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  1. Horse Videos
    I'm so excited to share this video! My OTTB and i had a super bad experience in 2017 during a group jumping lesson. We had 27 refusals, i ended up in tears, and i ended up with a horse that rushed or bolted at every pole or jump he saw for the next year. It took a lot of work to overcome the...
  2. New to Horses
    Hello, Recently, I purchased two horses from a rescue pen near me. One is *about* 10 years old, gelding - seems to be very desensitized, low in pecking order. The other is my "problem" teenager - he is *about* 13, gelding, was used out west as a cattle horse on a ranch, super sassy and seems to...
  3. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Okay, this is a pretty long read, but please bear with me! I have a 12 year old thoroughbred gelding that I have no idea what to do with. I've ridden plenty of green horses, but he's the worst bucker I've ever ridden. I'm going to start off with the back story first. I bought this horse...
  4. English Riding
    Hi all, So last October I began half leasing a 20-year-old OTTB gelding with a rescue background. I was coming back into riding after two years off and I didn't start getting any instruction until the spring. Not a good idea, but I was starstruck with the idea of almost having a horse as *mine*...
  5. Horse Training
    My friend bought Blaze (a barely trained 5 year old TWH mare) a few months ago, he barely knows anything about keeping a horse, and truly only bought her because he thought that "she looked like a nice horse" and had ridden his cousin's horses (note: all older and fully trained) and decide he...
  6. Horse Training
    Read the description, and this isn't a complete how-to, but many of you may find it interesting nonetheless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYxuDfbGyus
  7. Horse Training
    Hey everyone. I need some serious help. I have a paint horse (a mare of course) that I really need help with. She just turned 5 October 31st. I have shown this mare locally, and she is a fantastic jumper, she trots and walks beautifully on a loose rein and collects with light/moderate pressure...
  8. Horse Training
    Fiance bought me a horse last year (despite my protesting to wait a year) as he was getting one for his daughter and figure if you have one horse why not two? We hadn't done much horse research at that point and he was just down the road from us and only $500. We were told he was a 6 yr old...
  9. New to Horses
    Hi everyone, In 2012, I rescued a beautiful mini mare who had been badly abused and neglected. She was about to be sent to slaughter, when I threw her in my trailer and brought her home. A few months later I was surprised as ever to find out that she was pregnant. In April 2012, she gave birth...
  10. Horse Trainers
    Hi everybody, I need to find a trainer who specializes in "problem horses". I'm hoping that I can find someone who will come out to my boarding barn in Westerville, Ohio. My problem, so far, is that very few trainers advertise their services. It seems like a lot of things in the horse...
  11. Horse Training
    I am 66 years old and have been riding for 61 years. I have owned 10 different horses during that time, and all have been superb. Or, at least they've been superb once I convinced them that I would not harm them. My ONLY problem is one of my current horses -- Preen, an 11-year-old Arabian...
  12. Horse Videos
    I have so many clients that have overcome issues with catching thier horse simply by understanding a few key concepts and applying some simple strategies. There are usually three reasons why a horse will avoid being caught: 1. The horse feels unsafe or uncomfortable about being approached ...
  13. Horse Talk
    So I have an 11 yr old 16.1 hh thoroughbred gelding called Salty who raced until he was 7. He is the most amazing horse he will do anything you want him to do and has a kind nature. But he has a problem which really scares me sometimes, he will be going amazing and then all of a sudden he will...
  14. Horse Talk
    Okay, so my horse(14 year old paint gelding) has acted like an ******* ever since he was brought back home and away from the boarding stables. Which was over a year ago. Anytime I go to ride him i end up getting bucked off, and I know it's nothing i'm doing because when he was being boarded for...
  15. Horse Training
    This trainer rocks! I have been training with him and he is all about the "horse". He doesn't have an ego or make you feel dumb because you don't know something. He just came out with his first dvd series. Check him out at www.manehorsemanship.com.You can also go to youtube video also.
  16. Horse Training
    With that "stubborn" polish mentality of my polish arabian, I am discovering that he is much more brilliant and resistant than I originally noticed. Here is the issue: trailering. Ever since the day he was born, he has been a pain about it. No, he doesn't rear up, bolt away, run side to side...
  17. Horse Training
    I bought a 8-10 year old bay gelding QH cross about two months ago. He was sold to me as a kids horse (for my daughter) and is very sweet. He doesn't spook easily, but he acts as if he's had little to no training. He was owned by a cowboy who supposedly used him for work. When he arrived at the...
  18. Horse Health
    I was hoping some one could give me additional advice or insight. I have a ten yr old gelding. A year ago he hadweight issues not terrible in my eyes but he needed some attention. He wouldnt let you get on him either unless you just got on him while walking away. Also had some behavior peoblems...
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