• 224 lbs ? I want to join the equestrian club at my school?

    Idk if I️ can because of my weight is there a weight limit to ride horses ?
    Idk if I️ can because of my weight is there a weight limit to ride horses ?
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Yearling biting?

    I have a thoroughbred colt that will be turning two in march. Lately, he has been picking up the habit of biting EVERYTHING. I think he is just teething, but it is difficult to try and work with him in any way when all he wants to do it bite. Does anybody have any tips to kick this habit? Thanks!
    I have a thoroughbred colt that will be turning two in march. Lately, he has been picking up the habit of biting EVERYTHING. I think he is just teething, but it is difficult to try and work with him in any way when all he wants to do it bite. Does anybody have any tips to kick this habit? Thanks!
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it better to hire a horse trainer or to rent out the arena to a horse trainer?

    Best answer: It's a hard call and really depends on who you can find. Trainers are like horses. You should get the best you can afford. Really reputable trainers will likely all have their own facility already. But, sometimes these people move. I might write an ad looking for a head trainer. Talk to your boarders... show more
    Best answer: It's a hard call and really depends on who you can find. Trainers are like horses. You should get the best you can afford. Really reputable trainers will likely all have their own facility already. But, sometimes these people move. I might write an ad looking for a head trainer. Talk to your boarders about what discipline to hire. There has to be enough work and horses of a similar type for a trainer to work.

    In the meantime, you might allow your boarders to hire in trainers on their own and ask for a commission on what the trainer charges for use of the facility. Having good trainers at or visiting your facility makes it more attractive to clients willing to pay for these skills. These are usually the clients you want to keep and make happy.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Growing back a roached mane?

    My horse doesn’t have a great neck. He’s still filling out, so i don’t think he would look particularly amazing with a roached mane. WITH THAT SAID, he ripped so much of it out that it’s layered with some staying down and a lot of breakage sticking straight up. It look thin and weird especially since the very back... show more
    My horse doesn’t have a great neck. He’s still filling out, so i don’t think he would look particularly amazing with a roached mane. WITH THAT SAID, he ripped so much of it out that it’s layered with some staying down and a lot of breakage sticking straight up. It look thin and weird especially since the very back and very front are laying flat. It’s winter so i would roach it now and let it grow for shows and flies for the summer. How long would it take to grow back? Is it worth it to start over and let him grow it back in healthier? My trainer said she’d kill me if i did it because of his neck, but i think i might just take the risk hahaha his mane looks bad right now. Are there any products to make it grow back quicker if i do decide to roach it?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Retraining an ex-racehorse, age 14, help!?

    Okay so I have been working with a ex-racer mare over the last month, I think she has been improving with her pace and with relaxing, however she is still unpredictable. I started riding her gradually, getting on her, walking around on a loose rein (if she spooks and you have contact on her mouth she rears) and I... show more
    Okay so I have been working with a ex-racer mare over the last month, I think she has been improving with her pace and with relaxing, however she is still unpredictable. I started riding her gradually, getting on her, walking around on a loose rein (if she spooks and you have contact on her mouth she rears) and I eventually introduced trot. She s obviously never been schooled before so she s going around with her head in the air and everything but she started going at a nicer pace the more I worked with her. I was pretty happy with how she was doing however in the last week or so she s started becoming very unpredictable, she ll be trotting around fine and then will suddenly hop to the side and bolt or try and throw her rider. She will bolt, buck or rear. I m worried as she is 14 and this is a late age to re-train a horse and I have many people saying shes a lost cause. Her back/teeth/tack have been checked and are all fine. She is perfectly healthy and her manners on the ground generally are good, she s a sweet mare. I m asking for opinions from anybody with experience with this type of horse. As for her past, she was a racehorse when younger for a few years and has been a broodmare since. Shes been in work for the last 5 months mildly (lunging) and bought back into work properly within the last month (lunging and riding). Any advice would be appreciated. No rude comments please. Thank you.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can you feed too much beet pulp?

