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  1. Pasture management, fencing and riding arenas
    So I have a few crushed round pen panels and i was wondering if anyone has seen or build part of a round pen to make it bigger with Rail road ties. I have larger horses 16hh and taller and just wanted to make it bigger (since I don't have as many panels anymore) so it would be part panels and...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 3 year old pony who im working with in the round pen. I am having trouble getting him to face me. He will but it’s just a glance. And i’ve tried “joining up” with him but he doesn’t stop he just keep round penning him self. He used to be hard to catch but i’ve fixed that so far but he...
  3. Horse Health
    Hi all, My horse needs to be on stall rest for at least a month. The problem is he hates being indoors, and indoor stall rest isn't cheap. I'd like to build him a small outdoor stall/pen, 15'x15' or 10'x20'. Have any of you done this before? I'm specifically looking for advice on: - best...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I am considering buying a 16 year old Tennessee Walker. She's beautiful but I fear quite defiant. In round pen it takes me cracking whip on ground extensively to move beyond a walk. She is listening but disinterested. She won't turn into pen and move in opposite direction, rather just stands...
  5. Barn, Stable, Shelter & Equipment
    We're hoping to get our round pen set up proper this year. I'm looking for advice on the placement of the pen in light of my septic finger system. I know I don't want the pen on top of the fingers, and it won't be, but we do have a curtain drain uphill of the finger system that may be under the...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a six yr old gh that I just got and I don't think he knows how to lunge at all. I want to be able to lunge him in new places, check his movements, and release extra energy when it is needed. Any videos, tips or methods or particular trainers would be helpful on how to introduce a horse...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Over the summer I took on a full lease for a four year old Paint who has been through several different trainers since he started his training last year. I am not a trainer, but due to circumstances, I have ended up mostly on my own to work with him. The person who was training him when I...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi. I'm new to horses and training, but I've done a ton of studying and watching of videos. I also take lessons twice a week and work really hard at doing things the right way for myself and the horse. I'm very motivated, 44 years old, with a healthy fear of falling from a horse - hence all my...
  9. Barn, Stable, Shelter & Equipment
    Hi. I was curious if anyone else has been looking around for an affordable alternative to wood or panels when building a round pen. I have come accross polypro webbing (seat belt material). You can buy it in 4 inch widths 25 yards for 20 bucks. It's uv protected and and has a high tensil...
  10. Horse Talk
    Hello. I am new here and building a new barn this year. I was going to build a small barn but have been playing with the idea of building a larger (but not as fancy) building that I could put a round pen in. I live in a climate with very cold winters and would appreciate no wind and snow...
  11. Barn, Stable, Shelter & Equipment
    I am in the midst of saving up for enough posts to make a round pen using buck and rails. The problem is, I am at a loss of how to attach a gate, since the bucks are angled. Has anyone ever constructed this type of fence and attached a gate? Any ideas out there?
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My mare doesn't seem to get the concept of the jump, she just plows through it. I want to start actually going over the jumps, like leading her over, and then have her do it on her own. Are there any things I should and shouldn't do? Is the round pen okay to jump in without messing up her legs...
  13. Barn, Stable, Shelter & Equipment
    okay so we are starting to put dirst in our barn, and was wondering how deep should the sand be? my dad is looking into getting rubber footing also!! it isnt very big its 56' by 54', its more for when its bad and general ridding. we also are putting our round pen near the barn and was...
  14. Gaited Horses
    I am finally comfortable riding Mission but we have only been in the round pen. Is a 50 foot round pen too small to expect him to gait in? I am pretty sure he broke into a pace several times this morning, but very little four-beat rack.
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So, I could use a bit of help here. Tonight, when I was round penning Traum on a lunge line, and I asked for a stop/ join up (whatever you want to call it). Instead of the normal horse thing (as I have experienced) walking up to your back, Traum, walked right around me and then straight up to...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    i was wondering how deep is your round pen (with sand)? also how to keep it to stay in place. in the summer its going outside of our barn (right in front) and it moves some in the barn and makes it uneven and funny looking. as i lunge my horses but they dont come, my 4 year old will stop and...
  17. Horse Health
    I am having a bit of trouble finding this info on google, and suddenly remembered this forum! Why if anyone has the anwers it's you fine people :D 1) What is a safe temperature to work my horse at this winter? This is my first horse, he is very fat and out of shape, and this is Manitoba where...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    What's the first thing you do when you get a new horse? Do you tak it to the round pen, a small paddock, a stall, or to the other horses? Would you just leave him in there to get used to it and sit and watch him? Or could you start assessing his behavior the day of arrival? If he's broke...
  19. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and also to horse training. I've just recently gotten back into horses after a 12 year gap. I have a 2 year old quarter horse filly that I am hoping to train for trail riding. I was wondering if it's possible/safe to work in a round pen during the winter? We...
  20. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Okay so as they say my 4 year old gelding and I have a green-on-green relationship. Work on a lead rope is good, he moves away from pressure and he will let me do almost anything to him. He will let me pick up his hooves but not long enough to be picked out yet. He's already accepted a bit and...
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