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  1. Horse Health
    I want to start this by saying that I really don't intend for this to be inflammatory, though I understand it clearly looks that way. I'm open to any and all opinions and don't have a strong opinion of my own (which is why I'm bringing this to the general public). I don't show, I don't really...
  2. Jumping
    Hey all, I am moving soon away from my family to live with a world champion show jumper who is going to train me. I have never jumper before so I was wondering if any one had any tips to start my jumping career? I have being riding since nov 2019. I have done trotting poles etc. but no series...
  3. Horse Breeding
    hi I have a really pretty percheron mare she's high stepping and nice gate's. but she's just to baroque . im looking to do some jumping or dressage but when we have any of t she's been a bit too blocky .in your opinion what would be a cross that looks hood and would be functional ?
  4. English Riding
    Help! My trainer will not let me jump and I have been riding for years. The first year I was learning how to tack up, groom and walk around. The 2nd year I was walking all by myself and even learned to also trot by myself. The 3rd year I worked on improving my trot and canter and then centered...
  5. Jumping
    Just want to preface this by saying I jump verrrrryyyy infrequently. I've jumped 4? times since September 2019. I want to get into jumping but my trainer is really in no rush. We're currently working on my posture, seat, and balance so she's setting me up for jumping but I just haven't actually...
  6. Member Journals
    DAY 1 Two years ago, I met a great horse. When i first saw her for the first time there was a moment that a breeze blew my hair and God telling me shes the one. The first day of my lesson, i didn´t know much but when i got on this horse i felt her relax and calm. Once i got to know her more me...
  7. 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...
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I've been a dressage/show rider all my life, but recently I have been getting into some jumping. I've found that the stirrup leathers I have are too long, and I was thinking I'd invest in some shorter leathers to get my leg in the right spot for a nice jump position. I was perusing the internet...
  9. English Riding
    *****LONG READ SORRY******** I should give you a little of my backstory before I get into my horse. I have been riding for almost 8 years. This is my 3rd year riding competitively and showing. In 2015 I found a nice barn to ride at that I love. I rode school horses for a year and than I was...
  10. New to Horses
    Hello all! I was interested in getting my first full-size horse/pony (we have miniatures that I very obviously cannot ride!). I am interested in some light jumping with little to no competition (if I do it'll be a local fair). I want to jump 2-4 ft jumps. I don't like hot horses, however, don't...
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    My Jump Position Struggle Ok so I've been riding for 2 years going on 3. I'm working on my jump position and hopefully starting to jump with my trainer but whenever I go into jump position I can't get my leg on the horse. It's like my leg goes farther from the horse when I go into it, almost...
  13. Horse Training
    I ride a saddleseat show horse gelding who is 18y/o. Lately I have been wanted to jump him a little just to get him moving a different way and because he likes new things. The problem is he always hits his feet, front sometimes but usually hind. It makes him trip sometimes. Our "jumps" are only...
  14. 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...
  15. Teen Talk
    I ride at a small barn with 4 horses. They are just backyard horse nothing fancy. But I show on a horse at another ranch (***) but it is far from my house so I practice at this small barn. Their is this very elegant pretty horse named *****. She is the best jumper and easiest to ride horse. I...
  16. Horse Training
    Hi, I am starting my 13 year old OTTB over fences and I have her jumping little 1 foot jumps on a lunge line, but because she is 17hh, she is practically walking over them. How high is appropriate to get her working on her form after she masters the basics of stride, takeoff, etc.?
  17. Jumping
    Hello everyone! I am a bit of a novice when it comes to showjumping- my horse is young and we are just beginning to jump a substantial height. Because we've started to up our level, I've decided that I really need to get some jumping knowledge before either of us gets hurt. I've got a few...
  18. Horse Training
    I am training my OTTB to jump and we've gotten to little cross rails, I am worried about her banging up her legs because I am using wood for poles. I am trying to decide whether I should buy splint boots or bell boots, or just use polo wraps to protect her legs. What is your opinion?
  19. Horse Riding Critique
    I wish I could upload a video but the website is having some technical difficulties (very infuriating since it gets to like 99% and says "software error"), but yeah I've been riding for a little over a year now and am having some issues with my two point. My problem is that I "push with my...
  20. Jumping
    (bear with me for some background info -- the questions are coming) We live on a 10-acre plot in southeast Nebraska. We're currently shopping for our family's first horse. I owned a Pinto when I was growing up, but I never competed with him. My 15-year-old daughter has taken several years of...
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