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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi All, I don’t currently have an arena to school in, so we have a field at the yard that we can ride in (not the field he is kept in). He tries to nap going past the entrances to the other fields, which lead to his, but I can work with that. The problem I have is when we get down the...
  2. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    Hi everyone :) I'm new to the forums, so I hope I'm in the right place. I'm dealing with some nervousness of getting back in the saddle. A little bit about me: I started riding at 9 and ended up in hunter/jumper. I stopped jumping around the age of 16 (I was doing shows at 3 foot) and then...
  3. Horse Health
    I've only had my horse for 4 days (I know it's not long) Anyway, I haven't ridden him yet but I decided today I would lead him out of his paddock to our driveway where there's heaps of grass so he could graze for a bit. Anyway, no trouble walking him out of his paddock, once he was out though he...
  4. Horse Talk
    Hey everyone, me again:) So I'm pretty sure I'm going to be getting a miniature horse hes very special to me haha. So like I have a few questions on.. just about everything. and I understand I could research but like I personally like getting knowledge from people who know horses and like lots...
  5. Horse Talk
    heyy So I am helping a friend showing her miniature horses and I'm sort of new to it all, so any ideas and help is much appreciated So I'm unsure on the types of things I can do to increase trust for the horse to have with me and for me to have with them, I need to make sure I have good trust...
  6. Horse Health
    Hello, I've made a massive decision this weekend- one that I wasn't exactly expecting to make aha... I have committed to buy a little pony that was originally advertised as a 'Good project pony.' However, when I arrived to look at him, I was pretty shocked by what I saw. I felt bad for him...
  7. Plus Sized Riders
    Hello All! I am extremely nervous about getting back in the saddle, and would love some advice and reassurance! Here is the situation: -I have had no horrible falls. -Just started working at a small backyard barn in trade for board (looking for a horse). -Owner wants me to ride a couple of...
  8. Horse Talk
    I am presenting my yearly 4h presentation tomorrow, it is about how the whorls on a horses face can predict their personality. I am really nervous,:-| dose anybody have tips for public speaking?
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So the horse I'm currently working with is quite green, and is afraid of things being put on his back. The owner had once forgotten how green he was, and plopped a saddle on his back, which is apparently the cause of his fear. When I first started working with him, it took me a good five...
  10. General Riding queries
    I have had my horse just over a year now and every time i ride him even now i feel nervous. He is an ex racehorse but very quiet. He pig-roots and bucks when i lunge him before a ride but he has only ever reared a bit when i have been on him. I get nervous for no reason and i dont know if its...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    P.s. I'm not really looking for any advice, I just wanted to show off Hippy's accomplishments lol XD Me and my sister own a lovely little light palomino welsh pony named Hippy! He turned 8 this year, but was only broken when he was 4/5 - he is very skittish, green and nervous - it's just his...
  12. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment
    I have decided to move my mare to a western barn, since i am fed up with the rude treatment, arena hogging, and bad mouthing the western discipline at my barn. I am moving in exactly one week, and the place is filled with friendly people, nice horses, and a great facility. However, whenever my...
  13. Horse Talk
    Hi all, *apologies in advance for the novel* I've been taking lessons on and off since I was six years old, but never quite settled at one barn or into one discipline. About a year and a half ago I found a barn I loved and started working on dressage. A month ago I bought the mare I had been...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Well, last year, me and my horse Apache had an accident while barrel racing. I got hurt bad on my back. I stopped riding for a while, and in that time, I started really liking Berry. When I got healed, I was scared to get on Apache, even though I knew it wasn't his fault he got spooked. I still...
  15. Horse Shows
    I love showing! Although I don't do a ton of it, I enjoy all of the careful preparation, the excitement of going to a new place with my horse, and the satisfaction of a great ride. But what I don't love is the pre-class butterflies. I stress an worry a great deal as I prepare to ride. What...
  16. Horse Shows
    So basically my last eventing show didn't go to well. We got in 9th for dressage because I nearly ran into the fence, then disqualified for stadium because my horse refused once then I fell off after, then for cross country Ihad to slap my horse to go over to jumps. So now I have early show...
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