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I have a three year old quarter horse mare. She has her good days but a lot of the time she rears on the lunge line. She only does it going 1 direction but she is sound and is not in pain. She also sometimes seems to "forget" her training for a week or so then goes back to normal. She catches easy but walks way to close to more when I'm leading her so I stop and make her get back. I also use a rope halter for the extra control. When we ride she has never bucked even when being broke and has never reared. But she has trouble stoping, backing up, and she bites when I flex her. She had only bolted once but it was because her tooth was messed up I think. I need some more exersises to gain more respect. I currently don't have access to a round pen but am getting one soon any suggestions would be great!
I am looking for a 3rd horse. I fox hunt and I'm a hunter jumper and would like a horse who could do one of those. I would also like a horse who could event because I would really love to start eventing. I can't spend more than $1,500. And i live outside of Augusta, Georgia and i don't want to travel that far. Please contact me if you have a horse or know someone who does.
I'm pretty sure I asked this question last year, but seeing as we have some new people, I figured I'd ask again. Does anyone know of a spray or even paste repellent for horses that kill/repel no see ums(midges)? my horses are being attacked earlier than normal this year. My horse has lines across his chest, bites in his belly button and around his private area. I haven't found a light sheet that doesn't make him sweat and has small enough meshing to keep them away. Plus sheets don't cover everything. I really wish Swat made a spray, this seems to be one of the few things that helps keep them off and it helps the itchiness. I've tried about 7 different sprays, but I have to be careful because my horse is allergic to some ingredients. I've tried some natural remedies as well, those haven't helped. Taking him off pasture isn't an option. And even when we rotate from day and night pasture times, he still gets bit.
i have a question for all of you and i need opinions too. my horse is between 25-30 years old. last winter he had a very hard time moving around. i tried to get him out as much as i can depends on the weather. he on joint supplement and msm. when the weather started to clear up we move him to a bigger pasture with an run in shed. he is moving around better and one day he was cantering up to see me when i was heading towards to barn to feed him. he acts like a young horse again. Except one day he fell over onto his back and couldnt get up. my pap had to help him up. I was just wondering if he will be in pain again this winter. Should i concern putting him to sleep? my bank account is getting tight since i will be losing my job and my stables job doesnt total pay for everything unless i get another job which i am trying to find one. but my main concern is my horse. i am thinking he had a full life. I really dont like the idea of selling him cause i am afraid he will not have a good home…
What do you do at a jumper show? Tomorrow is my first jumper show, and I don't really know the order of things. I can imagine that I warm up, but then I guess we don't have a flat class before we jump, do we? And do we have 3 jumping classes (since there are 3 at this show), or do we have 2 jumping classes first, and then a flat class? If you get a clear round, do you immediatly wait for the buzzer and then go again, do you leave and wait for them to put you in the stakes class? Any info on how to show in a jumper show would be great! Thanks!!!
Lately my horse hasn't felt like himself when it comes to jumping. He LOVES to jump! He used to do 6ft jumpers and was trained with Laura Chapot, so he knows what he is doing. But lately, he hasn't felt like his boingy, crazy fast and energetic self. He has been slower and not very bouncy with his canter strides. He used to feel like he could hop a 2ft fence just with his regular canter strides, now he feels like he actually has to jump. He is 21 years old, which I know definitely accounts for a lot of it, but he is on 2 squirts of NuStep a day and I give him a linament bath every time we jump. Is there anything else I can do? I feel so sad that he seems less capable of doing his second favorite thing in the world (first favorite being eating, of course)! Thanks!!!