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  1. Horse Talk
    Just thought it could be interesting to talk about the moments in your life with horses that were significant in how it shaped the way you handled/worked around them in the future. I've had a few inspirational as well as big learning moments in my life with horses and trainers alike. When I...
  2. Horse Conformation Critique
    Hi everyone, I really want to learn how to critique a horses confo, what are vital 'must haves/not haves', what flaws are more 'okay' than others. I've been reading and following a lot of you to try pick up a few things, but there is obviously a lot to learn. I wanted to start, with just a...
  3. Horse Talk
    I guess I'm kinda obsessed cause I talk about horses 24/7 and all my friends think I'm crazy. Any tips on how I can get my friend into riding? I'm always hinting at it and now she's like well my siblings want to try it so I might, but I think she's trying to get me off her back. She will come to...
  4. English Riding
    I've been taking lessons for 10 months now. I'm a working student right now, I ride, on average, 3 times a week. I ride the same horse every lesson and a few different ones when I work. When I'm at the barn I feed all horses (about 20), hay, water, clean (sweeping, scrubbing buckets etc..), and...
  5. Horse Training
    I love training my horse cute little things!! What tricks have you trained, so far I have bow, and hug. (:
  6. Horse Talk
    Hi all, *apologies in advance for the novel* I've been taking lessons on and off since I was six years old, but never quite settled at one barn or into one discipline. About a year and a half ago I found a barn I loved and started working on dressage. A month ago I bought the mare I had been...
  7. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hello to everyone, my name is Dawn, I live in the East Mountains just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. :) I have ridden a little bit over the years, but haven't owned due to space/financial restraints. Last year I bought a colt, (long story about why I got a colt as a first horse) and kept...
  8. Barn Maintenance
    Not sure whether this is the right catigory or not, but oh well... I was just wondering if there is such a thing as a " learning stable hand"? I am looking to work at a stables, but i do not have the experience in doing much more than looking after my own horse. Is it normal for people to hire...
  9. Horse Talk
    Over the years, i have watched people ( my trainer mostly ) be able to easily point out if a horse is lame, and where the horse is stiff, injured, ect. ect. Personally, i can see when a horse is not tracking up, or if they are limping. and thats it. So, how do you learn to spot lameness, and how...
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey! I'm looking for some suggestions in regards to what beginner books I should purchase? I will be taking up horseback riding lessons in the very near future and would like to take in as much information as possible before I mount a horse. Some of my riding friends have suggested: Centered...
  11. Dressage
    What are some good dressage websites? Im looking for anything from basic info to training video's. This is my first year riding dressage (I've spent the last 15 years riding western and just bought a friesian gelding trained in mid level dressage). Ive googled and googled haven't found very...
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