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  1. Horse Talk
    So let’s do something positive. I keep seeing numerous trainers popping up and new beginners so I thought this may be encouraging for some What’s your advice to trainers wanting to make a name Is there money in training How to grow These are the most questions I see asked My advice...
  2. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    Hi everyone, I am asking for advice. I started working with a trainer in April of 2021. I initially started going to this trainer to train my 5 year old for NRCHA. I was then convinced that I needed to sell my own horse, and they offered for me to lease a mare through the trainer's fiance that...
  3. General Riding queries
    So I’ve been feeling pretty run down the last few days, post nasal drip, headaches, low appetite, muffled ears/ ear pain, and a dry cough. Took a rapid test but it says no Covid. So I decided to cancel my riding lesson today with my trainer, due to not wanting to get her or her baby sick(he is...
  4. Lessons, Trainers, Schools, Clubs, Clinics
    so i go to a small barn about 30 minutes away from me and i love the place, but i want to end up jumping but the barn will only teach their riders how to jump small jumps, and their horses are too old to jump. i dont know if i should switch to a hunter jumper barn so things go faster with...
  5. Lessons, Trainers, Schools, Clubs, Clinics
    Hello. I am an adult beginner looking for a riding instructor to help me improve the basics and help with groundwork/riding. Need help to have me and my pony work together as a team. Realize I need an instructor / trainer to help with this as she is shy, easily spooked and has displayed some...
  6. General Riding queries
    It’s always often very important to plan your next ride on your horse or maybe for your kids or a guest. If you didn’t do so before i guess it’s never too late to begin now. It’s best to be prepared and that includes your ride time! Planning and preparing your rides helps to increase...
  7. Lessons, Trainers, Schools, Clubs, Clinics
    Update: Today she was much nicer and in a more normal mood. I’m usually much more direct with people and I’m not afraid of confrontation or letting people know when they’ve made a mistake with me. I think just under the stressful circumstances and me not being prepared for her to act like that...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey, y’all! How should I start taking on client horses? Here’s a little tid-bit about me. i am 18yo, I’ve been riding since I was 5 from there I started helping my aunt rehabilitate and train rescues and I’ve even have experience with OTTBs through her. Ive been doing “resale project horses”...
  9. Riding and Barn Wear
    Hello, okay so I'm trying to help friend out, New to barn ownership. Boarder ties up arena with lessons (multiple riders in one lessons some days) and she's adding more and more students and pretty much making money off her. Uses her 2 horses and 2 others haul in.. All have signed waiver...
  10. Lessons, Trainers, Schools, Clubs, Clinics
    Hi, I'm new here and looking to see if I'm being unreasonable about a trainer. I took an aged mare to a trainer to ride. I did everything with the mare, lunging, saddling, standing tied, etc. The trainer said she could have her riding in 3 months. I started getting concerned about 2 months...
  11. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    I just moved to a new barn where there isn’t a mirror in the arena. It’s a hunter/jumper barn. I only take 1 lesson a week and am struggling with self improvement. Previously I was able to make breakthroughs and deepens understanding on my own because I could see what I was doing while I was...
  12. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment Queries
    Okay so this is kinda a vent, but I also need advice. I just recently bought my first horse and it’s been a huge dream of mine. I have experience riding and I used to volunteer with a local horse rescue. So this all started when I ended up moving away a few months ago to a new area. When I first...
  13. General Riding queries
    I am currently contemplating switching barns. I am a working student where I practice dressage and jumping. My parents want me to quit to focus on my senior year of high school and freshman year of college. As well as get a paying job. They dont want me helping at the barn anymore or riding...
  14. Horse Talk
    so i have this situation thats, well VERY complicated, it all started 3 years ago. I bought an amazing horse that now i realized i cant live without, a year ago i was told by my trainer he couldn't take me far enough, so i agreed to buying a 50 grand jumper thats... a good boy don't get me...
  15. Horse Shows
    Hi everyone! I am an avid horse lover and former horse show competitor. I grew up riding and competing across the county at A-rated shows and loved every minute of it. I have since start a career in process improvement and have a passion for improvement work in all industries. I hoping to...
  16. General Riding queries
    Hi everybody, I ride both hunt seat equitation and horsemanship for IHSA (intercollegiate) and need your opinions on trainers. See, affordability-wise, I have the option to ride at Fox Meadows (Meg Fulekey) once a week or to ride with Katie Moorehead (KM Performance Horses) and another local...
  17. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment Queries
    We are located in mid-Michigan (2hrs from Detroit) and just finished building our horse property from scratch. We have a few medium sized pastures, 6 stalls and a 60x120 indoor. Next spring we will make trails in our woods. Everything is brand new, we built it for me to have my horses at home...
  18. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    Hi everyone! I need serious help and advice. I just don't have anyone else to talk to and I'm at a point where I honestly feel trapped... So here's the deal; I take lessons once a week at this small barn with a private instructor that claims to have been an Olympian. The only backup of her...
  19. Lessons, Trainers, Schools, Clubs, Clinics
    Recently relocated to Portland, OR from the east coast without horses. I have been an assistant trainer at a competitive eventing barn, have started many young horses and off the track prospects, have worked extensively with a natural horsemanship trainer, and have twenty years riding...
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