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  1. Horse Shows
    Hello:) I was looking at a show in my area to show my paint horse. I’ve had her for a little over a year now and in her previous life she only showed gaming. So because of that history she just wants to go fast under saddle and won’t walk. But I’ve been working with her for about 6 months trying...
  2. Horse Shows
    I am wanting to look into showing but I am wondering if you have to own your own horse? I am looking into western pleasure or trail.
  3. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    So I have a 14-year-old, 15.3hh, purebred, Arabian horse with papers. He is registered under the name Sr Asanti, sired by Magnum Psyche, grandsired by Padrons Psyche. He has won several national western pleasure competitions but has been ridden hunter and dressage for years since. has been a...
  4. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    Hello everyone ! I recently bought a beautiful appaloosa foal, who will be home in less than 2 months now. He really is a sweetheart, he has a really gentle and calm personality, and is absolutly gorgeous (he is going to be rather tall). He happens to have a great lineage in western pleasure...
  5. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    Since you must have more contact with the horse's mouth in horsemanship vs loose reins in western pleasure, I feel I need to find a bit that will be more easily tolerated than the one we're using in WP. My 11-yr old gelding works very well and drops his head in a snaffle, but he is too old for...
  6. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hi all! My name is Stacey, and I am new to the Horse Forum. I am 28 years old and have been riding and competing with horses since I was a young girl. I have a 21-year-old solid paint horse named Annie – she is my hear horse. Then I have a three-year-old grey paint named Marty, who I bred and...
  7. Western Pleasure
    I’m showing in a show in March where I will be doing western pleasure this show is kinda big it’s all breed and it costs 100$ just to do one class and I’ve never shown pleasure at a show like this and I was wondering do I have to cut my horses Mane or can I leave it long?
  8. Western Pleasure
    Hi. I have a2yo who recently had 3months western pleasure training . I plan on bringing him back this spring to continue but also do some small local shows for experience with him. As my 2year old and I were recently stuck in a rut . This spring when he goes back I plan on getting lessons with...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey y'all! This is my first post. I am excited to hear what you all say about this!:runninghorse2: Anyways, I've begun training my 14 yr old palomino gelding Doc for western pleasure and such. One thing we've always struggled with is picking up the correct lead on his right side. Years ago, he...
  10. Horse Shows
    I'm just wondering , what do they require you to do in a western pleasure class? How do they judge it? Do you need nice silver tack? Are some walk, jog and some walk, jog, lope? any answers related to western pleasure will be greatly appreciated. I'm new to showing western so I'm not sure how...
  11. Western Pleasure
    I am shamed in the show ring for performing in western pleasure. My Heathen was bred for it, and performs as an all around gelding. He also places well in english eq, hunter undersaddle, horsemanship and trail. I work with a professional reiner who owns one of the top studs of AQHA and he...
  12. Horse Talk
    any tips to get a western pleasure horse to pack their tail besides nerve blocking?
  13. Horse Talk
    So my new horse came off the trailer Tuesday, and I just adore him! I was very nervous to buy another horse sight unseen after my old show gelding fell apart, and wasn't planning on buying another one until after I broke my yearling next year. Oops, lol! Anyways, a little about him. He's a 3...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have had a young mare for almost a year now and have been showing her western pleasure, horsemanship, HUS and equitation. I noticed that when I first got her she favored one side at the lope (the left). I figured her muscles hadn't developed as much in one leg than the other. It has been...
  15. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I need some opinions on western saddles! I'm looking for one, preferably under $500. Something relatively well made! Anyone have any good suggestions?
  16. Western Pleasure
    Hi there, Im from Australia, and have rode English my whole life. But I now have a young Australian Stock Horse that I thing would excel at western pleasure, trail classes, hunter under saddle, showmanship. Thing is i know nothing but western things, firstly CAN i use him, ? he doesn't have to...
  17. Horses for Sale, Lease, Loan & Wanted
    I'm looking for a new western pleasure horse for myself. The horse would need to be of a reasonable sized build, I am 5'11. I would prefer something in the 15.1-16.1 category. I would also prefer a horse to be at least started undersaddle, although I wouldn't mind finishing it. I'm trying to...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    hello! I have a 5 year old paint/pinto gelding. I got him a year ago and he is pleasure bred and a very nice mover. he was in training with a nasty owner as a 2 and 3 year old that really messed him up, and when I bought him he had a lot of issues, but this past summer got very good and earned...
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