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  1. Horse Training
    I recently bought a new mare. She is 12 years old and from what I've been told, was a "mom" horse. Her old family got too busy with competitive riding, thus, she sat unused for a year in the pasture with a pony for company. When she first arrived she crow hopped at the canter, since however...
  2. New to Horses
    Hello All! This is my first post, indeed my reason for joining the forum, and I'd be really thankful if you all might weigh in and give me some pointers! A few months back, I purchased my horse, Chah, my first, and so far it has been a really wonderful experience (more or less...). We've been...
  3. Horse Talk
    So....I have an issue that could fall into many categories so I figured this would be the best place to post it. I myself own one horse, a 10 year old STB, and lease another, a 15 year old TWH. I also care for and ride an 18 year old TWH/Morgan cross because his owner is too busy with work to...
  4. New to Horses
    My mare has been fine with cross ties until recently. She refuses to go into the cross tie and just stops. :-( Any advice? thanks:wave:
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment
    My mom purchased a draft horse that allegedly was used as a carriage horse in a two-hitch set up before he was a group trail horse. The gal she bought him from never bothered to buy a headstall for him and just rode him in his halter. The last time I rode Tiny out on the canals in his halter I...
  6. Jumping
    Whenever I jump, I tend to swing my lower legs back, quite far behind the girth, and I'll often bring my heels up. Any exercises etc. that could help me with this would be greatly appreciated. :)
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello, I have a warmblood/thoroughbred mare in lease and I got her with a jumping saddle (she is a jumper, but i am only a trail rider/a bit of dressage in that). The saddle is fitted to her by the saddler, and fits her well. Unfortunately I just can't sit into that. My trainer said I had my...
  8. Horse Training
    I have a burning question question for you guys. My "arena" is really just the pasture I turn out my horses in. I can't till it up and make a dirt arena, and I don't have room to build one. What are some exercises I can do with him (reining) to practice without him slipping?? Besides the...
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a 14hh POA who I can NOT find a decent western saddle pad for. The horse-sized ones cover up his whole dang back, but the 24x24 pony pads are, for one thing, very scarcely decent quality (most of them are obnoxiously colored, 3 inch thick fleece pads... ugh..), and secondly look kind of...
  10. Horse Health
    The barn I board at has a strangles outbreak. I have never been through anything like this before but no one there seems concerned. There is about 15 horses infected (including mine) and no quarantine in place. The vet has been out once to confirm strangles and left banamine to reduce fevers...
  11. English Riding
    Hi everyone, I'm very confused about collecting my horse and I'm afraid that my trainers provide me with vague answers that don't particularly help me understand the concept of collecting a horse, what it implies exactly and how can I do it correctly, since I am having so many problems I'm...
  12. Horse Training
    Hi everyone, I'm very confused about collecting my horse and I'm afraid that my trainers provide me with vague answers that don't particularly help me understand the concept of collecting a horse, what it implies exactly and how can I do it correctly, since I am having so many problems I'm...
  13. Horse Training
    I have a very bad/dangerous situation. At my farm we have 3 large fields, but in the winter my 2 horses (thoroughbred and quarter horse) are kept in the closer field which my plow for the them when the snow in the other 2 fields gets crusty and can cut their legs. They are very very herd bound...
  14. Horse Training
    I've been riding English horses for about a year now, and i still love English, but i have turned to Barrels when my sisters friend offered for me to let me use her horse for our city's 4-h. Her name is Savannah, but her barn name soon turned to Spaz after being trained so much in Barrels and...
  15. Parenting
    Okay, I know this is a repeat, but I am still at a loss for what to do. My current school is completely awful. I found one comment that I'm going to repost because it describes what is happening perfectly. "Wow, I really don’t where to start after reading the most recent posts. After reading...
  16. Driving
    Hi there! I have been ground driving my horse for... two months. She is voice trained, used to harness and blinders, used to having things bumped and waved all over her (She carries flags and I can take a bag and make a ton of noise above her ears and she doesn't bat an ear!), used to all kinds...
  17. Horse Health
    My appaloosa mare, 18 years old, has issues maintaining her balance in the trailer on right hand curves and turns. She's fine on left turns and straight aways. No matter how severe the turn or how slow we drive she throws her weight to the divider (she stands on left side, we will experiment...
  18. Horse Talk
    My ex-racehorse has been a wind-sucker ever since I have had him. It has become a real problem. I was wondering if anyone had any solutions apart from the collars, like a liquid I can paint on the wood to stop him.
  19. Horse Training
    We have had this horse for almost two months and haven't had any problems with him. Overall, he's been VERY good. Then, the other day (after my mom had taken him for a nice long ride), I was cantering and when I went to slow him down, he gave a buck. So I one rein stopped him and then made...
  20. Horse Health
    Hi, my horse had old injury to eye when I got him 6 months ago. Various vets have checked him, he still had sight, just had cloudy area in lower part of eye. Didn't bother him no big deal. As a precaution his eye was stained and antibiotic was given to make sure no infection. Had check-up this...
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