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  • Where can I find a course?

    Ok, so I live in Ohio and want to take a course for barefoot hoof trimming! But I can't find out where I can sign up for a course or if there are any in Ohio? Could you let me know how I can find a course here or other ways I can learn and maybe even get a certification for trimming my own horses feet? Thanks so much in advance!

    P.S would my current farrier be able to teach me? Or would it have to be a certified professional farrier course teacher?

    Thanks so much!

    2 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • What size breeches would I wear?

    I wear 0's in juniors jeans but the waist is a litte big, nothing a belt can't fix tho. What size breeches would I wear? I have ridden western for a while and have never bought any before and do to have any local tack shops besides tsc (tractor supply co) which doesn't have any there, anything helps! Thanks so much in advance

    1 AnswerHorses7 years ago
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    Show name for my gelding?

    This isn't he best picture of him because he is actually a gorgeous bright sorrel in person! His name is Lakota and his registered name is Scotch Painted Me Zip and I am not a fan of his registry name (his last owner gave it to him) anyways, what cool show names can you come up with for him? Thanx in advance!

    4 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • Can I use a hackamore on a snaffle bridle?

    I have a western and English leather nose fleece lined hackamore and ride mostly western but was looking into getting a bridle and the ones I found the most of and that were most affordable were snaffle bridles! Can I use the hackamore on the snaffle bridle? Thanks in advance!

    2 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • Biting and pawing horse?

    My brand new (and 1st) 3 year old gelding is so perfect and amazing! But he has 2 flaws, the 1st is when he is on the cross ties and doesn't get your full attention or gets bored, he starts pawing, he has been getting better about it and he stops when you scold him or lightly tap his hoof wall with the stick of the lunge whip (that's what the last owner used, I haven't, I just scold him and he stops) and when I visited him when I was interested in buying him then he was absolutely fine with my pick out his feet, but the other day when we unloaded him from the trailer to his new home (which was over 8 hours from his last home) then I tried to pick his feet in his stall and he kept turning his head towards me when I would grab his leg to pick up his hoof and I think he tried to nip me, was it just because he is not used to his new home yet? Or what? And about the pawing, I asked that question before and someone said to pasture keep him, and I already do that 100% and he gets free choice hay and the new barn has stalls for when they first arrive so they get settled in, and outdoor stalls that all connect with the pasture and they put them in for feeding so no one gets bullied or their food taken from them:) sorry for it being so long but I needed to clear it up! What should I do if he really is trying to bite when I pick his feet? And am I doing everything right about his pawing? He is fully sound and we just got a vet exam done that he passed with flying colors as well! Thanks for reading and I can't wait for your KIND answers:)

    2 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • Reviews on tough-1 paw-be-gone?

    So my 3 year old gelding thrives attention and is a little attention brat! But whenever you walk away from him or the attention isn't on him, he immediately starts pawing! I thought of trying the pay-be-gone since it's the only thing I have seen for pawing horses and it's pretty cheap also! Anyone tried it? Did it work? Also, does anyone know how to fix a pawing horse or is it fine and I can just stop worrying about it? Thanks in advance!

    2 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • what is the difference between a pre-purchase exam and a health exam?

    No I'm not an idiot and I know they are different, but in what ways? Like why don't people just get a health exam done before buying a horse or have a pre-purchase exam done every year to make sure the horse is in full health!? See what I'm saying? Also, how different are the prices? What do the vets charge in your area for each? I know they are similar in some ways and different in others but I am curious as to what those other ways are? Thanks! No rude answers please! And I already own a horse so I am not asking this for myself, I am just curious! I just wanna make myself clear because people can be pretty rude sometimes and think I don't know what I am doing or what I am talking about when I do! So thanks for reading and can't wait to see your answers!

    3 AnswersHorses7 years ago
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    How much would you pay for this saddle?

    It's only been used a handful of times. The seat is a 16" and it has a 6" or 7" tree! It only has very minor damage on the back from slight rubbing against a wall (where the saddle stand was placed was against a wall) and one small cut/scratch one the pommel/front of the seat of the saddle, I am wanting to sell it so I can get my western saddles because I barrel race so I don't need this. Thank you!

    Brand:

    Equi-royal regency

    Quality:

    Great!

    Condition:

    Good

    2 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • What are they called and where can I find them?

    So on YouTube, there is a channel I enjoy watching videos from and it's Raleighlink14 in case your wondering, but in her "day at the barn" video she wore these green things over her boots to keep the dirt and rocks out of her boots when riding and I love those! They could be so helpful and I could match them with my tack color theme! If you know what they are called then could you please let me know what they are called and where I could find them? A link would be amazing as well! Thanks in advance!

    3 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • What videos should I make?

    I have aN equestrian YouTube channel (Babysittinghorsegirl) and I only have 15 subscribers and it's been the same for a few months now and I want to know what I can do to get more views,likes,comments,and subscribers? I would really appreciate it if you would check out my channel and let me know what videos I could make to make my channel better (besides tack hauls since I will do some soon) and maybe subscribe? I love comments and video requests also! So anything helps! Thank you in advance and I hope no one reports this (because there is nothing wrong with this question and it's in the right category) and I hope I get some helpful answers and a successful channel in the end:)

    6 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • Am I the only one? (Repost since it was reported last time)?

