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  1. Horse Training
    Hey guys, my horse gets real nappy on xc and digs his toes in and doesn't want to go anywhere. He loves showjumping and also loves to do some cross country schooling but as soon as you get to an event he just won't go anywhere and tries his hardest to not do it. He loves going hunting as well...
  2. Horse Training
    Hey all. I own a few horses now, one of which is a gorgeous TB mare (homebred, never raced). She is 7, and green broken. I bought her as a companion for another horse but her paddock mate ran her through a fence. I have separated them and will avoid putting them together from now on. She is...
  3. Horse Training
    I recently purchased a 5 year old 14.1h grulla paint gelding named Jax from auction. I got in contact with his previous owner and she told me that he had never been ridden and was only broke to lead. Right away I was really impressed with how confident and willing Jax was. At such a young age...
  4. Horse Training
    Please no negative comments, this isn't my horse. Long story short I came into the life of a mare and 6 month old filly. The owner knows nothing about horses, so I offered to lend my help educating him and teaching the filly and mare ground manners. The mare is great, a bit pushy but it's no...
  5. Horse Health
    So, I have a mare, she is 5 years old, cross-breed and she is very awesome. We keep her out nearly all the time, out of reach from the stallion. Tho, last night/evening she was acting wild, rearing and running, still she didn't want to hurt me. She really urinated a lot and there was a bit of...
  6. Horse Training
    hi all! Its been a while since Ive been on the forums. My horse Pluto & I had some issues today & i was hoping to get some advice. I'll try to keep this short! (brief backstory) I've had my horse Pluto for a little over 3 months now. He's an 18 year old, 14.2 hh arabian who was pretty...
  7. Horse Training
    Hi all! Would love to hear some suggestions, as I've exhausted a lot of my knowledge and resources. ............ Problem: A horse who has trailered before, now once she's half on rears backward violently and hits her head on the top edge of the door. She's done it twice now severely, once...
  8. Horse Training
    I have a 4 month old colt who has a few behavior problems! Sometimes when I'm in the field or anywhere really, he'll come up behind me on jump on me. he does this more and more every week and I don't want it to become a habbit.He knocked me down today and was about to jump on me again near my...
  9. New to Horses
    Please help me I am a green green rider and I bought one of those cheap horses but I did have my teacher there with me when I bought her. She is a 10 year old quarter horse who had at some point had been trained and then left in pasture for 5 years. Now I know what I was getting into and so I...
  10. Horse Training
    Hello all, I am new to the forums and I'm hoping someone can offer me some advice. My mom has a 6 year old morgan mare, she was a pasture puff with little to no human contact until age 4 when we bought her. So she was started late and has spent months at our trainers and has been doing great...
  11. Horse Training
    http://www.westernhorseman.com/article/ride-west/2544-reform-a-rearing-horse?limitstart=0 Friend of mine shared this with me, it's pretty good and it's short and to the point. This is only one reason for rearing and one fix for that one reason. But it's a good read. Thought I would share it...
  12. Horse Training
    I have a TWH that was a rescue and is seven years old. He was not ridden frequently before but the previous owner did take him to a trainer for 30 days. When I got him last summer I rode him pretty frequently and he would get spooked occasionally and buck, but he was gradually calming down over...
  13. New to Horses
    That's the score. And yes, hubby is in the negative. Well by my count, yes ... in the negative with one incident. We worked with Tiger, petting with bridle, reins, lead rope, blanket, saddle visible. Added one thing at a time, walked him with each we added. Hubby leaned against him as if he...
  14. Horse Training
    Hi, I have a question about ground manners & rearing in a young foal. I am raising my first foal, he is 18 days old. I have already haltered him and we just started working on leading, which we do twice a day for 5-10 minutes each time while mom is eating. This morning after I let him out in...
  15. Horse Training
    I've had my horse for about two years now. He has once been a trail riding horse, so I assume he was once very well behaved and great for beginners. He was bought by a lady and has behavioral problems ever since. they are not intolerable, but can get old. For example, every time you try to get...
  16. Horse Grooming
    I can wash her front legs with a bit or persuasion, but that's as far as it goes without having her half-rearing (And I leave it at that as I do NOT want to risk her flipping on cobbles.) I can sometimes catch her back legs but if the water stream goes any higher than her elbow she has a...
  17. Horse Training
    My first reaction is no. I don't want to smack him it would break our bond and I am sure there is a gentler way. I am finding no way around it. I am a pretty green rider so I purchased a horse that said kid safe in huge letters with no vices. I rode him at the place I purchased him and he...
  18. Horse Training
    I have a 9 yr old OTTB who has been off the track since 2008. She is a pretty easy going mare but is a little high strung. I have only owned her for just under 2 months and she has been at the new barn about a month. I have been lungeing her daily and I ride her a few days a week. She reared the...
  19. Horse Talk
    So today when I got home from work, my horses were seriously having a hay day in the snow. I opened up the pasture for them, and they just went wild. First of all, Its one thing when they go running off bucking and all that, but sometimes its like my gelding wants to play with me (this is going...
  20. Dressage
    I bought a large haflinger gelding a few weeks ago. When I bought him they told me he was an eventing horse and great at dressage. He is really good except I cant get him to pay attention to me. I also ride him western and with that bit (a tom thumb snaffle) he collects very well and pays...
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