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  1. Horse Training
    I have just started loaning a 5 year old horse for the Summer and am looking to get him straighter in all gates and to accept the bend on the left hand rein. He accepts the bit well for his age and has a willing attitude although is quite uptight so is difficult to relax. I have owned ponies...
  2. Barrel Racing
    What are some exercies that I can do with my new mare to get her back on the barrel pattern? Also what are some things I can do to build up some muscle. I do not have very many hills so I can not do that. Please help she has been sitting for over a year and right now we are just doing slow work...
  3. Horse Training
    I have recently (a few months or so) started exercising/free leasing a younger OTTB a few days a week. He is around 6 years old, and trained under saddle. I've been getting the feeling recently that he is very bored and has an excess amount of pent-up energy. Usually when I go out to ride...
  4. Horse Training
    So I just started boarding my horse at a family barn and since I can't work with my own horse right now due to an injury, the owner of a black 15hh Rocky Mtn horse mare, said I can work with her. She has absolutely NOOOOOOOO ground manners. She bit me today and broke skin. so she found out what...
  5. Horse Training
    Hey, I have a 6 year old Quarter horse who is already trained for western pleasure. He gives me a lot of issues though, he tests my authority. When walking him from the pasture to the barn he'll rear, bite, and even attempt to buck and take off running. When you get on to ride him, he won't...
  6. Dressage
    Ok, short shorty short version! Horse had a MONSTER DEMON SATANIC abscess and started bucking at the canter and her gaits were all messed up even on the lunge line. We got it fixed but she had to be on stall rest for a very long time. All the progress we made in western pleasure training (just...
  7. Horse Training
    Hi All So the seasons is turning and for us here in SA winter is coming and with it much more work for our horses. So I was wondering I'm looking to up the fitness level and general training of our cow ponies and two new ones need start serious training. So I'm wondering what kind of skills do a...
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