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  1. Horse Talk
    Well, life took an extremely unexpected turn today. I found out that there are a couple of yearlings that going to get sent to slaughter in the next day or two. No auction no other chances at finding a home, no nothing, just straight to slaughter. Well, I asked for more information and I...
  2. Farm Forum
    I've recently decided that it'd be really handy to have my own roundpen at the farm but a lot of materials are quite expensive. I've heard that pallets can be good to use to make a more affordable and still functional roundpen. So I'd love to see any designs you guys have used for your...
  3. Barn and Riding Wear
    hi! I live in Iowa and it snowed TWO days ago and I do barn chores at 7am. I'm worried we are staring another Polar Vortex directly in the face and I am worried it will come sooner than we think. I have a great pair of insulated boots but I kind of hate them because of how bulky they are and...
  4. Trail Riding
    Hello! I'm looking for some training suggestions for my mare. She's a rescued trail horse and over the last 2 years that I've owned her, we've come a long way in terms of riding together. She only knew how to follow and had no clue how to pick up cues for trot/canter. Now we w/t/c and just...
  5. Horse Grooming
    My mare is the only horse I have in the pens because I work with her daily and she needs constant riding in order for her to remember things I've taught her. When the other horses leave out into the pasture, she gets lonely and paces all day long. I've figured its either anxiety or she is just...
  6. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Hey everyone!! I am new to this and excited to connect with fellow horse maniacs! I purchased the XL Standard Guardian Mask w/95% sun shades. Upon trying a friends' mask on for fit, I found that the browband pushes out n a "V" under her forelock. After speaking to Jeanine (@ Guardian) about...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey all! I'm in a bit of a pinch. Got me self a 10y/o TWH/"QH" gelding July of 2014. He was practically starved and boarded in inadequate pastures by his previous owner. He has great ground manners (besides being incredibly treat greedy) however, under the saddle, it's a little different. He...
  8. Horse Tack Reviews
    Hey guys, Old western saddle pad is broken down finally and it's letting my saddle slip around. So i'm looking for replacement. What's a good pad that will provide her with plenty of padding and not cost me a arm and a leg. Thank you!!
  9. English Riding
    I was working on w-c and c-w transitions with my mare last night and we have trouble with consistency; we do it well sometimes (balanced, forward, slight head tilt to the inside) and we do it not so well sometimes. Before I tackle things about her, first I want to make sure that I'm asking for...
  10. Horse Talk
    Hii, so I'm trying to decide on a name for this horse that I'm currently in the process of buying, and I can't decide between Prince, Arrow, or possibly something else. I'm not creative enough to think of a name I guess :-P. Have you guys ever changed your horse's name after buying it? I just...
  11. New to Horses
    Hello everyone, I am the president of the Equine Club at my high school. I need help in suggestions of things to do with my club member that will keep them interested. My VP and I have come up with many things like Going to the horse Expo in April, Trail Ride and having people come in and talk...
  12. Horse Health
    Well it's about that time of year for us again! After one of the horses in the boarding barn had lice, they all got it! -.- This is quite annoying for all of us, and I could tell the person who owns where I board was embarrassed however this can't be prevented. I just wanted to know some of your...
  13. New to Horses
    First of all, sorry if this doesn't go here - I haven't used this very much. I have been riding for 6 years, but have never owned a horse. I am an advanced rider, I am into hunters/jumpers, and I have ridden many different breeds of horses, from QHs to Morabs. I want a breed that has some 'go'...
  14. Horse Talk
    Hello everyone! :) I just bought this beautiful paint gelding and his current name is Painter, which I'm not totally convinced of. :P I would love some barn name suggestions for him! He has a blue eye and is a total sweetheart! He is only 14.2 hands, so pretty small. He is pretty laid back and...
  15. Other Equines
    So, I've added another animal to my zoo.... Now there are 3 horses, 2 fainting goats, 3 dogs, 2 parrots, and 1 donkey at the farm... and I'm not allowed to have any more animals. His name is Kenny, I bought him from the farm that I work at. He was born on their farm and is about 2 years old...
  16. Horse Tack Reviews
    I bought a yellow seated cambridge saddle, I quickly found out it is the worst saddle I ever bought, horrible leather, the leathers had nylon on the bottom, you could see brush strokes on the saddle, paint is actually coming off from the saddle, horrible knee rolls. The girth straps are too big...
  17. 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?
  18. Horse Grooming
    I've heard of this stuff from Absorbine that's called Absorbine refreshment. ita supposed to be similar to liniment but this has more of a cooling effect but still helps sore muscles. I'm wondering if anyone has tried it and liked it? I might try it out! Suggestions and tips on using it are...
  19. English Riding
    Hello everyone, I have a pretty general question but I really would like some good answers! My horse is great but he just turned 7 and has a short attention span haha. I am looking for some things to mix up simple rail work and circles . Im open to anything but I would prefer if the suggestions...
  20. Horse Training
    Okay, so I have a bit of a problem with my horse. Scratch that, alot of problems with him. But thats a bit off track, and I'll get into it later. So here's the deal; My cousins moved into this place with a horse on it, and then they called me, wondering if I wanted to ride him. I said sure...
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