• How do I convince my horse trainer to let me buy her lesson horse?

    Okay so I have a trainer that I lease her lesson horse from. I love this horse so much and I don’t want to give it up for a new horse (speaking in the sense that I get one soon), I don’t want to let go of the horse since I’ve done so much with him. I really would love to have him and not have to move on. I don’t... show more
    Okay so I have a trainer that I lease her lesson horse from. I love this horse so much and I don’t want to give it up for a new horse (speaking in the sense that I get one soon), I don’t want to let go of the horse since I’ve done so much with him. I really would love to have him and not have to move on. I don’t know how to ask my trainer or convince her.
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • HORSE RIDING DEBATE?

    Best answer: Some people actually train very kindly because they love their horses.

    Others will harm and dominate anything they touch. It really depends on the person or the trainer.

    There isn't much debate, here: kindness is always the best option.
    Best answer: Some people actually train very kindly because they love their horses.

    Others will harm and dominate anything they touch. It really depends on the person or the trainer.

    There isn't much debate, here: kindness is always the best option.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • How much should I offer my trainer for her horse?

    I want to buy my trainers lesson horse, I love him and have gone through a lot with him. I don’t know how much to offer though. He is a quarter horse/paint cross, middle aged. He is a bay, and a lesson horse. He doesn’t have any special breeding.
    I want to buy my trainers lesson horse, I love him and have gone through a lot with him. I don’t know how much to offer though. He is a quarter horse/paint cross, middle aged. He is a bay, and a lesson horse. He doesn’t have any special breeding.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • What problems could occur if I breed my mare with a donkey?

    Best answer: LOL, living in the midwest mule's are very common. A mule is the offspring of a mare and a male donkey. The size of the mule depends on the size of the mare and the size of the donkey. A small donkey may result in a smaller foal. If you want a mule you could ride, you would want to breed her with a larger... show more
    Best answer: LOL, living in the midwest mule's are very common. A mule is the offspring of a mare and a male donkey. The size of the mule depends on the size of the mare and the size of the donkey. A small donkey may result in a smaller foal. If you want a mule you could ride, you would want to breed her with a larger donkey. As far as the mare wanting a stallion, if the mare is put with the donkey before hand so she is used to it, this will be no issue. There is a lot of information online about the breeding of horse and donkey to produce mules (which are actually stronger and smarter than horses), so I recommend you do some research ahead of time.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What breed of horse should I get?

    Next year I’m getting a horse which will have to live out 24/7 and only be fed when in hard work, is there a breed of horse which does better? I’m looking for a horse between 15- 16.2hh and I want it to be very lightweight- like a thoroughbred but I know they aren’t very hardy! Thanks I’m advance!
    Next year I’m getting a horse which will have to live out 24/7 and only be fed when in hard work, is there a breed of horse which does better? I’m looking for a horse between 15- 16.2hh and I want it to be very lightweight- like a thoroughbred but I know they aren’t very hardy! Thanks I’m advance!
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What makes common types think themselves more enlightened than a highly incisive and strong-minded tactician and veteran threat detector?

    Best answer: I concur with your views.
    Best answer: I concur with your views.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Looking for some advice on my TB?

    My next lesson is a while away so looking for some advice in the meantime :) My horse is a 8 year old OTTB mare who has had pretty all her retraining done by me, Its my first time taking on a project like her, and I know this issue is my fault but I’m not sure how to fix it, advice would be greatly appreciated! My... show more
    My next lesson is a while away so looking for some advice in the meantime :) My horse is a 8 year old OTTB mare who has had pretty all her retraining done by me, Its my first time taking on a project like her, and I know this issue is my fault but I’m not sure how to fix it, advice would be greatly appreciated! My horse doesn’t know how to relax off the bit. My trainer and I have worked to bring her head down and get her on the bit. We are trying to work through her being herd bound and to help her when she is stressed about being alone we always get her on the bit. Make all her energy go downwards and forwards. We have had success and she will calm down within a while of schooling her this way. However I feel like I have sort of come to rely on this technique too much and that in some situations it’s like I need her head down to stay in control. We were schooling at home and I decided to try ride not in contact or a stretch. I figured that would be easy. I dropped my contact and let her on a loose reign, (BTW she is totally fine in a stretch and relaxed at the walk and trot) Her head came up and she immediately started to speed up. She kept putting her head down and trying to find the bit, and panicking when she couldn’t find it. In a rope halter she was even worse. How do I go about fixing this issue?
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How resistant are horses to electricity?

