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  1. New to Horses
    I've owned horses for over 30 years and during that time have trained my own and rehabbed a few others. In doing so, I don't generally go with what's most popular or with what I'm told but instead use a consensus method to my training choices when it comes to the safety and well being of any...
  2. Horse Training
    Hello all! I was wondering if anyone has any advice or could suggest any exercises I can do from the ground to build my OTTB's balance. I would ride him, but the farm we're at now doesn't have any flat spaces, and I've already gotten one concussion from his absolutely heinous balance. So far...
  3. Horse Training
    At my barn there is an 18 year old Appaloosa mare that for one reason or another I have fell for. Sadly her original owner passed away unexpectedly and she’s just been at the barn. I have done a lot of ground work with her and I can say that the previous own did some work as well. She is voice...
  4. Horse Training
    I’ve recently started riding a rather excitable (or rather, distractable) TB who is not only very anxious and unrelaxed under saddle but also quite disrespectful on the ground. He has no regard for personal space — when leading him he walks much to close and/or ahead of me, and when grooming or...
  5. Horse Training
    I have a horse that previously did harness racing. I'm having a really hard time getting him to canter. On the left lead, when I ask him to canter, he just completely freaks out and runs off in a very fast trot. He's pretty uncontrollable when he does this and finds it hard to make sharp turns...
  6. Horse Training
    So I have been hired on to train a 9 year old, green broke Quarter Pony mare who is 14.2 hh. I have ruled out her herd sour problem as she does it just to do it, because she rides PERFECTLY fine away from other horses by herself. Anyways, I do train horses, but I have never experienced a horse...
  7. Horse Training
    We recently got a new unbroken horse and I am new to unbroken horses, the colt will come to the fence whenever you call and allow you to pet him but with a little resistance(which is an improvement). He will not allow you to fully put a halter on, I wanted to work him in a round pen but we do...
  8. Horse Training
    I have a 17-year old mare with navicular* and she "runs through" an O-ring snaffle. I've been under the impression that she simply doesn't like that bit. She'll ride fine in a tom thumb, a D ring, a million dollar MJ bit, etc. We've been riding in the million dollar because my idiot ex-trainer...
  9. Horse Training
    I haven't ridden English for about 3 years due to time and money. However, I rode English for 8 years before that. I have recently been offered an amazing opportunity to help train a Tennessee Walker for free. The family needs help training it. The horse was treated more of a "pretty horsey" so...
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I don't feel like I am an aggressive person, but when i try to be assertive i feel as if my horse feels me being aggressive. How do you be assertive while avoiding aggressiveness?:runninghorse2:
  11. Horse Trainers
    So i have already posted about CA. but i now have a question for people who use his method often and are VERY familiar with it. Like myself. One of the things i hear Clinton say a lot, its kind of one of his slogans, is "Treat every horse the same regardless of breed, past, training, color...
  12. Western Pleasure
    Hi. I have a2yo who recently had 3months western pleasure training . I plan on bringing him back this spring to continue but also do some small local shows for experience with him. As my 2year old and I were recently stuck in a rut . This spring when he goes back I plan on getting lessons with...
  13. English Riding
    Hello, New to horseforum, and would like advice; apologise in advance this is so long. Have ridden (mostly lessons/arena) since age of 7, and now over age 50. Male rider, 240 lb, 6’0” very comfortable around horses on ground and in saddle. Can go a few years between riding, and mostly take...
  14. Horse Training
    I'm currently looking at adopting a mustang from the BLM. It's something I've wanted to do since I was very little, and I finally have the resources to do it! :love shower: SO my question for everyone is, what is your favorite thing your horse is trained to do? Anything at all is appreciated...
  15. Trail Riding
    Hey friends! I have 2 horses who I will be taking camping this weekend. The first is an 8yo TB/paint gelding, and the second is a 20yo TB gelding. The TB is old hat and I have no concerns about him, however the youngster might be another story.... He is normally very solid and not very spooky...
  16. Horse Training
    I have a 4 year old registered APHA who was started earlier this year by my trainer, I will be finishing her. I have some ideas as to her future but would like some un-biased opinions. She rides both English & Western (although I am more of a Western rider I have nothing against going English...
  17. New to Horses
    I am training an Arab gelding he is 2 and he is a rescue.He is a type of horse that is "I will be an angle for 20 minuets " and then he gets impatient and starts getting harder to work with.I know he is an arab and I know he is 2 so he wants to play and that is why they chose me for him I am one...
  18. Horse Training
    I have a Missouri Fox Trotter that I'm wanting to be broke. I worked on him all last summer and was able to get on him but due to school, I haven't been able to work with him and now, it's as if he has forgotten everything. I wanted to know how much it'd cost for a trainer to break him. Not for...
  19. 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...
  20. Horse Training
    Hello everyone! I have a 21 year old Arabian I ride in pretty much everything (mostly barrel racing/ hunter under saddle/ western pleasure). Anyways, I am wanting him to get more butt muscle :lol:, I know he is no quarter horse that can get huge muscles, although this past summer he did start to...
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