• Is there a law that says you can't feed someone else's animals?

    There is a lady that keeps feeding my horses hay, thank god they don't have any allergies. I just want to know what the law is in case something happens. Apparently she thinks I don't take care of them. Maybe I should refer her to animal control is she is so worried.
    There is a lady that keeps feeding my horses hay, thank god they don't have any allergies. I just want to know what the law is in case something happens. Apparently she thinks I don't take care of them. Maybe I should refer her to animal control is she is so worried.
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • How old do you have to be to drive a horse?

    Best answer: Drive LOL?????
    Best answer: Drive LOL?????
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is a good faith warning?

    Four days ago I let a coworker ride my horse at the barn I keep him at. The manager of the barn texted me this morning saying "I saw pictures of a girl on your horse on facebook. Anyone that you bring out here has to sign a waiver. This is a good faith warning." What on earth does that even mean?
    Four days ago I let a coworker ride my horse at the barn I keep him at. The manager of the barn texted me this morning saying "I saw pictures of a girl on your horse on facebook. Anyone that you bring out here has to sign a waiver. This is a good faith warning." What on earth does that even mean?
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can a 16 year old exercise peoples horses for a summer job?

    Best answer: Get out and talk with the people in your area. Ask around to find out if there are any 2-4 year-old horses that need either breaking or work. You might also inquire as to whether there are any older horses that need work because often people don't want to work with those horses, thinking they aren't... show more
    Best answer: Get out and talk with the people in your area. Ask around to find out if there are any 2-4 year-old horses that need either breaking or work. You might also inquire as to whether there are any older horses that need work because often people don't want to work with those horses, thinking they aren't "workable".

    You might offer to do 30 days on a horse and then determine if they want you to go further. Let them know you are willing to work with them and work on the things they think their horse needs.

    Are there any barns within reasonable driving distance? This is likely the area where you might find some business.

    But, horses standing in a field might merit some inquiry.

    My daughter at about this same age broke, rode 30 days, and then sold by contract with the owner, two paint horses, and one was sold out-of-state. Quiet hands are the best horse hands!! A quiet seat is also great.

    Do something fun and learn "trick training" which is a great aid in gaining trust of a horse, and in training.

    If you have references, use them for this.

    Just a note: If you want to get into training, you may also need to learn English riding as well. It involves a lot of balance.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Buy/Trade back contracts on horses legal?

    A girl and I traded two horses. Mine for hers. I had posted mine up for sale in the intent of selling him. She came out and rode my horse and i rode her and she then decided she wanted to the horse that i had. So we traded with a buy/trade back contract. About a mouth later she messaged me saying she didnt like the... show more
    A girl and I traded two horses. Mine for hers. I had posted mine up for sale in the intent of selling him. She came out and rode my horse and i rode her and she then decided she wanted to the horse that i had. So we traded with a buy/trade back contract. About a mouth later she messaged me saying she didnt like the horse, she wanted hers back. I was happy with the trade so i told her to post the horse i traded for, for sale. So she did. She then went to telling me that the horse that she traded for (which was mine) was not worth no more than 100, and that i need to give her the horse that she traded me back for free. Mind you i pay pasture bored not to mention i have started this horse the right way on barrels, poles, and put a lot of weight on him. I never agreed saying she could have him back for free. I told her her would most definitely be the first to know if i cant keep him any longer. So..I had gotten a new job and hardly had any time for him. So i offered her to buy him back at 3000 or best offer. She refused and demeaned me to give him back for free..I have about 4000 tied up in him 3000 is less that what i have in him. so i posted him, she then got mad. so i decided not to sale him but lease him. I had offered him to a few other people and she got mad and told me that she would show up at my house that she knows where i live. She then said if i did sale him and she found out once again shed show up at my house and deal with me... What should i do?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Would it be better to buy a yearling or young horse to break/train myself, or buy a young-adult aged mare and breed her?

    I have trained other people's ponies/horses, and want to finally do the same but for a horse of my own. Only, I don't know if I want to just have a young horse or a mare plus the goal to train. **Advice on either idea?
    I have trained other people's ponies/horses, and want to finally do the same but for a horse of my own. Only, I don't know if I want to just have a young horse or a mare plus the goal to train. **Advice on either idea?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Help with my yearling colt?

    A couple of days ago I bought a purebred paint colt. My goal is to train him and eventually break him so I can ride him. Within the next year and a half or so, I want to be able to teach him all the basics so I have a well broke horse. He currently is a stud, but I will get him gelded ASAP. I was able to get a... show more
    A couple of days ago I bought a purebred paint colt. My goal is to train him and eventually break him so I can ride him. Within the next year and a half or so, I want to be able to teach him all the basics so I have a well broke horse. He currently is a stud, but I will get him gelded ASAP. I was able to get a halter on him when we arrived home in the trailer within 15-20 mins. We stood there and let me brush him. A couple times he would try to bite and I would scold him with a firm "no" and a slap. I wouldn't slap him hard enough to hurt him. The next day he was in the pasture with a 3 year old gelding also unbroke. Gelding is very skittish and scared of people. I was able to crouch down, not making eye contact. I stayed low, no eye contact and he'd occasionally come sniff me all over. Sometimes I would extend my hand looking away and he's smell my hand then carry on with eating the grass. His friend was there next to me too and he would come and sniff my body and head. He also sniffed my hand. The 3 year old gelding is not my horse. I am focussing more on my colt. Before I made any progress, I tried to touch him and he kicked. And when I had someone come out to look at my horse they made a quick move trying to touch his face and head area and he kicked twice so she kicked him. He did not like that. What can I do to stop him from biting, kicking, and rearing? Someone experienced please give me tips and tricks, activities to do, and what to teach him in what order. Thanks:)
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Lump on horses back?