    Best answer: Horses experience electricity in much the same way that humans do... badly. It hurts a lot, and will provoke a reaction of pain and panic. In other words, horses are 0% resistant to electricity, just like us. In fact, there are just a few animals that might have any kind of resistance to electricity, and they are... show more
    Best answer: Horses experience electricity in much the same way that humans do... badly.
    It hurts a lot, and will provoke a reaction of pain and panic.
    In other words, horses are 0% resistant to electricity, just like us. In fact, there are just a few animals that might have any kind of resistance to electricity, and they are almost all sea creatures. Electric eels, Electric Stingrays, Sharks, and also the Platypus apparently. The Oriental Hornet also generates electricity. And with all of those animals, enough electricity will hurt and kill them anyway.
    However, if you are writing fiction, and your half-horse-half-human is able to generate electricity, then perhaps it works differently. We all generate some amount of electricity in our bodies, and our muscles are powered by electrochemical activity. Maybe this horse-person can drink certain chemicals that allow it to supercharge the electrochemical reactions in its muscles. That would add an interesting twist... this non-Centaur electric horse person could do superhuman things, but needs a special potion to do it.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Need help reading Off the track thoroughbreds tattoo.?

    Need help reading Off the track thoroughbreds tattoo.?

    Best answer: Do you know the age of the horse? That would help with the letter. The first digit is always a letter, and this one looks like an I or maybe half an H to me. If it's an I, the horse is 13; if it's an H the horse is 12. The next digit is a 3. It looks like a 3 or 5 or 8, but these numbers are assigned... show more
    Best answer: Do you know the age of the horse? That would help with the letter.

    The first digit is always a letter, and this one looks like an I or maybe half an H to me. If it's an I, the horse is 13; if it's an H the horse is 12.

    The next digit is a 3. It looks like a 3 or 5 or 8, but these numbers are assigned sequentially to foals each year, and there are only around 30,000 born each year, so it's a 3.

    The next is a 1 or a 2.

    Then a zero.

    Then a 4.

    The last number is either a 0, a 3, or an 8.

    These tattoos are often very difficult to read. If you're trying to find out more about the horse from the tattoo, the Jockey Club is used to trying multiple numbers for you, combined with color and gender, to figure out the horse.

    Good Luck.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What's the best way to correct bad behaviour in mini shetland?

    Best answer: Each and every time she misbehaves, correct her. It's just that simple.... And, recognize when she makes a fraction of a mistake and not a huge one and correct the small mistake. Many people let it go to the point the horse is biting them. When she flicks an ear, tips her face into your space, or nudges... show more
    Best answer: Each and every time she misbehaves, correct her. It's just that simple.... And, recognize when she makes a fraction of a mistake and not a huge one and correct the small mistake. Many people let it go to the point the horse is biting them. When she flicks an ear, tips her face into your space, or nudges into your space say "NO WAY!! NOT ON MY WATCH!!!!" and back her butt up smartly. Get good a recognizing small things and small changes and correct and reward those.

    Typical corrections are a glare, a verbal "ah-ah", a wiggle of the lead rope, a bump on the lead, a whack with the end of the lead rope, a whack with a dressage whip, backing the horse vigorously, or driving the horse forward vigorously out of your space. It sounds like she needs the vigorous corrections to get her to pay attention to you initially. But you will want to teach her to respond to just your pointed glare. Pay attention to how a lead horse corrects and disciplines a naughty one and take notes.... And, use a block when she goes to bite. When she behaves, tell her she's good and leave her be.

    Add in a lighter correction like the "ah-ah" noise as you whack her. Soon she will know that noise means uh oh for her. The benefit of the noise is that it is super immediate and you can deliver it in the moment when you might not be able to reach her with a whip or lead. Correcting your horse very immediately is so important. Use as much pressure as is necessary to motivate her and get her to mind. But she's a mini- so don't break her. At least she's not a badly behaved draft....

    Some people however well intentioned, will never be good horse trainers or able to deal with misbehavior. For those people, I recommend getting a perfectly trained horse and keeping it in a good solid program with a professional trainer.

    PS Most one year olds have a lot to learn, so hang in there. She's testing you. Learn faster.
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What is the best exercises or things to practice alongside riding to make it unlikely you will get injuries ?

