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  1. Horse Conformation Critique
    Hi everyone! I am currently looking to adopt a little project mare for the next year. Hoping to gain some experience working with a younger horse and eventually do some low-level dressage, trail riding and maybe working eq! Just would love some overall thoughts/opinions on her conformation...
  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 Health
    I have this three-year-old warmblood. She's a very late bloomer, she's still changing weekly, whether it's her height or just getting less awkward. A couple weeks ago we noticed her hips are very crooked. I had the chiropractor out to adjust her. Unfortunately I couldn't make it out for the...
  4. Horse Health
    I recently got a big thoroughbred baby who came from a questionable place. He is slowly putting weight on with just free fed hay right now but I'm wanting to start him on special feed to give him a bit more help. I also have a coming 3 year old (paint) who I will be starting this spring and a...
  5. Horse Health
    I have a 2 1/2 year old grade (Chincoteague pony x TWH) gelding who has come up lame for the first time ever today. I can feel some heat on the inside of his right front leg at the knee joint. I applied some liniment gel, stalled him and called the vet. I'm still waiting on a call back to...
  6. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Back in September I wrote my first post here asking for advice on handling my fidgety horse. The focus that most people pick up on was that I was a first time owner and my horse was only 4. I was wasn't prepared for the flood of "Get rid of her... Get something more appropriate" but I don't...
  7. Horse Training
    Hi all, I have a 2 1/2 year old Quarter horse (1/4th Belgian) mare and I want to get her into better shape this summer without riding her. At the moment she is overweight and gets 1 pound of Brooksfeed Enhancer a day (as recommended by Brooks nutritionist) and about half a bale of hay because...
  8. 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...
  9. Jumping
    So I have an 8 year old arab mare who went to jump school. when i got her back she seemed to not want to really go over any low jumps, (which is my level currently) I dont really know what to do, she likes jumping anything 2 feet and higher at the middle of a cross rail, but she hates anything...
  10. New to Horses
    So, I have gone a bought a horse. I have wanted one since I was little. I have no experience, but I have friends with horses that are helping me with her. Now I know everyone is going to say I am nuts for jumping in with both feet, but I am 50, I have the money and I figure it's now or never...
  11. Horse Training
    I have just started loaning a 5 year old horse for the Summer and am looking to get him straighter in all gates and to accept the bend on the left hand rein. He accepts the bit well for his age and has a willing attitude although is quite uptight so is difficult to relax. I have owned ponies...
  12. Horse Health
    Hey Guys, Putting this under health because I believe is to do with the mental health and wellbeing - Backstory is - I have a new horse, He is a 4YO ottb (sacked a year ago), he has a very sweet nature however is herd bound. (I have only had him for 4 days so far - so he still needs to settle...
  13. English Riding
    I haven't been able to ride all winter due to bad weather and complications with my horses health. Recently I had a lesson (on a different horse) to touch up on any forgotten skills. A big problem I noticed was that in the trot my leg moved around a lot. My instructor said this was because I...
  14. Horse Talk
    Hey everyone! :) I posted in the new horses forum a day or two ago how excited I am to be buying my first horse tomorrow if the viewing goes well. I will have a couple trusted horse experts there with me to help make a final judgment. Paying $250 for the delivery of him up here to where I will...
  15. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hi, Im currently doing an assignment where I debate against "flat racing competitions should be restricted to horses of 3 years or younger" Any ideas for using younger horses? THanks
  16. Horse Training
    I recently got a new horse (Nero) he is really great but I have a few problems: -When I lead him he sticks his head way up and keeps trying to look at every little thing. And when he isn't doing that he rushes to where ever we are going and it takes all my strength to stop him from pulling me...
  17. Horse Riding Critique
    Hello friends, I wanted to share the videos and pictures I got of Ollie and my trainer and hear what you have to say. My trainer has done wonders since May of 2011 for us, I could be happier!! Currently I am thoroughly upset with myself for totaling my car and hurting both my backand neck...
  18. Horse Training
    Alright, I have a two year old Quarter Horse filly. I'm really looking only sit on her and walk her around. I believe I shouldn't trot her around or anything further until I get her knee joints check. I'm trying to get a tad *green* so I can take her and sell her. She isn't what I need. Now...
  19. Horse Training
    I purchased my mare when she was 1 1/2 years old and have broke her and have been doing light trail riding and ring work since. She is now turning 4 years old. This summer (now that I am confident she is almost fully grown) I had plans to start her with some barrel racing training, as this is...
  20. Horse Training
    So I just bought this gelding named Geronimo and he is a two year old thoroughbred warm blood cross he has lived in the same field all his life until I got him. We put him straight into our indoor arena, he's never had grain but we put some in a bucket to try to coax him to come close. When I...
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