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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi! I have been riding for 12 months total, group lesson only, 1 hour a week. I have been cantering 4 months after starting riding, and currently I'm doing jumps at a trot. Every time I come to my lesson, I get a different horse. Every horse seems to have their own problems and because of this...
  2. Horse Showmanship
    I was going to do a showmanship class for 4H this year, but when practicing some of the routines, my pony always breaks the trot going around corners if I don't give her enough encouragement. I click and use a dressage whip to keep her going, but she just stops and holds her head up in an "I...
  3. Horse Training
    Hello everybody! I have a tiny little problem with my recently bought Hispanoarabian mare, I hope I'm writing it in the correct thread... Every time I lunge her, as long as it's to her good side, which is right, she works perfectly. We change the side and that's when the problem appears... In...
  4. Horse Training
    So, I've got an eleven year old gelding who, up until two years ago, never really had any type of training and, two years ago, I, being one of the first to truly work with him, discovered that water hoses can kill horses! Okay, not really. At least, he sees things that way. I know for a fact...
  5. Horse Health
    My father takes care of my donkey and horse. The horse is Cherokee and donkey is Butterscotch. Cherokee is starting to become obese and I've tried to convince my father to cut back on the feed, but I can't get him to understand. My father is 71 and has had several stokes, it'd hurt me to take...
  6. Jumping
    Within the last year, I've become interested in jumping. I have a 9 year old Pony of Americas mare and she is stubborn towards jumping. I only jump her a bout a foot to 1 1/2 foot. She likes to rush the jump and then after the land, she throws her head down, shakes it and goofs off really. If...
  7. Horse Talk
    I am working with a mare at my riding school she is 14.3hh and about 5-6 years old. She is extremely stubborn and you can kick her all you want she doesn't move so i have been using a crop on her which gets her moving but then she starts pig rooting and sometimes bucks. She has no idea what leg...
  8. Horse Training
    Hey all, We've had this friesian mare since she was around 10 months old. She is now 8. problem is: my dad showed her in hand at a lot of shows and he taught her it's not okay to canter. She's shown in walk trot and lead line, but now i'm trying to teach her to canter. I've tried lunging her...
  9. Horse Training
    So I have this Welch mare, and she is so stubborn. Whenever I walk her around, she will follow me until she wants to stop. So I usually will have to pull her by her halter or pop her on her butt just to get her to walk to the back of the pasture. On the trip to the back of the pasture, she makes...
  10. Horse Training
    My horse is a Welch/Quarter horse and she is 9 years old. We bought her from someone we know. When they had her, their sons rode her frequently, but then quit because they weren't interested in riding her anymore. Instead of getting rid of her, they kept her, but they never rode her for about a...
  11. Horse Training
    I have recently been working with my horse on barrels for about a month now. We trotted the pattern for weeks and just started cantering. She will canter the 2nd and third barrel, but not the first. she will start trotting even if I push her. She has no health issues. My saddle fits. I make sure...
  12. Horse Trainers
    I have recently resucued a thoroughbred mare and i have manely been.focusing on getting her weight.back on and getting her condition back. i have decided too start work with her so i got a saddle fitted etc and got her started.but she is fine walking at.first bit.then she starts napping and when...
  13. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I really struggle to get my mare to trot! Some days I just cannot do it! I kick and kick but she barely walks any faster, it's gettting annoying because she's been off work with mud fever and she's getting really fat (and she's not getting alot to eat!) I really don't like the idea of using a...
  14. English Riding
    I have a 16.2 7 year old mare who sometimes just wont move! She has been like that since they broke her, so obviously she's been allowed to get away with it in the past, and it doesn't help she was left to mature, so not broken until she turned 5, but I've had enough of not being able to get her...
  15. Horse Training
    Hi, my name is Haylea, I'm 15 and I've always loved horses but my only real experience had been a few riding lesson i took and now I've acquired four new horses who all need lots of work and training. Montana- I was told that she was ridden once or twice, she won't let me touch her hooves or...
  16. Horse Training
    Hi everyone :-) I have had my 22 year old thoroughbred x connamera mare for 3 months now and she is great and i love her to bits :) Recently she has been turned out full time in the field just down the road from the farm. She is in their with two other horses. When i go to catch her in the...
  17. English Riding
    My horse - a 10 year old Quarter Horse mix - is a pretty good horse. Except for her occasional stubbornness and being scared of things I can't see. And then she has that little problem of not moving. She only likes to walk around the arena and will trot when she gets close to the gate, since...
  18. Horse Training
    Okay so as they say my 4 year old gelding and I have a green-on-green relationship. Work on a lead rope is good, he moves away from pressure and he will let me do almost anything to him. He will let me pick up his hooves but not long enough to be picked out yet. He's already accepted a bit and...
  19. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello guys, just registered on this forum some weeks ago, this will be my first post, but I'm sure there will be many more in the future, as I love discussing horses!!:D I've got the loveliest mare in the entire universe, but, lovely as she is, even she is not perfect. The main problem we've...
  20. Horse Training
    Have a 6 yr old gelding quarter horse who is generally pretty good, but still needs training. Just started to get him to lunge in the round pen and does good and follows every direction. The problem I am having is when riding my horse he will start to side pass when I want him to go straight. He...
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