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  1. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    Hi all, New aspiring horse owner with previous on-site lease experience. After a lot of thought I've gotten a 7 yr old quarter horse on trial - he's cute, chubby but in great condition, energetic, clearly has had some training put into him. I've had him a week and have another week to decide on...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all, just looking for some advice and opinions. My 16 year old Connemara gelding was out of work for around 5 years before I got him. Things have been going well. He doesn’t like hacking alone or in front and he’s been doing so well with me trying to break that habit. He isn’t shod as was not...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  4. 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...
  5. General Riding queries
    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...
  6. 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...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  8. 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! :)
  9. General Riding queries
    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...
  10. General Riding queries
    :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...
  11. 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?
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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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