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  1. General Off Topic Discussion
    So this isn't really off-topic from horses, but given the thread options this seemed to be the best place to talk about what I needed to. So here I am! Firstly, I am new to the forums. I am hoping that I can get some insight and some help as I (hopefully) attempt to enter the world of equines...
  2. Barrel Racing
    Hello, I am going to be looking at this retired race horse that has already been restarted and working on the barrel pattern. It is 16.2 hands. I was wondering what everybody's thoughts are on using a thoroughbred to barrel race. I showed my trainer some of the videos of it doing barrels and...
  3. Horse Talk
    Hello everyone :) I just got a 6 month old filly today and there are two ponies that are on the property already that belong to my grandma. I'm curious on you're guys opinion on how to introduce them to each other, as my grandma is worried about a few things and I'm taking her concerns into...
  4. New to Horses
    Hi! I am fairly new to horse forums! I have a few questions I need your opinion on. I am looking at a horse that I could lease and then possibly buy. I could lease him for $250 a month and then buy him for 1,000 later... he is an amazing horse who has schooled up to 3 foot 6. He is thirteen...
  5. Stallions and Broodmares
    May 2014 stud colt. 14.2 right now. Extremely smart and easy to work with, and I'm considering keeping him as a stallion. Is anyone familiar with these lines? I know the OSU stud, and that the mare is from the Haythorn ranch in Nebraska. What exactly does that all mean, in terms of what he is...
  6. Horse Health
    Hey guys! So, I'm looking for a great joint supplement for one of my geldings, but there's a big story involved, so let me tell you that first. :) Last Novemeber, my QH gelding Mateo was locked outside in a paddock, until I could get my mare into her stall to feed her dinner. Mateo go...
  7. New to Horses
    Hello, i guess i should introduce myself, Im Bea, 13 years old (nearly 14) and live in australia. I am here to ask for more opinions than answers. so i have been riding for about 1 year, and yes i know thats not long BUT in my lessons we do two hours, 1 hour riding, 1 hour 'theory' where we...
  8. Horse Talk
    I noticed this in several different places with different people. One person has an opinion and others who disagree come and rain fire on that person. I have experienced it too. I've had my comments deleted because my opinion or advice didn't match up to whoever made the video, or I was called...
  9. Horse Health
    Hi! I've owned my pony Arrow for a while now, and his owners told us he was around ten, but we're planning on having the equine dentist out soon to tell us if this is true because, quite frankly, I think he's a bit younger than that. I was checking out his teeth today, and they're pearly whites...
  10. Horse Training
    ive heard alot of mixed things about cantering a gaited horse, in my opinion i think its great for them, and if they love it than why not?
  11. Horse Talk
    It has recently been brought to my attention that my 5 year old appendix mare could be pregnant. When I got her in mid June this year she was pretty thin and under weight but with some good feed she quickly put on the pounds... A LOT. Now she has had her feed cut in half for about a month and...
  12. Horse Talk
    Hi, Just to clarify, I'm extremely new to HorseForums. I live in a suburban area and am looking for an area to agist my horse, but I have some questions. What are the priorities/responsibilities for the owner of the horse? What does the owner of the property generally commit to? And please...
  13. Jumping
    My mare loves jumping and she is still green at jumping, but has been coming along nicely. I've never ridden another horse that exaggerates their jump so much, it doesn't matter if the jump is big or small. We've jumped them numerous times and she never hesitates at them so I don't think she's...
  14. Horse Talk
    Need an opinion on good horse height. I'm 5'8/5'9, lightweight, and I ride western reining. As quarter horses are a generally small breed (or most of the one's I've come across anyway!) I usually ride smaller horses, but love big horses. Because I'm tall and slim though, I've been told I look...
  15. New to Horses
    I need opinions about my horses weight. He is 16.4 hands and his an appendix quarter horse. Write back
  16. Horse Talk
    As some of you know, I am between states right now. My parents live in Texas, while I spend half of my time there and half of my time in Arkansas. My mom & step dad just bought a place in Texas that has a few acres on it, and they are talking about buying me a horse to put on it. While my mom...
  17. Horse Talk
    I'm recently engaged, and I've been thinking of ways to make my wedding really personal and unique. I'm not getting married for a few years (waiting for my fiance to get out of the Marines), so I still have plenty of time to plan. Anyway, I was thinking of including my horse in the wedding in...
  18. Horse Health
    Hi there, I have had this horse for over 2 years now, when we got him we were told he came down a fence post, and would always have the "bump" above his hoof. We had him x-rayed several times in the last 2 years ( as he will be lame one day and ok the next) all the vets have told us the same...
  19. Horse Nutrition
    I am considering feeding my horse oat hay for the winter, as it is cheaper and I hear is a little fattier. I have a Thoroughbred mare, with a hyper speed metabolism. Impossible to keep weight on and keep calm! I understand Oat hay has a lot of sugar, but it will be winter and I won't be riding...
  20. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    My trainer encourages us to use spurs because he says its more humane than overusing the bit. I agree with this, but I just don't know if I want to use them still. It just seems weird, although I'm getting used to it. What's your opinion on spurs? Do you use them? Why?
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