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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello all, I needed advice and help on an issue that has my mind occupied for some time. I am working a 10ish yr old saddlebred mare for a family member. Her history is relatively unknown as she was a rescue, but we have come to the conclusion that she had foaled before and most likely was used...
  2. Ridden Showing, Hunter/Jumper, Equitation
    Hi! I have questions for those who have showed in ASB Hunter Country Pleasure. I had ridden Hunter Eq/Pleasure on Morgans before and Have questions on the differences. I started riding him in a pelham on my last ride. 1.) Should his head be higher than a hunter morgan or at the same level...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I ride a saddleseat show horse gelding who is 18y/o. Lately I have been wanted to jump him a little just to get him moving a different way and because he likes new things. The problem is he always hits his feet, front sometimes but usually hind. It makes him trip sometimes. Our "jumps" are only...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My gelding was trained for years in a twisted snaffle. Since I bought him and have learned more about bit abuse, I really want to not use such a harsh bit. (He hasn't shown any signs of pain from it and is cleared by the vet btw). Anyway I read that some horses loose feeling in their mouths and...
  5. Horse Health
    So I know a topline develops from the horse stretching long and low. Many saddle seat horses I know have an excellent topline even though they hold their heads high. Is it possible to develop a topline like that? And if so what are some exercises I can do on my Saddlebred? *no hate against...
  6. Horse Health
    Hi All, I recently put a rescue down, who was only 11 years old, due to a freak accident two weeks ago. He was a Saddlebred that I'd only had two years. It was a Monday afternoon at about 2:30 when my barn owner texted me that my horse had kicked the round pin panels (it was used for our...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello I just acquired a wonderful 4 year old arabian/saddlebred gelding. He's a 'failed' show horse. The original owner sunk about 80 grand into his training and he just hated showing and would spook at something at least every time in the arena. He is reactive. His original owner just wanted to...
  8. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    Hello, I recently picked up Saddlebred who was previously on the road. He's about 10, registered, and his sire is pretty well known in the show ring with lines to Attache. I realize my horse's body my be broken down from being on the road, but I still hold out hope he might be able to be fun...
  9. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hello, I'm getting a 16hh Saddlebred that I'm trying to estimate sizing on. I will be riding saddleseat. What are common girth sizes and blanket sizes? Anything to use as comparison would be great.
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    To start off with, I am not inexperienced with horses. I've ridden hunt and western for years, Saddleseat for only one year out of all the years I've owned and showed. My horse was with a trainer during that time, so my knowledge is more limited than I'd like. I will be purchasing another...
  11. Gaited Horses
    Do you have any favorite online stores to buy gaited tack, apparel etc. from? Please share! In particular, I am in desperate need of a new pair of navy kentucky jodpurs and I am not sure what online stores are good. I am tall and skinny too so if you could suggest any brands that would be...
  12. Horse Riding Critique
    This is me riding a horse named Andy, a five-gaited saddlebred. Any critique is welcome as well as tips! I know my feet have a tendency to turn out and I loose contact with my thigh, given my background in huntseat it happens most of the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nm6WIhnUZU (Our...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello, I'm looking into adopting an ex Amish horse (prior to that was in show training) who doesn't know how to canter. He was never taught - his training prior to being an Amish horse just kind of stopped. He is currently 10 years old, and the rescue has mentioned... it's going to be a...
  14. Horse Talk
    All, Let me start off by saying that I do not think this is anything the rescue is at fault for. I realize this could be more specific to timing on things with me, so bear with me. Two weeks ago I adopted a Saddlebred who was pulled from NH earlier this year. I was told when they went to get...
  15. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    I did this about a year ago when he was thin. Now hes at a good weight (could gain about 50 to 100 more pounds.) ive been riding him and working him since January, working on getting muscles and weight on him. hes had the dentist out and have had him Chiroed twice! I think hes...
  16. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have a 13 year old Saddlebred mare. As you can see in the picture below, she has high withers. I have tried a simple shim on her, but this causes my seat to slope downwards and leaves hallow space between the pad and the saddle. I am looking to invest in a good pad that will help alleviate the...
  17. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    Can anyone with a current ASHA membership help me look up a horse? I’m trying to find more information about my auction mare’s dam. Thank you in advance!!
  18. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    Hey folks! Here are a few videos of my 22 year old saddlebred, Breezy. I have never had any suggestions other than from saddle horse people so I just want to know what y'all think. Thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5jj6KsY4QQ&feature=youtu.be
  19. Gaited Horses
    Hello! I have been riding a very nice 5-gaited horse that is owned by my trainer and have been enjoying it a lot. However I can get him to rack it is often a struggle to keep him in it perfectly, she always tells me I just need to feel it and listen for it. I understand listening for it and...
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