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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I recently just got my first horse (5 yr old paint). He’s a great horse but he recently started getting a kicking problem. I can pick up three of his feet with no problem, but when I try to pick up his back left hoof he’ll kick out. It’s not all the time and it’s normally just a small little one...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi! I recently purchased two completely unhanded fillies. One is a weanling. I bought them on Monday (today is Saturday) So my ambition - if you will - is to train these horses ‘fear free’ using Neil Davies methods. I have some experience with my other horse who came to me starved and was a...
  3. Horse Health
    I have a stall kicker who is frequently lame. I've put up padding on the wall in the past, which seems to help a little. She is also prone to hoof abscesses, so I'm wondering if hoof boots could help prevent both these issues. Has anyone tried this? I've been looking at soft-ride boots, since...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all, just looking for some advice and opinions. My 16 year old Connemara gelding was out of work for around 5 years before I got him. Things have been going well. He doesn’t like hacking alone or in front and he’s been doing so well with me trying to break that habit. He isn’t shod as was not...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My family just purchased an 8 yr old gelding last week. When we went out to see him he was a perfect gentleman and even watched the owner ride him and he was very obedient. He was also good with the vet during his PPE. we brought him home Tuesday and I had no issues letting him out to pasture...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Please no negative comments, this isn't my horse. Long story short I came into the life of a mare and 6 month old filly. The owner knows nothing about horses, so I offered to lend my help educating him and teaching the filly and mare ground manners. The mare is great, a bit pushy but it's no...
  7. Horse Breeding
    So, I currently have four Tennessee Walking Horses. One stallion, two mares, and a gelding. Yesterday (May 31,2018) we put one of the mares out with the stallion to breed. They had the normal interactions yesterday and last night with the 'flirtations' and all that. Today, however, we made the...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello everyone, After opinions and personal experiences you may of had! My young Dales has recently starting kicking at his stable door when he knows people are around and can see him and he can see them. Attention thing I am sure rather than just being a ******! haha! So what has worked...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    We have a very cute but very intelligent five day old filly and I have a few things on my mind that I could do some help with! Firstly, she has decided that she will try to kick people! From the moment she started doing it, I have pinched her to try and mimic another horse biting her to tell...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have two mares that are stalled next to eachother. They are constantly kicking at eachother through the fence. Unfortunately, this problem has led to a lame horse due to kicking a fence board so it's time to find a serious solution. They are kept on another persons property so I'm not there...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi All, Would really appreciate your advice. I have a 17.2h 8 year old KWPN who I bought as a project about 9 months ago because he had ridden issues (napping, rearing, spooky and aggressive). He’s been treated for gastric ulcers, now has correctly fitting tack and has had dental issues...
  12. Horse Talk
    My gelding, Moose and smaller pony gelding Houdini don't get along, but are managing so far. Today I put a new bale of hay in the paddock, and locked them in the yards temporarily with my mare. As I did this, Moose instantly started chasing Houdini in the small yards, biting, kicking and even...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 19 yr old Warmblood mare that I have had for 3 yrs and she still has absolutely no respect for me. When feeding she gets impatient and kicks out at me. She is kept in a 2 acre pasture and paddock along with 2 other horses, a Belgian mare and QH gelding, all the same age. I have watched...
  14. Horse Health
    Hello, I have a 12 y/o QH. He very much prefers being outdoors 24/7. The weather in NY is very muddy and mushy, and he has the beginnings of thrush in all 4 frogs. So, I need to stall him at night to give his feet a chance to dry out and feel better. BUT HE HATES IT, my god, he kicks and kicks...
  15. Horse Health
    My horse is bucking everytime I put my leg on, not small humpy bucks, big bucks every transition. Especially at the canter, and especially on the right lead. I don't have a problem staying on because he seems to let one out every 3rd stride, I try to keep him going forward but it is nearly...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse pins his ears. When I bought him he was really bad about it and would kick and bite really bad too. He wasn't having problems for about 9 months but the last few weeks he has been pinning his ears again. Its always at other horses. I am on a drill team (and quitting isn't an option...
  17. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all, I'm very new here and making my first post about my mare because I am at wit's end. I read Justdressageit's post about "playing the hero"-and i am really coming to terms with this situation myself. I got my young arab mare as a gift, i had worked with and started a few youngsters before...
  18. Horse Talk
    So today when I got home from work, my horses were seriously having a hay day in the snow. I opened up the pasture for them, and they just went wild. First of all, Its one thing when they go running off bucking and all that, but sometimes its like my gelding wants to play with me (this is going...
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