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  1. Horse Talk
    Hello! After years of convincing, I've finally got my parents to get me on the saddle. As a long term goal with my riding, I have my eyes set on jumping at the grand prix level. I ride three times a week on school horses, and my parents are looking into leasing or buying a horse in the next...
  2. New to Horses
    The concern comes in at the school horses; having ridden all of my instructor's school horses, I've begun to realize that these horses spook really easy, and are stubborn, two things I know for a fact a school horses for beginners should not be. Considering for most beginners this is the first...
  3. New to Horses
    Hello, I joined this forum hoping that I can have some questions answered. I am a 21 year old college student who is hoping to graduate with a degree in Biology, with a concentration in Organismal. I have always LOVED horses, but growing up I never had the money to own one or take lessons...
  4. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    My name is Taylor and I'm a new rider who recently just leased my first horse!! I prefer hunt seat but will be focusing on saddle seat for a while. I have my first schooling show coming up soon and I am VERY excited!! Right now I focus on pleasure riding but as I get more of a foundation in...
  5. New to Horses
    Im green, trail riding and some lessons over a couple years with my aunta very well behaved horse. I bought a 14 year old Bay Roan Gelding(san peppy blood,cutting, ranch horse) he was formerly the dominant horse in his 4 horse herd. Owner sold due to wifes injury from work and unable to ride all...
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi! I have been riding for 12 months total, group lesson only, 1 hour a week. I have been cantering 4 months after starting riding, and currently I'm doing jumps at a trot. Every time I come to my lesson, I get a different horse. Every horse seems to have their own problems and because of this...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi There, I was hoping to get some advice on how to choose a barn for my daughter to take lessons at. She is 6 years old. There are several within 30 minutes of us and I am overwhelmed with the options/differences in each barn. There are a couple that seem to have large children's programs...
  8. New to Horses
    hi :^) I'm a student in central Iowa and a job at a horse barn was pretty much dropped into my lap from the heavens (my mom's friend Pam) after I expressed interest in riding again. I'm a little bit rusty, but I've been riding a little morgan named Fritz and an obscenely overweight fjord named...
  9. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Ahoy! I've seen a TON of opinions on cinching, ranging from snug to loose etc. As far as I know, the general rule is to tighten enough for it to not slip when mounting. "Don't cut your horse in half!" I am still "learning" aka, I can easily walk, trot, but after recently getting bucked off...
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Good morning! I just got a job at a stable with 28 horses as a stable hand. I have zero horse experience, but I have been wanting to learn more since I was very little. There's a chance that I could exchange my working hours for riding lessons, but I don't know where to start! My family is...
  11. New and Returning members, 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...
  12. New to Horses
    So, I have gone a bought a horse. I have wanted one since I was little. I have no experience, but I have friends with horses that are helping me with her. Now I know everyone is going to say I am nuts for jumping in with both feet, but I am 50, I have the money and I figure it's now or never...
  13. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hello everyone! I'm rather new here, and figured I'd introduce myself. I'm 23 and living in Alberta, I've been interested in horses since I was a kid, and have countless books on them. I was only able to take lessons once for a few months before moving out to Alberta. Living in the middle of a...
  14. New to Horses
    Hi, I've only been riding since last fall. When I started out riding everything seemed to come quickly and naturally. Then at the end of June I was working on the canter, and my instructor let me cantor off the lunge line for the first time around the rink. Everything was fine the first few...
  15. Horse Talk
    I guess I'm kinda obsessed cause I talk about horses 24/7 and all my friends think I'm crazy. Any tips on how I can get my friend into riding? I'm always hinting at it and now she's like well my siblings want to try it so I might, but I think she's trying to get me off her back. She will come to...
  16. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey everyone! My terminology might be a little off (forewarning haha!), I have only been riding for about a year and it's only been trail rides and what not. I have been taking lessons four times a week, really refining my riding, and now I am considering doing some kind of competing. Is...
  17. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    I'm new to horses. I'm a 58 year old man who thinks he would like to do trail riding when he retires. I took my second lesson last night. I was riding with three middle school girls. Felt a little out of place. How does one learn to ride spending less than an hour in the saddle a week? Just...
  18. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi. Have been riding about 2.5 years, once a week. Just cantered the first time about 2 months ago. I have a very spirited Quarterhorse (not my horse - a school horse) that I ride. He has a reputation for being a barn brat and has a strong bit (not a snaffle) on him, as well as a double...
  19. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    My name is Alice and I am a French expat living in the US. I am in Salt Lake City, Utah. I work in the fitness industry as a kettlebell and yoga instructor, I also own my own studio in SLC as well as work with people online. I use to ride when I was younger and decided a few months ago that I...
  20. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hi! My name is Marcie. :) Super original sn I know lol. I have loved horses since I was a kid, collected Breyers and as an adult enjoy playing with horses on the sims 3. Lame but sometimes you take what you can get. I'm 29 now and had a pretty crappy job up until last year. Then last month I...
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