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  1. New to Horses
    Hey everyone :) So I've been working on selling the mare I currently have. She's just too much horse for me as she's green broke and super smart and is fairly high energy. I misjudged my skill level to handle her as well as when I first bought her, I rushed into the decision instead of taking...
  2. New to Horses
    Hello! I'll try to make this as straightforward as possible. At the end of October/early November I plan to move my two horses (a bonded gelding and mare I've owned for years) onto the 5 acres of land next to my recently purchased home in NY. I'm not new to horses by any means but I'm new to...
  3. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Back in September I wrote my first post here asking for advice on handling my fidgety horse. The focus that most people pick up on was that I was a first time owner and my horse was only 4. I was wasn't prepared for the flood of "Get rid of her... Get something more appropriate" but I don't...
  4. New to Horses
    I'm new/not new to horses. I rode for 13 years but that was 15 years ago. I never owned before. This spring I volunteered at a thoroughbred rescue in my area and fell in love with a 5 year old gelding. He had some issues that I had to consider- he'd been on stall rest for 5 months when I...
  5. New to Horses
    hi there guys so... i will be a new owner of a 2 yr old cob at the weekend. all this is new to me again. i used to own a horse as a child, but obvs i was a child and lost interest. he has just started desensitive training. what do i do to carry this on? also how to work him? obis he hasn't been...
  6. Horse Training
    Hi There guys, hope you all are well. I need some advice from you guys on how to train my (almost)2 year old colt. He is a sweet lovely boy and very tame, i can stand behind him, touch him anywhere i want. No biting or kicking... The problem i have is leading him, sometimes he would walk fine...
  7. New to Horses
    I just want a general idea of what other people are paying a year in total for their horse. Also just what yall are paying for board, vet, etc for each month. A list of the things you usually buy a month with general prices would be great to know. THANKS! :D
  8. New to Horses
    First of all, sorry if this doesn't go here - I haven't used this very much. I have been riding for 6 years, but have never owned a horse. I am an advanced rider, I am into hunters/jumpers, and I have ridden many different breeds of horses, from QHs to Morabs. I want a breed that has some 'go'...
  9. 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...
  10. Horse Talk
    Okay so I have debated over posting this but I cannot let whats going on continue without getting some advice and or feedback here. Short back story: I move annually for work and do not see that as a fair existence for a horse. Will only be like this another year or two, but for now I lease...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So I am a new member of this forum, have been lurking for awhile now :P While I rode a few times as a child/teenager, I am 29 now and most def. a beginner. I am in training now and had a few questions regarding the correct horse size for me. I am interested in a Tennessee Walker and found a...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Im about to get a tennessee walker and I'm a little confused on what saddle would be best for me and the horse. I want to ride her for fun, around land so not technically trail riding but just around for fun. Im not sure what type of saddle i should get? will i need a special saddle for gaited...
  13. Horse Talk
    I dont know much about owning a horse and I wanted to learn a little bit before I went head first into it (I sort of already did). I'm not made of money at the moment (in high school but my mom would pay most costs) and was thinking about maybe co-owning with 1 or 2 other people to keep cost...
  14. Horse Talk
    I'm looking into buying a horse and i want to find a good horse book with all the info you need to buy and own and take care of a horse! thanks:-)
  15. Horse Health
    Hi, all. After working in barns and taking lessons for about 3 years now, I have found a new instructor who has this big AQH mare that I connected with. She rode her without issue. I (I am a plus sized rider, about 250 more take than give) (and 6'0") rode her for about an hour with no problem...
  16. Horse Training
    Flower, our mini shetland pony arrived today at our house, Be bought her from a local spanish farmer, a pet for the familie. She was calm when she arrived, then when we made a fus she was running up and down bocking, her ears seemed to be ok. later she came up to us and sniffed around and blew...
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