    Okay. So someone at my barn keeps trying to tell me that i have to soak beet pulp overnight or it will expand in my horses stomach and he’ll colic and die. Which isn’t true and leaving it overnight doesn’t seem sanitary. I use standard sized water buckets so they are fairly big. I fill it halfway with alfalfa hay... show more
    Okay. So someone at my barn keeps trying to tell me that i have to soak beet pulp overnight or it will expand in my horses stomach and he’ll colic and die. Which isn’t true and leaving it overnight doesn’t seem sanitary. I use standard sized water buckets so they are fairly big. I fill it halfway with alfalfa hay cubes and beet pulp (lighter on the hay cubes however as it’s only his second feeding and before two days ago he hadn’t had them since summer). I’m doing this to get weight back on him as he is a rescue AND a very hard keeper and he needs a lot more through the winter. I soak it for about an hour until it’s all absorbed but not too watery, then i add more water and let it sit for another hour or so. By the end it’s pretty soupy and is a full bucket. It weighs a lot but no more than a full water bucket, yet she keeps telling me he’s going to colic from me feeding too much. But from what I’ve gathered, it’s just forage? She’s making me paranoid enough that i keep wanting to go back and check that he’s not colicking but i don’t think she’s right. Should i cut back or am i fine?
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to feed a horse an apple?

    i’m in texas and ive met these people’s horses once or twice before.. we dont know these people but i pet their horses before lol. i realaly want to feed one of the horses an apple but i’m scared its gonna bite me or somehing. how do i feed it? please don’t say it’s dangerous, i know especially if it’s a sort of... show more
    i’m in texas and ive met these people’s horses once or twice before.. we dont know these people but i pet their horses before lol. i realaly want to feed one of the horses an apple but i’m scared its gonna bite me or somehing. how do i feed it? please don’t say it’s dangerous, i know especially if it’s a sort of feral but domestic feral horse? i don’t think the people really own them, but how would i know
    19 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Do you have you have qualifications to train or break other people’s horses in?

    Best answer: You need insurance, and lots of it. You should also incorporate - open an LLC by going to your state Attorney General's website and filling out the forms. There will be a yearly filing fee. It will save you from being sued personally for any damages. Training other people's horses is a high risk business.... show more
    Best answer: You need insurance, and lots of it.
    You should also incorporate - open an LLC by going to your state Attorney General's website and filling out the forms. There will be a yearly filing fee. It will save you from being sued personally for any damages.

    Training other people's horses is a high risk business. You not only have to deal with the horse, but a lot of people with unrealistic expectations, and young kids who want to ride their horses. If you aren't really really good at judging which situation to get into, and which to refuse, don't do this. In the best of times, the people who can pay for your services can also be with ones to sue you if someone gets thrown.

    In short, if you have other options, they're almost certainly better ones.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it okay if I cross an albino mare with an appaloosa horse?

    Best answer: It’s ok if you’re knowledgeable enough to raise and train a horse from a baby, you have the means to care for it and neither horse has genetic issues. It’s impossible to say what color the foal will be without knowing the genetics of the parents. The color of the parents doesn’t mean much. They can still carry the... show more
    Best answer: It’s ok if you’re knowledgeable enough to raise and train a horse from a baby, you have the means to care for it and neither horse has genetic issues. It’s impossible to say what color the foal will be without knowing the genetics of the parents. The color of the parents doesn’t mean much. They can still carry the genes of other colors that can be passed onto the foal, regardless of what color they visibly show. And you don’t have to specify female filly and male colt. Filllies are always female and colts are always male, it’s redundant.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Am I allowed to feed these horses?

