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  1. Horse Feeds and Nutrition
    I bought my current horse as a project horse/barrel prospect. While it has become clear that she is not interested in doing anything beyond a slow canter I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a performance ration for some "cool energy" while keeping it friendly to an insulin resistant...
  2. General Riding queries
    Hi! I have been riding for 12 months total, group lesson only, 1 hour a week. I have been cantering 4 months after starting riding, and currently I'm doing jumps at a trot. Every time I come to my lesson, I get a different horse. Every horse seems to have their own problems and because of this...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    just about a week ago I got a 4 year old quarter horse mare. Her previous owners worked her a lot, and she seems to have been ridden some because she will let me go bareback on her and she is fine with being saddled. I really would like to teach her to lunge and have been working with her on it...
  4. Horse Talk
    Okay here's the issue, I've always wanted to show hunter jumper but I do not have any trainers nearby. So far I've been able to teach my greenie the basics of collection and self carriage. We went to our first two shows this past summer, we didn't do too bad. But I'm looking to enrich our...
  5. General Riding queries
    Before anybody says anything, it is nothing to do with pain or tack he has been checked. Also it isn't the way we sit or mixed signals. And he doesn't lunge with a rider on. My horse stops dead,we'll be going along and he'll slam on the breaks no matter what pace. But then he won't move on. You...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone. I need some serious help. I have a paint horse (a mare of course) that I really need help with. She just turned 5 October 31st. I have shown this mare locally, and she is a fantastic jumper, she trots and walks beautifully on a loose rein and collects with light/moderate pressure...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello My horse is used to being ridden with his previous owner (i only have him for a month now) and if i get on him, bridal fitted and all, but still bareback as I don't have a saddle yet, he won't go forward. I tried kicking with my heels gently, and a bit harder, but stil nothing.... I can...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi All. I just started working with a three year old. She is halter broke, but nothing besides that--never had a bit in her mouth or a saddle on her back or anything. The owner has had her since March and before that the horse didn’t have much human interaction. The owner definitely loves on...
  9. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone. I was wondering, whenever I walk my horse to either work him, ride him, or even put him in the trailer, almost as soon as his hooves touch the grass he goes into his "pee stance" in which he puts his front legs far out in front of him and his back legs back as if he is about to pee...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi I just acquired a VERY lazy horse and pony. I can hardly make the pony trot, and the horse moves into a trot, but has a hard time picking up the canter, although once he starts cantering he doesn't want to stop. My main concern is the pony, I have tried a crop on her and she still doesn't budge.
  11. General Riding queries
    I really struggle to get my mare to trot! Some days I just cannot do it! I kick and kick but she barely walks any faster, it's gettting annoying because she's been off work with mud fever and she's getting really fat (and she's not getting alot to eat!) I really don't like the idea of using a...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Disclaimer: Scroll all the way down to basic main problems if you don't feel like reading the below paragraphs. They just go into better detail of those problems. Well my horse has been lazy since I bought her(which hasn't been too long at all) and the previous owner told me she was lazy...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I recently started working with a young mare. She just turned 3 and was started at about 2 and a half years old. She's a very big young quarter horse. She is very good when ridden, but very pushy on the ground. So I started doing ground work with leading, to help improve that (and it has) and...
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