    I asked this question a little bit ago but somebody decided to report it for no reason! Please don't report this! I am just trying to get answers to my question to see if I'm alone or if there are others like me! Any ways! Does anybody else own a horse that they bought and pay for everything themselves? Are you 14 or were/are you around that age? If you answered the last time I posted this, then please answer again because I loved reading them:) I hope this doesn't get reported again because I feel like it really is possible for me to own a horse at 14 when I see other people who are doing the same thing showing it's possible (even though legally the horse is my under my parents name because I'm not 18) but I have to pay for everything and I make my money through babysitting! Thanks

    13 AnswersHorses7 years ago
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    What is this horse item? A blanket? Cooler? Sheet?

    So my neighbor heard I am getting a horse and gave me some brand new stuff her mom had bought and never used on her horses, so they gave them to me, everything was brand new and still in the plastic wrap packaging, she gave me some grooming tools,a saddle pad,horse jewelry,and this thing, i am not sure what it is because it looks like the shape of a horse blanket but it's thin and not waterproof and you can tell by looking at the item, I will try to leave pictures or a link but there is no brand on it anywhere and there is only one tag which says it a size 76! No rude answers please! I just want to know exactly what it is and what it's used for, if you could also answer with a link to a website top with the same,or something similar to this so I can see how much it was bought for that would be great! Thank you in advance!

    2 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • Horse colic remedy recipe?

    Someone told me you can use vinegar and cayenne pepper for a colicing horse and the cayenne pepper will stimulate his gut and is supposed to help him come out of a colic, I have heard wonder stories about horses lives being saved from the red pepper. Anyone have any experience with this recipe and has it worked or not? And how much of each do you use? I can find the recipe anywhere and I thought it would be nice to have in hand for just in case that ever happened and it's always best to be prepared for anything! Thanks and no rude answers either! Thanks! P.s I don't have a horse in colic at the moment but want the recipe and to know if it works)

    10 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • How much would this saddle sell for?

    I have a 16.5" close contact English saddle by regency, I have still to measure the tree. The saddle is in great condition and has only been on a horses back a handful of times by the past owner. I bought it to resell it because she was selling it to me for $25. It is great condition and only has one scratch on the pommel of the saddle and a little wear on the back edge of the seat that is hard to notice. How much would you pay for this saddle? How much is it worth? Would you like me to insert a picture? Thanks! P.s I bought it to resell it to get more money for my horse.

    2 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • Which saddle is better?

    I am trying to find a good quality and affordable synthetic english saddle (maybe western in the future) but was wondering which one is better? I have heard a lot of great things and a lot of bad things about wintec, and same with silver fox. The silver fox saddle set is only $169.99 on horse.com and the wintec saddle only ranged between $379-750 depending apon If you get the 250 or 500etc. But which one is better? Are they same quality? If both of these brands suck, what other affordable, good quality brands do you recommend? Is the wintec worth the extra money? Or should I spend less on the silver fox and will I still get a nice saddle? Thanks! No rude answers please! I am just doing research before purchasing my horse (I won't buy the saddle before the horse) so I know which brand to buy! Thanks!

    4 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • Silver fox vs wintec?

    I am trying to find a good quality and affordable english saddle (maybe western in the future) but was wondering which one is better? I have heard a lot of great things and a lot of bad things about wintec, and same with silver fox. The silver fox saddle set is only $169.99 on horse.com and the wintec saddle only ranged between $379-750 depending apon If you get the 250 or 500etc. But which one is better? Are they same quality? If both of these brands suck, what other affordable, good quality brands do you recommend? Is the wintec worth the extra money? Or should I spend less on the silver fox and will I still get a nice saddle? Thanks! No rude answers please! I am just doing research before purchasing my horse (I won't buy the saddle before the horse) so I know which brand to buy! Thanks!

    3 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • Cute names for a white miniature horse?

    My little brother is getting a miniature horse that is white and what's some cute names for him? (It's a white miniature gelding who loves attention,kids,treats,and to be ridden) and names a little boy (5years old) would like that would suit him? This is a link to the minis listing:

    http://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/grd/422158394...

    10 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • (Edit) should I bring a trainer? What should I do?

