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  1. Horse Training
    HI! I have a 20 year old Mare in my farm. When she was younger my family hired a trainer to teach her to be comfortable with riding and people. However, they had a really aggressive approach making her anxious, she fell trying to escape and had a slight injury. She's all right now, but she is...
  2. Horse Talk
    Hello. I've read many articles and forums on how to deal with a horse that is nervous under saddle but I have the opposite problem. My 11 y.o. Oldenburg gelding is extremely nervous when standing on the cross ties, being led, going into his stall, trailering, and pretty much anywhere else. He's...
  3. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I'm usually pretty good about sitting up but recently i've been having trouble when there are too many people in the arena, my horse keeps spooking, and when i'm making tighter turns at the canter. I feel like i'm not sitting up far enough and i'm off balance so i feel like my riding is hitting...
  4. New to Horses
    I have an 11 year old gelding who I recently rescued. I got him from a home where he had been put out to pasture for the last three years with little work. I am pretty sure the man on the property beat on him due to how he acts around men. Well yesterday I had the ferrier come out to do his...
  5. Horse Talk
    So I have a very very nervous spooky jumpy mare. Shes and arabian/quarter horse paint mare. Its not behavioral, I trained her as a two to four year old and there were no signs of this. She then spent 13years with a horrible family. I've heard, and from her scars don't doubt, horror stories. She...
  6. Horse Training
    I have had my horse for about a year now. He is a five year old Thoroughbred/Morgan cross. He's the sweetest and most cuddly dude I have ever met and I adore him, but I need some help here now. He's always been a nervous guy. He looks at everything and has a hard time focusing. He gets annoyed...
  7. Horse Talk
    In order to help my soon to be 6yr old QH get over his worrying problem, I've decided to try and desensitize him. I would just like some tips and precautions i should keep in mind. I would also love to have a list and idea's of different things to do with him. Thanks! :)
  8. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello! I have recently started riding again and have taken interest in a rescue thoroughbred named General Lee. It's been a few years since I've ridden. I have no formal training when it comes to saddle work, just experience in lots and lots of trail riding. I have greatly lessened some bad...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    :think:my horse,valentin, is a very nervous,jumpy horse.even just for a trail ride with noone but me,&the horses he lives with&whoevers riding them,we think its because hes blind in one eye,but hes always been pretty skiddish.I was just wondering if there was any ideas(or if its even possible)to...
  10. Horse Shows
    i work with a wonder 16 year old thoroughbred that tends to get nervous at the funshows we do.hes great when another horse he knows is around,but not the best when he doesnt know any horse.does anyone have any tips on keeping him calmer?
  11. Horse Training
    I have a 15.3hh 12yo Appaloosa gelding (horse in my picture) wholm i have owned since he was a newly broken in 4yo. He had little education and i trained him to showjump myself (I was 14 when i first bought him). He has such talent yet he is so difficult. His always been a very nervous horse...
  12. Horse Training
    Hi everyone! Ok so I just bought my 1st foal( colt)and his got an attitude problem( big time)! his very nervous with people petting him ! you can only pet his face and neck abit! I`v tryed getting the halter on him but he got it off and now he pins his ears and goes to nip me and other! i dont...
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