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  1. Horse Talk
    I have a mini horse that is 21 years old. He's in great health. Before this summer he has had a normal turnout schedule (Out all day and into the late afternoon, in his stall at night.) This summer to avoid heat and bugs, my barn decided to do reverse turn out (out at night, in stall during...
  2. General Off Topic Discussion
    Hi everyone! šŸ“ Royal Agricultural University and WALTHAM Equine Studies Group are still looking for answers to their survey about the use of haylage. The aim is to gain a greater understanding of haylage use and practices to inform future research. We would be grateful if you could spare up to...
  3. General Off Topic Discussion
    Hey everyone!! How was your Christmas? My Christmas was amazing went down to my friends barn and fell in love with a gray mare named Tequila. I finally jumped for the first time it was scary!! But i got used to it. I got to see the cows and we went on a huge trail ride!! Which was amazing...
  4. Horse Stories and Poems
    Wind howled down the gully bringing down sheets of cold rain with it. A girl sat astride a black horse between two boulders that provided them with some shelter from the weather. From where she was positioned she was able to see into a small glade that seemed to be protected from the worst of...
  5. Horse Talk
    Hello! I have heard a lot of people in my area talk about and do endurance riding. What exactly is that and how does it work? I have a horse who used to compete in endurance rides and have been thinking about getting into it. Whats the goal? How does it work? and what are all the in's and...
  6. Horse Trainers
    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...
  7. Horse Training
    Hi all! Hoping to expand my knowledge of training MASSIVELY, so I am asking for suggestions of books that you found most helpful on the subject of training horses. ANY TOPIC is fine (starting, restarting, solving problem behaviours, training in a specific discipline, trick training, clicker...
  8. Horse Shows
    Hi everyone! I am an avid horse lover and former horse show competitor. I grew up riding and competing across the county at A-rated shows and loved every minute of it. I have since start a career in process improvement and have a passion for improvement work in all industries. I hoping to...
  9. Horse Health
    I have recently become responsible for 3 horses. Right now they are turned out one by one for a few hours a day ,maybe , into a smallish gravel paddock. It is a warm climate, so obviously letting them out into a field would be ideal but this cannot really be done as there is little grass around...
  10. Horse Talk
    Hi all! I'm currently going to college to get a major in animal science with emphasis on horse care and equine management. I've been riding for all of my life, and I show/rodeo/ compete very frequently. I've done a lot of training, too. I know that I am competent (even though I also know how...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Our family loves rodeos and farm work. Unfortunately we don't live on a farm but our grandparents do and aren't even 30 minutes away from us. But, I am the only one who rides the horses. My younger brother has taken a huge interest in Steer wrestling and wants to do it in the future along with...
  12. Horse Talk
    Recent fun discussions on Why I Gotta Trot and Krones & Kodgers aka 60's or Thereabouts resulted in this piece. To Isaac Newton, with love. :wink: Just a little aside about falling off horses. Using Newtonian physics, we can break down the fall into a horizontal component and a...
  13. Horse Talk
    So I have owned my first official Pony for over a year and we have been getting weekly lessons for around 9 months or so.. I am 20 years old and feel like I have started from scratch later in my life compared to most people I know in the horsey community! My question is, are any of you...
  14. Horse Law
    Good Afternoon All What's everyone's take on the best horse insurance and who to stay away from. Looking to cover my boy with liability insurance! Thanks!
  15. Horse Talk
    I have started volunteering at a local ranch and I was wondering what do you all use for working around horses. I was thinking maybe rubber boots or would cowgirl/boy boots work better? what do you all use? I would love your input on this subject. :gallop:
  16. General Off Topic Discussion
    In june of 2017 I took a really, really bad crash on cross country. I remember my air vest popping and my head hitting the ground, and then the jump judge over me, talking on her walkie-talkie. My horse took off back to the barn at mock 50.. I remember laying on the ground and the medics...
  17. Horse Health
    Hello everyone! I am going to soon buy a young horse, and plan to go look at it very soon. Here's the problem; The place I am getting the horse from is about 10 degrees warmer, not including wind chill, than it is here. It has been a long cold snap for us, and it gets down to 10 degrees with...
  18. Horse Jobs
    Hi! I'm posting in the hopes of getting some advice. I'm currently a high school student trying to decide what career to go into. My main dream is to work in the horse industry as a riding instructor. I have made a back up plan on what other careers would interest me if my dream didn't work out...
  19. General Off Topic Discussion
    So...... Long story short I am from California and am taking a loper position in Texas and was wondering if any one could give me an idea of how it will work? What were your job duties as a loper? Did you like it? any advice you'd give a first timer? How did you handle not living at home and...
  20. Member Journals
    Hello! It's been quite a while since I've been here and my other threads are so old I figured it better to start a new one. Let me start by introducing myself, my horses, and this new journal. My name is Kate, I'm 17 and live in NE Kansas. I've been riding for 7 years now and barrel racing for...
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