• I'm getting my first horse, and she's 17, her name is Queen. is it okay to change her name?

    Best answer: She's your horse, you can name her whatever you want. "Queen" doesn't sound like a registered name, but if it is, you may want to change it with the registering organization. You can still call her whatever you want as a barn name, even if it registered. I too would see if she recognizes her... show more
    Best answer: She's your horse, you can name her whatever you want. "Queen" doesn't sound like a registered name, but if it is, you may want to change it with the registering organization. You can still call her whatever you want as a barn name, even if it registered.

    I too would see if she recognizes her name - very few do - and if she does possibly use a similar sound.

    As to her age... was she always called Queen? If she's had more than one owner, it seems unlikely.

    Good Luck with her!
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can I rename my new 17 year old horse?

    Best answer: Depends on the horse... Ask yourself, do you think that she's capable of being trained to respond to that name? If so, then go ahead. I personally believe that it should be fine considering horses are intelligent, easily adapting animals.
    Best answer: Depends on the horse... Ask yourself, do you think that she's capable of being trained to respond to that name? If so, then go ahead. I personally believe that it should be fine considering horses are intelligent, easily adapting animals.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do you milk a horse?

    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • How much for a purebred Arab horse?

    Best answer: Anywhere from "I'll pay you to take this $%^&*( nag off of my hands," to millions of dollars, depending on bloodlines, looks and training.
    Best answer: Anywhere from "I'll pay you to take this $%^&*( nag off of my hands," to millions of dollars, depending on bloodlines, looks and training.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Tips for training a mustang with eye sight problem in one eye?

    I m training a mustang currently. Does anyone have any tips? I ve concluded He s got an eye sight problem in his right eye. He does trust me and I can get my foot in the stirrup and stand up but once I lean over the saddle he starts panicking when he sees me lean over in his left eye We are going slow and he s... show more
    I m training a mustang currently. Does anyone have any tips? I ve concluded He s got an eye sight problem in his right eye. He does trust me and I can get my foot in the stirrup and stand up but once I lean over the saddle he starts panicking when he sees me lean over in his left eye We are going slow and he s doing it less but what should I work with most? I have not worked with a horse that has eye sight problems.
    7 answers · 7 days ago
  • How do i grow out my horses mane and tail? are there any good supplements?
  • Why aren't horse owners held to the same standard as dog owners when it comes to cleaning up after them?

    Best answer: Where I am from, you have to clean up horse poop just like you have to clean up doggie poop.
    Best answer: Where I am from, you have to clean up horse poop just like you have to clean up doggie poop.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to convince my parents to let me ride horses again?

    So I'm a 16-year-old girl who used to do equestrian from the ages 5-14 or so. The summer of my freshman year of high school I had an incident where I had a bad fall off of my horse which resulted in a collapsed lung, neck fracture, and some leg ligament damage. Ever since this incident, my parents have... show more
    So I'm a 16-year-old girl who used to do equestrian from the ages 5-14 or so. The summer of my freshman year of high school I had an incident where I had a bad fall off of my horse which resulted in a collapsed lung, neck fracture, and some leg ligament damage. Ever since this incident, my parents have refused to let me every ride a horse again (or at least till I'm 18, but then I will be in college and won't have the time to ride). Over these two years of not riding, I have missed the sport very dearly. Leaving the sport and the animal(s) that I love broke my heart and I want nothing more than to go back to riding. However, my parents feel as if it is too dangerous. How can I convince them to let me ride despite their worry about my safety? Any help would be appreciated!
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Horse Question: What are ALL the coat and mane color combinations of horses?

    I'm trying to help a friend who needs help with this.
    I'm trying to help a friend who needs help with this.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to get my horse to actually jump the pole instead of trot over it?

    Best answer: Trainer. Teaching a horse to jump when you yourself are green at jumping is actually a very very bad idea. Jumping is quite complex. You may damage your horses attitude and confidence if you ask him to do "dumb things". You might not realize the setup you are using is causing harm. Likely you need a... show more
    Best answer: Trainer. Teaching a horse to jump when you yourself are green at jumping is actually a very very bad idea. Jumping is quite complex. You may damage your horses attitude and confidence if you ask him to do "dumb things". You might not realize the setup you are using is causing harm. Likely you need a stride pole and a ground pole. And, jumping solid things like a row of hay bales often encourages a jump rather than a step.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Balking in horse, help!?

