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  1. Horse Health
    Sorry this is going to be a bit long: I have an 8year old mare who I've owned since she was a weanling. Never been bred, never been near a barn with a stud, no chance she is pregnant. Never had a health issue, not even a hoof abscess (great feet) Was perfectly healthy until the beginning of...
  2. Horse Grooming
    http://www.horseforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=932554&stc=1&d=1507621870 please look at the photo! i don't know what this is it is on my horses fetlock area, she's never had this before. it is squishy and rubbery. could it be an ergot perhaps?
  3. English Riding
    Hay y'all! I've got some very beginner questions to ask... I've been riding for about a year now (consistently, I rode a little when I was a kid, but nowhere near this much), and every trainer thats seen me ride always gives me the same passing critique, I sit like I'm sitting on a recliner...
  4. Horse Training
    Hi everyone, I've recently have been trying to work with the pony I take care of on responding solely to leg. The owner tends to be impatient and resorts immediately to spurs and crops, which as you can guess, makes the mare less inclined to do what she's asking. I've spent around 3 weeks just...
  5. Horse Training
    Hey, My new horse just will not listen to leg aids, if say he will drift off to the right and I put my right leg on, he will do nothing and not respond in anyway. Same goes with canter, I can't get him to canter left or right. Does anyone have any exersizes that I could do to make him responsive...
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    hello, i have been riding for over 5 years and i jump up to 3'3". Recently, in the past two months whenever i jump, even tiny cross-rails, my leg swings back. I need suggestions as i have a show coming up. thanks
  7. Horse Health
    Last Wednesday I noticed that my mares hind left leg was swollen and warm. She was babying it and would rest it anytime she stood still. I talked to my boss and after seeing a video of her etc she told me to give her previcoc 2x a day until sunday night, along with cold hosing her leg. I took...
  8. English Riding
    I haven't been able to ride all winter due to bad weather and complications with my horses health. Recently I had a lesson (on a different horse) to touch up on any forgotten skills. A big problem I noticed was that in the trot my leg moved around a lot. My instructor said this was because I...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have a problem with my eq, my lower legs swing forward. I know you are supposed to keep your shoulder, hip, and heal in line for good eq, but my lower legs are always forward and It's really hard for me to keep them straight underneath of me so my heal will be in line. What kind of exercises...
  10. Horse Health
    my QH got kicked in the stifle 6 years ago, deep bone bruise, stall rest, light hand walking, after three months he would go back to light riding and starting work again. got better didn't bug him for a few years. i got other horses and started to work with him less but he still got lightly...
  11. Horse Health
    My horse is bucking everytime I put my leg on, not small humpy bucks, big bucks every transition. Especially at the canter, and especially on the right lead. I don't have a problem staying on because he seems to let one out every 3rd stride, I try to keep him going forward but it is nearly...
  12. Horse Health
    First off, hi! I'm new to the forum, and wanted to give a quick introduction! My name is Visualize, but feel free to call me by any of my other designations - Impede, Brooke, and any variation in between. Now on to why I'm posting... There has been a small, red bump on my horse's leg for some...
  13. Horse Health
    Last summer my gelding cut open the heel of his front right foot on the fence. My barn owner was very helpful in treating it. It took a LONG time to heal because of it's location. Proud flesh developed but we got rid of most of that as well. It healed as a bump with a scar. Now to the important...
  14. Horse Training
    I have a spotted saddle horse mare (she's about 7, but they man I bought her from 3 years ago told me she was 10, but her teeth say otherwise). Anyway, she does great on the trail. She makes sure she turns just fine going around trees and such, but when I am in the open and I just simply want to...
  15. Horse Health
    Hey! Today, I was riding my horse when I noticed that the 3 mischevious Shetland ponies had escaped and were running toward the road (that's not too far from the highway.) So I had to quickly tie Putts up to an insecure gate panel. Long story short, when I was rounding up the ponies, he spooked...
  16. Horse Health
    Hello. I am wondering if anyone has any information re. personal experiences managing cellulitis in an older horse? I have a 30 yr old Mare with cellulitis in her right rear leg, it's very swollen. How long does it take for swelling to go down once on antibiotics and anti-inflammatories? She was...
  17. Horse Health
    I am considering buying an 11 year old paint gelding. When he moves (mainly trot or canter) it seems as if his right hind hock is stiff. All of his other legs seem fine and he doesn't act like that leg bothers him. This stiffness is hardly noticeable. He does not limp or act in pain. The owner...
  18. Horse Health
    Okay, so, My gelding wont canter with a rider on his back. I have only seen him canter when he knows its lunch time, and even then, its only for a few short strides. I'm nervous. I know it could be alot of things and I'm just trying to figure it out. We do need a farrier to come out since the...
  19. Horse Health
    I went out to ride this morning and found that my horse has a lump over the fetlock of his right leg. He just got his shots three days ago and got his feet clipped (he isn't shod) a few days before that. He has crap feet and a bit of thrush I've been fighting for a while so the farrier ended...
  20. English Riding
    Hi, Many people have pointed out that my feet stick out, and I'm just riding off the back of my calf. It's like I have duck feet when I ride, and I know this is not a good thing. I cannot figure out how to fix this problem though... When I try to bring my toes in/forward my ankles roll over and...
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