So I have this horse who’s 15.1 and I’m 5’9ish. So I obviously look big on her. I’m not to big that she has trouble or anything I just look funny on her aha. She not my “long term” horse, she is up for sale. Anyways, my question is: would it be weird if I showed her in jumpers at a B rated show? And some hunters at a local show?
this is me and tenor (pavarotti) last weekend. he’s such a good boy, leaving from that far away at an angle like that! pretty sure this if from the jump off. but here is my question. I’ve noticed in a few pictures that the girth looks like that, where its slipping back with the saddle but not on his belly. i have a non slip pad on and it still happens. would anyone recommend a breastplate for him? I’ve been thinking about it, but would love to hear what others have to say. thanks!
I have a new 9 year old thoroughbred that needs about 150 pounds I have been feeding alliance feed 1 scoop in the morning 1 scoop in the after noon and 1 scoop at night with all the hay she can eat but she seems like she loosing weight than gaining.I just started her on beet pulp today but she HATED it and wouldn’t eat it.I want something to feed her that will fatten her up but WON’T make her hot/hyper.Any suggestions?
So i have been having problems with my feet (mainly the left one) when i ride. At the walk and trot it isn’t as bad but then when i start to canter and jump it turns into a disaster. I will have my stirrup on the ball of my foot and then, no matter how hard i try, my foot slips all the way through the stirrup and it is hard for me to get it back. It doesnt happen as much when i wear my tall boots but when i wear paddock boots and half chaps it happens a lot.
Any tips on how to fix this?
i finally found a great bit for gary, using a full cheek french link (70% copper, 30% nickel), but there arent much brakes when it comes to jumping. im afraid when we go to our show this weekend i might need something with a little more brakes.. would a french link elevator be a good choice?
Recently I’ve been riding a Quarter horse gelding for someone who was originally trained western pleasure. He is a great western pleasure horse, buuut not so much for hunter undersaddle. He has a fairly forward and collected trot, but when it comes to cantering, he sticks the the four beat gait. I’m just curious if you can train a horse out of this, because there has been the occasional three beat canter from him!
Boston is a 16 y/o, 16.2hh TB and has been off the track for the majority of his life. Since we’ve had him, Boston was always cold-backed and must be tacked up with a very loose girth and then we tighten it immediately before lunging him prior to mounting, but he has been much more tolerant of the girth for the past 5 years.
Two years ago, he abcessed severely in three hooves and we have been dealing with back pain this past year. In the past few months, Boston has been healthy enough to begin light under saddle work again, but we’ve hit a major snag: he literally flips over again and again for no apparent reason. Since the abcesses, Boston is now shod with pads that really seemed to help the “ouchiness” with his hooves and the farrier cannot find anything hoof-related that would be causing him any issues. The vet has come out numerous times for thorough physical exams, complete bloodwork panels, and the works, but can’t find anything wrong! We even had him tested for Lyme’s, which is very prevalent in out area of Pennsylvania, and even that came out negative.
I saw Boston’s first blow-up and they’ve all gone the same way since. He will be lunging just fine w/t/c in both directions and suddenly the whites of his eyes show and he gives a huge buck before rearing and literally jumping into the air before falling on his back! We have an appointment with an equine massage therapist, but we also toying with the idea of having him checked out by an accupuncturist and/or chiropractor.
Has anyone had something similar happen with their horse before that can give any advice/clues as to what might be going on or what could possibly help? I feel like I’m at the end of my rope because I can’t seem to help him and don’t know if I can stand to see him freak out again…
hey guys, i’ve never tried cutting a horse’s mane because obviously pulling looks much better and more natural.. but gary has a naturally very thin mane, and last year when i pulled it it just stood straight up since it was so thin and had no weight. he also hates his mane being pulled. should i just use scissors to trim the end? i wouldnt cut straight across but does anyone have good techniques for thin manes and fussy horses?
here’s a picture of him braided last year to show how thin and tiny the braids were..
Are figure 8 nosebands allowed in the dressage phase of eventing? I have an event coming up, and I am riding beginner novice. Do I need a new noseband, or is a figure 8 okay?