• There’s a pony in my driveway!!!!?

    Random horse is just sitting in my driveway!!! Don’t know what to do!!! Can’t call an animal service because I live in the middle of nowhere!!!!
    Random horse is just sitting in my driveway!!! Don’t know what to do!!! Can’t call an animal service because I live in the middle of nowhere!!!!
    13 answers · 18 hours ago
  • How to convince someone to sell their horse to me? (She used to be mine)?

    Best answer: If you're an adult you prepare a sale contract and approach the present owner, tell her the story about how you lost ownership, ask if buy her back. The current owners says either yes or no. If you are NOT an adult you can't own property, and horses are property. Your father (or mother) could approach... show more
    Best answer: If you're an adult you prepare a sale contract and approach the present owner, tell her the story about how you lost ownership, ask if buy her back. The current owners says either yes or no.

    If you are NOT an adult you can't own property, and horses are property. Your father (or mother) could approach the new owner on your behalf IF you can work out the details of who will pay, who will care, for the horse. If spending time away from the horse and leaving your father to care for the horse is why the horse was sold, you will have to resolve that question/problem.

    There is no way you can force the current owner to sell her to you. The other problem is the length of time that has gone by. You really can't argue you were "devastated" by the sale of the horse if it's been years. The Court just won't accept that argument.

    Here's my bigger problem - I don't understand your attitude. Why are you so defense, assuming that everyone will think you are spoiled (or whatever)? I'd drop the attitude if you go forward, because it's going to hurt you.

    Your only hope is to approach the new owner sincerely and with a contract in one hand and money in the other.

    I wish you well - not a horse, but some years ago my father "rehomed" (which I've always questioned) my dog, and I spent a very long time looking for him, never finding him.
    8 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Does anyone else know they are going to fall off their horse before they do?

    Best answer: Sounds like you're really feeling a lot of anxiety about riding. Are you over mounted, Angelina? Is your horse really more than you can handle right now? Because that's the single biggest cause of the kind of anxiety you're experiencing. You won't be the first person to bite off more than you can... show more
    Best answer: Sounds like you're really feeling a lot of anxiety about riding. Are you over mounted, Angelina? Is your horse really more than you can handle right now? Because that's the single biggest cause of the kind of anxiety you're experiencing. You won't be the first person to bite off more than you can chew comfortably, nor will you be the last. For some of us, admitting that we're not the right match for a particular horse is really HARD. I had to do this a few years ago with the mare I used to own. At times, it still bugs me that I couldn't overcome the issues I had with her.

    Once you get to the bottom of whatever is causing your anxiety about riding, these premonitions you keep having will drop away. Until then, I don't blame you for being on your guard. I would be too.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • My mare has a tumor?

    My mare has a tumor?

    Found this on my POA mare's behind. She is 23 with Cushing's Disease. Possibly a tumor?
    Found this on my POA mare's behind. She is 23 with Cushing's Disease. Possibly a tumor?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are Mini Horses and Ponys the same thing ?!?

    In a fight with someone and this might be stupid but I need to know.
    In a fight with someone and this might be stupid but I need to know.
    10 answers · 6 days ago
  • HORSE AFFECTION ?

    Best answer: Yes, horses can bond with their masters/riders.Your trainer is the one who sounds cold and cruel to me. A true partnership between human and horse is something to be cherished and celebrated, because they are so rare. I've been around horses my entire life, and in all the years I've worked with them and... show more
    Best answer: Yes, horses can bond with their masters/riders.Your trainer is the one who sounds cold and cruel to me. A true partnership between human and horse is something to be cherished and celebrated, because they are so rare. I've been around horses my entire life, and in all the years I've worked with them and ridden them, I've only seen one case in which there was a true partnership between owner and horse. But that doesn't mean that all the other people never got affection from their horses.
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Can I start training my horse with broken wind?

    My horse has been pretty much retired from all work after her COPD got really bad (like to the point where we were thinking about putting her down) now she is a lot better, we have changed lots of things so that her environment is dust free and she is only coughing in the mornings and when around a lot of dust... show more
    My horse has been pretty much retired from all work after her COPD got really bad (like to the point where we were thinking about putting her down) now she is a lot better, we have changed lots of things so that her environment is dust free and she is only coughing in the mornings and when around a lot of dust (like after rolling). She also had a hip out for years, which we got put back in, and was really sore through her whole body. Well we have dealt with that too getting massage treatments and now she is a mildly sore horses with mild COPD. I always felt kind of bad though because when I would work my other horse she would be left out. She was the sweetest little pony and absolutely loved her job. I am considering bringing her back into some work, hopefully building up to a little bit of dressage with her. She really enjoys being ridden but I am worried about pushing her body too far. I was thinking Dressage could help with the soreness in her body by building some strength in her muscles and her lungs but I am not sure if that is true or will I just be damaging her more than what she is?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is the cheapest easiest way to own a horse/pony without being on livery or stuck in remote area?

    Before some smart a*** says it's not cheap, you know what I mean the cheapest way without it being of detriment to the equines health and well being. Obviously thousands of people keep them in bad conditions to avoid costs, but I mean without being cruel or illegal/against welfare or risking them being stolen etc
    Before some smart a*** says it's not cheap, you know what I mean the cheapest way without it being of detriment to the equines health and well being. Obviously thousands of people keep them in bad conditions to avoid costs, but I mean without being cruel or illegal/against welfare or risking them being stolen etc
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do I convince my horse trainer to let me buy her lesson horse?

