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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey all, as the title suggests, I'm looking for advice on working with a skittish horse. I'll give you some details on the situation (Pardon for how long this will be) The farm I board at picked up a project horse earlier in the year. Everything was a lie about the poor guy, he was sold as a...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi, just wondering if anyone has experience with training young Frisian cross? my mare is young (5 years old), she has been in training for abt a year with a good trainer. We got over the saddle fitting issue but lately she is grumpy in training again. And here are some observations: 1) the...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi there, I have a 6 year old warm blooded dressage mare and we have just moved to a new yard! She has lived in one home before so this is her first move. She is naturally very spooky. She is relaxed and happy when in her paddock and stable. She spooks at pretty much everything but I had an...
  4. Horse Health
    Yesterday my 5yo dressage prospect was diagnosed with the beginning of arthritis in the tarsometatarsal joint of left hock and i feel destroyed inside because I bought her one and a half year ago with clean x-rays and i had high hopes for a good career in dressage. I just want you people to tell...
  5. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    Hi all! My first post here, but I have been consulting this great community for info over the last several weeks as I shop for my first horse as an adult (mom always bought them when I was a young rider). Thanks in advance for reading! So I am a basic western pleasure rider, never had many...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I recently just got my first horse (5 yr old paint). He’s a great horse but he recently started getting a kicking problem. I can pick up three of his feet with no problem, but when I try to pick up his back left hoof he’ll kick out. It’s not all the time and it’s normally just a small little one...
  7. General Riding queries
    Hello everyone, I need some help because I’m running out of ideas.. I have a young mare, 5 and a half years old. She started bucking when loping on the fields recently. We have two new saddles, western and english. At first I was worried that neither fits her so that’s the reason why she’s...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  10. 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...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  12. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    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...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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
  16. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  17. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
  18. 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...
  19. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    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...
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