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  1. Horse Training
    Hello everyone :) It's been a few months since I last posted as circumstances made me sell my horse unfortunately. However, things have changed once more. In a few weeks, I'll be moving to a different town and into my grandparent's cabin on their farm. On this farm, they have two little...
  2. Horse Training
    I have a 17-year old mare with navicular* and she "runs through" an O-ring snaffle. I've been under the impression that she simply doesn't like that bit. She'll ride fine in a tom thumb, a D ring, a million dollar MJ bit, etc. We've been riding in the million dollar because my idiot ex-trainer...
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    I am creating this journal to log the journey I am about to undertake, whilst gaining insight from the knowledgeable people of Horse Forum. I should note here that I am open to all advice and feedback, but please avoid criticism and remember that I am entitled to do my own thing. Today, the...
  4. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So my horse is insanely stubborn, when I started working with him he wouldn't turn no matter how far I pulled his head over. We finally got past that and in fact he's starting to get pretty good at neck reigning, until we go past a walk. As soon as I let him take off he goes where he wants, no...
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    I have recently purchased a beautiful 9 year old quarter horse cross mare, and this journal will highlight the journey of her retraining. As a quick back story, she was ridden when she was younger, but her owners "lost their passion" for horses and left her to sit in a pasture for three years...
  6. Endurance Riding
    Ok, since I'm healthy and able to train new horses for the first time since 2002 - we decided to sell the two 14hh & 14.2hh gaited horses that hubby and son (now 5'11" @ age 15) trail rode. Simply, the hubby has gained a lot of weight and son just grew - so they were both way too big for those...
  7. Horse Training
    My friend has a very nice paint gelding. I absolutely love this horse and she's sending him to me to work with. They are absolutely scared of working with him. Here's some information, he is trained for barrels but whatever training has been done was way wrong. He's absolutely TERRFIFIED of...
  8. Horse Training
    I have recently started riding my gelding, Who I've only had since December. From what I was told as far as his back story via previous owners, he was a nose-to-tail trailhorse at a commercial barn a few hours away. I took a trail ride yesterday on him for the first time, and it was a disaster...
  9. Horse Training
    I was wondering if anyone had any experience training/retraining polo ponies. We have had a few at our barn over the years, and they all seem to have the same problems. Namely: -Unability to keep their head anywhere other than in the sky -Cantering on the wrong lead -General one-sidedness...
  10. Horse Training
    I have an 18 y/o gelding that I am just now starting to ride since he's getting up to his correct weight. He was a rescue, so I really don't know his history other than in his prime he was a roping horse. My problem is that under saddle, all he knows how to do is run. In a straight line...
  11. Horse Training
    What are your opinions on this guy's methods? He is my favorite so far. He goes into getting the basics down with the retraining, and not over-correcting the horse. Over-correcting just puts too much pressure on the horse, and makes him more difficult to train in the long run. Is there any other...
  12. Horse Training
    My neighbor gave me a horse he got for his daughter about 15 years ago. His daughter went to college about 7 years ago and hasn't been ridden since. My neighbor is a vet and the horse is healthy but how should I go about riding him? He has never liked trailers and there are farms nearby that...
  13. Horse Training
    I have got a three or four year old Arabian cross, Pepper. When I got her she was very very unruly and dangerous. I worked her through that, wasn't too hard, she was a pipsqueak back then. But now she is a full grown, or close to full grown, horse. She started to rear up in peoples faces...
  14. Horse Training
    Hi all, I'm as usual looking for some advice/ opininons I have a gelding, unsure of his age, equine dentist is coming out in the next few weeks, will find out aprox age then. Best guess is somewhere between 8 and 15. He is not a yongster, but still has a lot of fire in his belly. Thing is Kroon...
  15. Horse Training
    Hey guys! I've been riding a 8 year old horse that has only been trail ridden, and the previous owner ONLY rides him in either draw reins or a martingale. I rode him without any of that and he is completely fine, he just doesn't know how to balance himself. What are some tips for helping to get...
  16. Horse Training
    Hey guys, today I went out to see a horse that I was hoping to turn into an eventer. He's a 13 y.o. OTTB, and raced until he was 9. He had a total of 80 starts. :shock: He was purchased by a company that buys TB's to rehome them, and pinned as suited for flatwork and pleasure riding, due to...
  17. Horse Training
    Hi everyone! I need some help and to hear other's experiences. :-( Please bear with me, I know it's long.. I bought my first horse at the end of December. His name is Mickey and I am completely in love. He is sweet, smart, sensitive, and curious. I am a decent rider and confident, and am even...
  18. Horse Training
    I haven't been able to really work with my horses for a long time (about two years...), and FINALLY I tried to lunge my horse today... only to find that it seems she's totally forgotten! I tried every method I knew and even turned to a bunch of articles and videos for help, but nothing's worked...
  19. Horse Training
    Okay, so my grandma recently bought a 15 year old Arabian. She is a great horse, but has a few things that needs to be fixed. When I'm riding her, she is trotting or cantering great, and then all the sudden she stops. I don't know why, or what to do. I'm not putting any pressure on her mouth...
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