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  1. Horse Show Tack and Clothing
    Since you must have more contact with the horse's mouth in horsemanship vs loose reins in western pleasure, I feel I need to find a bit that will be more easily tolerated than the one we're using in WP. My 11-yr old gelding works very well and drops his head in a snaffle, but he is too old for...
  2. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hello! I am from the USA. I started riding while living in Buenos Aires Jan 2020 then stopped due to covid early March and then resumed mid August till end of October. I came back home to the USA. I went to Ocala, Florida and volunteered at a Horse Training Facility to learn about horsemanship...
  3. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone on here knows about natural horsemanship, maybe practices it with their own horse? Who is your favorite natural horseman/ horsewomen, who've you maybe seen on youtube or at clinics? I am just looking for good people to learn from because I am very...
  4. Horse Trainers
    Hey guys, I'm pretty new here so sorry if I have put this in the wrong place. I was wondering if people would be interested in telling me their favorite horsemen/women in regards to horsemanship as I'm going to spend a lot more of my time during quarantine focusing on these videos etc. Why are...
  5. No new threads please. Phasing out
    Are you new to horses? Do you have a question in mind about horses? I love horses but I do not claim to be an expert but if you want to know a thing about horses, post your question here and I'll do my best to give you the best answer I can give you!
  6. 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...
  7. Western Riding Queries
    So I am pretty new to showing horses and I need some clarification on all these different terms! I was looking at shows when all these terms popped up that seem very similar to me. Could I get some help on defining these terms in relation to western horse shows? Western pleasure Horsemanship...
  8. 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...
  9. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Hello Everyone! I have a few clothing items that I have for sale. Used western and English show clothes for sale! The clothes vary from women’s medium to a women’s large. Please see measurements under each picture. Prices include shipping to the lower 48. Stored in a smoke free home and...
  10. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    Hey guys! I'm working on pivots for HMS patterns. So far we've got a "correct" pivot down under saddle...but it's really slow. I'm not totally sure how to add a speed. It helps when I wear spurs but I prefer not to use them, and would like to find a different method of getting him motivated to...
  11. Equine Careers and Education
    Hello ! I am new in this forum, and I am also new in this country, as I am French. I am a student in management, but I always ride horses since I am little. I always worked with the trends of Ethology, horsemanships and horse behaviour, and I would like to get a course. In France we have a...
  12. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    What are some good horsemanship/groundwork exercises to do with your horse and improve ground manners?
  13. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    Has anybody had any experience with this method? Seems like a nice one, but I just found out about it last week so I haven't really researched much. Is it a newer method? Said he got some training by Parelli. Just curious what others think of it and mostly if you have done it yourself!
  14. No new threads please. Phasing out
    So, at the moment I'm not able to get lessons (there aren't many stables where I live) or get a trainer (there literally are no reputable ones that I know of yet), and I'm wondering the different ways/exercises I can do to help improve my riding and horsemanship, while I'm still searching for...
  15. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So, I am heading off to college in the near future, and I hope to try out for the IHSA western team if I get into my top college (the only one I'm looking at with a western team) However, there is a slight issue. I have never been able to afford to show nor have my own horse. By the time I am...
  16. Horse Talk
    I am not pointing fingers, and I know I still need to work on my horsemanship, but most of the problems I read about on the various topics are a result of poor horsemanship. I know that in todays fast track world everyone wants quick results.....a majic bit, saddle, or halter to make everything...
  17. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    I have been fully engulfed by horses the last 16 years of my life and I am currently at an impasse. I have been trained in a method that has a stong and complete background from German Dressage. I haven't been at the barn where I learned this method in over 6 months and I am finding that without...
  18. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    Hi there! It's winter where I live (New Zealand) and I've decided both me and my boy would really improve if we pretty much started from scratch. I'm not saying I'd like to rebreak him or anything, but just, go back to basics from the natural horsemanship side of things and I'd really like some...
  19. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    Hey all :) First things first, I've never really cared for showing much, but this year I've really wanted to get into showing in 4H shows more with him before I graduate. My horse really excels at pattern classes like trail and horsemanship. I don't have heavy hands per say, but I do know I...
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