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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So the feral project horse I bought back in april has improved so well, people always think he's a different horse! My only problem is that I have gotten injured from him before... I consider myself a pretty experienced rider and horsewoman, but I just can't get through to him in this one case...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey I’m in need of some help here! I was raised with a trainer who believed in beating a horse in to listening which I firmly do not believe in. I got my Mustang from her and recently she’s started to show signs of spooking and refusals at the simplistic Things like walking in to the arena or...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi there, I have a 6 year old warm blooded dressage mare and we have just moved to a new yard! She has lived in one home before so this is her first move. She is naturally very spooky. She is relaxed and happy when in her paddock and stable. She spooks at pretty much everything but I had an...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone, I created this account quickly so I could ask for opinions/advice about something that happened today. I'm an adult amateur; I've been riding for a year and a half. I lease a 25yo gelding who is very unaware of the fact that he's supposed to be a senior at this point 😅 He's got a...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I feel this needs a small intro so I will do my best to keep it brief. I have finally just purchased the horse I've ridden on a lease for about 5 years now. He just turned 10 this past May. He's quite weary of.. well, everything. I've committed a ton of time and miles but not quite that of an...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I need some suggestions on fear management with my mare. Let me first explain the situation. I board at a farm with various different animals: cows, donkeys, mules, pigs, goats, chickens, dogs, cats, and of course horses. None have had any affect on my 16 year old QHxPOA mare, who, for the...
  7. Horse Health
    My 8 yr old horse's symptoms are: face twitching, penis dropping when not urinating and unexplained spooking. He showed no ataxia. My horse was practically bomb proof, he would be the one to help along any scared horse, we would race barrels etc at rodeo's, trail ride by our selves, do parades...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi everyone, sorry if this is the wrong section. I've recently adopted a horse I've known for two years. He's a late gelding named Jack. Before I adopted him, I worked with him, groomed him, led him, worked on the saddle pad, etc. We have a strong bond. He will go over wooden bridges and lets...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse and a friend's horse absolutely hate each other. When I am in the arena in a lesson the other horse is in the neighboring pasture grazing, and when we ride near her my horse gets distracted and scared. They don't graze in the same pasture because the friend's horse will kick and bite at...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I am currently working with a 5 year old mustang who was captured out in Missouri a few years ago, he is a gelding but was gelded at a older age then typical. He will let people pet him now and feed him out of your hand if you are slow and patient, so he is some what used to people but he is...
  11. General Riding queries
    No, I'm not making an outlandish claim (well, maybe). But my Country Pleasure/Side Saddle horse magically turned into a Top Ten Reining horse when I asked him for the canter in our new skirt. However, i did not move a centimeter in that saddle. Of course I have video Sorry for the quality...
  12. Rider Wellness
    Hi all! I was around for a few months last year and really enjoyed this site. I have a thread here http://www.horseforum.com/member-journals/ms-riding-lesson-journal-270921/ on my riding lessons, trying to keep track of how I was coming along. I had a really bad accident in October. Which I...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi- This is my first time posting to the forum, so I hope I'm posting in the correct location! I'm worried about my new horse, and would really appreciate some help. I bought him a little over 2 months ago, and he settled right into our barn pretty quickly it seemed. When I first bought him...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My 16hh Arabian gelding has not been improving on the trail, and seems to be going downhill training wise. He is super nervous and spooky at everything! He will look at something at and then jump to the side, and start a bolt. He also when riding in a group will not go more than 10 ft behind the...
  15. Trail Riding
    My TB used to never be spooky on trails and all of the sudden she bolts as fast as she can.. It started about 2 weeks ago, she seems so normal until we take her on trails.. Nothing has changed on the trails, what could this be? :-| Thanks!
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi, I'm new here ;) I would really appreciate any and all opinions!! I've only ever ridden rushy, hot horses, but I started a lease on a new horse last week. He will be a good challenge for me, but I could definitely use some help from you all! He's a huge thoroughbred-welsh cross, but he's...
  17. General Riding queries
    My soon to be 6yr old Quarter horse gelding, Nemo, for as long as i've owned him (1yr) has always had a slight problem about getting worried easily. Its not like he's gotten worse over the year he's actually gotten 10x better. When i first go him i couldn't throw a blanket over his back...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse is an 8 year old Standardbred(ex-pacer),Monty. When out on a ride he can sometimes get very excited and starts to get cheeky. He changes gaits very quickly and spooks a lot. It is not very fun for me. Is there any advice on how to calm him down?
  19. Horse Health
    Help! I recently bought an OTTB and he is the greatest! he is lazy as can be and just an all around lovebug BUT when i take him off property he is a totally different horse. Last horse show he kept rearing up and striking out at me. He is a big boy too. He is fine up at the trailer and is calm...
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