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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone, So, my horse is perfectly developed regarding his back muscles. But, when lunge him, I notice that is neck is not as developed. He struggles to carry himself. His former owner didn't invest on proper flatwork. As soon as he saw that he was a great jumper all he cared about was to...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    This is an extremely curiosity-related question, lol! I just can't figure out how horses are trained to go forward when they are kick/squeezed, and how they are trained to respond to clicks. For some reason, this question has been bothering my brain for quite a while and I can find no info on...
  3. Horse Talk
    Hi all, Just wondering if you have any tips or anything that you do while unable to ride for a while. Any activities you do to practise positions and motions? This is coming from a beginner rider so anything helps. Thanks
  4. Gaited Horses
    So I really liked doing this with warmbloods and thought I would put this out here lol. I personally LOVE gaited horses, they are SO smooth and easy to sit / post to (in my opinion at least). This girl who rides one of the gaited horses at my barn, his gaits make her seat look quite wonderful...
  5. Riding and Barn Wear
    Hi, going horse riding soon. The place where I'm going horse riding doesn't have boots available, would hiking boots with heels work? Thanks
  6. General Riding queries
    Hi, Just wanting to know, what do you do when riding/meeting a new horse? What should you know about their tack/ behaviour? What should you do before getting on? What should you do before even meeting the horse? How should you meet the horse? This is in the context of a family friend owned...
  7. General Riding queries
    It’s always often very important to plan your next ride on your horse or maybe for your kids or a guest. If you didn’t do so before i guess it’s never too late to begin now. It’s best to be prepared and that includes your ride time! Planning and preparing your rides helps to increase...
  8. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    I’m new here and it is a pleasure to be amongst y’all. I’m an old equestrian though, have been into horse culture since i was an infant, born into a ranching family introduced to by my grand daddy. Today our fields consist of several breeds, imported ones too, however the Appaloosa and...
  9. Riding and Barn Wear
    Hello everyone! I’m a bit desperate at this point- I’ve been searching for tall mens field boots that come in a wide (EE) foot size, but a normal calf size. I’ve searched everywhere and I keep getting led to custom boots which I wish I could afford but I cannot. If anyone knows of any boots that...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi all! I need help with this situation… I have a 12 year old haflinger that will bite my legs when I try getting her to trot or canter. I’ve ruled out all possible medical issues.. it’s not the saddle.. nor the pad.. she lunges just fine, I’ve been doing loads of groundwork to help...
  11. Horse Talk
    I recently had to put a heart horse, Marco, to sleep, and although I only half-leased him for 1 year, but the loss was still unfathomable. I only found out yesterday, and we had now warning whatsoever. It went from "he's getting better, just a few more months" to going say goodbye. Sense I half...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    A horse I rode recently much preferred long, loose reins. He kept tossing his head and fidgeting when I tried to shorten the reins. Having long reins made it more difficult for me to steer. Is there a way that I could get the horse to allow shorter reins?
  13. General Riding queries
    Hi everyone! Just a newbie trying to get some advice on moving up levels; read on if you want details : ) I've been riding English for almost a year now (eleven months on the fifteenth) and have had no riding experience prior to this. I've been flatting and am currently working on getting...
  14. Horse Shows
    I'm pretty new to riding, i'm coming up to about 7 months now and I'll be doing my first show in April!! I want to start familiarizing myself with what type of classes there are so I had a question about what some classes mean? Does Under-saddle mean the horse is judged more than the rider...
  15. General Riding queries
    Hi guys. So, I had a bit of a rough day today. I recently bought a horse about a month ago and have been practicing bareback riding with her. It's been going decent, but sometimes I'm not for sure if she's just being ornery, or just does not understand my commands. Anyway, I went to go ride...
  16. Riding and Barn Wear
    so i ordered a pair of paddock boots but they wont be here until a week or two. i've mentioned i've been riding in sneakers and other trainer was fine with it, but i really don't want show up to new trainer in my converse.... ;; is it ok if i wear ankle rain boots? they look exactly like this...
  17. General Riding queries
    I have a 19 year old pony mix standing just under 13 hands, around 700 pounds at ideal weight. He is pretty fine boned and narrow. I am almost 18 years old, around 130 pounds, and 5'4'' tall. He does not show any signs of struggling to carry me, sometimes he is lazy on the trails and I worry...
  18. General Riding queries
    hi everyone hope you're all having a good day :) i've ridden twice in the past and am not currently but definitely planning starting again soon. only thing is, i seriously struggle with mental health especially socializing with other people. i've been to two different stables in the past and...
  19. General Riding queries
    I've got another bit of a question for you guys. This time it involves working with a trainer/riding instructor. I have a riding instructor that I've been working with August and I literally have barely improved. So I'd just like a bit of an outside opinion on this since I've been thinking...
  20. General Riding queries
    For the past few rides, my mare has decided she suddenly doesn't want to circle before pole/barrel runs. She will do just about anything to get out of it. As soon as I get her to trot and even so much as tip her head she freaks. She pulls through the bit, dead stops, half rears or baby bucks and...
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