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  1. Horse Training
    My parents bought me a 22-year-old gelding a year ago as my first horse. He was a retired barrel racer and had been left in a pasture for 2-3 years pretty much untouched. An aquaintance of my parents (also an experianced horsewoman) helped me first meet him and found him to be a sweet old...
  2. Horse Training
    Hello everyone, I've owned my Walking Horse Sierra for four years now. She's been an angel: Sweet, happy, and very loving. But while she's gentle, she's also a very bossy mare. I don't mean aggressive, but I do mean, well, bossy. To elaborate, Sierra is calm under saddle, but she takes matters...
  3. Horse Training
    Hi everyone! I've been the proud owner of a new 14hh tank of a pony since November, and his ground manners were dreadful at home, but have been slowly progressing. Then we go to a new place, and suddenly I'm the one getting ran over and glared at because my horse is so herd-bound and insecure...
  4. Horse Training
    My 3 1/2 yo recently went lame and was put on box rest for 2 weeks. After being in a big field most of her life, she now has loads of cooped up energy waiting to be let out! Unfortunatly we cannot put her in a field at the moment because she isnt supposed to run around alot so she is in a...
  5. New to Horses
    2 weeks ago I bought 2 friesian girls -6 and 7 months old - they are my first horses and I'm so excited and pleased with them - but I have some problems I don't know how best to progress with...... We built them 2 stalls, each 3x4m, in a large airy barn - but it does not have direct access to...
  6. Horse Training
    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 go to...
  7. Horse Training
    I have just purchased a 6 month old filly, she's a Fresian/Paint cross and she is beautiful and very sweet, but also quite stubborn. Thanks to some outside circumstances, she doesn't really know how to lead. She knows what a halter is, and she will back and move from side to side but for the...
  8. Horse Training
    Currently I am helping to train a three year old gelding. At the moment he doesn't lead the best. He understands to walk with people but he likes to fall behind, which when we're walking through a field with a lot of other horses that just crowd around. The worst bit he doesn't understand if you...
  9. Horse Talk
    I have never had any problems leading my horse till 2 days ago... All of a sudden she litterally pulls me where she wants to go if there is grass there! She even pulls my trainer around! He thinks the first problem is cuz she is in heat, but she has never been this bad when she is in heat...
  10. Horse Training
    Hi everyone :-) I have had my 22 year old thoroughbred x connamera mare for 3 months now and she is great and i love her to bits :) Recently she has been turned out full time in the field just down the road from the farm. She is in their with two other horses. When i go to catch her in the...
  11. Horse Training
    Im a worker at a boarding facility that holds 27 horses. Many x race horse thoroughbreds that love to bust out of the pasture gates when I am leading them out and into their stall for their food. This really needs to stop for it is not only very rude, but my shoulder is going to be very hurt one...
  12. Horse Training
    Hi, A couple a weeks ago I purchased an 8 year old OTTB off the track. For the most part, he behaves great. He's calm and usually has great ground manners. Right now, I pasture board him on a twenty acre field with about fifteen other horses. He's no trouble to catch and always walks to me...
  13. Horse Tack and Equipment
    if you need to get a horse to go somewhere , how would you lead them in a bridle with no reins. I'm just talking a few steps with a non pushy horse. also in a halter/head collar with out a lead rope.
  14. Horse Training
    Hi, So, I'm helping out a local family by training the four horses in their backyard. I've had great luck with their placid gelding, dog-like mini and even a rescued Appy mare. The fourth is the Appy's baby. Molasses is a year old and sweet as can be. So far things are going well, but I was...
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