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How many people out there are all for bringing slaughter back into our country? There are so many horses out there starving or being hauled in semi trailers to Canada and Mexico. Don't the anti-slaughter people see that what went into effect is even more of a cruelty to the horses than slaughter? I just want to know if there is anyone else out there that gets really angry at this reality.
ok, my parents make me wear a helmet any time i am on the back of a horse, about 4 months ago (b4 aspen got hurt) one of my parents friends was riding a very very green broke horse, and got thrown, and the horse was running free in an open area with all the tack on, so i hoped on my horse aspen (bareback and only with a hlater and lead rope) and galloped towards the horse, after about an hour of pretty much cutting and running around like a mad man a caught the horse (all the while without a helmet) well my parents are'nt budging, even tho i have proved i am a good rider (i am the only one in the family who even knows how to ride) who do you think is right?? i wear a helmet when i jump and tuff but i think if i am just palying around that i should be aloud to not wear one, your opinions?
sinace you all seemed to like the questions i put on last time im gonna put more!! :D ok, 1. whats ur favorite breed? 2. whats your favorite gait? 3. how old where you when you got on your first horse? 4. do you think that riding should be a partnership? or do you show dominance over the horse? 5. have you ever mucked a stall? 6. what was your WORST fall / experience with a horse?
ok everyone, im ALL FOR, natural horsemanship, i love it, it works GREAT, and i use it all the time. but for things like dangerous, (kicking, biting, bucking while on the lead, rearing while on the lead, etc) well, i have been told (and HAVE done it before) to when they kick, to scream, shout, hit them, (with the lead, bucket, anything that is nearest to you) for 5 seconds, and make them think that they are going to DIE within the next 5 seconds, i used this and my horse NEVER did it again, i told my friend about this, and she thought i was abusing my horse. does anyone agree with me? i felt bad, i really did, but things like that just CANT happen, and if you think about it, the lead horse would kick them if the horse kicked him. i want comments from EVERYONE who is willing to answer, because i wanna know everyones thoughts on this, THANKS! **BRICE**
I have an 9 year old Tb mare. For the past two weeks, she has been quite stiff/sore, but she would always work out of it after a while. Last saturday I was jumping her about 2'3 in prep fopr a show. She has done it before, and can go higher. But she was also refusing alot. I was persistant and got her over them though. She was fine that night and had no heat or swelling and no limps. The next day I took her to the show and did all flat classes. She was perfect and placed in our first one but the she satrted going lame. And i tried to work her out of it but she just got worse. And when we came home, she couldn't even back off the trailer. I ahd given her a few days off after that and had a training ride her on thursday. The trainer said she was not lame, except at the left lead canter. So I was going to get on her and do some light work,which is what I had been doing on the days I did ride before the training ride. But when I took the curry to her back, she jump a mile high. So I…
HELP!! My horse is a runaway and won't stop! I've posted a question on this several times already and keep getting the same answers :: Turn his head around if he bolts, turn him in thight circles, stay calm, sit deap, etc.., go back to basics and just work on stopping, flexing and emergency stops, work on stopping in the arena, try a harsher bit, a metal hack, indian bosal, curb, tom thumb snaffle, o ring snaffle, phelm, --. I've tried ALL of these and more and NOTHING works. I've been working on stopping, flexing, etc... (the slow stuff) all winter scince my accident. He was doing wonderfull and learned to neck rein and walk on a loose rein too. I took him out on the road today with my metal and chain hack and he took off again. He doesn't go back to my other horse either, he keeps running by home and heads straight for the highway! HE WILL NOT STOP!! I just don't know what to do anymore. I'll ride him in a fenced in area and he's an angel. He would be the perfect…
My colt, 9 months old, i rescued him, he was 290 lbs, now he is 350 lbs, he has grown a bit and gained roughly 60 lbs, but is it common for arab foals to be small? or is it just because he was negelcted & deprived of good nutirents? He is looking better, getting an attitude and etc, But ive only had qh foals & warmblood&tb foals. Never had an arab. And I`m just curious. He is on beat pulp, foal grain, and grow colt, and vitimen supplements. He is also getting very good hay. I am keeping his a stud for a couple years, maybe til hes three, so he gets extract testosterone and possibly that will help him grow more.Should I keep doing what i am doing or is there something else i should add to his feed so it helps him grow?
What would you do with this scenario: You are talking to someone while holding your horse. Your horse keeps nudging you. You would: a) ignore the horse, hoping he/she will quit. b) turn and pet him/her because he/she is just being friendly or loving. c) give him/her a treat you have in your pocket. d) let your arm have a spasm and bump him/her with your elbow. e) make the horse back up.