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  1. Horse Riding Critique
    Alright everybody, I've got a couple questions for you about what I'm doing wrong with my riding. You see, I have this problem with bad heels and lower leg movement at the posting trot and canter. However, I only have these problems with stirrups. You see, when I'm riding without stirrups, I...
  2. Horse Health
    I seem to be seeing a lot of horses that appear to have issues with their hind leg movement. I'm not sure if it's just in my area but when I see the horses going by (there are a lot of people who ride on the roads near where I live and ride) many of the horses appear to have strange or stilted...
  3. Dressage
    Okay, someone in another thread says that some conformation and movement 'faults' cannot be improved with dressage training, so that started me thinking: Which conformation/movement 'faults' can you live with or improve with training and which are just beyond the ability of anyone to improve...
  4. English Riding
    Okay, so I've been riding for almost a year now, but I just can't quite "get" the canter! I know how my hips are supposed to move, and not to grip/brace, etc, yet I still manage to bounce. Or, I will use my lower back to absorb the shock, causing me to lean back a bit. When I do this, I don't...
  5. Horse Riding Critique
    So we all have our own opinion about a sexy horse lol but im a jumper and when I bought this foal I was looking for something that will be great to compete in the Hunter/Jumpers. My questions are as follow: - She is a Percheron/Thoroughbred. I want height but not a skinny Tb, so the Percheron i...
  6. Horse Training
    I have been working with a 6 year old paint gelding that previously has been someone's pet and spoiled rotten. He had absolutely NO ground manners and was VERY VERY pushy. He is coming along beautifully and has mastered Join-up, lowers his head for haltering, can touch all over, lifts all 4...
  7. Horse Health
    My horse has one hind leg that moves oddly only when he's walking, it looks as if he doesn't bend it at the hock. It does NOT hurt him, or bother him, and you have to be really looking to notice it. I also find it odd that once he trot or canters it dissapears. Have you ever heard of this? I...
  8. Western Riding
    Which horse do you think is the better mover for western pleasure. Which one do you think has more show potential? Both are 5 years old. Horse #1 has about 5 months of professional training Horse #2 has about 7 months. Horse one is $3500 and horse two is $5500. Tell me what you think one...
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