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  1. Horse Training
    I just adopted my first horse: a 2 year old halter broke gelding from a rescue farm. His mother was a brood mare, and he was separated from her at a very young age and just left in a paddock to suffer from rain rot basically. Amazingly, he is a sweetheart. It's so tempting to spoil him, but I...
  2. Horse Training
    Hello everyone! :cowboy: So basically I have a 14 year old mare whom I bought back in March, and I've lunged her probably 10 times since then. The first two or three times she was impeccable! She fell into each command perfectly. Then ever since then, I get her on the lunge line and she...
  3. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey guys! So I've got a new horse that I'm bringing into the stables for the winter. I've only ridden him once so far but he seems fairly laid back, though a bit stubborn too. So my biggest question is, what can I do to keep things interesting for the both of us while at the stables? I know...
  4. Horse Training
    Hi everyone, I've recently have been trying to work with the pony I take care of on responding solely to leg. The owner tends to be impatient and resorts immediately to spurs and crops, which as you can guess, makes the mare less inclined to do what she's asking. I've spent around 3 weeks just...
  5. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    :runninghorse2: Okay, so no, I'm not new to this site, and yes, this is my first post for this account.. Tada. Okay, so anyways, on October 1st (yesterday), chaos happened with plans and ways to get home from school and I ended up having a friend over. She's amazing with horses and is basically...
  6. Horse Training
    Hi Guys! So I have a bay 11yr old Tennese Walker Gelding. I've owned him since January. And well, the problem is, a few things. First is, he refuses to canter. He doesn't listen to leg pressure or clucking, but if you get after him with the crop or spurs he bucks or flat out stops? How can I get...
  7. Horse Training
    HI! So i am requesting help with a horse that i am training. I will first give you some background on the horse Her name is Mischief aka Miss she is an appaloosa quarter horse cross and she will be turning 8 on April 1st. Her original owners had her broke out at two and she was an incredible...
  8. New to Horses
    Hello all My name is Dani. I have been presented with an opportunity that has a long list of pros and cons. Here is a little back ground./ I was raised very country but never around horses. I love them and i am comfortable around them but inexperienced. I work for a great company that provides...
  9. Horse Training
    My horse, North, is a 10 year old gelding and an ex racehorse who used to go over hurdles (and he's always loved and being fairly good when jumping). I've had him since last July straight from retiring from racing. Getting him into schooling, jumping, cross country and hacking was surprisingly...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Horse Training
    I have recently started riding my gelding, Who I've only had since December. From what I was told as far as his back story via previous owners, he was a nose-to-tail trailhorse at a commercial barn a few hours away. I took a trail ride yesterday on him for the first time, and it was a disaster...
  13. Hoof Care
    Hi all, I have recently bought a 9 month cob foal and with this being my first foal im a little unsure how to go about this. Im pretty sure that before I had him he wasnt treated so well. He loves fuss and attention, the only thing is he cant/wont pick his feet up. Ive tried all the methods...
  14. Horse Training
    My horse is VERY stubborn! She Hardly listens to me! Some days are better some days are Harder. What do I do? I am doing Parelli Natural Horse Training. She is a Left-Brain Introvert.
  15. Horse Training
    I have a teenaged MFT gelding that I've had for almost a year.... he gets ridden a couple times a week and I've never had a problem with him bucking. Then today, I saddle him up, get on, and ask him to walk forward and he throws 2 baby bucks ( nothing scary, or make you fall off ). So I take him...
  16. Horse Training
    Hey everyone I have a 4 almost 5 yo cob who is majorly stubborn, especially when it comes to loading him into a trailer. He's not afraid of going in. A lot of the time he takes an hour to load, and am trying to find an quicker way to load him. Tried heaps of methods. But open to hear all your...
  17. New to Horses
    Hello from Wisconsin :) I am a new horse owner. 36 years old and the only horse experience I have began within the past two years. My horse was given to me by my MIL who has thirty plus years of experience. Twice now, during her heat, my mare has acted up in the round pen - showing complete...
  18. Horse Training
    So I just bought this gelding named Geronimo and he is a two year old thoroughbred warm blood cross he has lived in the same field all his life until I got him. We put him straight into our indoor arena, he's never had grain but we put some in a bucket to try to coax him to come close. When I...
  19. Horse Training
    Hello there! I'm in a bit of a predicament, and I really would appreciate any help that can be given. So I have this horse, and I love her to bits. I love showing her, but the problem is she has such a hard time getting in the trailer. She's not scared of it, she's just so stubborn! She'll rear...
  20. Horse Training
    I have a 13 year old bay Qh. He is very sweet and knows all the basics, but can also be pretty stubborn. I am trying to slow down his jog. See, when I ask for a jog, no matter how gently, he breaks into a fast trot. I then have to pull and release the reins to slow him down. This brings his head...
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