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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    so, today in my jumping lesson my horse was fantastic, don’t get me wrong, but he was huffing, puffing and tired In the first 30 minutes.(lessons are an hour long, not including cool out, once a week) Even with two other riders and taking turns to go around. He’s a big boned 16 hh 16 yr old...
  2. Show Jumping
    Okay, so I have been riding for 4 years and just started jumping around 8 months ago. Now I am jumping, the pony I ride crow hops frequently, and while jumping he kicks out. After almost every jump I fall forward onto his neck. I jump a maximum of 2"6 but he kicks out over anything he has to...
  3. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    I have decided to try showjumping my mare in a winter stock saddle. It is quite light but was wondering what your thoughts are. thanks
  4. General Riding queries
    I have been on 3 trail rides now and can walk, steer and stop confidently. I can post trot without holding onto the saddle fairly well but i have a little trouble dropping back into the saddle softly and smoothly. Wondering how long it has taken you to trot, canter and jump?
  5. Show Jumping
    I've been taking riding lessons for 10 months now, every other week up until about July when I started taking lessons every week. I've done lots of groundpoles and have jumped little crossrails three times now. Does anyone have any tips for a beginning jumper? I can walk/trot, and my cantering...
  6. Horse Conformation Critique
    Hi there people’s! Was hoping to get some input from some of y’all regarding this 5 year old gelding I’m looking into adopting. The owner doesn’t know too much about horses and he’s kind of just been sitting around. He has a bone chip that’s been identified by the rescue when he came off the...
  7. Horse Breeds
    Hi all! I’m looking at purchasing a 5 year old American Saddlebred gelding. 16.1 hands, nice hind end. I was speaking to a trainer I was looking to board/train with and she said that all the vets they’ve spoken with in the past note that ASB’s cannot jump due to their build and that they will...
  8. Horse Conformation Critique
    Hi all! Looking for opinions on this mare's conformation and if she could hold up to some mid-level jumping. Or, if not jumping, what other jobs she could do decently well at without falling apart. She's been 'retired' for a few years but I have a young, adventurous rider looking for something...
  9. Show Jumping
    Hello there to whoever is reading this! I have been jumping for around a year and no matter how hard I try to see the distance I just can't. I try to predict the number of strides I need but it always seems to be wrong and causes a chip or a long distance. I talked to my friend and they...
  10. 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...
  11. Show 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...
  12. 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 ?
  13. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    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...
  14. Show 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...
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    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...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  17. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    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...
  18. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    *****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...
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