• Can i milk a horse with my mouth?

    8 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Straw in a muddy pen?

    Best answer: Straw is a pain to clean. When it's wet, it gets slick. But, if it's free from mold, it won't hurt them to eat it.
    Gravel is best for getting rid of mud. If that isn't an option, I'd go with wood chip or shavings.
    Best answer: Straw is a pain to clean. When it's wet, it gets slick. But, if it's free from mold, it won't hurt them to eat it.
    Gravel is best for getting rid of mud. If that isn't an option, I'd go with wood chip or shavings.
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Horse Options?

    Hey, so I am very stuck trying to make a decision between 2 horses. One is a lease and one I would buy. I don't need to be told the difference between owning and leasing. I have done both previously and am fine with either both time wise and financially. So here are the choices Lease 8 year old QH Mare Trail... show more
    Hey, so I am very stuck trying to make a decision between 2 horses. One is a lease and one I would buy. I don't need to be told the difference between owning and leasing. I have done both previously and am fine with either both time wise and financially. So here are the choices Lease 8 year old QH Mare Trail broke Free jumped and shows potential Would give me a chance to start a horse and progress from the beginning with it(I have trained before) The lease includes two lessons a month to check on progress with a professional The downside is she has been off since October Buy 11 year old standardbred mare(doesn't pace) Broke for trails and green to jumping and dressage Potential for eventing and has free jumped 3'6 with room to spare and schooled 3'3 Downside is she has a few minor quirks when it comes to being tacked up and no show experience for her age Just looking to get opinions
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Horse goes nay 3 times a day?

    Best answer: Yes
    Best answer: Yes
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it mean of me to move my horse?

    My horse has lived at the same barn for 6+? years. I have owned him for 6. Bought him from someone at this barn(not there anymore). He lives in 4 acres in the winter 8 in the summer. Lots of room but there is 20-25 other horses in the field. Its basically a large dry lot very small amount of grass. But there is... show more
    My horse has lived at the same barn for 6+? years. I have owned him for 6. Bought him from someone at this barn(not there anymore). He lives in 4 acres in the winter 8 in the summer. Lots of room but there is 20-25 other horses in the field. Its basically a large dry lot very small amount of grass. But there is plenty of hay all the time. I want to bring him home and the area I have is fine for horses I'm riding distance from fair hill nature park. Where they hold fair hill international. he'll be on 2 1/2 acres. But i'm leaving as I am not happy at my barn (Drama) and I feel uncomfortable. Also my horse is slowly losing his sight and I rather have him with a smaller group of horses then that herd which is constantly getting new horses in and out so herd dynamics are constantly changing. I have asked if he could be moved when there was a empty spot to a field that doesn't have a lot of new horses and has a smaller herd(5 horses) but I was told it would be a hassle to move him. Will it be mean of me to move him. He would be in a field with grass and probably two minis maybe one other constant horse. I've been riding and taking care of horses for 9-10 years so I know how hard the work is how to take care of them and etc. This moved would also make my life less dramatic. It would also make my life easier as the barn is about 30-40 minutes away so I have to go out of my way to go do anything with my horse.
    7 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Is it that big of a deal to stroke a horse that is not yours?

    I had horses when I was younger for many years. And usually I did not mind people stroking my horses as long as they did not feed them. I went on my usual running route, which I usually do when I'm visiting my parents. There was a field on my route and I usually run along it. This time there was a horse. The... show more
    I had horses when I was younger for many years. And usually I did not mind people stroking my horses as long as they did not feed them. I went on my usual running route, which I usually do when I'm visiting my parents. There was a field on my route and I usually run along it. This time there was a horse. The horse ran along me which was kind of funny and cute, and I stopped to stroke it's neck briefly. I then ran along. The owner had seen me and on my way back, I got hell raining down. I don't know why but I feel like she was overreacting. I merely stroked it's neck once or twice before running along and if she was that much against people being around her horse I don't get why they're not on her own property. How do you guys feel? Is it really THAT bad? And if so why? Now I'm NOT TALKING FEEDING, I'm saying stroking a horse casually.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Lesson too far behind the motion?

    I recently got a new lesson who came from another barn and told me she was almost ready to start jumping, but her first lesson she could just barely trot! she argues with me quite a bit on everything and insists that she wants to move up and i want to help her get there, but she just thinks she's much better... show more
    I recently got a new lesson who came from another barn and told me she was almost ready to start jumping, but her first lesson she could just barely trot! she argues with me quite a bit on everything and insists that she wants to move up and i want to help her get there, but she just thinks she's much better than she is and i've had people come up to me and tell me that she's asked THEM if she can start jumping whenever i say no. she might be able to start cantering soon, but the main issue of mine is that she's very behind the motion. her leg swings forward at the trot and she almost looks as if she's posting back instead of straight up. i've told her to bring her leg back and have showed her multiple times where it should be, and we practice no stirrup posting at the walk and sitting trot most lessons, but every time i tell her her leg is getting too far forward she argues with me and tries to tell me that it's not. do you guys have any exercises to bring her leg back and her body forward a bit?
    17 answers · 5 days ago
  • How do I cut my horses feathers?

    I was wondering how to cut my horses feathers off without using a clipper as my horse is petrified of them (working on that), the reason I have decided to clip them is because the mud is a nuisance once it sticks and stains them (they are white) and I think they look a lot nicer and make her look taller. Any... show more
    I was wondering how to cut my horses feathers off without using a clipper as my horse is petrified of them (working on that), the reason I have decided to clip them is because the mud is a nuisance once it sticks and stains them (they are white) and I think they look a lot nicer and make her look taller. Any effective ideas would be much appreciated :)
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • What saddle(s) should I get while spending less than $500 U.S. dollars for everything (saddle, half pad, bridle, spilnt boots, etc.)?

    i want to 3-day event my horse, what type of saddle(s) should i get without spending more than $500 for everything? I have an all-purpose saddle pad and bit already. He won t be ready to show for a long time, he is just starting to jumping small things and trot poles. :)
    i want to 3-day event my horse, what type of saddle(s) should i get without spending more than $500 for everything? I have an all-purpose saddle pad and bit already. He won t be ready to show for a long time, he is just starting to jumping small things and trot poles. :)
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I report her? The horses are literally walking in their own poo and mud.?

    My parents rent a house with a stable and a field where they walk. I've lived there for 2 years before moving to my own apartment, but I visit very often. I've had horses myself, so I know a thing or two about it. The woman renting the stables and field, has two horses. there are 2 fields, the second one... show more
    My parents rent a house with a stable and a field where they walk. I've lived there for 2 years before moving to my own apartment, but I visit very often. I've had horses myself, so I know a thing or two about it. The woman renting the stables and field, has two horses. there are 2 fields, the second one is a little more north, but I can clearly see it from my bedroom window. The horses are on one field approx. 6 months and then the rest on the other. And it's filthy. by the 3rd month they literally walk in their own poop and mud, and it's all the way to their ankles. In the 2 years I lived at home I saw their hooves getting fixed once and I've seen her ride them once(riding one, and having the other on leash). When I tried talking to her about it, she just told me to stay away from her horses (Sure, but I live literally right in front of them...). I'm considering reporting her. Should I? I don't live there anymore but my parents are a little sceptical about it as it's a small town, I might get in trouble for it... help?
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Eggbutt snaffle?

    today i was riding a horse that usually goes in a rubber pelham, but we didn't have anything stronger than a single jointed eggbutt snaffle. i had almost no breaks and i mentioned that i didn't want to canter because i didn't think i'd be able to stop. i said to this trainer at my barn that... show more
    today i was riding a horse that usually goes in a rubber pelham, but we didn't have anything stronger than a single jointed eggbutt snaffle. i had almost no breaks and i mentioned that i didn't want to canter because i didn't think i'd be able to stop. i said to this trainer at my barn that she's usually in a pelham and i had her in a snaffle. she looked at the horse and went "that's not a snaffle, that's an eggbutt." and then told me that an eggbutt was more than enough. i thought that an eggbutt was just a cheekpiece, not a mouthpiece which could be a snaffle. am i wrong? and aren't they generally one of the lighter bits?
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I jump a horse with a stifle issue?

    Okay, the farrier came to trim my horse s hooves and said that her back leg has a Stifle. He said it only seems to be when she backs up. She used to pull amish carts. I googled this, and the stifle is the body part- not an injury. She doesn t seem to have any stiffness when she walks or trots (I ve barely... show more
    Okay, the farrier came to trim my horse s hooves and said that her back leg has a Stifle. He said it only seems to be when she backs up. She used to pull amish carts. I googled this, and the stifle is the body part- not an injury. She doesn t seem to have any stiffness when she walks or trots (I ve barely ridden her as she s underweight right now due to a bad owner). I was wanting to use her for endurance trail riding and cross country jumping. Is this going to affect that? Should gaining muscle help the issue?
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • How often would you ride your horse?

    If there was nothing in the way, how often would you ideally work your horse? How long for? What would you do?
    If there was nothing in the way, how often would you ideally work your horse? How long for? What would you do?
    5 answers · 17 hours ago
  • I need to have a demonstration topic for 4-H and i would like relate it to my horse?