    Okay so I have a trainer that I lease her lesson horse from. I love this horse so much and I don’t want to give it up for a new horse (speaking in the sense that I get one soon), I don’t want to let go of the horse since I’ve done so much with him. I really would love to have him and not have to move on. I don’t... show more
    Okay so I have a trainer that I lease her lesson horse from. I love this horse so much and I don’t want to give it up for a new horse (speaking in the sense that I get one soon), I don’t want to let go of the horse since I’ve done so much with him. I really would love to have him and not have to move on. I don’t know how to ask my trainer or convince her.
    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • HORSE RIDING DEBATE?

    Best answer: Some people actually train very kindly because they love their horses.

    Others will harm and dominate anything they touch. It really depends on the person or the trainer.

    There isn't much debate, here: kindness is always the best option.
    Best answer: Some people actually train very kindly because they love their horses.

    Others will harm and dominate anything they touch. It really depends on the person or the trainer.

    There isn't much debate, here: kindness is always the best option.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How much should I offer my trainer for her horse?

    I want to buy my trainers lesson horse, I love him and have gone through a lot with him. I don’t know how much to offer though. He is a quarter horse/paint cross, middle aged. He is a bay, and a lesson horse. He doesn’t have any special breeding.
    I want to buy my trainers lesson horse, I love him and have gone through a lot with him. I don’t know how much to offer though. He is a quarter horse/paint cross, middle aged. He is a bay, and a lesson horse. He doesn’t have any special breeding.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Horse related usernames?

    So I am making an Instagram account for horses and I need some usernames. I need some ideas! I need something that has to do with jumping or equine or something like that. Any ideas??
    So I am making an Instagram account for horses and I need some usernames. I need some ideas! I need something that has to do with jumping or equine or something like that. Any ideas??
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What problems could occur if I breed my mare with a donkey?

    Best answer: LOL, living in the midwest mule's are very common. A mule is the offspring of a mare and a male donkey. The size of the mule depends on the size of the mare and the size of the donkey. A small donkey may result in a smaller foal. If you want a mule you could ride, you would want to breed her with a larger... show more
    Best answer: LOL, living in the midwest mule's are very common. A mule is the offspring of a mare and a male donkey. The size of the mule depends on the size of the mare and the size of the donkey. A small donkey may result in a smaller foal. If you want a mule you could ride, you would want to breed her with a larger donkey. As far as the mare wanting a stallion, if the mare is put with the donkey before hand so she is used to it, this will be no issue. There is a lot of information online about the breeding of horse and donkey to produce mules (which are actually stronger and smarter than horses), so I recommend you do some research ahead of time.
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Question about Horses?

    I am planning on buying 2 horses, i am wondering i have 3 pastures the first pasture is 5 acres, the second is 3 acres and the third is 4.5 acres i was just wondering if i let my horses graze on the 5 acre lot will it be enough for 2?
    I am planning on buying 2 horses, i am wondering i have 3 pastures the first pasture is 5 acres, the second is 3 acres and the third is 4.5 acres i was just wondering if i let my horses graze on the 5 acre lot will it be enough for 2?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What breed of horse should I get?

    Next year I’m getting a horse which will have to live out 24/7 and only be fed when in hard work, is there a breed of horse which does better? I’m looking for a horse between 15- 16.2hh and I want it to be very lightweight- like a thoroughbred but I know they aren’t very hardy! Thanks I’m advance!
    Next year I’m getting a horse which will have to live out 24/7 and only be fed when in hard work, is there a breed of horse which does better? I’m looking for a horse between 15- 16.2hh and I want it to be very lightweight- like a thoroughbred but I know they aren’t very hardy! Thanks I’m advance!
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What makes common types think themselves more enlightened than a highly incisive and strong-minded tactician and veteran threat detector?

    Best answer: I concur with your views.
    Best answer: I concur with your views.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Looking for some advice on my TB?

    My next lesson is a while away so looking for some advice in the meantime :) My horse is a 8 year old OTTB mare who has had pretty all her retraining done by me, Its my first time taking on a project like her, and I know this issue is my fault but I’m not sure how to fix it, advice would be greatly appreciated! My... show more
    My next lesson is a while away so looking for some advice in the meantime :) My horse is a 8 year old OTTB mare who has had pretty all her retraining done by me, Its my first time taking on a project like her, and I know this issue is my fault but I’m not sure how to fix it, advice would be greatly appreciated! My horse doesn’t know how to relax off the bit. My trainer and I have worked to bring her head down and get her on the bit. We are trying to work through her being herd bound and to help her when she is stressed about being alone we always get her on the bit. Make all her energy go downwards and forwards. We have had success and she will calm down within a while of schooling her this way. However I feel like I have sort of come to rely on this technique too much and that in some situations it’s like I need her head down to stay in control. We were schooling at home and I decided to try ride not in contact or a stretch. I figured that would be easy. I dropped my contact and let her on a loose reign, (BTW she is totally fine in a stretch and relaxed at the walk and trot) Her head came up and she immediately started to speed up. She kept putting her head down and trying to find the bit, and panicking when she couldn’t find it. In a rope halter she was even worse. How do I go about fixing this issue?
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago