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  1. New to Horses
    Hello! Just a quick question: I've been taking lessons for a few months now and my trainer says I should start looking into half-chaps or tall boots. I'm totally not opposed to it; it's just that I've been wearing ankle boots since the beginning and I'm curious why it's suddenly time for a...
  2. New to Horses
    Hello! This is my first post here, so sorry in advance if something's wonky. Anyways- I should start with the basics; I'm 21, I've been riding for five months, and I've recently started learning how to canter after only doing walk/trot lessons until I could properly keep my heels down. My...
  3. Horse Boarding
    I am looking to lease a horse at the barn where I currently ride.I have ridden the horse several times and she feels like a good match and I would be able to take jumping lessons on her. (My barn only allows you to jump if you lease or own the horse). The problem is that she does not have her...
  4. New to Horses
    Ok, so I'm very new to horses. I've been hearing quite a bit about leasing a horse sometime in the future. Could someone give me the basics? I'm not sure that I want to do this anytime soon, but I do want more information. Thank you in advance! :gallop:
  5. New to Horses
    New to Horse Forum, but not new to horses. I grew up riding and rode in college, then got away from it for a while. Five years ago I bought a walkaloosa mare, nice kind of midlife crisis right? lol She was underweight and had some issues from being treated roughly (I suspect, I don't know her...
  6. New to Horses
    Of course, by "kid", I mean thirty-mumble and by "new" I mean slightly obsessed with horses since I could walk, but come from a not particularly well-off family, so the best I could manage growing up was yearly scout camp. But whatever. :D I've finally found an instructor in my area that I get...
  7. New to Horses
    Hello. I just joined this forum, so, I hope this is the right place to post a set of questions like this! If it's not please let me know and I will move it or repost. I'm eighteen years old (I feel so old, I'm still a kid, I swear), and I've loved horses since I was a little kid. I taught...
  8. English Riding
    Hi everyone! I need serious help and advice. I just don't have anyone else to talk to and I'm at a point where I honestly feel trapped... So here's the deal; I take lessons once a week at this small barn with a private instructor that claims to have been an Olympian. The only backup of her...
  9. New to Horses
    Hi there! My name is Mia, I own one horse who's name is, Spencer. I am 18 years old and I am currently studying to take my test to become a certified riding instructor. I live in California. I have been riding for 9 years now. For the first 4 years, I rode western, now I am strictly a...
  10. English Riding
    I know this is going to seem like a really broad question, but I've been skimming through the threads in the Horse Riding Critique forum and I've found myself wanting to provide input, but not knowing where to start. What are some of the first things you're looking for when you're watching a...
  11. Jumping
    I've ridden Western for several years in the past, to the point where I leased for a couple of years and then owned for a few more before I went off to college. Since then I've only done occasional lessons here and there, but things in my life have changed and I'm looking to start picking up...
  12. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Just wanted to say Hi and meet some new horesy friends. I am turning 50 in December and I bought my first every horse at the end of August this year. She's green broke and so am I!!!!. I have lots of friends at the barn where I board her that are teaching me and helping me. I love being able...
  13. New to Horses
    Hello Horse lovers First of all let me introduce myself as im new here My name is Kaleigh in 27 and have been riding only about six months, Im the proud first time momma of a beautiful strawberry roan appaloosa. In the last month i have taken two falls off my boy and after this last one when I...
  14. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hello y'all... I'm brand new to the forum but know just enough about 'forums' to know I should come and introduce myself first. :wave: I'm hoping to meet some folks to talk horses, homesteading, and moving back to country life with. In a nutshell... I grew up country but have lived city...
  15. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hello, all! Thought I'd pop in and give myself an introduction here. I'm probably a bit "unique" here in that I don't have a horse of my own. However, I have recently begun volunteering at a horse rescue. I have loved horses for my entire life, but I have never been in a position (financially...
  16. 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!
  17. Western Riding
    I've been studying [lots of books + online videos] cutting horse training & cattle ranching for about a year now so I know a good deal of the terminology and am familiar with, what I understand to be, the proper practices of the discipline but, only in THEORY with very little real-life-hands-on...
  18. Western Riding
    Hi! Last december I bought this beautiful gypsy vanner mare, which is trained for western pleasure. I'd known this mare for 6 years, and had been wanting her for just as long. But I don't know anything about the western style or.. yeah, anything. I've been riding for 18 years, mostly just as a...
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