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  1. Horse Health
    I'm currently working on a resource for an article that's looking at the effects of slow feeders on horse teeth. Several posts have come up on Facebook and other places with people showing possible damage due to extended slow feeder use. We want to gather info that folks can use to assess the...
  2. English Riding
    First off I apologise in advance if there are unclear points/grammatical errors in my post as english is not my first language. So I have been riding in a riding centre for a year now, and the pony that I'm currently riding has been with me for four months (mainly because he is suitable to help...
  3. Horse Health
    Hello, about a week ago I had to take an emergency trip to the vets. My horse, in the middle of eating his grain, stopped eating, stretched his neck out and started pawing then coughing and then he went down and started rolling. I call the vet and he said it sounded like colic or choking and...
  4. Horse Health
    It's probably a little early to ask this question, but I was wondering if it's safe to trick-or-treat on horseback. I woke up with a burning passion to create a masquerade mask for my horse out of a fly mask, along with a black tutu and peacock-feather tail (I don't know why, it's not even...
  5. Horse Health
    Back in 2008 I got my welsh haflinger cross pony. Her DOB is unknown and her papers I received when I got her stated they guessed she was born in 1998 (making her 20 now). Within the past 10 years we have had multiple dentists, vets, and trainers give us their opinion on her age based off her...
  6. Parenting
    Hi all, I've had one thread on the forum about a difficult situation, and I've received a whole bunch of good feedback and reinforcement that I was on the right track, and it is very much appreciated (that thread can be found here). I'll try to be brief and offer the condensed version. My wife...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi! Just wondering if who hates cleaning horse poo out of the horse float? (this is for school) Thank you!:D:runninghorse2:
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Ok, so this is kind of a long-shot, but I have a question about the Pessoa saddle warranty they offer. If I were to buy a used Gen-X with a tear in the leather, could I take advantage of the warranty to get it fixed? Not sure if this is for trees only, or if it covers leather tears as well...
  9. Horse Trainers
    As mentioned in a few other posts, I've recently decided to take in an unhandled yearling as a rescue/project. I was wondering what activities/exercises could benefit him and get him a little more comfortable around people. Looking for a variety of opinions, all answers are helpful <3
  10. Horse Talk
    Hello! I am 14, and I have lived my whole life in a little suburb that is surrounded by a dirt road and a wal-mart. There's a guy who used to board horses and his driveway borders my backyard. I have grown up petting his horse and giving it grass. In November of last year, I started horseback...
  11. Horse Talk
    Hi Do you think that there is a need for Equine Transport Services or do most people have there own horse trailers and Lorries. To those of you with Horses and Ponies that require transport. Do you feel it more cost efficient to use a company or purchase your own vehicle? Many Thanks
  12. Horse Colors and Genetics
    this is Pete...he is a 16 yr old QH gelding... what do you think of him? And what would you call his color?
  13. Jumping
    I was wondering if it would be okay to jump my horse in a saddle like this: Unique John Leckie English Trail Police Saddle 17" Great Made in England | eBay I am schooling 3'3", and I only have one saddle to do all of my riding in, and I would like to conserve it for shows. I do a lot of trail...
  14. Horse Colors and Genetics
    Hello All! I have a solid paint named Hope, and those at my barn, a couple friend, my family, and I cannot decide what color to consider her. Her color ischanging throughout the winter and Summer, bright in the summer and quite dark in the winter. I would love y'alls input on what color you...
  15. Horse Show Clothing
    So, for hunters/equitation riders, is it mandatory to have the traditional velvety kind of helmet, with a bow on the back? I am moving up in showing, and will be going to the Tryon Classics next week, so there will be stiff competition. I am pretty sure it is a rated show. I need to order a new...
  16. Eventing
    So my horse been getting very heavy. No matter how light I am on her mouth, it feels like a fight. So I'm thinking of bitting her up. Right now she's in a full cheek snaffle w/a french link. I'm thinking of something that will give me a little bit more leverage, but is also not so harsh. Any...
  17. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a older saddle that I have recently been repairing and the billets on the left side just both ripped. I was wondering if it is worth repairing them? How would you fix them? The rest of the saddle is in great condition.
  18. Horse Law
    Hello everyone. Massive reading ahead. I apologize in advance for those who undertake this problem :) Recently I've started at a new barn (have had two lessons) and have been given a waiver to sign, which is standard practice from what I've experienced. There are some parts of this waiver that...
  19. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I'm not sure if this makes sense haha but is canter (or more accurately, does it feel like) a back-to-front movement or front-to-back when yous sit it? For me it feels like back-to-front. Sorry if this is confusing, I'm confusing myself a bit :lol:
  20. Horse Law
    Good morning! I have a tiny situation with the purchase of my 2 year old. Let me break it down. April 2012, I went to a ranch referred by a good friend to look at some sale horses, already had my eye on possibly two 1.5 year olds. I had a laundry list of the exact horse I was wanting. My list...
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