    So I learned how to ride and got to where I am now from a trainer/horse owner/barn owner that I lived 4 houses up the road from, I got free riding lessons in exchange for helping out around the farm I did that for about 2-3 years and I am now an intermediate rider because of her, but a year ago we moved an hour and a half away from that house and there isn't anything or anyone like her farm or her around here because we moved to a gaited community housing area! We did find a barn to board at when I buy a horse soon, this summer, I went and stayed the summer with my grandparents and went to a friends house and rode horses there! But I know exactly what I am looking for in my horse and have seen a few that I like,(but haven't went and physically checked them out yet) but the barn I am going to board at has a trainer/riding instructor there and have only met her once when we went to see the barn, and a lot of people say "when buying a horse,bring your trainer with you to help you find the right horse for you!" But I have never taken a lesson from her before and briefly talked to her and I don't even think she knows what I want from my horse and my other trainer is an hour and a half away from me and I haven't talked to her in a year or so (ever since before I moved) and I don't think she would even want to go with me to look for horses because like i said, she is an hour and a half away and the horses we would be looking at could be up to 4 hours away from her! and yes, I know I will have a vet check done before purchasing and will make a down payment and try the horse for a week or two! What should I do?! Like I said, I know exactly what I want and what I am looking for in my horse and feel like I could find the perfect horse myself, is it a MUST to bring a trainer with you? I will be bringing my mom and sister (who also have experience with horses, just not as much as I do) what are some things to keep in mind when buying besides "don't buy on a whim" and " don't buy just because it's pretty" and "always have a vet check done and try the horse out for 1-2 weeks" and don't worry, I won't be buying a green broke 2 year old thoroughbred or anything like that! Thanks so much for reading and I can't wait to read your answers! And please, don't leave any rude,hurtful responses, just something honest and helpful!

    P.s. I am a really confident rider and have LOADS of experience with stubborn horses,horses with basically no go,horses with TONS of go, and horses that basically ALWAYS want to run! Thanks again! P.s. Ever since I went for a few weeks to my friends house while staying with my grandparents, I learned way more about riding and what I wanted to do, my trainer never taught me how to barrel race,jump,or even trail ride (because she didn't have any trails) but I learned all those things at my friends farm! My (last) trainer doesn't know that I can barrel race,jump,etc,but she taught me everything about western,English,and a ton about bareback. But I want a horse that has speed to run for barrel racing and just run for fun,and I know (have experience) how to teach a horse to jump (we won't be showing unless it's just a gymkhana or something!) but just jump logs on the trails for fun etc,and that I can just plain trail ride with at times! And a horse that's 15.0h or taller and under 12 years old. I like one that fits exactly what I want that's 6 years old. My problem is I don't know if my (past) or (future) trainer knows anything about my current riding skills and what I want in my horse! So I don't wanna take ain't her of them with me because they don't know anything about what I want/need in my horse! Thanks so much! If you already answered this,then just read the edited part and re-answer, and to whoever answered first last time I answered, I didn't understand what you were trying to say! So please be descriptive with your answers! Thanks so so so much for reading this SUPER LONG question! Haha let me know if any of you want me to post links to the horses I like,and I will do it! Just watch for my name when reading the questions!

    6 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • Should I bring her? What should I do?

    So I learned how to ride and got to where I am now from a trainer/horse owner/barn owner that I lived 4 houses up the road from, I got free riding lessons in exchange for helping out around the farm I did that for about 2-3 years and I am now an intermediate rider because of her, but a year ago we moved an hour and a half away from that house and there isn't anything or anyone like her farm or her around here because we moved to a gaited community housing area! We did find a barn to board at when I buy a horse soon, this summer, I went and stayed the summer with my grandparents and went to a friends house and rode horses there! But I know exactly what I am looking for in my horse and have seen a few that I like,(but haven't went and physically checked them out yet) but the barn I am going to board at has a trainer/riding instructor there and have only met her once when we went to see the barn, and a lot of people say "when buying a horse,bring your trainer with you to help you find the right horse for you!" But I have never taken a lesson from her before and briefly talked to her and I don't even think she knows what I want from my horse and my other trainer is an hour and a half away from me and I haven't talked to her in a year or so (ever since before I moved) and I don't think she would even want to go with me to look for horses because like i said, she is an hour and a half away and the horses we would be looking at could be up to 4 hours away from her! and yes, I know I will have a vet check done before purchasing and will make a down payment and try the horse for a week or two! What should I do?! Like I said, I know exactly what I want and what I am looking for in my horse and feel like I could find the perfect horse myself, is it a MUST to bring a trainer with you? I will be bringing my mom and sister (who also have experience with horses, just not as much as I do) what are some things to keep in mind when buying besides "don't buy on a whim" and " don't buy just because it's pretty" and "always have a vet check done and try the horse out for 1-2 weeks" and don't worry, I won't be buying a green broke 2 year old thoroughbred or anything like that! Thanks so much for reading and I can't wait to read your answers! And please, don't leave any rude,hurtful responses, just something honest and helpful!

    P.s. I am a really confident rider and have LOADS of experience with stubborn horses,horses with basically no go,horses with TONS of go, and horses that basically ALWAYS want to run! Thanks again!

    2 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • Can I use a English saddle pad under a bareback pad?

    I feel like my bareback pad doesn't have enought padding on my horses spine and was wondering if I could you my Dover quilted all purpose saddle pad under it? I really like my normal pads padding quality and was wondering if maybe I could double the padding by putting it under? For a quick fix of comfort? If i need to, I will put aside some money to buy a nicer bareback pad if that's needed for my horses and my safety! Thanks so much!

    7 AnswersHorses7 years ago