• Do horses bite?

    Best answer: Horses can certainly bite. A severe horse bite can do quite an injury. Why? Many reasons. It could be a pain response, or fear. Some horses are just plain territorial, and will threaten a bite if you invade their space. Young horses will bite at each other while play-fighting. This kind of behavior has to be... show more
    Best answer: Horses can certainly bite. A severe horse bite can do quite an injury.

    Why? Many reasons. It could be a pain response, or fear. Some horses are just plain territorial, and will threaten a bite if you invade their space.

    Young horses will bite at each other while play-fighting. This kind of behavior has to be trained out of them for their interactions with people.

    Countless other reasons.
    18 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can I feed My horse every other day ?

    Best answer: First, I would not use a hay net unless he is supervised. Lots of horses get injured from them by sticking a foot in them. Perhaps a bale cover by a very reputable place like HayChix if you are looking to cut down waste. You might just feed him free choice with a round bale in a feeder. That way he has access... show more
    Best answer: First, I would not use a hay net unless he is supervised. Lots of horses get injured from them by sticking a foot in them. Perhaps a bale cover by a very reputable place like HayChix if you are looking to cut down waste.

    You might just feed him free choice with a round bale in a feeder. That way he has access to hay all the time and doesn't run out ever. Why can't you feed him daily???????????????????????????????????...

    That is crazy to not check your horse or have someone looking to see if he is still standing for days on end. What if he gets sick right after you leave? He has to wait 2 days to be discovered?? My horses get checked minimum of three times a day and fed 2-3 times a day.

    I suggest you try eating each two days and see how you like it first. That's what I think. I would work harder on figuring out how to get there to feed him and check on him daily. There are automatic feeders that are sold FYI. You load them and the grain is delivered on a timer. But it's not ideal. If you are interacting with your horse 1-2 min to check on him several times a day it's best. Feeders dont' know when your horse is colicky.

    And this weird feeding schedule would make many horses colicky.... Recipe for disaster IMHO.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Horse Show Name Help!?

    My friend has a little red roan pony that she needs a show name for. His barn name is Jesse. He is an all around pony. Western and English. He is the sassiest naughtiest little thing so we were thinking a name that showed his personality would be fitting. What are some longer show names for him with... show more
    My friend has a little red roan pony that she needs a show name for. His barn name is Jesse. He is an all around pony. Western and English. He is the sassiest naughtiest little thing so we were thinking a name that showed his personality would be fitting. What are some longer show names for him with "fireball" in the name? Show me what ya got. (ex:) Jesse's Fireball
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Help! This horse is a chicken and our cross country competition is in October!?

    Best answer: I take it your horse has never done cross country, and jumped only hunter/jumper type stuff in arenas? If so... this is ALL new to him. Being ridden in huge fields, not hemmed in by fence. Wide open spaces, no limits, no boundaries. Some horses need time just to get used to that. Then, the jumps are entirely... show more
    Best answer: I take it your horse has never done cross country, and jumped only hunter/jumper type stuff in arenas?

    If so... this is ALL new to him. Being ridden in huge fields, not hemmed in by fence. Wide open spaces, no limits, no boundaries. Some horses need time just to get used to that.

    Then, the jumps are entirely different, and he knows it.

    I'd keep trying. Ground work is fine, but only goes so far, and I do most of my trust training from the top of the horse.

    You could try bringing barrels into your usual arena and jumping them there until he's used to them. You could try jumping him over h/j type jumps out in the open fields. These two suggestions throw a single thing that's new at him - the new jump in the familiar setting, or the familiar jump in the new setting.

    Ride him as much as you can on trails and in fields. Ask him to do things there - even arena moves like sidepassing and so on. Wend your way around tall weeds or whatever. Get him accepting the environment and responding to your cues despite it, and you're well on your way.

    There's a good chance he'll take to it if you keep at it.

    Good Luck.
    4 answers · 17 hours ago
  • If you're a vegan can you still go horse riding or visit the zoo?

    Or do they NOT do it due to ethnic reasons
    Or do they NOT do it due to ethnic reasons
    20 answers · 7 days ago
  • Horse won't canter in our school?

    Just bought a pacer who has been retrained and trots/canters beautifully, brought her home a week ago and have done lots of bedding with her to get her balance, but today I tried to canter her and she just started pacing and did not want to do it so I tried her on the lunge line and she did a few strides, does this... show more
    Just bought a pacer who has been retrained and trots/canters beautifully, brought her home a week ago and have done lots of bedding with her to get her balance, but today I tried to canter her and she just started pacing and did not want to do it so I tried her on the lunge line and she did a few strides, does this mean that she needs more work on her walk and trot? Is it normal for horses to not canter in a new home ?
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Western vs English riding? Which one should I chose?

    I ve been riding for about 2 and a half years. About two of those years i ve been doing english riding and recently i ve started doing western. I had to make the switch because my former english trainer moved. From this past half year i ve been doing western and love the horse i m riding and the trainer i m working... show more
    I ve been riding for about 2 and a half years. About two of those years i ve been doing english riding and recently i ve started doing western. I had to make the switch because my former english trainer moved. From this past half year i ve been doing western and love the horse i m riding and the trainer i m working with. I still have this need to do english because I had been doing it for so long and because I love to jump. I m afriad if I move back to english with a different horse and trainer that I will regret it. My lease ends with this western horse in about a month so I have some time to think it through. I would also have to move barns to do english.
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • How should wear my hair for a horse show?

    Best answer: two french braids is how i usually go, try one french braid if you want to look more sophisticated. You want a hairstyle that won't get tangled and is easy to ride with.
    Best answer: two french braids is how i usually go, try one french braid if you want to look more sophisticated. You want a hairstyle that won't get tangled and is easy to ride with.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can you feed a horse rice?

