• Side sadle?

    why did women ride on the sadle sideways, was it because they couldn't "ride the horse"?
    why did women ride on the sadle sideways, was it because they couldn't "ride the horse"?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Spitting when you see a white horse?

    heard this was good luck.... how?! and white specifically a white horse?
    heard this was good luck.... how?! and white specifically a white horse?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Putting horse on supplements?

    I have a TB mare, not a picky eater, but underweight. I’ve only had her for about a month but she has had a VERY minor colic incident that was resolved with little vet help and she’s all good now. I’ve started her on cocosoya oil and she’s responding well to that. Now there are 1-4 other supplements I’ve been... show more
    I have a TB mare, not a picky eater, but underweight. I’ve only had her for about a month but she has had a VERY minor colic incident that was resolved with little vet help and she’s all good now. I’ve started her on cocosoya oil and she’s responding well to that. Now there are 1-4 other supplements I’ve been thinking of giving her. There is one weight gain, one digestion, one mineral, and one hoof supplement. I’ll likely only end up getting the digestion and hoof, because i want to see how much she’ll put on with her existing feed routine before i start adding to it. My question really is how should i go about feeding it? I would be getting them from smartpak so I’d have the doses laid out for me, but am i safe to just add both at once one morning or is that too big of a change for her in one day? Should i only add one at a time? I really don’t want to upset her stomach as i am trying to rehab her somewhat (she wasn’t in too great of a situation) and she has been known to have slight issues with colic.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • What should I do about my trainer?

    I have been horseback riding (Dressage) for 3 years and my trainer said now I am ready to move into Training level. My trainer is the best in the area. I just got champion in my division this year. My trainer is like a drill Sargent. She can be very mean to me sometimes. She is used to teaching adults and college... show more
    I have been horseback riding (Dressage) for 3 years and my trainer said now I am ready to move into Training level. My trainer is the best in the area. I just got champion in my division this year. My trainer is like a drill Sargent. She can be very mean to me sometimes. She is used to teaching adults and college kids and I am 13. I really want to jump but I have only trotted over ground poles. There is this new girl at the barn. She has only been riding since this summer and my trainer put her in group lesson with me! My trainer also says that she is ready for jumping, when she can barely even post a trot. What the heck!! I feel like she underestimates me. Am I nuts for thinking this is crazy!!!
    8 answers · 7 days ago
  • What's the most beautiful breed of horse?

    What's the most beautiful breed of horse?

    Best answer: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think the prettiest breed is the Gypsy Vanner. I also love Friesians are gorgeous http://www.horsebreedspictures.com/wp-co...
    Best answer: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think the prettiest breed is the Gypsy Vanner. I also love Friesians are gorgeous http://www.horsebreedspictures.com/wp-co...
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why does my horse kick while I try to get on her?

    Best answer: My Paint Mare started doing that when I was barrel patterning her. Do not let her get away with it otherwise she'll always do it. Disipline her and get on her anyway, but when you do, try getting on from the front or shoulder area. And watch out so she doesn't kick. If she doesn't kick, reward her. She... show more
    Best answer: My Paint Mare started doing that when I was barrel patterning her. Do not let her get away with it otherwise she'll always do it. Disipline her and get on her anyway, but when you do, try getting on from the front or shoulder area. And watch out so she doesn't kick. If she doesn't kick, reward her. She does it because she doesn't want to be rode. My mare didn't want to " Work ", because she was lazy.. now she's a great sporty horse. She never kicks anymore because I didn't let her get away with it. She'll stop if you don't let her continue to do it :)
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My horse died a few months and I am completely lost.?

    My horse died around spring of this year. When I heard my dad had to put her down I was devastated and had already been developing some pretty bad issues and I really just got so low. I’m still coming out of that low, with the other stuff I do like art and color guard, but I want to try and have another horse in my... show more
    My horse died around spring of this year. When I heard my dad had to put her down I was devastated and had already been developing some pretty bad issues and I really just got so low. I’m still coming out of that low, with the other stuff I do like art and color guard, but I want to try and have another horse in my life again. I don’t know if it’s the right time but just going to a stable nearby and getting to see some horses isn’t really the same for me anymore. I want to have another one of these creatures in my life despite my parents not being together and I’m just really confused. I might talk to my mom about it. My previous horse was MOSTLY at my dads and I was always seeming to not get to see her enough, so I want to see if I can board somewhere near me. All of that is even more expensive then a horse itself, though. I want to commision my art to raise SOME money though. Advice? I’m only 13,,, this is all wacky I guess :/
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Some unique, cute names for a mare?

    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why does it feel so amazing to sit on a horse?

    Like riding them is fun too, but even just sitting on them feels amazing.
    Like riding them is fun too, but even just sitting on them feels amazing.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Different Grooming Kit For New Horse?!?!?

    Hi there my daughter has 1 pony and she is getting a shetland pony as a companion for it. But she wondering if the shetland pony would need a different grooming kit (brushes) or if the 2 ponies could just share the grooming kit (brushes).
    Hi there my daughter has 1 pony and she is getting a shetland pony as a companion for it. But she wondering if the shetland pony would need a different grooming kit (brushes) or if the 2 ponies could just share the grooming kit (brushes).
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Horses&Period?

    So tomorrow i have to go to the barn,and im on my period rn,i wont ride but i still need to work for about 8-9 hours,i dont know if ill even be able to change pads as theres a lot of people there most of the time,and im not sure if i should stay home or try to survive?
    So tomorrow i have to go to the barn,and im on my period rn,i wont ride but i still need to work for about 8-9 hours,i dont know if ill even be able to change pads as theres a lot of people there most of the time,and im not sure if i should stay home or try to survive?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to do a sitting trot?

    Best answer: Roll your lower back just a little, as we say "sit on your pockets" Bring your shoulders back a bit you can sort of roll them and set them as if you are squaring your shoulders. But you should not be stiff. Your legs must be under you, ear shoulder hip and ankle in a straight line. If you grip with your... show more
    Best answer: Roll your lower back just a little, as we say "sit on your pockets"
    Bring your shoulders back a bit you can sort of roll them and set them as if you are squaring your shoulders. But you should not be stiff.

    Your legs must be under you, ear shoulder hip and ankle in a straight line.
    If you grip with your thigh you are going to bounce.
    Instead you have to absorb that shock by flexing your lower spine.

    Now, if you over do the flex you will know because you will still bounce, and look ridiculous.
    When you get it right (it is NOT easy) you will look like a pack saddle just sitting there.
    Try to avoid that dressage look of bobbing your head like a chicken and rattling your ankle about.
    Clothing that is not like Teflon on ice is a big help also.
    4 answers · 1 week ago