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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    For the past few rides, my mare has decided she suddenly doesn't want to circle before pole/barrel runs. She will do just about anything to get out of it. As soon as I get her to trot and even so much as tip her head she freaks. She pulls through the bit, dead stops, half rears or baby bucks and...
  2. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello, For the past while I've been having issues with my horses canter. Right lead canter is great, a bit unbalanced but he is currently still gaining muscle after being off due to a mild gas colic. Left lead canter is a whole different story. Basically feels like his shoulders and up are a...
  3. Horse Training
    Just got a new horse last week, she is a 10 yr old QH mare. She is a very sweet horse. The lady we had got her from had a halter that was too small on her and rubbing her nose really bad. I was spending alot of time with her and decided to try to switch the halter to a bigger one, she was fine...
  4. Horse Training
    Hello! New to the Forum! So a little over a year ago, I had a pretty accident on a trail near my house which resulted in me being trauma-hawked to a trauma center with a broken back. Thankfully it was a minor broken back..(haha ever heard that one before?) and I am back to riding and feeling...
  5. Jumping
    aka. my mare's biggest problem. See the video: https://youtu.be/PGXXeV81CVI She'll rush at anything, even tiny cavaletti. She's a very new horse to me (she's been my project horse for less than a month), but I've known her for a year and she's always had this problem. Several people have tried...
  6. Teen Talk
    :cry::confused_color::confused_color: So there is this guy that I really like and he used to be my best guy friend for the longest time and then this year I have no classes with him .I really want to reconnect with him .I found out he would apparently go out with me ,but he was talking to...
  7. Horse Boarding
    Hi all! So I am new here and I am very frustrated. I have a small 3 stall barn with a feed room and hay room behind the barn. We have grass paddocks and a sand arena in the works. we have a room on the side of the house that is air conditioned and locked for tack. We got our first full boarder...
  8. 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...
  9. Horse Training
    :-oso after having a much better horse instructor today .. shes decided that the horse is fine its just me (lol) i need to go back to basics. so I'm literally only walking and halting and changing reins ect and focusing on my aids and how my horse responds to them ect ect and my seat and...
  10. Hoof Care
    My horse, Biscuit, injured his hoof in the paddock the other day. Something sliced through the sole and hoof wall, and he was very lame the first few days. Had the vet out, and she gave him bute and recommended shoes for his front feet, mainly for the injured hoof to keep the wall stable as it...
  11. Horse Training
    My horse, North, is a 10 year old gelding and an ex racehorse who used to go over hurdles (and he's always loved and being fairly good when jumping). I've had him since last July straight from retiring from racing. Getting him into schooling, jumping, cross country and hacking was surprisingly...
  12. Rider Wellness
    I am so frustrated Rewind to the beginning of July, shortly after my family moved out of state and my boyfriend left me, I became unbearably nauseated, a little bit all the time and sometimes I would get an extra strength wave of it just to make life more interesting. I also noticed some other...
  13. Endurance Riding
    Ok, since I'm healthy and able to train new horses for the first time since 2002 - we decided to sell the two 14hh & 14.2hh gaited horses that hubby and son (now 5'11" @ age 15) trail rode. Simply, the hubby has gained a lot of weight and son just grew - so they were both way too big for those...
  14. Horse Boarding
    Hi, I'll try to keep it simple, I'm very torn about what I should do though I think in my gut I know. I am the only boarder at the barn I'm at. The other horses are the owners. The barn does not have everything I would want but it has the type of stall I wanted, a really nice board owner and a...
  15. Horse Training
    Hello there, I have a horse I want to Join Up, and explore other Natural Horsemanship techniques with. But the arena my yard has it huge, I'm finding it hard to maintain the technique of Join Up whilst he's a good distance away from me. Looking at the other side of things, perhaps I'm faulting...
  16. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Right, I've been looking for ages for some advice on what to do with a pony that has far too much energy when being ridden. He is eight years old, and getting fitter by the day, has a great jump on him and is willing to learn. The only problem is, he tends to rush into canter transitions and...
  17. Horse Training
    Hey Guys. I'm new to this so sorry if I seem a little NOOBISH. I've spent most of my life around horses doing stuff like grooming and feeding them but apart from a summers worth of riding lessons and watching other people do it I'm still fairly novice. About 5 years ago now one of my friends...
  18. New to Horses
    Hey guys! I'm new to the forum, and am also new to loaning horses! I've been riding for many years and today tried out & agreed to loaning a 15'2 cob x, called Jazz. He is absolutely gorgeous, quite heavy weight so very comfy to ride! Issues: He has slipped into some habits such as dragging his...
  19. Horse Training
    So I have been leasing a horse for almost 1 and 1/2 years and have been doing natural horsemanship with her for 1. She backs up with wiggling my finger and yeilds her hinds just by me looking at them. She has a fairly slow walk and trot and I have been working on slowing down her lope and her...
  20. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    ..I've always kind of thought this about my horse I just never knew how to put it into words, but he's extremely dependent on me for everything when in the saddle. Like, the opposite of a push button pony. Obviously there are the things that he's just going to know and do, such as knowing leads...
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