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  1. New to Horses
    Ok, I'm new to horses the 2nd time around. I had horses as a kid, but be honest... other than some chores, riding was the only thing I really did. We got a horse last July, an 18 year old QH. We had to put weight on her and we did get her a fly mask so she wasn't 'running' away from bugs...
  2. Horse Training
    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...
  3. 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...
  4. Horse Training
    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...
  5. Horse Training
    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...
  6. Horse Training
    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...
  7. Horse Training
    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...
  8. 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...
  9. Horse Training
    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...
  10. 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...
  11. New to Horses
    I have a new 5 year old Friesian gelding that I have been working with the last few weeks. He has only been at my barn for just shy of a month now, but has seemed to settle in quite nicely with the other horse. He was green broke when I got him, and handled mostly in and out of his stall and...
  12. 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...
  13. Horse Training
    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...
  14. Horse Training
    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...
  15. 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...
  16. Horse Talk
    My horse, Imagine, has been off for about 3 weeks now because he's been lame. So I've been riding my previous trainer's 12.1 Welsh pony because she needs ridden (no one else is seriously allowed to ride her because she is a pretty advanced ride; she can spin, bolt, refuse jumps, etc if she...
  17. Horse Training
    My new horse I broke myself, and he has been doing great with no buck rear bite kick nothing at all! The past two weeks when we ride though, if I ask him to go faster he crowhops. That's no big deal to me as I know he will:-( get used to me. But the main issue, is lately he's been trying to kick...
  18. Horse Training
    I've had my horse for about a month, when I first got him he never liked me to be around his hind end, and he always kicked. Not hard, but like a warning kick, he never actually kicked me yet but he swings his leg at me and other people. When I work with him I can work the kicking out of him for...
  19. Horse Training
    I am leasing my first horse. I watched her for a while in horse camp I helped out in. She is in her mid teens, and is a rescue. She likes being with her friend who she follows everywhere when being ridden, she is happiest when she is with her. (She is an ex-dude horse). Before I go further I...
  20. Horse Articles
    Spoiled Rotten Most people have experienced a child throwing a temper tantrum at one time or another. Often we see these little tyrannical episodes when the child is out shopping with their parents. The child wants something that the parent refuses to supply and the child reacts with an...
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