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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have been wanting to start training some ponies recently and I was going to start in the spring but a friend of mine offered to pay me to train his three shetlands to drive. They are all pretty over weight due to their riders out growing them. I am just wonder how to start them. I am working...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey all, as the title suggests, I'm looking for advice on working with a skittish horse. I'll give you some details on the situation (Pardon for how long this will be) The farm I board at picked up a project horse earlier in the year. Everything was a lie about the poor guy, he was sold as a...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My friend's horse has recently started to pull back at the rail once she is tied. My friend got her a month ago. The first week she was completely fine being tied. Then she got spooked by bales being cut next to her and, has freaked out ever since. After freaking out for a few minutes she's...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My 4 y/o pulled a muscle in his hindend 2.5 months ago, cleared by vet to ride, had chiro,massage,acupuncture. Hes not lame on the line and trots fine even if i tighten the circle on the line. But when I ride and I ask for a trot he canters off. Or he trots for a few steps and then canters. Its...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone, So, my horse is perfectly developed regarding his back muscles. But, when lunge him, I notice that is neck is not as developed. He struggles to carry himself. His former owner didn't invest on proper flatwork. As soon as he saw that he was a great jumper all he cared about was to...
  6. Pasture management, fencing and riding arenas
    So I have a few crushed round pen panels and i was wondering if anyone has seen or build part of a round pen to make it bigger with Rail road ties. I have larger horses 16hh and taller and just wanted to make it bigger (since I don't have as many panels anymore) so it would be part panels and...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    This is an extremely curiosity-related question, lol! I just can't figure out how horses are trained to go forward when they are kick/squeezed, and how they are trained to respond to clicks. For some reason, this question has been bothering my brain for quite a while and I can find no info on...
  8. Horse Talk
    I have a stud pony, soon to be gelding, who i’m looking to sell or trade this winter. At the moment he needs work on manners but will put a cart and responds to some voice commands. I plan having him broke to ride and get the manner under control by the time i sell him. What i want to know is...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    To start natural horsemanship, I suggest using the Perrelli training program. If you are beginning natural horsemanship training, I recommend starting with the seven games of Perrelli. The seven games are a way to communicate better with your horse, and build a stronger bond. Like in every human...
  10. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have been doing natural horsemanship training for a little over two years. Over the past two years, I have seen continuous growth in many horses and riders. So here's the essential question, what is natural horsemanship? Natural horsemanship is a more natural way to teach a horse, for example...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 5 year old qh that I have been working on training for barrels. He's coming along really great but we have one major problem... I have started to incorporate having him gallop the long sides of the arena (not the barrel pattern) once in a while to work on teaching him to gallop under...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello! So back in April I took on a little mare that came from a neglectful starvation case. I spent much time first gaining her trust as she was aggressive in a defensive way(attempting to kick, pinning ears, threatening to bite), as well as putting on weight. Izzy had surgery 3 weeks ago to...
  13. Show Jumping and using jumping in training
    Hi there! I am new here but actually pretty excited to be here. I have just recently purchased my second horse. He is a just 5 yo OTTB. Beautiful boy, 16.2hh. I am in love with this horse and got him young because of my desire to grow together I have had him for the second week now and we are...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a, soon to be gelded, stallion who is an angel, most of the time. I received him as a gift when his former owner passed away. He was handled very often and was once a kids horse. I do say handled but not worked with. He was used most as a lead line pony (he is a horse barely 15 hands)...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I recently traded some goats for a three year old miniature horse. He is a stallion i plan on cutting him ASAP but i can’t even catch him to work with him. I have had to rope him three times because he panics and runs if i just look at him. He is not wild he only acts like that when i try to...
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    What should I expect from a 30 day training? I have a horse who has had ground work and everything except riding done that i would like to put 30 days on. He just needs to be ridden. I have sat on him and had someone else sit on him and walk around. He has bucked but it was due to poor saddle...
  17. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I recently got a new mare (14yr old paint 4h, beginner rodeo type mare) she came with a longer shank (prob 7 in) Correction ported bit. I’ve already had teeth done and vet checked full physical. my coach and I have tried and d ring and loose ring snaffle and a french link. the problem is she...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone! I have an almost 2 year old Belgian cross filly. I got her unhandled and she has been so good with training, but she can be pretty lazy. What I am struggling with is when leading she lags behind me so bad that my arm is outstretched behind me all the way while walking. She does...
  19. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Heya, so recently I've been training a pretty much green broke, 13-Year-old Mare, and for someone like me who has never trained horses in the past, just ridden leisurely. I'm gonna need a little bit of help! So if there are any trainers out there willing to lend me some tips about what to do...
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