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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey all! So I bought this 3yo filly in September. She is sweet natured but touchy, I was told she wasn’t handled much so assumed this was just from that. I have been working with her on desensitization and getting her ready to carry a rider. I started slow, teaching her to lunge where she first...
  2. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    My mare is very sensitive and absolutely hates clippers with a vengeance! Can get the job done with some sedatives but her face is a no go . I was wondering if anyone had used any alternative methods of achieving the same clipped look without actually clipping their face. I have seen the...
  3. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    My horse is fine with almost anything - except grooming. Currying or brushing his body is a nightmare. He will bite at the crossties and get very agitated. However once you move onto his hooves or even his tail, he's fine. I've tried to get very soft brushes, but he is still sensitive. He is...
  4. Hoof Care
    Hi Guys, My horse gets thrush pretty bad because he has a slight club foot so it's much deeper than a standard hoof. I have used Thrushbuster previously and it works well but I think it hurts him. As soon as he smells it he WILL NOT let me pick up his feet and actually will start kind of...
  5. General Riding queries
    Hi everybody, I ride western and I tried a different horse today (and kept my heels down). This horse really wanted to move, but my instructor wanted me to keep her to a walk. She kept breaking her into a trot, and I was told that I was jumping to the reins too quickly to slow her down. I tried...
  6. Horse Health
    I have a miniature called Pip who is nearly 3 years old. He has never been ridden but I free jump him over up to 80cm. I also have taught him tricks up such as how to paw and bow. He also has sweet itch therefore wears a sweet itch rug. However, yesterday when I went down, I was teaching him to...
  7. Horse Health
    I've always noticed this weird indentation that sometimes bulges out on my mare's side, but I always thought it could be normal. After trying to research about what this could be, and not finding anything, I've decided to ask on here. http://i48.tinypic.com/tag08k.jpg ^ I circled the problem...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have been lunging my new quarter horse mare. She is an ex-polo horse and an ex-barrel racer. She is very sensitive, but does fine lunging at the walk and trot. However, no matter how lightly/ softly I ask for the canter on the lunge, she bolts/ rears/ bucks/ backs and won't canter. Any...
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