    My horse has a lump on his back which has only come up in the past 2 days. It's about the size of a 50c coin and when I touch it he puts his ears back and moves away so it's obviously very sore. It's not soft but not completely hard it's about in the middle (if that makes sense). I rode him the day... show more
    My horse has a lump on his back which has only come up in the past 2 days. It's about the size of a 50c coin and when I touch it he puts his ears back and moves away so it's obviously very sore. It's not soft but not completely hard it's about in the middle (if that makes sense). I rode him the day before and saw it the day after. It's on his lower back, not directly on his spine it's off to the left. Does anyone have any idea what it could be? I've only had him for about 3 weeks and the previous owner had no knowledge of him having anything like this.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Leasing or buying a horse?

    I have been riding horses since i was 9 yeas old( i am 13 now) and i do eventing. I started leasing a thoroughbred in august. My trainer mentioned i should start, just looking for horses to buy. She thinks I ready, and I would LOVE a horse of my own. The only problem is ,my parents. They are not totally sold on the... show more
    I have been riding horses since i was 9 yeas old( i am 13 now) and i do eventing. I started leasing a thoroughbred in august. My trainer mentioned i should start, just looking for horses to buy. She thinks I ready, and I would LOVE a horse of my own. The only problem is ,my parents. They are not totally sold on the idea. I know that horses are expensive, but we do have the money. They are pretty thrifty. How do I convince them a little more? At least to start looking and being on board with the idea? no negative comments please!!!
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • IS MY MARE PREGNANT ?

    I have had my mare for around 4 tears now and she has always been a healthy weight never skinny . She has been sent to two different trainers within the last 10 months because she can rush and sometimes hard to catch anyway both trainers had stallions at their property's and we think it could be either of them... show more
    I have had my mare for around 4 tears now and she has always been a healthy weight never skinny . She has been sent to two different trainers within the last 10 months because she can rush and sometimes hard to catch anyway both trainers had stallions at their property's and we think it could be either of them places where she got pregnant if she is
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Bad care of my horse on Breaking Livery!?

    Best answer: If you arrive and see that your horse is living in a state that is explicitly not what you are told, and your horse is also being handled in a manner you do not approve - you have every right to get her out of there ASAP. This is YOUR HORSE that YOU decide how you want it cared for and they are not fulfilling that... show more
    Best answer: If you arrive and see that your horse is living in a state that is explicitly not what you are told, and your horse is also being handled in a manner you do not approve - you have every right to get her out of there ASAP. This is YOUR HORSE that YOU decide how you want it cared for and they are not fulfilling that expectation. And she is clearly not being broke or handled safely (using different tack that is causing sores, etc). I'd hate to see how she is under saddle. Get her out of them and back home today.

    The only loss you might take is payment for two weeks, but that is a small price to pay for the health of your horse.

    **Take pictures of EVERYTHING before you leave though. If you can prove the conditions of her stall, lack of water you might be able to save the money but there is no guarantee about that unless you want to get a lawyer involved (which might be more costly than forfeiting two weeks of training board).
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • Trailer boots/ falling in trailer?

    Best answer: Shipping boots are a good idea, I always use them. Any that cover the coronary band and go up to the knees/hocks are fine. Horses ride much better in slant loads.
    Best answer: Shipping boots are a good idea, I always use them. Any that cover the coronary band and go up to the knees/hocks are fine. Horses ride much better in slant loads.
    9 answers · 7 days ago
  • Part loaning a horse?

    How much on average do people pay to loan a horse off someone. At the moment i muck out 5 days a week over the winter months and feel like i pay for most of the stable fees! How much on average should we pay for? Should it cover stable, feed, hay, straw, medication? Surely the owner should pay for some things.... show more
    How much on average do people pay to loan a horse off someone. At the moment i muck out 5 days a week over the winter months and feel like i pay for most of the stable fees! How much on average should we pay for? Should it cover stable, feed, hay, straw, medication? Surely the owner should pay for some things. Thanks in advance.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Why does my donkey have milk teats?

    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Llamas next door.?

    Best answer: Maybe they will get a flock of sheep next those aren't bad to live around. Llamas aren't that bad either. Both better than goats who get out and do all kinds of damage. Hopefully they will be fine, most things with animals depends on their owner taking good care of them and being a good neighbor through... show more
    Best answer: Maybe they will get a flock of sheep next those aren't bad to live around. Llamas aren't that bad either. Both better than goats who get out and do all kinds of damage.
    Hopefully they will be fine, most things with animals depends on their owner taking good care of them and being a good neighbor through such care.
    Llamas will never replace the view of a nice herd of horses or cows though.
    Leave the llamas some space and they will be fine.
    Some neighbors are just negative, nosy and gossipy.
    When they say something bad about my other neighbor to me, I always wonder what they say about me when I'm not present. It's best to keep your words sweet for you never know which ones you may have to eat. LOL
    4 answers · 4 days ago