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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. Horse Talk
    I’m searching for the piece of cloth that I see some people put over the rope band of their mechanical hackamores to prevent the rope from rubbing/hurting the horse’s nose but I cannot find it. thanks:) any links or pictures would help
  3. Horse Talk
    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. Horse Breeds
    I’m young; in my mid 20s so I may not know as much as some of you :). My grandfather and has been around horses all of his life but is very old school and outdated when it comes to things so that’s what brings me here. A few weeks ago i bought a horse whom I’ve named Diesel. She’s a 2 year old...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    School horse, 20yrs old, VERY quiet and forgiving. I had her now for six lessons and every time I asked her to trot (takes some convincing) she pins her ears. She then trots okay and is generally very obedient, save for cutting corners here and there or wanting to turn the opposite direction, I...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I’m a rerider with about 5 lessons down my belt - baby steps I guess! (I’m trotting only) and a couple of trail rides at a different barn. My question is about the trail horse I ride. She’s always the same one as we will go on a two-day tour in the summer so I’ve asked to practice with her. I’m...
  7. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    First of all I’m newer to horses about a half a year I’ve been working with them now. (So please be kind! 😊) So I worked for a high level eventer for a summer job and got into horses, I learned how to lead, bathe, tack, feed, groom, etc. and was very comfortable there and I’m so grateful I got...
  8. Barn & Stable queries plus Building & Maintenance
    Ive been going and helping out at a friend of my dads barn. It was an older couple with a lot of medical problems and their barn kinda just went down hill. I would go over there and clean months worth of horse manure out of stalls and aisles. After a while my dad "paid" me for all the work I...
  9. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hello! My name is Caressa! I am a newbie to the extreme. My family recently rescued a Shetland, a mini, and a Tennessee Walker. They are all great horses, but we are working hard to get them all the proper care and attention that they need!
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