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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey everyone, I had a year long break from training, and I got back to riding about 2 months ago. I'm preparing for an endurance race in March/April, but as I kept riding I noticed my right leg was very stiff after every ride. I then asked my trainer to take photos, and noticed my left stirrup...
  2. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello! Quick question here... So, as the title suggests, how do you use your legs when it comes to doing the 2point position and the trot? I mean, do you just use your legs and push yourself up into the 2point/trot and that is all? Is there more to it? I'm not sure... Also, about the 2point...
  3. English Riding
    Hello! So, a little bit of back story ~ I ride one day of the week, every week that I can. Sometimes I cannot ride every week and have to wait 1 to 2 weeks at a time. I don't own or lease, I just take lessons. So, since I don't ride much, my trainer has me ride Western from time to time, as I...
  4. English Riding
    I've had this issue for a while, and neither me nor my instructor have any idea how to fix it.While I'm posting the trot, my legs tend to fall back out beneath me, and my feet sometimes end up near the horses flanks, and I am left sitting right on my crotch or on the ground. Hard to explain, I...
  5. Jumping
    Whenever I jump, I tend to swing my lower legs back, quite far behind the girth, and I'll often bring my heels up. Any exercises etc. that could help me with this would be greatly appreciated. :)
  6. Horse Health
    I have a miniature called Pip who is nearly 3 years old. He has never been ridden but I free jump him over up to 80cm. I also have taught him tricks up such as how to paw and bow. He also has sweet itch therefore wears a sweet itch rug. However, yesterday when I went down, I was teaching him to...
  7. Horse Talk
    I saw a post on Pinterest about tube socks on horses legs to keep the flys from bugging them so much. I got some and put them on my horses and they keep falling down and I pull them up but they either rub them down or they fall down as they move. How could I keep them up? Anyone else try them...
  8. Horse Health
    So I haven't posted on here in about a year but I really need some advice. I went out to feed my horse on Saturday and his hind legs were both extremely swollen. I couldn't find any cuts or scratches and he's not the least bit lame, just slightly stiff. And he's only swollen from the hock down...
  9. Horse Health
    Whats the best thing to do for lame horses?! My mare seems to have gone lame, the lameness is in either her front right or her back left. What should I do to get rid of it? Supplements, exercises? etc. We had a vet come out and they prescribed cortisone but someone in my barn seemed to have...
  10. Horse Health
    My horse is a retired barrel racer, and she's about 18. The people who raced her didn't warm her up before she raced, and so the tendons in her back legs can cause her a lot of trouble. She can't run very well, and they'll swell up on a really hot day or after exercise, but she's fine on trail...
  11. Horse Health
    I have a purebred arab 13 yr old mare. Lately she`s been not exactly limping but really shifty and un-even. We had a farrier come out the second day (she`s been limping for about 6 days now). He didn`t see anything abnormal but she was acting up and she`s never done that before;I`ve only had her...
  12. Horse Health
    i was just wondering what you would do if your horse had a bowed tendon? how to take care of it an dwhat treatments work? in the front leg.
  13. Horse Health
    I found an amazing Appendix jumping mare, 8 years old, and I cant think of ANY cons about her except one thing. She had tendinitis as a 3 year old.. On her right hind. I realize what it is, usually caused by overload on the soft tissue, blah blah blah. But getting to the point, is there a...
  14. Horse Health
    Okay, So I brought Cowboy in out of the field today, as I do every night. I noticed pretty quickly he was favoring his right front leg. Not really dramatically at all, just enough to notice. I also noticed that by the time we had gotten across the field, it had gotten better. I got him and...
  15. Jumping
    Lately I have been riding like I'm crazing with a half crest release and half automatic I guess you could say. One of my hands is on my ponys neck while the other is welll... just down there.. but it looks like I'm doing an automatic release.. but I'm not. It's really weird and I have no Idea...
  16. Horse Grooming
    hey i just got a horse from a guy that had her for 4 months and only rode her twice and i have been getting her back into being used but every time i go to pick her back hoofs she kicks at me or scoots over and just dosent seem to like me touching her legs and she moves alot when i put wraps on...
  17. English Riding
    Howdy! I'm new to the horse world... so let's say i'm master my irons and now just need to work on balance. I have no picture for my posture but i know that my butt can stick out and my legs fall backwards.... so how do i keep my legs still.... any tips or do i just concentrate more? My mentor...
  18. Horse Health
    Okay, so I'm getting a new pony, and I've found the absolute perfect one for me. I know there's no such thing as the perfect horse, but she suits me down to the ground. My only concern is, she's 14, and I've noticed when she walks, she has a little bit of stiffness and a little clicking in...
  19. Horse Health
    I have had my gelding since he was born, he is now 6. At the walk his legs go straight for the most part, his hooves are positioned more inward this is how he has always been and my vet doesn't ever bring it up. How ever when he trots his back hooves cris-cross. Rem is very active and loves...
  20. Horse Health
    Comet got his legs all scratched up a few months ago. I wrapped and treated them often but he still has scabby type things. I tried picking some off but no blood. The hair won't grow back. The scabs are soft. What can I do to heal his legs and have the hair grow back? :?
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