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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello everyone! :cowboy: So basically I have a 14 year old mare whom I bought back in March, and I've lunged her probably 10 times since then. The first two or three times she was impeccable! She fell into each command perfectly. Then ever since then, I get her on the lunge line and she...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a lazy appendix quarter horse gelding (2 yrs old) that prefers to sleep and eat grass all day, and never go more than 5 miles per hour when he's in his pasture, unless it's dinner time of course. Very lazy. Also, he's afraid of nothing. Flapping bags/banners in the wind, loud noises...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 13 year old haflinger that I bought in January and since then we have been doing just walk and trot work because he was so out of shape. I think he is ready to start cantering but he is sooo lazy no matter what I do he will not pick it up. The only way he will pick it up is if we are on...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone, I have started training a 5yo Holsteiner gelding who has some experience with w/t/and a bit of canter. I rode him for the first time yesterday and though I spent several sessions working on ground manners (with very good results), he seemed to have little response and awareness of...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi, I recently bought a green 4 year old quarter horse mare. She's wonderful and so willing to learn, and knows the basics (Walk trot canter, etc). The only problem I've had is when she starts getting tired or is feeling lazy. She will plant her feet in the ground and ABSOLUTELY not move. No...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey there! I have a coming 3 year old that is ALL Whoa and absolutely NO GO! On the ground in the round pen or on the lunge line I can barely get him into a trot. A little history on this little boy...He was a case where he was neglected ( Not enough feed, never had his feet done, basically...
  7. Horse Health
    My horse is a 20 year old quarter horse who lives at my grandmas house, so he is not regularly ridden. He is a bit on the round side, and is always real lazy. Is there any to get him in to shape by exercise or nutrition that would decrease his laziness?
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi I have a 14.1hh pony called Bill and I wanted to go cross country with him later in the year, my only problem is he is so unfit at the moment. I only have access to hacking at the moment. Does anyone have week by week plan to get his fitness back up? Thanks x
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    hello, I am breaking my filly. I can get on her and off with no problems, she takes the bit well and does lunging good. but when you get on her and get her going she runs and then we slow her down but when she stops she stops and we cant get her to walk more than a couple feet with her. we can...
  10. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    Hey all! There is a strong possibility that I will be leasing the horse that I ride in regularly. This means, if it works out, that I'll be having two 'practice' rides a week and one lesson with him. What I'd like to do, if it's possible, is improve his general activity level and his...
  11. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I have a 16.2 7 year old mare who sometimes just wont move! She has been like that since they broke her, so obviously she's been allowed to get away with it in the past, and it doesn't help she was left to mature, so not broken until she turned 5, but I've had enough of not being able to get her...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So, I have a 12 year old VERY intelligent and somewhat belligerent guy.....new situations dont frighten him, instead he will go over and check it out. When left in the arena he will drag out all the "scary" training barrels, noodles, tarps....etc. He also is disrespectful to most people who try...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello everyone! So I've been working on lunging my horse, I've put many, many... many hours into failing at this. I have watched every video, read every article, had a few people show me how they would get the horse started.. Most of those mentioned above said to start with getting him to move...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse is realy lazy sometimes and it gets realy frustrateing, is there anything i can you or and exerzises i can xo to stop his from being so lazy. I use my legs Lot and i use the crop on him ( not to much so i dont hurt him) I will try all sujestions. I have a one day comp in 4-5 weeks so he...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse when he turns, it is like his head and neck are lugging around the corner and his body lags behind. No matter how hard I pull the rein, he still does it. when I get him off the turn and going straight, I end up giving him a boot because he is just lazy around those corners! Sorry if I'm...
  16. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    My Horse really needs a martingale according to my riding instructer but she won't tell me WHICH one!??!?! Crazy, i know. -BUT she did say it was either a running martingale or a standing martingale. Apparently she wants me to figure out which one i need. My Horse throws his head alot and...
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