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  1. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone! I am not so knowledgeable about horses and I was wondering if there was such a thing as a slow horse/pony? I love horses and used to ride but I am not a fan of going fast. Are there horses out there who would be happy to just walk/trot and nothing else? Thank you for reading...
  2. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    hi I have a 8 year old arab mare who has been real sluggish. She has not wanted to do anything, I am trying to start showing soon. And there is just not enough time for me to properly train if she doesnt have any energy. I just want to know what I can do. Please help me. Em:runninghorse2:
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    After 20 years with the same sweet QH, I have purchased a new mare. She's a 16 year old QH mare and her only negative is the speed of her lope. SHE SHOOTS LIKE A CANNON! (And doesn't tire out) I believe she was barrel raced hard before I bought her (not sure as she is a rescue) because she...
  4. General Riding queries
    So my paint whos about 16hh and is used for fun light jumping (he loves jumping), arena work, and just messing around maybe used for my cousin when she comes over to have a horse i can give lessons to her. very sweet and good horse on him with voice command stop and back up! hes distracted some...
  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. General Riding queries
    Hey friends! I really need your advices, tips & tricks! I've been participating in show jumping competition for about 5 years now and currently I'm doing 120 and 130 classes with my horse. Even though it's getting better, I'm still often concerned with if I'm going to see the right...
  7. General Riding queries
    Hi, I've been working on my canter these past few lessons and was wondering if I could have some help with my hands. I have very soft and quiet hands at the trot, however I am unsure how to use them when cantering as the movement is obviously quite different. My instructor has told me to move...
  8. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    Hi everyone :) luckily enough I'm not having real problems with my horse now, but he took a frustrating habit and I need your advice! I love racing with friends in the fields.. We used to always win, I just gave him the start and he would do the rest :D During the last months we haven't raced...
  9. Show Jumping and using jumping in training
    So, I got a new 15 year old palomino Quarter Horse mare a few months ago, she was trained in mainly western classes but, I am a jumper...She likes jumping and will carry me to it except now my aunt said I need someone to watch me jump and my mom has a bad leg and my dad just don't care! My aunt...
  10. Barrel Racing
    I saw a thread in the english riding forum, and saw the amazing power of the horses jumping. So I though I would share our world of barrel racing and how amazing the horses are and the riders.
  11. General Riding queries
    I have an 9 year old QH who is absolutely the sweetest boy in the world - but he has a very annoying issue with speed. As in, lack thereof. :? After a little while of patience on my part, I start getting naggy, and of course he isn't going to listen to me then, so I just end up frustrated and...
  12. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    I wanna see every ones spotted breeds. If its paints, Pintos, Mutts,Appys or anything :-) Ill start with my 100% FPD appy boy this little man is my world
  13. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    My horse - a 10 year old Quarter Horse mix - is a pretty good horse. Except for her occasional stubbornness and being scared of things I can't see. And then she has that little problem of not moving. She only likes to walk around the arena and will trot when she gets close to the gate, since...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone! I have a 7 yr old solid paint mare who I'm currently re-training. Her previous owners never professionally trained her or really trained her at all. They just jumped on her back bareback and rode her with a halter. She lunges well and listens well under saddle at a walk, but...
  15. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    Usually, the horses I used to ride at my old stable, where two tough ponies. I would have to use a crop on the one a lot more then the other, but I still used crops on them. For the horse I ride (Bee) at my new stable, she is really sensitive. You barley have to put pressure on her sides to make...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    hello, i have a 5 yo paint gelding, and he havnt mastered the canter quite yet, he has a very big, clobber the ground type of canter, how do i regulate it? like into a nice slow, and flowing canter, I will take all advice, thanks to all :):D
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