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Does anyone know of a reputable polo club that has groom opportunities for the summer 2009? I am interested in being a polo groom, and I am currently in high school. I live in Missouri but I am willing to relocate to anywhere in the US if the stable offers housing for its grooms/other employees. I can only work June--August, but I can devote every hour of my day every day of the summer to this job. Thank you! PS-- a salary is a requirement, I do not want to offer my groom services in exchange for riding lessons or boarding a horse, as I have sold my horses (switched from Western to English) and these things are of no use to me!
Hey guys so I just bought this horse and well the owners lied to us quite a bit. So we just found out from his owners and trainer before the people we bought him from that he likes to take "off"/get speedy in the show arena and she said they did one rein stops with him and exercises in the middle of the arena when they rode him. What are some good exercises to do in the middle of the ring to stop bolting and anyone have any ideas on how to prevent it?
Please! Tell me what to look for when my Mare is about to foal. I have read many blogs and websites about it, but I'm a nervous wreck! My mare has already...relaxed vulvo, soft bones, dripping milk, v shaped belly, yawns, prominent tail, kinda waddles, and continues to eat. I think these are all the signs but im not sure how to tell if she is having contractions. It seems like everything is inplace but the foal just isnt coming. I'm a wreck! O and she lifts her tail all day long! I NEED ADVICE!
I just got my first horse, who is 14.3 hands. I would love to start doing stuff with her (ex.- trotting, cantering jumping, etc.) but my instructor says that she doesn't trust humans and she is very stressed so all I can do is walk her. She keeps telling me "it's not going to take just 5 minutes to cure her", but I don't know how to make her calm down. She doesn't listen to my leg or wieght shifting when I ask her to move to the wall, and she starts to trot. I can barely use my hands because the people I got her from used a slow twist bit and a martingale so it gave her so much pain that now she doesn't completely trust us and what we will do to her. She trusts me (because I spoil her ;)) probably more than anyone at the barn, but she doesn't listen to me when I ride. I get really frustrated when I ride and I am losing hope. Can anyone offer any advice? I feel like I can't even ride my own horse!! ALL ANSWERS ARE APPRECIATED!!
I am looking at barns to board my-hopefully-soon-to-be-first-pony at. My mom and I have found 2 that we like, but we are not sure if we should board at one or the other. One barn, is owned a man who lives next door to my school guidance counselor and my guidance counselor recommended him to us to take care of his horse and we could maybe board a horse there. They man who owns the barn is quite hesitant because of recent experiences with bad boarders. My mom and I would be the only boarders, and that is what we want because I would be taking care of my horse and his. That is kind of where we want to board. The other problem is that my mom and I looked at the trails near his house today, and I would have to cross not that busy of a road but a not completly quiet road either and the trails were slopy, rocky, eroded, full of fallen giant trees and thorn bushes sticking out into the trail, a lot of glass, but this was leading to a nice trail. It is a trail that was public, but there wasn't…
Hey so my show horse gets very excited sometimes and when he spooks he spooks and I tonight he started bucking and rearing on the end of the lead and spooked at the ponies tore the lead form my hands and started at a dead run at the fence and did a rheining stop. If he does it again what should I do? Any points on how to make him stop??
Hi, I have a 6 year old Argentinian Thoroughbred who hasn't competed for a year but who has played up to 8 goals. I am a novice so need some help if anyone can. Please can anyone advise which bit I should use? She was bred and started her training in Argentina - then she was brought to the UK and handled/ridden only by Argentinians. I'm not sure if they would use different bits? Would be grateful for any advice. Thank you.
Hey guys so I have a question. I have a horse with navicular syndrome and has tons of training on him (been to worlds at least twice and nationals) ok so we are doing tons and tons of different shoeing and vet checks and medicines to try and get the pain gone and manage it ok anyways so if nothing else works we are considering nerving him. What are people's experience with it and what do you think of it? Can I still use my horse for the trail performance in shows?
I have had my mare for 3 weeks now. She gets turned out in a big 11 acre pasture and is ignoring the other horses (except one who is accepting her queenliness) because she wants to be queen but the top mare of course isnt letting her. Any whoo, whenever I try to go get her out, my mom will wait at the fence or gate, and we will call her. She will walk over to us and stop about 20 feet away. I will talk to her when I am walking to her when I am about to grab her she will run and lunge at me and try to bite me. Almost like she is attacking another horse! The 1st time she did this, I didn't even have a lead rope in my hand. The second, I had a lead with a chain. The third, she started to run, but I dodged out of the way. Every time an experienced horse person is there to help she doesn't do it!! It seriously is starting to feel like she knows what shes doing! What is going wrong? It is probably me. She has had some mindless abuse in her past from her previous owners.