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  1. Horse Training
    Hello! To keep it short and get straight to the point, I had a few questions regarding training a pasture horse: -How old is too old to start training a horse to ride under saddle? - Is a horse ever too old to start or continue jumping? Backstory: My aunt is starting to think about letting go...
  2. Horse Training
    Hi, I started posting on this forum after purchasing my forever pony - a complete blank slate and long term project. He is aged 5-6 years old, and is 12hh. He had been unhandled for two years when I purchased him, and incredibly timid/nervous around people. He was head shy, flighty, and unable...
  3. Horse Training
    I recently got a 5 year old mare rescued from a feedlot (so I have no idea of her previous training). I start all my horses with ground work before moving onto saddle training but she refuses to lunge. I dont have a roundpen at the moment and have to work on a lunge line. When I try to send her...
  4. Sport Horses
    Hi am about to start a F. Jadalco cross Riverman foal. I have heard that Riverman produces more difficult foals but was wondering if anyone has had experience with them and what they think. But, I am really interested to know if anyone has had expierence with the Dutch Jadalco stallion and his...
  5. Horse Training
    Hey there! I have a coming 3 year old that is ALL Whoa and absolutely NO GO! On the ground in the round pen or on the lunge line I can barely get him into a trot. A little history on this little boy...He was a case where he was neglected ( Not enough feed, never had his feet done, basically...
  6. Horse Training
    So, I just bought a 2011 off the track standardbred gelding. As I expected, he had never been lunged before the pre-purchase exam. Although he did better than I thought (the person lunging him also wasn't that experienced in lunging), he still doesn't know the technique particularly well. Any...
  7. Horse Videos
    The Gelding in the videos is very skinny because the owner didn't took good care of him.
  8. Horse Training
    Just my opinion that I would like to put out here: Walk into any tack store and you will find a dozen gadgets to “fix” your riding problems. Or browse the internet and you will find offers of “3-day colt starting” or books that promise to fix your horse problems in just a few easy steps. So...
  9. Horse Training
    i have been starting horses for years now and i have never come across a horse as difficult as this one. i have been working with this five year old arabian mare for 5 months with little sucess. the barn has been working with her for 8 months before me (i was badly injured) she has had...
  10. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hi, my name is Evanthia and just found my dream horse, I am so excited and so glad to have found this forum! His name is Koda and he is a 3yr old Paint gelding who is just a sweetie! It's been years since I have owned a horse so I consider myself a newbie, so any advice would be welcome! He's...
  11. Horse Training
    Hey guys--I'm new here. I'm probably getting a 16H (will be close to 17) solid Paint mare, born 11/2007, who has had the saddle on, and some ground work. We are going to look at her tomorrow, so I will evaluate her more. However, I'm looking to get a list of ground work/things to work on with...
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