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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I just adopted my first horse: a 2 year old halter broke gelding from a rescue farm. His mother was a brood mare, and he was separated from her at a very young age and just left in a paddock to suffer from rain rot basically. Amazingly, he is a sweetheart. It's so tempting to spoil him, but I...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all, I'm attempting to train my pony who's been extremely stubborn as of late. So far, sessions include simple groundwork and tieing up to get her used to that (as suggested by our old farrier). But we've been having issues with the farrier as she's really uncomfortable with her hooves being...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a lazy appendix quarter horse gelding (2 yrs old) that prefers to sleep and eat grass all day, and never go more than 5 miles per hour when he's in his pasture, unless it's dinner time of course. Very lazy. Also, he's afraid of nothing. Flapping bags/banners in the wind, loud noises...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    my horse keeps walking into me when i disengage his hindquarters. It's like I'm invisible to him. To get him to not walk over me i have to smack him on the chest, and even that doesn't work sometimes. He has gotten me to the point of crying and never wanting to lunge him again because of how...
  5. Horse Articles
    Offering Confidence and Leadership to Your Horse Posted on March 20, 2015 Hi, my name is Daniel Dauphin, and I’m a “Leadership” guy. That is simply how the world works to me. There are leaders and followers. While I want an honest and...
  6. Horse Talk
    I noticed this in several different places with different people. One person has an opinion and others who disagree come and rain fire on that person. I have experienced it too. I've had my comments deleted because my opinion or advice didn't match up to whoever made the video, or I was called...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have been half leasing a horse for about three months now and I have a very strong feeling he doesn't like me very much! I've checked out a couple of other posts about horses with his 'symptoms' and it seems like it is a lack of respect. I really like him a lot and try to let him know, but it...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Another past blog: Dec. 17, 2013 "Attention" Where is your horse’s? How do you get it? Hopefully, these are important questions that are currently on your horsemanship radar. If not…One of the single biggest factors in determining how safe your horse is, and how he responds to you is where...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi There guys, hope you all are well. I need some advice from you guys on how to train my (almost)2 year old colt. He is a sweet lovely boy and very tame, i can stand behind him, touch him anywhere i want. No biting or kicking... The problem i have is leading him, sometimes he would walk fine...
  10. Horse Videos
    The Gelding in the videos is very skinny because the owner didn't took good care of him.
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Okay so I have a filly, she is seven months old and growing like a weed. My field and paddocks are about 50/50 wood to hotwire. Elsa (the filly) has never seen or dealt with hotwire before and so she started crawling through. I kept trying to fix the fence and whatnot but now she just...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey all =) I was just wondering what your views on fear vs respect are. I have heard trainers say they are the same. Personally, I completely disagree! I think a horse should have no fear of you but do what you ask because he trusts and respects you. A horse should just listen because he is...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone, I am new to the horse world and have had my 6 year old QH for just under 3 months. I can tell that she is losing skills and sometimes we have fits where she ignores me. I'll be pulling on the lead for extended periods of time with no response. I'm pretty good at not giving in...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I recently moved my horse to a new yard. He's 12 years old and normally has a lovely temperament and is nice to ride. However although he seems really happy in his new yard, the only problem is turning him out in the morning is getting harder. He walks around the stable when I try to change his...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I've read about the join-up working wonders for people and their horses (especially problem horses). They said it established respect between the person and horse. Btw a join up is where you send a horse running in a round pen around you until he eventually doesn't want to run from you anymore...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 19 year old ASB mare that I've owned for about 2 1/2 years; she is a retired lesson horse and used primarily as a trail and pleasure horse. Until November she was kept in a stall for 1/2 the day and turned out for the remainder, then in November I moved her to 24 hour turnout (for...
  17. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So winter seems like it's almost here. At the barn where I ride, there is only an outdoor ring and this is already frozen, which means no real riding for me for a while. While I will still try to ride/lunge whenever I can, I want to make the most of all the time I spend at the barn. I've been...
  18. Plus Sized Riders
    Hello everyone! My name is Melanie, I am an overweight teenager (15). (Not reveling that yet) I have been riding for around 2 years of consistent riding, and 3 years of riding in all. I have been in love with a paint mare for around 2 years. Before I bought her she was being kept at a barn...
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