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  1. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    I have had my horse for about three years, since she was four, she is a well bred Connemara pony with papers but somehow ended up in the kill pen after the breeder's husband sold all their horses. she was very very anxious for the first two years of having her, it took her a very long time to...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have been working with rescue horses for a few years, and the first thing we do is get the horse checked out by a vet, farrier, chiropractor, and dentist. Once we know the horse is healthy, it's all about building a bond. Sometimes, getting a scared horse to trust you can be challenging. Here...
  3. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    !!! For disclosure, my horse is NOT in this condition anymore. This is a photo from when he was fresh from being rescued, at his last home before we even bought him !!! I personally think that my horse has wonderful conformation but I want to know that you guys think! Purebred 14.3hh Lippitt...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello! So back in April I took on a little mare that came from a neglectful starvation case. I spent much time first gaining her trust as she was aggressive in a defensive way(attempting to kick, pinning ears, threatening to bite), as well as putting on weight. Izzy had surgery 3 weeks ago to...
  5. Horse Talk
    This week I am going to be bringing home a pregnant mare, she is supposed to be due around June or July. The horses I have now are two geldings (one of which is proud cut and believes that he's a stallion), and one bossy mare. Every time we've brought a new horse home there have been some...
  6. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hi ! I’m Leslie and I’m new here. My senior rescue mare has recently been diagnosed with PSSM , and I came here to learn everything I can from other PSSM mamas/daddies!
  7. Plus Sized Riders
    So my horse is a rescue and about 80 pounds under weight but she is easily gaining that and my vet said to ride her more but I don’t want to cause her more pain. She’s a 17 yo Peruvian paso and about 14.2 hh and about 800 pounds (she should be about 880 to be normal weight, my vet said) anyways...
  8. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    Hi All, I recently came across this beautiful stallion which i want to rescue. I would say rescue, since it's stabled with a tendon injury. I would like some guidance on what sort of injury it is and if the stallion can recover from it. I have walked the horse on halter and shows no signs of...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone, thanks in advance for reading! We have a wild brumby stallion that we rescued from a meat auction. He’s about 3-4 years old (guessing by his teeth) completely unhandled and the only experience he’s had with humans before we got him was being rounded up and scared to death at an...
  10. Horse Talk
    So back in May 2019 one of my friends pulled a bred mare from a Kill Pen in Eaton, Colorado. In April 2020 she gave birth to a minimal white buckskin roan filly. I'm now on the hunt for her brand and her past. She takes a saddle after 60 days training but no one has ridden her yet. Help me...
  11. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    I’ve encountered two or three horses with similar faces and conformation. Both have been near pony sized, almost horse, or almost pony. Both have also been pintos, though that might be a coincidence. They both have wide foreheads and wide set eyes, with quarter-horse type conformation. I think...
  12. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    My horse is fine with almost anything - except grooming. Currying or brushing his body is a nightmare. He will bite at the crossties and get very agitated. However once you move onto his hooves or even his tail, he's fine. I've tried to get very soft brushes, but he is still sensitive. He is...
  13. Horse Talk
    Hi, I am rescuing a pony that is located 6-7 hours away from me, I don't fully know this pony I have met him on a few occasions but he doesn't trust people and I suggest he hasn't seen or been in a float for 5-6 years. I am looking at myself and someone else to go pick him up and bring him...
  14. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    Hey, so the barn I ride at rescues horses, unwanted, slaughter. This one was given to him, he was a show horse (jumper) and not sure the reason the owner no longer wanted him. But I have noticed for previously being a show horse, when riding him he doesn't like to listen and bolts off all the...
  15. Horse Talk
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone on the forums might be able to guess what colour this little fellow might turn out to be. I'm not bothered by colour, but I am really curious :'D ** ALSO, please excuse his poor condition. I bought him as a rescue as his previous owner had too many horses and...
  16. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    I rescued a gelding of about 3 years and his previous owners had no idea what he was and everyone kind of has their own opinion at my barn. I was just wondering if anyone could give me any ideas? Thanks
  17. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Does anyone have an idea where I could find cheap/ free tack? We have 4 new rescue horses coming in, in two days. They each needs fly sheets and such. Anything would help! Thanks
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I recently rescued a 20yr old paint gelding. Extremely skinny, had I not rescued him I do not believe he would have made it. I have had him about a month. Here is the problem when I went into his stall about two weeks ago to put a halter on him to let him out he bit me in the chest and shoved...
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