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  1. Jumping
    Hey all, I am moving soon away from my family to live with a world champion show jumper who is going to train me. I have never jumper before so I was wondering if any one had any tips to start my jumping career? I have being riding since nov 2019. I have done trotting poles etc. but no series...
  2. Horse Training
    Hello!! I just wanted to make a thread to pick some of your brains a little bit. (Somewhat irrelevant background info: When I was in high school, I used to buy cheap two year olds from local breeders and train them to sell to nice people. Most of these colts had been super well-handled since...
  3. Endurance Riding
    Hey there, I want to try endurance riding on my 5 yr old curly/quarter horse mare maybe next year. This past year we have been riding multiple times week usually either in the arena for 30min to an hour, round pen for an hour, or on the trails for a few hours. On the trails we usually go at...
  4. Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation
    Hi everyone, I hope you're doing well. I'm interested in starting my own braiding business to help pay back student loans and pay for riding lessons with one of the dressage show barns near me, but I have a few dilemmas: 1) I've never braided a horse before. I don't own a horse or know of...
  5. 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...
  6. Horse Training
    I want to expand my knowledge on horse training, more specifically horse starting like halter training, ground work, desensitizing, round pen work/join up. I am also looking for a mustang start to finish training documentary if anyone has one. I will be having experienced help in my learning and...
  7. Horse Talk
    I want to gain my knowledge of training horses on my own time(yes I will be also having help from experienced people) and watch a documentary about a Mustang being taken from being scared of halters to a well behaved ride-able horse. In other words a Mustang breaking/starting documentary from...
  8. Horse Training
    Young strong gelding. He is used to people, could be more respectful of space but not bad. Been handled a fair amount but no real training. Then saddled and ridden a couple times with no previous groundwork. More whoa than go. He was resisting going forward when he got upset and bucked pretty...
  9. Farm Forum
    Hi everyone, I've been researching how to start a horse ranch and was wondering, if you are a ranch owner, how did you start and do you have any tips for me? I'm still unsure as to whether I should outright purchase a smaller established ranch or build my own. My vision is for a 50-100 acre...
  10. Horse Training
    Hi, I am looking for trainer referrals for starting a 4 year old mare in the Edmonton area. I would like to be within a 45 min radius of Edmonton and am willing to go further east as well (up to an hour and a half east). I am looking for minimum 60 days, possibly 90 days (depending on how she...
  11. New to Horses
    Hello! I'm starting this thread to sort of get a feel as to how "fit-in" into English riding a bit more. I've ridden almost exclusively western, but I really want to start eventing. I've been to a few English barns, but I feel like they're very "judgy". Is there a way to get past this? Also...
  12. Horse Training
    So this is my first colt that I've raised, and now its time for him to start being a horse He's a coming two year old, and i've happily found the time to start doing more with him. He does things he should, i can rub all over (including his sheath and testicles.) I can pull his mane and tail...
  13. Horse Training
    Hello everyone, I need some help. I've taken on the task of training a starting a 10 year old buckskin gelding. He's a stocky handsome boy and naturally mild mannered. However, he's lived in a pasture with three mares his whole life. He had a halter put on him once or twice about 8 years...
  14. Horse Training
    I'm buying a 1 1/2 year old. I know there's always ground work to do (teaching them to respect your space, yeild from pressure, etc), but what else can I do with my new youngster? I want to keep him and I busy. Any fun activities you've done? Games? Also, where I grew up most people started...
  15. Horse Training
    Hello, I was asked to train a 11 month old gelding. He was gelded about 1 1/2 weeks ago. He is a TB/Paint and he has energy! His worst habits are nipping, not biting yet and he kicks out with his front hooves sometimes. He already picks up all his feet and ties pretty well ad backs even...
  16. Horse Training
    What, in your opinion, is the best DVD(s) out there on starting young horses? I know there's a lot of trainers out there who each have their own, but I'm not sure which one to go with. In my particular case, I bought a young mare that has been started, but is still very green. I feel like there...
  17. Horse Training
    I am looking for different views on what people think is a good age to start a young horse. I am not looking to begin a debate of any kind, so please be kind and professional of everyone's opinions, but I am curious and would like to see your explanation. I will post my opinion on the matter...
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