• 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 · 5 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 · 5 days 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 :/
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Some unique, cute names for a mare?

    10 answers · 5 days 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 · 4 days 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 · 3 days 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).
    4 answers · 3 days 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 · 3 days ago
  • My horses papers got lost, and he is not registered in my name in the association yet, can I order new ones?

    Ok my horse's papers got stolen by my stepmom I was about to send the papers off and she raided my send out mail in my truck. But besides that can I get new ones from the APHA?
    Ok my horse's papers got stolen by my stepmom I was about to send the papers off and she raided my send out mail in my truck. But besides that can I get new ones from the APHA?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why don't horses bark like dogs?

    Best answer: I suppose it's nature
    Best answer: I suppose it's nature
    21 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Head-shaking?

    Best answer: i ride all the time and my horse used to pull her head down which nearly had me off, what u want to do is taking him out for gently hacking or a quiet school lesson and whenever her does it kick him that little bit hard so he gets the signal he can’t do it. if this dosent work i suggest tightening your reins a lot... show more
    Best answer: i ride all the time and my horse used to pull her head down which nearly had me off, what u want to do is taking him out for gently hacking or a quiet school lesson and whenever her does it kick him that little bit hard so he gets the signal he can’t do it. if this dosent work i suggest tightening your reins a lot more ( so u can feel the mouth and they aren’t baggy ) but don’t hurt your horse. get a vet to check his head as he may have something that’s hurting i just can’t see. don’t be too ruff, before u do any of it go to a vet and get every thing checked, does the saddle fit? does the bit poke his mouth? are his bridle bands too right? etc please do this!
    hope this helps ;)
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • I want to be able to ride more, but I don’t have the money for it.?

    I absolutely love horse riding and I have been riding since I was 5, I made a switch of barns awhile ago which put me on a skill set back but I think I am catching up now. I only ride on Sundays once a week and I would love to ride at least three times a week but most definitely do not have the money for it. I’ve... show more
    I absolutely love horse riding and I have been riding since I was 5, I made a switch of barns awhile ago which put me on a skill set back but I think I am catching up now. I only ride on Sundays once a week and I would love to ride at least three times a week but most definitely do not have the money for it. I’ve started working at the barn I ride at so I can get one hour riding time on Fridays as well. I would love to advance at a professional level but at this rate I don’t see it happening. Any suggestions?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do i build riding confidence?

    Best answer: Based on your last question i'm gonna tell you basically the same thing. BUILD LEGG MUSCLE. You shouldn't have to hit the horse "too much" the crop is for a quick bat when they ignore you or act out, it's a reinforcer nothing more. Your LEGS should are what drive the horse forward. A strong... show more
    Best answer: Based on your last question i'm gonna tell you basically the same thing. BUILD LEGG MUSCLE. You shouldn't have to hit the horse "too much" the crop is for a quick bat when they ignore you or act out, it's a reinforcer nothing more. Your LEGS should are what drive the horse forward. A strong leg can fix a lazy horse. You should be squeezing the horse every stride, Work on those leg muscles. You're not confident because you don't have good control. Do you not have an instructor? anyone TEACHING you how to ride properly?
    4 answers · 7 days ago