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  1. Horse Talk
    I’m in total shock. My sweet gentle giant, Louie (JC: Gone Lucky), passed away this evening from a lightning strike. My BO watched it happen and said he passed immediately, so I’m thankful he didn’t suffer. Even though I only had Louie for 2 months, I knew he was my heart horse. He’d follow my...
  2. Horse Pictures
    Above is Taylor, a horse I rode for a couple of years. A Missouri Fox Trotter 2000(yr) 14.2 h :) This is Laddie, the first TB I worked with. He was the first horse I did physical therapy for. 2007 (yr) 16.2 h Heres big Pete. He’s 33 with the spunk of a horse half his age. 1988 (yr) 15.3 h This...
  3. Horse Health
    Hi! I’m wondering what people’s thoughts are on my horses current condition. Here are the best pictures I have: Let me know your thoughts!
  4. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have a green thoroughbred that is absolutely fantastic by himself. Hes definitely got more go than whoa, but the work ethic is ten fold between riding alone or with others in the ring. When there are other horses his attention is on them. He bucks, bolts, spooks, and gets himself very...
  5. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    Hello. I have an off the track thoroughbred that I've owned for a year now, that I am training to be a hunter-jumper. Hes a great jumper with lots of talent, but there seems to be something wrong- whether that's his confidence, his laziness, or something else? If I take him to a jump that's even...
  6. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    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...
  7. Horse Breeding
    So, as some of you may know, I recently got a new horse. He's an 8 year old thoroughbred gelding. I've named him Samual (Sam). Now, this boy was never raced, but he did live on a race track for the first few years of his life. So he is registered under the name Kings Gold Ruler. I don't know a...
  8. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey guys. So I'm having some issues with riding and I'd like to hear how guys have dealt with similar experiences. Basically, my current issue is that for some reason, I cannot balance at the trot. What this ends up looking like is my legs occassionally pushing more forward or backward instead...
  9. Horse Talk
    Things have taken an interesting turn as a new horse has entered my life and now I'm in search of a name for him. This guy is a thoroughbred gelding who never raced. He's currently 8 years old and stands at 16.1 hh, so he's a big guy lol. At one point he was introduced to dressage but the...
  10. Member Journals
    Well, the time has finally come that I'm going to be moving my mare to the stables. I had hoped the one pen would get cleared on the property so that I could work with Roxy at home, but that doesn't seem to be happening so I got in contact with the barn owner and she told me I was allowed 2...
  11. Barrel Racing
    Hello, I am going to be looking at this retired race horse that has already been restarted and working on the barrel pattern. It is 16.2 hands. I was wondering what everybody's thoughts are on using a thoroughbred to barrel race. I showed my trainer some of the videos of it doing barrels and...
  12. Horse Breeds
    I have a horse who I thought was a thoroughbred, but his tattoo only has 4 numbers, meaning he may be a standardbred. Either way, I know nothing about his past life except for his tattoo. It is J0130. I have tried looking it up on both thoroughbred and standardbred cites and have not been able...
  13. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    HELP PLEASE My ex-racer is driving me a tad mad and a little bit bankrupt! So a bit of background, he's 9-years-old, 16.3hh and an ex-hurdler whom amazingly retired sound! We've owned him for a little over a year and he's been in re-training on and off for around 6-months. He has taken to...
  14. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I'm looking for a synthetic endurance saddle for my shark finned thoroughbred. I need something that will hold up in hard riding, but supple enough to allow my horse to move freely. I like the idea of treeless saddles, but I don's know how well they will hold up doing intense riding. I plan on...
  15. Horse Pictures
    Just thought I'd share a few photos of my little family. The first one is of BJ, second is Makybe and last is of them two together. A few people have said that BJ is ugly and it gets on my nerves because he isn't ugly He's got a sweet nature They haven't even met him Anyway, I also attached a...
  16. Horse Talk
    Soooo, recently I moved barns about almost a year ago and everything kind of went downhill. I have a 20 year old off the track thoroughbred and we do hunter jumping together. So we moved barns and she gained a lot of weight, but she started acting really weird, like get scared over e v e r y t h...
  17. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    I am trying to get my 2 year old TB filly to move for me and not getting any progress. She seems completely desensitized to the whip or any sort of pressure and will just stand there or fight with me. When I first began doing exercises with her she was responding accurately. Now when I hit the...
  18. Art and Craft Work
    Couldn't help but share the digital painting I made of Chance yesterday afternoon. Super proud of it since lately I've been suuuper out of practise, not to mention I've never drawn in this style before! (That is, without relying on blending xD) Critique is welcome--just please be kind! Done...
  19. Horse Training, Performance & behavioral problems
    My mare used to have decent manners for the farrier but has lately being having very dangerous behaviour. I had to get a new farrier, there is very limited farriers in my area, and the one i am using now is very knowledgeable and patient, but ever since he started coming my mare has been awful...
  20. Horse Talk
    Hello forum! A little while ago I posted a thread on here regarding my waverings on whether I should be getting a lease or not. Lo and behold, here I am introducing you to Chance, the grey OTTB gelding I am now part-leasing! Pics attached as always :D In exchange for my two weekly rides, I do...
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