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  1. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey guys. So I'm having some issues with riding and I'd like to hear how guys have dealt with similar experiences. Basically, my current issue is that for some reason, I cannot balance at the trot. What this ends up looking like is my legs occassionally pushing more forward or backward instead...
  2. English Riding
    We recently bought a young ex-racehorse stallion, and he's quite nice. Calm and somewhat responsive but for the life of me I cannot get him to trot. There is nothing wrong with him because both my brothers can get him to trot. I start by giving him a verbal cue (clucking), then I lightly...
  3. Horse Training
    As I mentioned before, I have a 5-year-old Cross-breed mare. In last months, I've been training her in-hand and she is awesome in walking. She barely ever stops and is really used to walking even if there is grass under her. I go on her left side and stand a little in front of her because that's...
  4. Western Riding
    I ride western and the horse I ride is a standardbred and his trot is very hard to sit his trot comfortably any pointers or tips?
  5. English Riding
    So, I've noticed this when I go to shows and generally when I watch different riders. I see posting to the trot done in two ways. The first way I see people stand up and down, and move their upper body with them. The second way I see is mostly done with the hips, moving them forward each post...
  6. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello! Quick question here... So, as the title suggests, how do you use your legs when it comes to doing the 2point position and the trot? I mean, do you just use your legs and push yourself up into the 2point/trot and that is all? Is there more to it? I'm not sure... Also, about the 2point...
  7. Horse Training
    Was riding in a field today. Ground was good! Like sand in an arena, really. My mare is feeling good (or at least I thought)! So we were trotting around and then I thought she was going into a canter, her head goes up (like normal) but instead of more forward movement, she planted her feet!! I...
  8. English Riding
    Hello all, after a long break I started riding again about 9 months ago and I feel that I am slowly getting better at it, despite my trainer always telling me that I am a bit slow on the uptake. My main problem are my legs and here I am not exactly sure what I am doing wrong. I ride on a...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    My horse shakes his head when being riding!! Not always and will stop most of the time. Most days he has 30 seconds of head shaking and energizing walk trying to get into a trot (people I got him from would get on and let him trot off and keep trotting plus his back was out so it was out of...
  10. English Riding
    Hello! I have been riding hunt seat for three years and am just now starting to learn to sit the trot. The delay is because I had been riding a very bouncy, jaunty, uncomfortable OTTB (in my avatar and my "barn") and was just concentrating on different aspects of riding. Now that I've switched...
  11. English Riding
    I've had this issue for a while, and neither me nor my instructor have any idea how to fix it.While I'm posting the trot, my legs tend to fall back out beneath me, and my feet sometimes end up near the horses flanks, and I am left sitting right on my crotch or on the ground. Hard to explain, I...
  12. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I started riding Western and switched to English last fall. I lost about 3 months of riding around Christmas so all together I've had 16 lessons in English. I ride in a large Dressage ring (66' x 197') and my teacher's specialty is also Dressage. Since I've been here, We've worked primarily on...
  13. Horse Health
    My horse has had this bone splint for maybe 4 to 5 weeks and limps only at the trot and any higher gaits, but not at the walk. If I touch it or squeeze it, my horse shows NO signs of pain. No flinching, pulling back, but he still limps!! :cry: I want to know if I should wrap it, keep him in his...
  14. Horse Health
    My 2.5 year old AQHA gelding sliced his left hock. I had the vet come, he put my horse out, washed with antiseptic and sprayed some silver stuff on it? The vet said he doesn't THINK he cut down to tendons or any ligaments. I've been giving my horse bute for pain everyday, it's been almost 2...
  15. Horse Training
    Hi All. I just started working with a three year old. She is halter broke, but nothing besides that--never had a bit in her mouth or a saddle on her back or anything. The owner has had her since March and before that the horse didn’t have much human interaction. The owner definitely loves on...
  16. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have an 9 year old QH who is absolutely the sweetest boy in the world - but he has a very annoying issue with speed. As in, lack thereof. :? After a little while of patience on my part, I start getting naggy, and of course he isn't going to listen to me then, so I just end up frustrated and...
  17. Horse Training
    Sooo, is it just me, or do mares seem to just hate being told what to do? I ask my mare to trot and she pins her ears back. However, she does start trotting, so I don't think it's a total defiance issue. Note: she pins her ears when asked to trot both on the ground and under saddle. However...
  18. Horse Training
    Ok so this afternoon I went to see Freddie with just a brush and a lead rope, because I wanted to see if he would still respond to me with just the lead as I have been working with him and bonding with him a lot recently (he is very green after a loooong spell). He was a complete angel, he...
  19. Horse Talk
    I have a 7 year old QH. I am working on halter with her but everytime I trot with her shin pins her ears back. There are no horses around to scare her and this does not happen when I ride her. I can't figure out if I am doing something wrong or if she is scared of something. Any ideas??
  20. Horse Training
    Hello everyone! I just bought a 3 year old paint a few weeks ago. He was slowly broken in a year ago. His previous owner did not ride him extensively, but did have him walking, trotting, and cantering last summer. He was barely ridden at all over this past winter. Now that I have been riding...
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