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  1. Horse Training
    Hello All! I'll be getting a yearling gelding in the next couple weeks. He is the sweetest little man, already 13.3 at 15 months (he's a BLM mustang, that's pretty tall). I'm not going to be doing anything too strenuous with him (no lunging, no poles, etc.), but I am interested in hearing what...
  2. Horse Training
    Hello all! I have a two-part question. I've been searching books and websites for this information and it's been surprisingly scarce if not impossible to find. I hope you can help me out! Background: My horse is two years old. I've had her for nearly a year now. She can be so sweet and soft...
  3. Horse Breeding
    I'm contemplating spending a heap of money on a Baroque Pinto just-turned-yearling filly. She is very well proportioned (not high in the butt) but only 13.2hh. She is 3/4 Friesian, 1/4 Baroque Pinto and has been on pasture mostly plus a nutrient balancer. Dam is 16:1, sire is 16.2. Her hefty...
  4. 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...
  5. English Riding
    Hi all! So a big problem I've had right now is that when I'm riding without an instructor, I kind of avoid doing 'difficult' things. And by difficult, I don't mean like jumping or cross country or whatever, I just mean like, trotting a 20m circle if my horse is being nervous. Like the other...
  6. Horse Training
    Hi! I'm new here, so I'll start with a quick explanation of my situation. Sorry if this is long -- I've never been on a forum before, and I want to make sure I'm coming across clearly. I'm 19, and I have quite a bit of experience with horses. My mother was a horse trainer earlier in life, but...
  7. Horse Training
    Hey guys, I have a rising 4yo mare who is an absolute pain to bridle! she's 16.2hh and I am very short, and she definatley takes advantage of this fact lol. She puts her head up when I try to put the bit in her mouth but doesn't really last more than a few seconds, the main issue is that she...
  8. Horse Training
    I have a foal that is hand raised and tends to buck and kick out at times. Usually before as feed or when she gets excited. I guess mum would nip her and put her in her place. I feel she calls everyone's bluff. Any suggestions
  9. Horse Training
    I have a young (3yr old) OTT SB mare who I have as a ridden project. She is very sweet once caught, and is respectful on the lead as I have done a fair amount of perelli with her. But, she has the worst paddock manners I've ever seen! I think the issue is just that she is extremely mareish...
  10. Horse Training
    Hey all, So I have a student who has recently started riding a 4 year old mare I trained. The mare is sensible, used to have aggression issues but we worked through it, goes w/t/c, poles, field or trails. She has taken everything in stride. I typically would not put a novice on a 4yr old but...
  11. Trail Riding
    Hi, I just recently started to ride my turning 4 dressage mare outdoor (we have way too much snow in the winter to ride outside) and she is doing super well. I've brought her on walks around the barn, down the street and in the fields behind the barn in hand at first and then on her and she's...
  12. Horse Training
    Hello all! I recently received a black 2 ½ year old 14hh Quarab mare that had been handled 4 or 5 times in her life. I use to breed and break horses with my dad as a child and now at 27 this will be my first horse I do by myself. I have a wonderful support system at the barn I work at but I'm a...
  13. Horse Training
    I have a young 3 year old new forest pony. Although she is young she is super bombproof will let you do anything and she is perfect with tack and to sit on. I have completely trained her with voice commandments and she will walk/halt/trot whenever I ask.However when I ask her to walk on while...
  14. Horse Training
    Hi everyone, I'm currently completing a research project for my education certificate, to qualify me to apply for a bachelor of veterinary and I'm in dire need of opinions from a wide range of horse-sports people. I would really appreciate it if you could fill in my survey...
  15. Horse Training
    This has probably already been a previous thread, sorry if it has, I'm new to this sight and I'm just looking for some training advice :-) So I have a young warmblood who I broke in and am training myself, he's really willing and a pleasure to ride :D Our halt-walk-trot transitions are ace...
  16. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I have been riding for almost a year, but in this time have quickly progressed to working with young horse, green-broken horses, behavioral-issues horses (such as bolting, rearing, bucking etc) and have been nicknamed the "rodeo clown" of my Equine course (I am currently studying Level 3 Equine...
  17. Horse Training
    I have a 4 year old registered APHA who was started earlier this year by my trainer, I will be finishing her. I have some ideas as to her future but would like some un-biased opinions. She rides both English & Western (although I am more of a Western rider I have nothing against going English...
  18. Horse Nutrition
    I've just purchased a young POA (he'll be 2 in a month) and I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with his feed. I've never had a horse this young before, so I've been doing lots of research on proper nutrition for a horse of that age, but there are lots of different opinions out there so...
  19. Horse Training
    hi, I have a 5 yr old shire x sport horse mare who was broken in 9 months ago by a professional who did an excellent job. she went beautifully for the first 6 months but in december she got a fright at the top of the hill and took off rodeo broncing. It was such an expolsive reaction with no...
  20. Horse Training
    Im getting a new 4 yo mare on full loan in 2 weeks and shes been backed and turned away and just needs breaking in fully and being brought fully into work. Any tips on not letting her pick up bad habits because ive not really had any experience with breaking in a green horse. I have had another...
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