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  1. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    Hi all! I’ve started competing at rated hunter shows recently and noticed that, not only are jumps more filled in, but they also have tree brush in front of them. I wanted to be able to replicate the brush in some way at home and was wondering if anybody knows what type of brush they used and...
  2. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    Hello everyone. I bought a horse in February to hopefully have him be my next barrel racing prospect. Turns out barrel racing wasn’t really his thing. He dosent like going fast (he likes to take things slow). He gets bored very very easily aswell. When we were doing ground work he leaped over...
  3. Show Jumping and using jumping in training
    Hi there! I am new here but actually pretty excited to be here. I have just recently purchased my second horse. He is a just 5 yo OTTB. Beautiful boy, 16.2hh. I am in love with this horse and got him young because of my desire to grow together I have had him for the second week now and we are...
  4. Horse Riding Critique
    Hey, guys! I know I've had this problem off and on, but when it happens, I can never tell. I throw my upper body down at the horse's neck as I'm going over the jump. And then sometimes I snap up too quickly. In this video, am I throwing myself down at my pony's body? Am I comming up too quick...
  5. 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...
  6. Saddle Discussions & 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
  7. 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?
  8. Show Jumping and using jumping in training
    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...
  9. Horse Conformation Queries and 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...
  10. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    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...
  11. Horse Conformation Queries and 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...
  12. Show Jumping and using jumping in training
    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...
  13. 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...
  14. Show Jumping and using jumping in training
    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...
  15. 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 ?
  16. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    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...
  17. Show Jumping and using jumping in training
    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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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