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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So I'm just looking for second opinions while I'm looking into some things. So a bit a back story real quick: I went for my first real ride on my mare, Roxy, on Monday. This was both a success and a failure. Basically, I saddled her up and hopped on, planning on only using the halter since...
  2. New to Horses
    Hello all! I am new here and happy to be a part of this. I just bought a hackney pony for my daughter. The ponies name is Royal and she is about 12 hands high. When we got her, she was pretty well behaved and rode well. She is being housed with another horse of ours who is much bigger and older...
  3. Horse Training
    I need some help with what to do with my 6-year-old mare. I've had her for about 7 months and she's made a lot of good progress considering her shady past. She's very sweet and smart. But when dinner time rolls around she gets super pushy coming in from the pasture. It's pretty typical horse...
  4. Horse Training
    My first reaction is no. I don't want to smack him it would break our bond and I am sure there is a gentler way. I am finding no way around it. I am a pretty green rider so I purchased a horse that said kid safe in huge letters with no vices. I rode him at the place I purchased him and he...
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Somedays I will ride her and I will feel totally off-balanced. She acts up, bolts, and won't slow down. Other days, she's just your typical green-broke horse. I can't tell if the problem is from the position of the saddle or not. When we trot, I give all I can to even be able to post it. Forget...
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