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  1. Horse Training
    Hello! So just a little background. I take lessons regularly (hunter/jumper) and I leased a horse for a few months and I was asked by a few owners who saw me working with the leased horse (he was a mess!) to work with their out of shape horses. One of the horses I work with is a 17 year old...
  2. Horse Training
    :oops:Hello Everyone, I am looking for some advice on how to handle my yearling. He is a great boy normally, I can brush him, pick up his feet, play with his ears, nose,mouth, spray his mane and tail with a spray bottle, and we are working on clippers now! He even runs to me and stands when I...
  3. Horse Training
    Okay, my almost yearling has been doing fairly well when it comes to leading....except when he doesn't want to. He doesn't respond. I have been using the buttrope and is that a good idea? I'm just not sure how to go about "lead training". I feel like it is the MOST important thing to teach a...
  4. Endurance Riding
    I was just watching a video of the FEI Endurance Championships, and the horses (who were STUNNING, by the way!) cantered most of the way. Do you ask for a specific lead when you're on an endurance ride, and do you have to switch every so often to make sure one side isn't weaker?
  5. Horse Training
    My Gelding and I have been working aimlessly at his lope for a month so far. He'll pick it up on command now and he's at the speed of a canter. However, in the last few days his leads have been awful. He keeps picking up the wrong lead. He use to pick it up no problem in his strong direction...
  6. English Riding
    I'm struggling.. thank you! :-):D
  7. Horse Training
    I have been researching alot of different ground work techniques and there are so many options out there. I was raised with the old cowboy ways and I personally dont like the use of force or the idea of "breaking" a horse. This particular girl that I want to work is a 4yr old mustang who is...
  8. Horse Training
    My OTTB has been giving me more and more trouble with the right lead. When I ask he always feels like hes going to step into it fine and then quickly switches onto his left lead. My first thought was pain or stifle issues but my vet came out and found nothing wrong with him. So I keep practicing...
  9. Horse Training
    Okay. I know that a "lead" is which hoof lands first during a trot or canter. (...Right?) and a lead change logically is asking the horse to switch which foot lands first. Also that there are simple and flying lead changes. I have watched a few videos, but I am still confused. Can someone...
  10. English Riding
    Penny, the mare that I love and ride hunters with, does not like to pick up her right lead. I can get her to pick it up, but after jumps she would switch it to the left lead. And, I don't like the idea of having to switch to the trot and have her pick it up the right lead again in a show. Would...
  11. English Riding
    Yeah I know, I am posting another thread about an hour later... but this is another thing that has been bothering me besides the saddle-fitting thing. Well, here's my story. Pluto's right lead is very stiff right now, so he doesn't like to pick it up right now. For him to pick it up, I lift my...
  12. Horse Training
    My new horse has some major ground manner issues. I have been working with a trainer two days a week, and the other days I'm on my own. His biting/rearing/running people over issues are almost completely gone. So we are making progress, slowly. He is a real sweetie, but he was raised as a pet...
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