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  1. Horse Training
    I have a thoroughbred who is very confident in himself when on trail and riding. We recently moved barns and he now stops while walking with him on the ground and will not move for anything. He is not afraid of his surroundings and has never offered a spook or buck. It takes me almost an hour...
  2. Horse Training
    I recently purchased a 7 year old ottb gelding that has been off the track for a year and has had minimal retraining. I have owned him for two months and spent the entire first month lungeing him and doing ground work to the point where he has become voice trained. I have now been riding him for...
  3. Reining
    So I moved this post from Horse Health to reining b/c the vet ruled out lameness. (http://www.horseforum.com/horse-health/reining-horse-kicking-out-when-he-474586/page4/) My gut always felt like it was my horse, Gunny, yanking my chain anyway. I have had my horses with two different top...
  4. Horse Health
    My horse, Gunny (sun of Gunner) is having issues lately. When I go to stop him he is kicking out with one or both hind legs. How I can explain it is... that it's almost like he is landing after a jump on both front legs, kicks out and then tucks his butt under him. A kick out in the reining...
  5. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    So my horse is 18 years old, had him since he was 13 and he has always had a habit of getting carried away and cantering off on exciting hacks. On a hack with friends he decided to go backwards, after seeing how far the other horse had gotten in front he bolted into gallop and I was completely...
  6. Horse Training
    Hey all. I am riding two green broke horses for this couple. I am not a professional trainer but I am experienced with horses. One of the horses requires a lot of pressure on the bit for him to respond. The faster the gait to more pressure needed to slow him. Apparently he has always been...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Alright, I'm going to try to keep this fairly short and sweet and to the point. I'm still a fairly new horse owner. I got my gelding, Tigger, last March, so I've had him for a little over a year. I only do trail riding as of right now, and I'm having some difficulties with him. At about 16.3...
  8. Horse Training
    Over the summer I took on a full lease for a four year old Paint who has been through several different trainers since he started his training last year. I am not a trainer, but due to circumstances, I have ended up mostly on my own to work with him. The person who was training him when I...
  9. Horse Training
    I've been riding English horses for about a year now, and i still love English, but i have turned to Barrels when my sisters friend offered for me to let me use her horse for our city's 4-h. Her name is Savannah, but her barn name soon turned to Spaz after being trained so much in Barrels and...
  10. Horse Training
    When I canter my horse and go to stop him from the canter, he throws his head up in the air. I've been working on backing him when we stop to get him to try to tuck under himself, but wondering if there is anything else I can do to keep him from throwing his head up.
  11. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey guys I just got a new loan pony and he used to be a driving pony. He's about 12 years old. He's a welsh section B or D. From driving he has a really soft mouth and whilst riding him I have no brakes when he takes off. If I pull on his bit he speeds up and sometimes when I let my reins out he...
  12. Horse Training
    I just inheiritted a 23 year old quarter horse stallion. He's very calm and is halter broken. I'm very new to horse owning as I inheiritted him from a close family friend of ours who passed away recently. So... the trouble we're having includes: he won't take a bit (he won't even open his...
  13. English Riding
    My horse will only stop well when I have him on the bit. When he is he'll stop on 'whoa' or when I sit deep and barely squeeze the reins. When he isn't on the bit, or when someone else is riding him and they're not as good a rider, he's difficult to stop. He braces on the bit for a couple...
  14. Horse Training
    I recently got a new horse, a mare. She rides fine but has a problem with turning. I'm not a pro horse rider or anything, so maybe I'm the one doing something wrong... Anyway, I try to turn her & all she does is pin her ears & back up a couple steps. And also, sometimes when I'm just regularly...
  15. Horse Training
    this is a general question of stopping on spot. I currently ride two horses frequently, one which I can stop on spot at trot or canter (sometimes he keeps stepping at a walk though...) and one that I will be re starting his training TB, last year he would just try to run though the cues. He is...
  16. Horse Training
    I have a 9 year old appendix gelding who is just awesom, but we have problems with his brakes. Right now I'm riding him in a twisted wire gag combination bit. He is really light side and bends, and flexs awesome in this bit but in anything i ride him in he really pushes on it once i asked for...
  17. Horse Training
    Hello all, I really need some help with my horse. She's 11 and a 15.2hh chesnut mare, I've had her for 3 years. Trying to catch her is a nightmare, she runs off even if you make your way over slowly and not directly walking at her. No matter if I take her treats or go over with lots of stops...
  18. Horse Training
    Okay, so my grandma recently bought a 15 year old Arabian. She is a great horse, but has a few things that needs to be fixed. When I'm riding her, she is trotting or cantering great, and then all the sudden she stops. I don't know why, or what to do. I'm not putting any pressure on her mouth...
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