• Advice for a horse that hates water.?

    My new horse hates water. He hates being sprayed with the hose after riding with a passion. It is so hot here in Texas I have to hose him done to help cool him off. I feel bad because I think it’s like I am punishing him after the ride rather than praising him for a good ride. Any ideas how to help him adjust to... show more
    My new horse hates water. He hates being sprayed with the hose after riding with a passion. It is so hot here in Texas I have to hose him done to help cool him off. I feel bad because I think it’s like I am punishing him after the ride rather than praising him for a good ride. Any ideas how to help him adjust to being hosed off. Make him hate it less. BTW I never spray his face only his body
    19 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it illegal to ride a horse in public?

    I live in Dyersburg in Tennessee and im gonna get a horse, is it illegal to ride a horse in public or would it be dangerous? I’m kinda scared to do it lol
    I live in Dyersburg in Tennessee and im gonna get a horse, is it illegal to ride a horse in public or would it be dangerous? I’m kinda scared to do it lol
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can a horse eat watermelon?

    15 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is a horse s hock just a knuckle?

    if a horse s leg is a big finger then is the hock basically a big gross horse knuckle
    if a horse s leg is a big finger then is the hock basically a big gross horse knuckle
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do you reverse park a horse?

    I can't never get my horse to reverse when i'm out riding and need to park up outside the pub or the stables.
    I can't never get my horse to reverse when i'm out riding and need to park up outside the pub or the stables.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Whats it like owning a horse as a pet. Why is it good or bad?

    Best answer: While horses are fabulous creatures, they require a level of commitment probably greater than any other pet. They are expensive, require a great deal of time and work unless you have a ton of money (mucking stalls, cleaning and maintaining pasture - heavy work, not just getting on and riding). They need care in... show more
    Best answer: While horses are fabulous creatures, they require a level of commitment probably greater than any other pet. They are expensive, require a great deal of time and work unless you have a ton of money (mucking stalls, cleaning and maintaining pasture - heavy work, not just getting on and riding). They need care in good weather and bad, homework/social activities, and even if you just want to sleep in on a Saturday. They are not "portable" in the same way a dog or cat is. They have a life span of 30 years and the end of that is a pasture pet, not one you ride. What happens when you go to college? Want to move for a job? If you need to rehome the horse, be aware that many pets end up at auction being sold to the horsemeat market in Mexico and Canada. Yes, there is no relationship like the bond between a horse and owner - but that comes at a big expense and responsibility that cannot be underestimated.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Question about horses?

    I have a 5 acre area of land with good grass, next to a lake and the temperature rarely gets cold in deep south. i was wondering would that be fine for 2 horses?
    I have a 5 acre area of land with good grass, next to a lake and the temperature rarely gets cold in deep south. i was wondering would that be fine for 2 horses?
    12 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • 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!!!!
    17 answers · 1 month ago
  • How to convince someone to sell their horse to me? (She used to be mine)?

    Best answer: Are you an adult? If you are, simply ask if they are willing to sell and make an offer if they are. A reliable, sound, safe, and sane horse can have considerable value even if they are not a desirable breed or color. However, after years of owning the horse they may well be attached to her. Accept a no gracefully... show more
    Best answer: Are you an adult? If you are, simply ask if they are willing to sell and make an offer if they are. A reliable, sound, safe, and sane horse can have considerable value even if they are not a desirable breed or color. However, after years of owning the horse they may well be attached to her. Accept a no gracefully if that's their answer.

    If you're a child, you cannot legally enter into a sales contract or purchase a horse.
    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • My mare has a tumor?

    My mare has a tumor?

    Best answer: You should send this to your vet and ask for his or her recommendations, Brynn. This looks like a peri-anal growth to me, and it will need to be biopsied in order to determine if it is malignant or not. If it is malignant, then more testing will need to be done to determine where else the cancer has spread to, and... show more
    Best answer: You should send this to your vet and ask for his or her recommendations, Brynn. This looks like a peri-anal growth to me, and it will need to be biopsied in order to determine if it is malignant or not. If it is malignant, then more testing will need to be done to determine where else the cancer has spread to, and how much time your mare has.

    Growths of this type aren't uncommon on gray horses or horses which have a lot of pink skin around their genital areas the way your mare does. Being of Appaloosa bloodlines has a tendency to predispose these horses to such growths. (All POA's are descended from Appaloosas- the breed was bred down from them, in fact.) It's certainly possible that the Cushing's disease may have contributed to the development of this particular growth, too. But ask your vet what you need to do for this.
    7 answers · 1 month 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.
    8 answers · 1 month 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.
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • What do you think is the most sensible and pragmatic foreign affairs stance?

    Best answer: The approach put forward sounds sensible.
    Best answer: The approach put forward sounds sensible.
    6 answers · 1 month 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.
    8 answers · 1 month 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?
    7 answers · 1 month 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
    7 answers · 1 month ago