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  1. Horse Training
    I got my horse 4.5 months ago, a beginner dead broke 15 year old quarter horse. When I brought him home he started throwing his head a lot when riding. I had the vet come out and look at him, and she said he was stiff and seemed very unhappy about it. I had a chiropractor come and adjust him and...
  2. Horse Training
    Hi, so I have a question. I am going to start working with a horse I have been caring for about 3 years. The horse knows me pretty well and I know him pretty well. I get paid everyday to care for him because his owner is to "busy" to do anything with him. He is a 23 yr old thoroughbred gelding...
  3. Horse Training
    Hey everyone. I'd love your guys input on this thought that my dad came up with and I'm considering doing. Basically, he suggested I offer my services of doing groundwork training to other people. The thing is, I've gotten pretty decent with my groundwork skills. I've worked with weanlings...
  4. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi everyone! I recently took my rescued trail mare on our first solo ride (solo as in no one from our current herd came with us). We joined a local faux foxhunting club for a trail ride/hunt and rode in third field, which was walk/trot. She was really good with the new horses until we started...
  5. New to Horses
    I took a hot walker job at a racetrack that lasted two days after three horses reared and ran away, one breaking my finger. I'd still like to be a hot walker for Thoroughbreds, and I was wondering if there are any training programs or maybe trainers that could take me from an absolute beginner...
  6. Horse Training
    Hello!! I just wanted to make a thread to pick some of your brains a little bit. (Somewhat irrelevant background info: When I was in high school, I used to buy cheap two year olds from local breeders and train them to sell to nice people. Most of these colts had been super well-handled since...
  7. Horse Training
    Hey guys, I'm new here. Just thought I'd drop in with this little predicament I'm having and see if you guys have some nuggets of wisdom that might be able to help me out. So, a little about the horse in question, he's a 9--almost 10--year old NASH (North American Spotted Haflinger), and I've...
  8. Member Journals
    Forewarning, this will be a long post since it's the first one. After this they probably won't be quite as long. So I'm making this thread/journal as a way to track my progress with my boy Sam. I do have another jouranl that I did post him in for a while, but I feel like my journey with Sam is...
  9. Horse Talk
    Hi guys! So I am an experienced rider transitioning from 8 years of doing exclusively hunter/jumpers to training dressage for a new working student position. This position is the best position I've ever been offered and is giving me the opportunity to ride horses that I NEVER imagined I'd get a...
  10. Horse Training
    Long story short, I'll be 19 in May. I started riding at 9-10 but had to stop due to family financials. I picked it back up and began riding consistently at 14. Since then, I really haven't shown much. I've done a few local shows here and there but have been unable to go any higher both due to...
  11. Member Journals
    3/10/20 What my plan was: I wanted to gain his trust by simply being near him, talking to him, and letting him get used to me, no groundwork or lead ropes just me and Ace What I did: I simply tried to stand by him and try to build a bond and letting him accept me What were the results: I was...
  12. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I've got another bit of a question for you guys. This time it involves working with a trainer/riding instructor. I have a riding instructor that I've been working with August and I literally have barely improved. So I'd just like a bit of an outside opinion on this since I've been thinking...
  13. Horse Training
    Hey y'all!! I'm going to be starting my almost 3yr old Filly this summer! And I thought I'd see what tips y'all have? This will be my first time Colt starting! I'm super excited to do this with my wonderful trainer. What have you found to work for you when starting your young ones? What are...
  14. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey y'all!! I'm looking for the best tune up/get back in shape exercises to do with my horses! ~ Barrel racing season is just around the corner and I want my ponies to to be ready! ~ My first race is in March so show me whatcha got!!:gallop::gallop::gallop:
  15. Horse Training
    Hi! I don't know if I'm looking for advice or what - maybe just to share my experience and see if anyone relates, or so it's not all just stuck in my head! :confused_color: So, I got very lucky this year and am finally a horse owner again! I've had many horses before (fairly experienced junior...
  16. Horse Training
    Good morning/evening everyone! Lately my grandma's little pony has started acting up. He's pretty much only halter broke and like a typical pony, has a BIG attitude. If he was a person, he'd probably be the most sarcastic and goofy guy you'd ever meet lol. Anyway, he has this habit of turning...
  17. Horse Training
    Hi! I came on to look for some advice on my horse. He has this thing where it looks like his leg is always filled. It doesn’t seem to bug him and doesn’t go away. The vet pretty much told us that it’s nothing. He doesn’t get ridden anymore (just because of his age). But the larger leg “issue”...
  18. Western Riding
    I've been riding for 7 years, and owned my horse for 4 years. I've been in lessons since the start and typically ride 2/3 times a week. I'm trying to ride more often but... I'm BORED! I never thought I'd say that in relation to horses but here I am. I normally just practice the same things I'd...
  19. Horse Training
    What are some things I can work on keeping a horse calm and slow when trail riding alone? My mare is constantly wanting to run and is very antsy when riding alone on a trail ride. She dances around when I try to keep her at a walk, or she speed walks. She is pressure sensitive so I have to...
  20. Horse Training
    Recently, I have been working with a rehab barn that takes sick and injured or abused horses, rehabilitates them, and adopts them out. I am mainly working with one horse, who can’t be ridden anymore due to a neurological issue. I still train him on groundwork and building up his back muscles. He...
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