    This probably sounds like a silly question. But I ask because I was looking at MannaPro Rice Bran supplements for my horses, but it's really expensive at my feed store! So, instead of feeding rice bran, can I just cook up some white or brown rice, and feed it to my horses? I know they can eat oatmeal, so would... show more
    This probably sounds like a silly question. But I ask because I was looking at MannaPro Rice Bran supplements for my horses, but it's really expensive at my feed store! So, instead of feeding rice bran, can I just cook up some white or brown rice, and feed it to my horses? I know they can eat oatmeal, so would rice be any different? In controlled quantities, of course
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How long should you wait to feed psyllium after your horse colics (the vet guessed it was an impaction colic)?

    He coliced twice within a week the second time the vet came out said his intestines and all was displaced and they drained his stomach (he's doing better now). The vet said there's a good chance it's an impaction colic. How long should I wait after he coliced to feed psyllium?
    He coliced twice within a week the second time the vet came out said his intestines and all was displaced and they drained his stomach (he's doing better now). The vet said there's a good chance it's an impaction colic. How long should I wait after he coliced to feed psyllium?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What does it mean by inside leg and outside reign?

    Best answer: "Inside" means the side closest to the center of the arena (or turn), "outside" means the side closest to the fence/wall. Applying inside leg means to press your leg and heel on the side of the horse closest to the center of the arena. This cues the horse to keep his body out from the... show more
    Best answer: "Inside" means the side closest to the center of the arena (or turn), "outside" means the side closest to the fence/wall.

    Applying inside leg means to press your leg and heel on the side of the horse closest to the center of the arena. This cues the horse to keep his body out from the center. He moves away from your leg pressure, so he won t drift in.

    Applying outside rein means putting pressure on the horse s mouth by pulling the rein closest to the wall. This has two purposes: in a responsive horse, a very light pressure keeps him straighter through the body (he may may bend himself around your leg, rather than moving out from your leg). In a less responsive horse, this is another cue to keep him out from the center, by keeping his head out.

    The two cues work together. The rein keeps his head out, the leg keeps his body out. Using them both you can keep the horse going in the direction you want with the body curve you want, simply by varying the amounts of pressure ant the timing or them, and giving a release when the horse is responding correctly.

    An advanced rider easily balances her horse between her legs and reins to produce the movements she wants.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How much does a standardbred horse eat?

    I soon will be getting a male standardbred horse. He was rescued from slaughter by the lady i am buying him from, so he is a bit skinny. He is the first horse that i will be owning. I have worked with horses a lot in the past but i need to know how much/what kind of food to give him.
    I soon will be getting a male standardbred horse. He was rescued from slaughter by the lady i am buying him from, so he is a bit skinny. He is the first horse that i will be owning. I have worked with horses a lot in the past but i need to know how much/what kind of food to give him.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I stop my horse from rearingnup at me?

    Best answer: The way that horses behave around people is something they learn from a very early age. If some idiot allows his young foal to rear up and rest its forelegs on his shoulders, it's "oh so cute" when the foal is one month old. The idiot is unwittingly condemning his "cute horsie" to death by... show more
    Best answer: The way that horses behave around people is something they learn from a very early age. If some idiot allows his young foal to rear up and rest its forelegs on his shoulders, it's "oh so cute" when the foal is one month old. The idiot is unwittingly condemning his "cute horsie" to death by the age of two.

    You must learn to prevent this behaviour. Kicking, biting and striking are the ways that horses fight with each other.

    I would recommend that any time she gives a hint of rearing, you push right in at her and make her back up. I don't mean back one or two steps. Back her all the way to China. Use your voice, "BACK, BACK, BACK!" Horses do not like having to back up. When horses fight, the one who backs up is the loser.

    If you do not convince her to stop rearing, she will be unusable and you won't even be able to sell her.

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    Right now there are four answers including mine. Except for the one that says, "awww she wants to play" all of them are correct, even though they are different. Your horse is already heading for tragedy. Sell her, or get a trainer and get yourself taught. This training stuff has been known for over 2500 years. You don't know it, not yet.

    Really think you don't need a trainer? See Proverbs 16:18.
    לִפְנֵי שֶׁבֶר גָּאוֹן וְלִפְנֵי כִשָּׁלוֹן גֹּבַהּ רוּחַ

    Want to see the training from 2500 years ago? See Xenophon.
    Περὶ ἱππικῆς

    Horses will improve us all.
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can my boyfriend come horseback riding with me?

    My family owns both quarter horses and appaloosas and my family is huge in to trail riding and my dad is a cowboy type guy who always wears a cowboy hat and boots. Well I metc my boyfriend at school while getting a masters degree in finance and banking because he is in some of my classes. My boyfriend is 6 foot 4... show more
    My family owns both quarter horses and appaloosas and my family is huge in to trail riding and my dad is a cowboy type guy who always wears a cowboy hat and boots. Well I metc my boyfriend at school while getting a masters degree in finance and banking because he is in some of my classes. My boyfriend is 6 foot 4 and 255 pounds he is not fat but his body is that of say Brian urlacher and all of his brothers and dad are similarity big. He has been turned down by places that do guided horseback trips because they usually have a limit of 240 pounds and so he now thinks he can't ride horses ever.
    16 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Catching a horse by raising your arm up?

    I was at a horse event today and one of the things competitors did was unhalter their horse and soon after go catch them again. A few called the horse to them by raising their arm over their head, and I was wondering if this was a certain method they were following; parelli, clinton anderson, etc.
    I was at a horse event today and one of the things competitors did was unhalter their horse and soon after go catch them again. A few called the horse to them by raising their arm over their head, and I was wondering if this was a certain method they were following; parelli, clinton anderson, etc.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago