How do you gain confidence around new horses that you dont know? especially if they are naughty & very pushy on the ground. I m also worried about if it misbehaves when i ride.
You have to trust the horse and the horse has to trust you before you two can go riding. Riding must be fun. If you dont rode for your paycheck you can take time before you ride that horse. You dont have to,...
My mare has decided when I put her out to pasture she would rather run away than let me catch her to bring her inside. Any tips?
Make the pasture smaller. Then when she does not pay any attention to you..chase her... If she gives you ear, eye or what ever... relax.... your timing has to be perfect but she wil learn that being with you means comfort and relaxing. Ingnoring you means work. Dont bring her inside right away when she comes to you. Reward her by Grooming and or play. Good luck!
Wondering how many people out there are barefoot? My boys always been barefoot and isn't any different than the horse with shoes! Probably better and needs less farrier
2 large irish cobs, both barefoot. Tried shoes in the past because everybody told me I should..... now I m happy with my barefoot babes
Anyone had any tips on getting over nervousness going over higher jumps? I trust my horse but still get nervous. Thanks :)
Hi Sara, in every nerv wrecking situation it can help If you have visiualized it before. So when you are quiet and relaxed imagin that jump. See it and try to imagine how it feels. See your horse with you riding and doing that jump. Imagine how super powerful you feel when you did it and how proud you wil be. I know it sounds stupid but If you do this several times several days before the real thing your nervs wil be much more in control. Good luck !
How do you keep your horse happy and healthy in cold weather ?
Hi Brian, If you horse is in his natural coat without clipping he (or she ;-) can cope with very low temperatures. Just make sure there is a dry place to stand and Some shelter from the wind. When you feed unlimited rough feed ( Good quality hay) the horse stays warm from digesting his food. If the horse does not shiver you can do without a rug.
Good advices to well-groomed my horse for a competition?
Hi Connor, If you have to do a last minute clip, No worries. You can give a hotoil treatment after that clip and your horse looks fine again. Wash , clean and do use a showshine ( i prefer without silicone ) ( not in sadle area) . Use a manemouse before braiding. Good luck in your competition !