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  1. Horse Grooming
    I have a 14hh paint mare who has a mane that lies on both sides on the neck. I've tried a lot to get it to stay on the right side but nothing seems to work. I put her mane on the right side, braided it, and left it there for a few days, but a half-hour after I took them out, her mane was messed...
  2. Horse Training
    I have been working with Alvin, a very naughty fjord who has been sitting for far too long. I've been riding him bareback in a halter, mostly because he is literally too big for all of the saddles and bits available but also because I want him to listen to me and not a bit etc.. just a personal...
  3. English Riding
    Hi everyone, I'm very confused about collecting my horse and I'm afraid that my trainers provide me with vague answers that don't particularly help me understand the concept of collecting a horse, what it implies exactly and how can I do it correctly, since I am having so many problems I'm...
  4. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I am having no luck with horses. It seems like every time I have ridden one, I have been thrown, or something among those lines has happened. I have this greenbroke paint pony who has helped me get over this fear... until now. I used to be able to ride her bareback all of the time. Just last...
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment
    so I was trying really hard to just ride my horse in a full cheek snaffle but he just runs right through it as soon as we lope. He decides that were going where he wants to go and nothing can stop him we'll run sideways across the whole pasture, and don't think that we run full speed at anything...
  6. 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...
  7. Horse Talk
    I have been thinking about getting rid of my 12/13 yr old gelding D. But before I put him up on the market I really need some questions answered... I got D probably last September, he was skinny and very nervous. Since then he has filled out to a nice looking boy, but he is still nervous. I do...
  8. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So I've been riding ever since I was five, but stopped when I was seven. I'm fourteen now, and have been volunteering at a wonderful horse farm. The women there lets me ride sometimes. She basically gives me a horse sometimes with sometimes without a saddle and let's me in the ring to do...
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