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  1. Horse Training
    Hi! I just started working with a new horse. He is an ex-racehorse with lots and lots of energy. He is also a hunter so we have done a few freestyle jumps with him in the round pen and he has been doing great. But, you can tell that he is getting bored. Any ideas of something to do while...
  2. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So I had my first day riding out and they put me up on a 9 year old thoroughbred who is supposed to be quiet and "like a pony to ride" and well it went awful... We were in a group of 4 and on the way down the gallop he was strong but I kept him behind like I was supposed to and all was fine when...
  3. Horse Training
    Hey guys! I just joined the forum because I could really use some outside opinions from riders of different styles & disciplines. I recently adopted a 10 year old rescue horse and am trying to guess what he was trained for in the past, as it would really help us communicate and further our...
  4. New to Horses
    I'm new/not new to horses. I rode for 13 years but that was 15 years ago. I never owned before. This spring I volunteered at a thoroughbred rescue in my area and fell in love with a 5 year old gelding. He had some issues that I had to consider- he'd been on stall rest for 5 months when I...
  5. Horse Health
    Hi Y'all! So this isnt about a specific horse. I am doing a paper on the controversy around race horses. I DO NOT want this to turn into a debate and am not trying to force opinions on anyone. I am looking for good articles or websites, books, journals etc. That contain information about...
  6. Horse Talk
    Okay, so I didn't know what to post this under, but I DO know what I'm going to say. Congrats American Pharoah! Live a long, happy life! Yes, I meant that, but no, that's not what I wanted to say. Everyone knows how there's a term out in the world of hormonal zit-faces called "bae" correct? I...
  7. Horse Health
    This is the story about my horse Narayan and how I still learn from him each day. Back in 2007 I started searching for my first horse. I was 14 and got Narayan through a local stables that buys and sells horses/ ponies. He is a 15.2 thoroughbred, with an attitude. Narayan was rescued from the...
  8. Horse Training
    Hello everyone, I posted this question in another area of the site and got no responses. Im hoping someone in this section will be able to help. Some background about myself: I have grown up around horses my entire life. My dad is a trainer and we run horses at many of the East Coast tracks in...
  9. Horse Health
    Hello, I have a question regarding a low fetlock on my racehorse. The horse is a 7 year old mare who has been a good racehorse. She has earned over $100,000 in racing. My dad is the trainer of the horse and shes the first one that I own. Several months ago she got a spider bite on her back...
  10. Horse Training
    I'm looking to buy an ex racehorse, 16hh QH gelding. He's not trained to back up, I don't want to make it stressful on him or irritate him with the training. What are some simple ways that are safe for horse and rider and aren't a hassle to go through to teach him to back up? He's a very nice...
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have had my horse just over a year now and every time i ride him even now i feel nervous. He is an ex racehorse but very quiet. He pig-roots and bucks when i lunge him before a ride but he has only ever reared a bit when i have been on him. I get nervous for no reason and i dont know if its...
  12. 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.
  13. Horse Talk
    Last year I got an thoroughbred ex-racehorse for my birthday and I was thinking about getting him a companion for company. I want either a pony or some other type of animal because I'm not ready for another horse. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of a good breed or other animal??
  14. Horse Nutrition
    This is Apollo! He raced FIVE days before the first photos. He has ulcers but is now on U-Gard twice daily and it has made an AMAZING difference! He is a happy happy boy!:D
  15. Horse Nutrition
    Hey y'all! At the beginning of the year, I made a change in my barn. Comet, the love of my life, went to a previous groom of his for rehab and a home as a pasture pet since I was going to put him down. Also, there was no progress with my mini mule, Sampson, as far as training so I sold him. With...
  16. Horse Conformation Critique
    10 year old reg standardbred off the track pacer. By Tulane out of Humming Strings by Precious Bunny. I am aware that he is underweight and has a hunters bump. I am rehabbing him and also the hunters bump is common in pacers. He had it since I got him
  17. Horse Talk
    Its been a while since I have gotten on here and posted about my horses. Comet had a downhill decline with his osteoarthritis and I had decided to euthanize him. I was devastated and that is an UNDER statement. I even had the spot marked off where I was going to bury him. I called the vet for...
  18. Horse Training
    Hi, A couple weeks ago, I got a three year old Thoroughbred filly. She was nominated for the Breeder's Cup, but had a small injury to her leg right before she was supposed to go to training, and she didn't make it. That's why I ended up with her. She just turned 3 on April first, and she is...
  19. Horse Training
    I’ve been working with this gorgeous OTTB for the past few months or so and recently we’ve been running into a problem. I’ve had him in a french link hunter dee snaffle bit and lately he’s been constantly tugging at the bit. I was able to avoid it for some time while trotting and cantering...
  20. Horse Stories and Poems
    I wrote this poem in honor of my three Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. If you like it, please "like" it, but please don't steal it. It is my property and it is copyrighted. I hope you fellow Thoroughbred owners/trainers/fans enjoy this! And other people as well! On the racetrack is where I...
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