    I ve had my horse for nearly two years now, we rescued him from our local shelter so we don t have too much background on him. He s picked up this horrible habit that s been going on for several months now. He ll be fine for 5-10minutes of work, but will eventually just lock up and stop. It takes a huge amount of... show more
    I ve had my horse for nearly two years now, we rescued him from our local shelter so we don t have too much background on him. He s picked up this horrible habit that s been going on for several months now. He ll be fine for 5-10minutes of work, but will eventually just lock up and stop. It takes a huge amount of work just to get him to begin walking again. I ll be able to get him going nicely after awhile, yet once I ask him to, say, collect up or shorten his stride at the canter, he shuts down again. Squeezing, kicking, clucking, and any use of aids is just making it worse. I ll take him into small circles or figure eights but I need a new way of solving this, because me and my trainer are having a hard time figuring out how. The vet is coming out soon and I ll be having his feet done and his teeth checked. I m also planning on getting some type of chiropractor out to check him, and see if it s something physical that s causing this. Thank you!
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What size breeches/jodhpurs am I?

    Hi, I am looking to order my first pair of breeches online but I don t know what size to get...Sizing charts online told me I am around 28r but then I went to a store to check out sizes and they looked HUGE! Am I measuring myself wrong? Please help idk what size I should get; I m 13 and my waist measures 24"... show more
    Hi, I am looking to order my first pair of breeches online but I don t know what size to get...Sizing charts online told me I am around 28r but then I went to a store to check out sizes and they looked HUGE! Am I measuring myself wrong? Please help idk what size I should get; I m 13 and my waist measures 24" and my hips are 29" Thanks!
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • 13 year old rescue horse throwing head and being disrespectful.?

    13 year old rescue horse throwing head and being disrespectful.?

    My appaloosa mare, Journey has a bad habit of throwing her head and being very disrespectful, and should know better, shes 13. I have had her for 4 years and mostly shes a companion for my barrel horse, and my cousin will trail ride with her. Hes not really horse person and just knows the extreme basics, so... show more
    My appaloosa mare, Journey has a bad habit of throwing her head and being very disrespectful, and should know better, shes 13. I have had her for 4 years and mostly shes a companion for my barrel horse, and my cousin will trail ride with her. Hes not really horse person and just knows the extreme basics, so naturally he wouldn't know if she is misbehaving, I didn't pay attention because most of the time he had control of her. I rode her a few times a while ago and noticed shes got problems. On the ground she is sweet, curious, and very smart, but also she will get in your personal space, step on you, and if you are in her way she will barrel over you. When I ride her the first thing is she throws her head. Everywhere. up, down, side to side, pulling the reigns, tho she has never bucked or reared, its extremely ridiculous. I know there is nothing wrong with her teeth. I have tried giving her head to her and that doesn't work. She will back up nicely on the ground but riding she will not move. When I do get her to go forward, the slightest touch on the reigns she will stop and pull her head to pull the reigns. I have attached a photo of all the bits I have tried. and i even tried no bit. any solution would be helpful, and exercises that I can do with her. I have tried to look up videos on youtube and haven't found any. if there is one out there that would be awesome.
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Ringworm on my new horse!?

    Ring worm on my new horse and now I have caught it too! :( she won’t let me treat it she hates creams sprays and will no way tolerate it :( can the vets give her an injection of some sort? It is literally impossible to put anything on her to treat it like washes creme ect? Looking for any advice please
    Ring worm on my new horse and now I have caught it too! :( she won’t let me treat it she hates creams sprays and will no way tolerate it :( can the vets give her an injection of some sort? It is literally impossible to put anything on her to treat it like washes creme ect? Looking for any advice please
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Are these horses cold-blooded?

    In need of some fairytale-esque horses. Are the following coldbloods? -norwegian fjord -icelandic horse
    In need of some fairytale-esque horses. Are the following coldbloods? -norwegian fjord -icelandic horse
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • IM HAVING A MENTAL BREAKDOWN DUE TO HORSES?

    My first lease horse was a school horse and I did one show with him but he’s old and spooky and my Grand Prix trainer knows I can do better and jump higher, so she suggests me trying another horse. So we set off looking and we find one but my mom doesn’t realize she couldn’t afford the board too until the week... show more
    My first lease horse was a school horse and I did one show with him but he’s old and spooky and my Grand Prix trainer knows I can do better and jump higher, so she suggests me trying another horse. So we set off looking and we find one but my mom doesn’t realize she couldn’t afford the board too until the week before she was supposed to arrive!!! She said my only options are to quit riding or lease a school horse. But the school horses wouldn’t teach me half of wat other non schooling horses would! I’m crying because I’m so sad. Is it even possible to somehow get my parents over 1,000 dollars a month for the lease or should I waste their money leasing a horse I feel miserable riding/showing. Keep in mind the rest of the show team has their own challenging horse and they all know I’m “getting this horse soon” UGH I WANNA DIE 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What's the fastest name for a horse?

    14 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What to wear to horse interview?

    I’m interviewing for a position at a pretty big barn next week. They have therapeutic horses, counseling, lessons, trail rides and events. What’s the appropriate attire? It’s more of an english barn than western.
    I’m interviewing for a position at a pretty big barn next week. They have therapeutic horses, counseling, lessons, trail rides and events. What’s the appropriate attire? It’s more of an english barn than western.
    14 answers · 4 weeks ago