    So there s a public park near where I live, it s frequently used by dog walkers and anyone who wants to enjoy a stroll and I guess it s public property as anyone is allowed to go there and it has picnic benches and bins. A herd of roughly 15-20 gypsy ponies are kept on this land and as far as I can tell they are... show more
    So there s a public park near where I live, it s frequently used by dog walkers and anyone who wants to enjoy a stroll and I guess it s public property as anyone is allowed to go there and it has picnic benches and bins. A herd of roughly 15-20 gypsy ponies are kept on this land and as far as I can tell they are very rarely visited by whoever they belong to as they certainly haven t ever been groomed and are left to their own devices. They re always on the pathways and some will approach you. This year the winter s been pretty harsh on them as a lot of the grass was destroyed after some bad flooding we had and the snow and ice has made it worse. These ponies have been escaping the field and actually wandering into the town in search of food, grazing on people s front lawns until someone shows up to take them back. Basically, would I be breaking the law if I happened to offer some of these cold hungry ponies a few carrots when I next head out to the park? Like I said, the land is open to the public, whoever owns them doesn t feed them themselves and just lets them graze on the grass in the field so it s not like any of the ponies have a particular diet to follow. The majority of them are friendly and used to having people come up and stroke them.
    10 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Suggestions for horse weight gain?

    I rescued about a 14 year old mare and I need to put a lot of weight on her. Right now her diet is constant hay, and I have her on 3 cups of alfalfa/Timothy pellets (soaked of course), 3 cups of senior feed, 3 cups of sweet mix, 2 scoops of weight booster and a little bit of corn oil twice a day. Is there anything... show more
    I rescued about a 14 year old mare and I need to put a lot of weight on her. Right now her diet is constant hay, and I have her on 3 cups of alfalfa/Timothy pellets (soaked of course), 3 cups of senior feed, 3 cups of sweet mix, 2 scoops of weight booster and a little bit of corn oil twice a day. Is there anything else I Could be doing that any of you guys have had success in? Thank you for your suggestions!!
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • The modern horse originates from what place in the world?

    The modern horse originates from what place in the world?

    Best answer: Prehistoric ancestors of the modern horse inhabited Central Asia and Europe as much as 50 million years ago. The modern horse was introduced to North America by the Spaniards in 1493.
    Best answer: Prehistoric ancestors of the modern horse inhabited Central Asia and Europe as much as 50 million years ago. The modern horse was introduced to North America by the Spaniards in 1493.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Do ottbs make good barrel horses?

    I have a 16.2 9 year old ottb who is currently at a jumper barn but as my barrel horse is getting older and slowing down a bit I’m thinking of pulling him out of there and working with him on barrels. He’s a pretty smart boy and tends to catch on to things quickly, is just the type of horse who only wants to please... show more
    I have a 16.2 9 year old ottb who is currently at a jumper barn but as my barrel horse is getting older and slowing down a bit I’m thinking of pulling him out of there and working with him on barrels. He’s a pretty smart boy and tends to catch on to things quickly, is just the type of horse who only wants to please his rider. Doesn’t act like a ottb at all, very calm and has had kids ride him. But he does have the speed when asked, also has a MASSIVE stride. Not too many of my friends have any hope in him but I think he could excel at barrels. But how often do Thoroughbreds make good barrel horses? And does he sound like he could be a good one?
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • My horse keeps backing up when I try to lunge him.?

    Whenever I try to lunge my gelding he just decides to start backing up. I know the correct body position but don't know how to get him to not back up?
    Whenever I try to lunge my gelding he just decides to start backing up. I know the correct body position but don't know how to get him to not back up?
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why did a two day old horse die in the pond?

    Best answer: It's exceedingly rare that a foal would deliberately wander into a body of water- in fact, this question makes no sense, because foals of that age don't drink water. They get the water they need from their dams' colostrum, and then later from the first milk. No, either this is a troll question, or the... show more
    Best answer: It's exceedingly rare that a foal would deliberately wander into a body of water- in fact, this question makes no sense, because foals of that age don't drink water. They get the water they need from their dams' colostrum, and then later from the first milk. No, either this is a troll question, or the foal was chased into the water by something like a dog or a predator, and drowned there.
    5 answers · 1 month ago