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  1. Horse Training
    Hi, i'm working with a 3 year old i brought home 7 months ago who was going to the doggers if he didnt find a home. so nothing is known about his background except he came from an overstocked breeder who got rid of a truckload of horses. all that was said is 'the lady was going to break him in...
  2. New to Horses
    I was trying to google swayback and the images that came up varied. Wondering if this mare has swayback. She is 10 yrs old, Morgan/Quarter cross. Her back looks a little more deep in person, but maybe I am paranoid a little? (I hope.) Also, she is spooky, and hard to catch, any tips for...
  3. Horse Health
    I noticed Mr Darcy drooling a little yesterday and Ivan as well. I thought we were past the time when we would get the dreaded clover slobbers, but it has been unusually warm lately, so warm that my roses in my yard have rebloomed. Both horses were spookier than usual, especially Darcy, who is a...
  4. Horse Talk
    About two months ago, my mare suffered a wicked episode of colic (multiple impactions) and had to be euthanized. She was a perfect confidence-builder, and while she had some issues, they were nothing that I couldn't handle. We spoke the same language and worked together as a team. As you can...
  5. Horse Training
    Hi I am new to this so I'm not sure how it works but I need help. I have owned my pony for around 1 1/2 years now. I love her to death, and we have had some amazing rides and time together. However she is very spooky and naughty. I have mainly put these flaws aside, as she can be so good...
  6. Horse Talk
    Ok, I will start off by saying I feel a little silly posting this, I don't know why, this is just a disclaimer of sorts. But my hubby got me thinking last night. So, his whole life, my gelding Duggan has always been really weird. Like the weirdest horse I've ever worked with. And I've had...
  7. Horse Health
    So, long story short, I adopted 4 orphaned foals from an auction. The smallest and weakest colt died a few nights after we brought him home, just when he started to get better(RIP, Tonto). Now two months later, the blue roan filly, Zuni, and a tiny chestnut colt, Chaco, are doing amazing. They...
  8. Horse Grooming
    I am looking into getting clippers for my spooky horses, they're quite fluffy at the moment... (middle of winter) I was thinking about getting Lister Liberty clippers because they don't have the cord on them and it would be better since my horses are quite spooky... But i'm not sure they're...
  9. Horse Training
    Okay so this lady at the barn asked me ride her two year old thoroughbred gelding, Hogan, for the summer. :blueunicorn: She's sending him to the race track in September. Hogan is a very nervous horse. Nobody has done any kind of ground work with him. They held him down, threw a saddle on him...
  10. Horse Training
    Hi, My 5 year old mare, who I've had about a year, has recently started spooking at a bizarre thing...carrots. She's had them as treats for a long time, but has just recently started freaking out at them. She backs up, throws her head and moves away from me. She's boarded at a ranch owned by a...
  11. Horse Training
    I bought a hunt seat horse horse at the Congress last year. He has amazing legs and is a good horse at heart but he is terribly spooky. I don't know if it might also have to do with his bloodline but both of his parents are appendix's if that helps any. He is also not particularly young...
  12. Horse Training
    just wondering if you guys have some techniques or exercises for a very high strung mare. she is super spooky, very very fast and HATES contact with the bit, she fights it like crazy (its a rubber "happy mouth" bit.) she has a thing for throwing her body all over the place (while paying...
  13. Horse Training
    I bought a 7 year old quarter horse mare in October of last year. I have had some success with her, but I have found that she is very pushy. She seems to not have much respect for me or other handlers. For example, she will walk all over you when leading, and is very rude when I lunge her. I...
  14. Horse Breeds
    I've been training this saddlebred mare for several months now. She's the first mare I've broken but I know how to do it and the steps to get it done. I also have several people who have experience to help me. However, I'm having an issue with getting her to calm down. Slash will get into this...
  15. Horse Grooming
    So, I finally found out why I can clip my mare without her caring. I got a great pair or cordless clippers. She could care less about the noise. It just occurred to me now. When I tried two year ago, it was with corded clippers, and she did not like it. I tried the next year with cordless...
  16. Horse Talk
    Okay, so just lately I've been a little down. I lost my little mare in a tragic road accident (I shan't, mainly because I can't bear to, go into details) and my other mare has been on her own for 3 weeks. In that time, as is probably normal, she has become very spooky. But, I thought when I...
  17. Horse Training
    Hey guys I need some advice. So I've owned 3 horses before, all I started from the ground up and my 2 mares were angels, no spook or bolt from their very first ride. My gelding was sound sensitive and a bit crazy and studdy but I have gotten him over it. Now to help my landlady out I agreed to...
  18. Horse Training
    I am having a small rough spot with my quarter horse. He is very spooky and does not pay attention to me. No matter what I do, he always seems spaced out and in another dimension. I was told by his old owner that he was never like that. She said he never spooked. He lived next to a military...
  19. Horse Training
    okay my moms 3 year old paint mustang. is head shy around his ear. he doesnt mine his face or around his eye. its hard to get a bridle on him or brush his mane. ive tryed to put my hand there and keep it there till he stops freaking out and then move my hand and do it again and he still freaks...
  20. Horse Talk
    As it turns out, my first horse has been passed around a bit. I didn't discover most of this until after I paid for him. He was injured as a yearling. The story was that he was out in a field and got his left front hoof stuck in a tire. As in between the rim and rubber. He has a big scar...
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