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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi fellow horse lovers! I really need advice. I have taken the winer off from riding and am going to be starting it again in the spring. When I start riding again I will be riding at a different barn- this new barn offers lessons in both Western and English, whereas the one I went to previously...
  2. New to Horses
    Hello! My name is Mary and I'm 18 years old! I'm currently hanging out in the northeast united states going to community college, but I plan on transferring to a college out west sometime in the next year for psychology. As far as experience goes I've been around horses on and off my whole life...
  3. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Howdy - I joined to learn - Iv'e got to catch up with my 11 year-old daughter who's passion for horses would blow your mind! We recently aquired our first horse - an 18 year old gelding - Strawberry Roan that is believed to be ½ Saddlebred ½ Mustang.
  4. Horse Breeds
    I'm not new to riding, though I haven't ridden in a while, and I'm looking to buy a horse in the near(ish) future. I'm sixteen, female, fairly short. I can ride all gaits, and ride bareback, i have very little experience with jumps, and prefer hacking to menages. the horse would need to be...
  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. New to Horses
    I have been and took the plunge and bought a pony for my daughter he was proven safe and I had advise and took my time in buying him. Hes a gelding 11hh section A. We had a bad experience where I had tied him up for grooming and some dogs got through a gap in the fence next door and spooked him...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi guys, I'm new to this website. :) So, I started riding around January, but I've wanted to ride for my entire life. At my boarding school, I get to ride maybe 3 or 4 times a month. I just started learning the sitting trot in March (seems a long time ago, but a lot of the lessons we couldn't...
  8. 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...
  9. Horse Shows
    Hi! As disclosed in my username I'm new to breed showing and could not be more lost when it comes to the different terminology used on show bills and to register for classes (non-pro, novice, amateur, youth, etc.) I'm 15, and this will be my first year showing MApHA and GLApHC. I have no ApHC...
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    In walk- 10m circle 15m circle 20m circle Collected Very confident In trot- 10-20m circle Jump 60-70cm 2ft 3 Very confident (learning leg yield) In canter- 20m circle Jumping 60-70 Confident but not the best at it I ride a 7yr old lazy pony so it can be hard to get her to canter she is my...
  11. Jumping
    Hey, So I'v been riding on and off throughout my life, much of which was hacking and took riding up again at University earlier this year. I had never jumped until now (apart from one awful attempt which we wont count). I'v had four jumping lessons at uni and was wondering if anyone could help...
  12. Eventing
    I am currently competing intro at events and placing in the top two. at jumper shows i do 2'7 and i place in the top 5's. I'm starting off my eventing season beginner novice in May. i hope to school alot during the summer and hopefully compete novice in the fall. my pony is going strong but he...
  13. Horse Talk
    Okay, so my rant is about myself letting someone ride my horse, and now I think it's a huuuge mistake! Apologies, it's looooooong! Let me set the scene as it were: -I rent a couple of acres of a much larger field (of which I can make my own, do what I like as regards to fencing, stables Etc)...
  14. Horse Talk
    Introduction Last September, my girlfriend Kaitie expressed an interest in picking up riding again. She had taken riding lessons for something like 10 years when she was younger, but eventually had to give up taking them after her instructor moved too far away. I was excited to see her ride...
  15. Jumping
    Hello, I was wondering what is the exact definition of a novice rider. I will be entering... Novice Rider Equitation o/f 2' Novice Rider Hunter o/f 2' Novice Rider Equitation Could somebody define these classes thuroughly please? What does u/s mean? A few of the classes have that in their...
  16. Horse Showmanship
    I'm pretty interested in Showmanship, and I've trained horses for some farms before they sold them to be showing horses. I've worked with all sorts of horses in this, but I need help on what I should enter. I have a Ponies of the Americas (POA) gelding named Moe. He's overgrown, but a fine...
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