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  1. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    *****LONG READ SORRY******** I should give you a little of my backstory before I get into my horse. I have been riding for almost 8 years. This is my 3rd year riding competitively and showing. In 2015 I found a nice barn to ride at that I love. I rode school horses for a year and than I was...
  2. General Riding queries
    Hi, Hey experienced & successful S-hack users: I've been using an s-hack on my mare exclusively for about a year, and switched on & off between s-hack & snaffle for the two years prior- I started her in a snaffle. I do exclusively outdoor riding, country roads, and very rough trail...
  3. Show Jumping and using jumping in training
    Hi, I have a work-for-riding arrangement at a local barn and I really like the horse I work with. However, I only get him once a week. I am told he "knows how to jump," although the other rider who half leases doesn't jump much and lets him get away with it if he doesn't want to. We're talking...
  4. General Riding queries
    My mare refuses to go past a trot,kicking does nothing expect make her buck and turn around and bite my legs. Its even difficult to get her into a trot. I have tried to use a crop but once she gets going she will randomly stop and i will go flying. Also she refuses to go where I tell her if I...
  5. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    One of the people in my group lesson rides a black draft mix named Ronan. We usually warmup on small jumps. Ronan usually goes first. He keeps refusing jumps. Kate, Ronans rider, does back and fourth movements with her hands but they still don't work. It is dangerous for Kate, Ronan, Jack and I...
  6. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    What's everyone's tips and tricks for staying on during bucks, rears, refusals, etc? :-)
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