    I know it's a dangerous sport but I am meaning more... obviously if your overweight or unfit then your more likely to have an injury or inflexible because if a horse bolted or jumped from a standstill you'd probably not react as quickly or as adapted as someone who was very athletic and flexible? Also... show more
    I know it's a dangerous sport but I am meaning more... obviously if your overweight or unfit then your more likely to have an injury or inflexible because if a horse bolted or jumped from a standstill you'd probably not react as quickly or as adapted as someone who was very athletic and flexible? Also mental exercises, what are best to speed reaction time up, for example a horse goes to kick you and you don't react quick enough or you don't feel you'll stay on over a high jump so the fear stops you being able to understand what is your common sense and what is fear...?
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • Do you know of anyone that has or had spinal nerve compression, disc problems or injuries and still rides?

    I feel that I got really depressed when I was told I should not ride again or only walk on a bombproof horse. I'm looking for some positive stories possibly or people that have still ridden and not ended up in wheelchairs , my GP suggested I could end up in a a wheelchair if I even did too much trotting. I can... show more
    I feel that I got really depressed when I was told I should not ride again or only walk on a bombproof horse. I'm looking for some positive stories possibly or people that have still ridden and not ended up in wheelchairs , my GP suggested I could end up in a a wheelchair if I even did too much trotting. I can walk and only get discomfort and then pain if I lift anything too heavy but often yoga gets rid of the worse pains. I always wanted to do endurance racing and show jumping and I don't want to be stupid but also wondering if others have still done things, I mean plenty of showjimlers have had neck injuries and then had a season off and ridden again?
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Best color on a horse?

    i was just given a 16hh black and white framed Overo mare. (Paint horse). What color would do best on her? Don t want neon or animal print (as people keep saying). She going in westren. Was thinking black and silver/gold. I also have a appendix yearling bay filly. I m putting her in red, black, and white. She... show more
    i was just given a 16hh black and white framed Overo mare. (Paint horse). What color would do best on her? Don t want neon or animal print (as people keep saying). She going in westren. Was thinking black and silver/gold. I also have a appendix yearling bay filly. I m putting her in red, black, and white. She will probably be used in english.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Mare bolts with bit, refuses to move bitless- what should I do?

    I got my first horse in March, she s a 14hh, 6yr old Gypsy Cob who was broken in/backed in September. When I got her she was ridden in a snaffle, she was fine on hacks but in the field would bolt, buck and rear. She seemed really uncomfortable with the bit as she would chew on it a lot, toss her head around and shy... show more
    I got my first horse in March, she s a 14hh, 6yr old Gypsy Cob who was broken in/backed in September. When I got her she was ridden in a snaffle, she was fine on hacks but in the field would bolt, buck and rear. She seemed really uncomfortable with the bit as she would chew on it a lot, toss her head around and shy away when I tried to put the bridle on. I got her a hackamore to try and at first she seems a lot better with it- letting me put the bridle on with no fuss etc but as soon as I get on and try to ride she refuses to move. The only way I can get her to even walk is by using a whip/tapping her shoulder with the reins. I don t know if she actually is uncomfortable or if she s just stubborn.
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • Are small heads are horses a sign of any sort?

    I am looking to purchase a horse. There is one in specific I m looking at however she happens to have an pretty small head (she is 2) Wondering if small heads are something to stay away from? The rest of her confirmation and temperament wise is great but the head has me thinking.
    I am looking to purchase a horse. There is one in specific I m looking at however she happens to have an pretty small head (she is 2) Wondering if small heads are something to stay away from? The rest of her confirmation and temperament wise is great but the head has me thinking.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Could you wear jodhpurs under tall boots?

    My daughter shows in the hunter circuit and she’s catch riding a horse for a friend of our trainers, but since she’s only ridden ponies in the past all she has is jodhpurs. She does have tall boots, just no breeches. Do you think she could show in jods under her tall boots? It’s a fairly large recognized a circuit... show more
    My daughter shows in the hunter circuit and she’s catch riding a horse for a friend of our trainers, but since she’s only ridden ponies in the past all she has is jodhpurs. She does have tall boots, just no breeches. Do you think she could show in jods under her tall boots? It’s a fairly large recognized a circuit show.
    3 answers · 1 month ago
  • Mare peeing a lot and leaning on stall?

    Do you think my mare is in heat or something wrong? Starting today she’s been peering a lot! And when she does she leans her back end on her stall, so much so that her foot seems to be underneath her completely. Is this normal?! I’m freaking out
    Do you think my mare is in heat or something wrong? Starting today she’s been peering a lot! And when she does she leans her back end on her stall, so much so that her foot seems to be underneath her completely. Is this normal?! I’m freaking out
    7 answers · 1 month ago