How many times a week do you have to ride to become successful?
The fastest I had ever improved and moved through levels was when I rode three times a week. (And it wasn't on my own horse). Now I ride my own horse once a week and it's still good but I wish I could ride more often
Tips for keeping your heels down? I've been riding for 3 years and still can't keep my heels down!
Try excercises at home to stretch out your calves so it'll be easier for you to put them down. Something a trainer of mine did in the past when I was struggling was put rings on my feet (like the little toys rings for swimming) and the task was just keeping your heels down so the rings don't fall off. Might sound stupid but that was what finally drilled it into my head. 😂 Hope this kinda helped
What are some techniques to build trust? My mare has a very strong yet sensitive character and id really like a much better partnership!
When I first got my mare I would just go out and hang out with her in her pasture (her space) so we could just be together. That way it wasn't always if you see me it means work. Idk it was just a small kind of building block to get her used to me
Ask<span class='mention__link' data-url='/wall/mention/vetbiobankequine/'></span> : Can the vet perform the injections at the barn or do we need to bring him in a clinic?
Could be done at the barn but they will most likely charge by the mile to get there
What is the best and most painless way to break in your tall boots asap ? I have the Arian contour zip field boot.
At night put a Large cup with a hot/warm towel inside the boots along with wearing as much as possible. Cup will cause stress on leather and heat will allow it to stretch.
My horse recently turned 5 and now he's starting to protest everything. He won't load into the trailer or go into the horse walker etc. Any tips to overcome this fase?
With my mare a lot of things were connected to trust and respect. She didn't want to get into the trailer because she didn't care or sometimes the surroundings made it scary and she didn't fully trust me. Once I gained her respect it worked out fairly well. For some reason it worked when I didn't look back at her. I walked around with lead rope in hand and walked into the trailer not looking back at her to see if she was. like I was expecting her to do this thing and I wasn't asking so she should do it. Even if she resisted for a few seconds I would stand my place and just wait for her to calm down while still looking forward. Patience is really important and just try not to get her worried by getting angry or excessively pulling. Then again, all horses are different. this worked for my mare and not my gelding. I wish you luck thou and hope everything turns out ok :)