Horse Talk
    Hi, I have been wondering about horse modelling. Mainly how to get into it, my horse is a 16h, 9-year-old, chestnut thoroughbred gelding. I wonder if anyone knows how to get your horse into modelling. Thanks!
  12. 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...
  13. Horse Health
    So I was feeding my pony carrots and she was putting her little head through the fence to get to the carrots (greedy) and I noticed she had a little patch above her eye (I’ve attached photo) She has no vision problems and it doesn’t seem to be affecting her I couldn’t see if it’s on the other...
  14. Horse Talk
    Hello! I've been told that you cannot keep just one horse as they are herd animals. I was wondering; would a miniature horse or even a donkey be a good companion to a larger horse or should you have 2 larger horses? Or should it just be some sort of equine companion, no matter the type? :) (I...
  15. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    How much should I sell this tack for? I got it around a year ago and not sure on how much I got it for. I know the price of tack after use is not much so I definitely don't want to upsell anything but I also don't want to just give stuff away that I can sell. (Having a yard sell tomorrow and...
  16. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    Its crazy I know, I've been riding for years but still struggle to keep my feet still in the stirrups. It does depend on the horse mind you, but often I find they constantly move around. I feel more balanced when I take my stirrups away, which we often do in our lessons. In my defence, I do...
  17. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    Hey! I'm just wondering how old your horse was when you bought him or her and what your experience was like! Like, why did you choose this horse? What was on your list of necessities before purchasing your new pal? :) How was your initial relationship when first meeting them vs. now? :)
  18. General Riding queries
    Hello! I hope I'm not making too many threads! I'm a little horse crazy at the moment haha! So I'm taking lessons again at the therapeutic barn I volunteer at, and I got one of the horses I had never ridden the other day (a sweet palomino QH who I've known for almost a year from working with...
  19. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey guys! I’m wondering what everyone’s feeding schedule is? How often do you give grain? And in the winter when they can’t forage do you give them constant access to hay? If a person has a weird schedule can a horse adapt to that? Like I have insomnia so I can’t fall asleep till 6am and don’t...
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