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  1. Horse Training
    Hi everyone! So I have a sort of long and hopefully a non-complicated question. First, it should be known that my horse is an 8 year old Quarter horse/Paint. I've been riding for about 2 years...(maybe a little shy of 2 years). I'm having trouble with my lope transitions with my horse. His...
  2. Horse Training
    My horse does free walk and walking on a loose contact very well. The problem is that when I ask for more connection in the walk (medium walk), she tries to trot. I've done exercises such as halting after picking up the reins and doing lots of pick up the contact, let it back out, repeat. It's...
  3. Horse Training
    I purchased an OTTB in December. He's a 6 year old, 16.3 hh gelding, who's been off the track for a year and had a pretty successful career. I haven't worked him much, but the last month he has developed a habit of stopping and refusing to move under saddle. Once I get him going, he'll happily...
  4. Horse Shows
    okay so this summer, i was planing on taking my horse and my moms to a horse show this summer and take my 9-10 year old cousin and was wondering if i could lead her around in games W/T 10 and under?i would ask when it comes closer but what do you think?
  5. Western Riding
    I'm sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but when cueing for a walk, what exactly do you want to do with your legs? Same for a lope? Can someone break it down it for me. Rather than going from a trot to a lope, I need to go back and retrain myself and my horse. I want to be able to cue...
  6. Horse Health
    Hi there! First of all, as a disclaimer, I would like to say that, yes, we are going to take him to a vet, but we're just working through what it could be in the meantime. Our (roughly) 16 year old Quarter horse has always had problems with keeping weight and staying healthy - he's a rescue...
  7. English Riding
    I love the horse I ride (Bee) to death, but she is pretty sensitive and I'm not used to riding sensitive horses. So, when I ride her, I'm used to making a clicking noise with my tong on the roof of my mouth. For some reason, it seems like she goes faster if I make the clicking sound instead of...
  8. English Riding
    I've found that my horse is not very relaxed at the walk with contact. He has a lovely swinging walk if i give him his head ( 0 contact, holding the reins at the buckle) yet the moment i start collect those reins, he sort of " bounces " back and forth between the reins and shortens his stride...
  9. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Wow, well after being told since October that I would be able to get on my recently broken mare soon, today I finally got on her. Even though it was on a lunge rope, I walked and jogged her both sides and she was amazing (too wet to lope her)! She has a lovely calm walk and THE most amazing jog...
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