    Hi. I need to have a demonstration topic for 4-H and i would like relate it to my horse. Im looking for a outside of the box topic that is not boring such as a demo on his breed. My horse is a 15.2 hh purebred black morgan horse with white cowlicks on his forehead. He is 12 years old. He used to be a amish cart... show more
    Hi. I need to have a demonstration topic for 4-H and i would like relate it to my horse. Im looking for a outside of the box topic that is not boring such as a demo on his breed. My horse is a 15.2 hh purebred black morgan horse with white cowlicks on his forehead. He is 12 years old. He used to be a amish cart horse and a breeding stallion and i am now training him to event or be a jumper. Thanks. I have tried to do a topic on the amish horse but i realised that was to objective.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Did this couple overreact about their horses or did I do something bad?

    My folks have a house with a stable and a field for horses. I don't live at home anymore however I am home pretty often. The woman renting the stables and fields owns a horse. I was out running with my dog today, my normal routine. However the horse ran along with me. I thought it pretty cute and ran along the... show more
    My folks have a house with a stable and a field for horses. I don't live at home anymore however I am home pretty often. The woman renting the stables and fields owns a horse. I was out running with my dog today, my normal routine. However the horse ran along with me. I thought it pretty cute and ran along the field because of this. At the end I stroked the horse a bit and then ran along my normal route. Suddenly I hear a woman screaming after me that the horse was her property, I was not allowed to touch it and that the horse had arthritis and was not supposed to run. She was really mad. I calmly told her I did not know and merely stroked the horse and and would stay away. She then left. I finished my route and the same evening her husband comes into my parents house looking for me angry: "If you want a horse there is a school(..)", "It's my horse." "You have nothing to do on that property". I told him that I did not know the horse was sick and that I was not interested in riding their horse. But that property was my parents drive-in I had every right to be there. Then he started calling me a brat, an idiot and foolish. I then pretty much told him "If you're done I think you should go home to your wife now". My parents were in the other room crying of laughter, but I kind of feel bad. I did not mean to harm the horse, but I did not know it was sick. Nor did I think it was such a big deal that I stroked it a little. Was I in the wrong or are these people overreacting?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Was I in the wrong here or should I clammy right to run on my parents drive-in?

    My folk have a house with a stable and a field for horses. I don't live at home anymore however I am home pretty often. The woman renting the stables and fields owns a horse. I was out running with my dog today, my normal routine. However the horse ran along with me. I thought it pretty cute and ran along the... show more
    My folk have a house with a stable and a field for horses. I don't live at home anymore however I am home pretty often. The woman renting the stables and fields owns a horse. I was out running with my dog today, my normal routine. However the horse ran along with me. I thought it pretty cute and ran along the field because of this. At the end I stroked the horse a bit and then ran along my normal route. Suddenly I hear a woman screaming after me that the horse was her property, I was not allowed to touch it and that the horse had arthritis and was not supposed to run. She was really mad. I calmly told her I did not know and merely stroked the horse and and would stay away. She then left. I finished my route and the same evening her husband comes into my parents house looking for me angry: "If you want a horse there is a school(..)", "It's my horse." "You have nothing to do on that property". I told him that I did not know the horse was sick and that I was not interested in riding their horse. But that property was my parents drive-in I had every right to be there. Then he started calling me a brat, an idiot and foolish. I then pretty much told him "If you're done I think you should go home to your wife now". My parents were in the other room crying of laughter, but I kind of feel bad. I did not mean to harm the horse, but I did not know it was sick. Nor did I think it was such a big deal that I stroked it a little. Was I in the wrong or are these people overreacting?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • How many times does a horse nay a day?

    Best answer: 4 times.
    Best answer: 4 times.
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • What Purina Feed for lesson horses?

    The horses has 1 or 2 lessons 6 days a week. And we I need a choose of Purina feed.
    The horses has 1 or 2 lessons 6 days a week. And we I need a choose of Purina feed.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • How do you train your horse to do the "simple bow"?

    Best answer: You use a cut up carrots like the baby carrots cut in half then you put the treat at their middle of their leg and start their and say bow every time. I would watch a YouTube video on it because you can see what the persons gesture is.
    Best answer: You use a cut up carrots like the baby carrots cut in half then you put the treat at their middle of their leg and start their and say bow every time. I would watch a YouTube video on it because you can see what the persons gesture is.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • My level of horse riding?

    I have been riding for 12 years I can trot I am ready to transition to a canter I want to ride dressage so I m not interested in jumoing I can handle " feisty " horses I know how to properly care for a horse I can tack up my horse Enough info?
    I have been riding for 12 years I can trot I am ready to transition to a canter I want to ride dressage so I m not interested in jumoing I can handle " feisty " horses I know how to properly care for a horse I can tack up my horse Enough info?
    7 answers · 4 days ago