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  1. Horse Talk
    Things have taken an interesting turn lately. I have a mare that I've had troubles with off and on throughout the last year I've had her. So now, this last month or two, I've been considering retiring her and just letting her live out the rest of her life in peace. She's only 15 which I know...
  2. Horse Training
    Hi all! So, recently I have been having alot of problems with my mare. She is approx 12-13 years old and I have owned her for almost 4 years. She has recently had 3 weeks off due to getting a sarcoid removed from her face. I brought her back into work as of yesterday, and she has been sooo...
  3. Horse Health
    I have had my mare since August 1 of last year. After about 6 weeks during a very hot part of the summer, I noticed that she was starting to lose hair on both sides under the girth after I removed it. The area was almost on her belly, about a quarter sized area on each side. Not bleeding or raw...
  4. Horse Breeds
    I have a 10 year old Standardbred gelding I've had for four years. He's been mainly a trail horse with some ring work in English saddle due to me not having an arena (until recently). Now that I do, and the weather is nice again, he seems to have decided he doesn't want to do anything. He's...
  5. Horse Training
    Hey, My new horse just will not listen to leg aids, if say he will drift off to the right and I put my right leg on, he will do nothing and not respond in anyway. Same goes with canter, I can't get him to canter left or right. Does anyone have any exersizes that I could do to make him responsive...
  6. Horse Health
    Hey! My horse Steps (I know... A weird name :lol:) is extremely tight in his neck and poll. I have had him out of work for 6 months because of laminitis. He never used to be this badly stiff in the neck, just now since I have started riding him again. So I was wondering what I should do? Get...
  7. Horse Health
    The issue that has just arisen with my horse is when he goes into a fast trot and transition to canter it takes a lot of work on my part to get him to go into the speed I'm asking. Usually he goes into the canter nice and easy. Now when I ask he really refuses and trots fast but looks off. Seems...
  8. Dressage
    I love my brand new horse dearly, and I'm just looking for some tips to improve her flatwork. Areas for improvement: * She tends to hold her head up high and really stiffen her neck. * She occasionally pins her ears a little bit and gets hissy, while we are cantering. * It's hard for me to keep...
  9. Horse Health
    I posted before about my horse having sore feet, which we determined was thrush and have successfully battled it. I'm still putting tea tree oil on her hooves a couple of times a week but they are getting better and better! After starting to lightly ride her after we determined she was sound, I...
  10. Horse Training
    I have a 10 year old QH mare. She is a left brain introvert and is very lazy. She is also very stiff. I have been trying to do lateral and vertical flexsion on the ground and in the saddle but she is still always stiff. Because of this when I get on her and make her go forward she will turn left...
  11. Horse Health
    So, since at least about last Monday/Tuesday my pony has been stiff at the walk on his right hind, and it looks like his stifle. He only looks stiff tracking right, but not tracking left. He's also perfectly fine at the trot, doesn't look even the tiniest bit lame or stiff. I walk-trotted him...
  12. Horse Health
    I am considering buying an 11 year old paint gelding. When he moves (mainly trot or canter) it seems as if his right hind hock is stiff. All of his other legs seem fine and he doesn't act like that leg bothers him. This stiffness is hardly noticeable. He does not limp or act in pain. The owner...
  13. English Riding
    My eventer, who was always able to bend nicley and be on the bit well, had a few weeks off from a cut on her leg. Since I have been working her again, she is very stiff. I know it will just take time, but does anyone have any suggestions for helping her supple up a bit?
  14. Horse Health
    I bought my 4 yr old QH a year ago and last winter he had been stiff on and off. Last winter his back hawks were hot off and on. I had them exray'd and the vet said it could just be growing pains. In the spring he went to training, the trainer didn't think he was stiff. I rode him all summer...
  15. Horse Health
    Has anyone ever had their horse react to a strangles vaccination that was given intravenously? My horse got his second dose and the next day he just acted sort of different (not excited to see me, was walking stiffly and just overall didn't seem himself). The next day it was worse. Very...
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have a wintec western saddle that I have had for a little over a year and its still stiff as hell. I was thinking about replacing the fenders with Abetta ones. What can I do to break in this saddle? I know its possible somehow because I have a used wintec youth saddle and it is broken in...
  17. Horse Riding Critique
    Today Pluto and I just rode on the flat. He is very stiff in his back right leg, so we mostly tired to work on picking up the right lead on that leg. Also, we worked on bending. The other horses I have ridden at my new barn will bend for you, but because of his stiffness in his leg, he doesn't...
  18. Horse Training
    Hi there, I have a number of things I wanted to ask you guys on here and I hope you can help :-) This might be long so bear with me please. I have a 15.2 part Thoroughbred gelding between the age of 18-25 (different vets have given different ages). He had a bad leg injury a few years ago and...
  19. Horse Health
    Okay, so I'm getting a new pony, and I've found the absolute perfect one for me. I know there's no such thing as the perfect horse, but she suits me down to the ground. My only concern is, she's 14, and I've noticed when she walks, she has a little bit of stiffness and a little clicking in...
  20. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    My mare is very stiff when bending and is very difficult to get even the slightest of bend out of her. Does anyone know of any exercises I could do with her? Can anyone give me a hand please?! :-P:-):D
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