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  1. English Riding
    I love it! I had never heard of No Stirrup November, but I love it! I think it's a good challenge for anyone to take on and has great outcome regardless of how much you do of it. Im taking the challenge on!
  2. Horse Training
    I have just started loaning a 5 year old horse for the Summer and am looking to get him straighter in all gates and to accept the bend on the left hand rein. He accepts the bit well for his age and has a willing attitude although is quite uptight so is difficult to relax. I have owned ponies...
  3. Jumping
    My first jumper show is coming up in a few weeks, it's just a schooling show, and I was wondering what all I needed. Is there a certain type of pad I need to use? What colors are acceptable? Do I wear a show coat or polo? Can my horse wear boots? Is a hunter bridle okay to use? Is there a...
  4. Jumping
    I did some jumping with my horse today and she was a star but i'd really like to continue the exercise I was doing and take it further tomorrow... Is it bad to do jumping 2 days in a row. She's 9 years old and has plenty of energy. opinions?
  5. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Does anyone have any tips on riding bare back? As in staying on! He has quite high withers being a TB and not an extremely round belly. Also, does any one have any fun ideas I can do while bare back? I'm up for any thing, in the school, hacking out or jumping! :D Is it good for your seat? I've...
  6. Horse Training
    I'm planning on showing this Arabian mare in about 6 months and I was hoping to enter in a few x-rail classes along with flat...the only problem is that she's never been jumped! Do you guys have any suggestions on how to train/school a horse over jumps that has never jumped before? I was...
  7. Horse Training
    There is a horse that I really want, but I'm not sure he has been schooled. I know he has been broken in, but can I still ride him (walk, trot, canter and a bit of jumping) to test him out? I am only a novice rider- I can trot, canter and jump up to 60cm.
  8. Horse Training
    I own a 15hh seven year old skewbald mare and have owned her since she was four. She is built quite downhill with a rather large body, dainty legs a very small neck which has caused many problems with fitting a saddle as every one would slip forward massively. Recently I've been working on her...
  9. Horse Training
    I'm trying to get this pony to stop bucking as much but the person who has been riding him has taught him when she hits him with her crop he bucks so what could I do?! He's always bucked and he's 12 year old so I know he won't come out of it so how could i punish him for bucking as he'll only...
  10. Horse Training
    I may be gettinga 13 hh cob on loan, he has never been properly schooled, the owner hardly ever rides and when she does its just bareback messing about. He needs re schooling but could anyone give me a step by step guide or how you would do it thanks hannah xx he is 5 as well
  11. Horse Conformation Critique
    These are my beloved ponies. They live outside all year round, and are mainly ridden by my little sister a few times a week. They are all welsh mountain ponies, and are getting older (aprox. 17 yo) and I was thinking about turning them into schooling ponies. I need a second opinion. (Sorry...
  12. Horse Tack Reviews
    Okay, I literally could write for hours and hours and hours about how much I wanted the Samshield when I first saw it at LA Saddlery. Sure it was weird looking, and it wasn't a GPA or CO, but you could get crystals on it. When I talked to an employee about it they said it was good for people who...
  13. English Riding
    Hi everyone! Just joined here but have read several posts in the past. I'm getting back into riding after a few years off, and would like suggestions or advice on how to move forward. First, my background: Began riding at a young age (around 9) taking western pleasure lessons. Decided I wanted...
  14. Horse Shows
    I got a show bill for a show I'm going to at the end of this month, and because this is the first show I am going to, I am wondering exactly what happens in the following classes: Intermed. Eq. on the flat, Jr/Am 2' Hunter u/s, Schooling Hunter u/s, and Jr/Am Hunter o/f 2'. I was wondering...
  15. Horse Talk
    I recently was almost offered a job. It was, no joke, my dream job. A massive stable an hour away, three barns full of jumpers and dressage and lesson horses, two indoor arenas, two out door arenas, a round pen, tons of pasture space. It would have been a live-in job as a Barn Manager...
  16. Horse Talk
    I'm looking at going to MM in spring 2012 or fall 2012. As of right now I'm going community college. I've been looking at this place for almost a year now, I have the catalog, have the site pretty much memorized, looked up its rating on horseschools.com, ect. So I just want to know how your...
  17. Horse Riding Critique
    Comet and I since our last lesson! :D
  18. Horse Riding Critique
    Our first and second dressage lesson! He is learning to supple and round. Keep in mind that he is a Standardbred. This is really good progress for him. :D
  19. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi, I have a new horse 7 y.o. 16hh Thoroughbred x welsh, she was broken late and therefore has not had much experience, her canter on the right rein is very unbalanced therefore she runs on and falls back into trot when i try and work on her outline in canter. I have started cantering in 15,20m...
  20. English Riding
    Hi! My name is Marissa and I've been riding for four and a half years. But I'm still not sure what level I'm at. My first two years of riding were spent walking and trotting around an area for a half hour (I later found out that this wasn't "riding" at all) but then I changed barns and I had to...
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