My warm blood chews on wood or her corner feeder at home but she doesn’t do it away from home, why does she do it at home but not away from home?
The wood at home may be tasty, maybe try spraying something that she won’t like the taste of like chillie spray to stop her from eating it or maybe put a salt or mineral lick in her stable as she may be trying to get minerals from the wood?
Looking for a saddle but for time being I’m borrowing a friend's... the back of the saddle bounces when I ride and bothers my mare's back. Is there any temporary solutions you know of?
Try something like a pad with padding towards the wither to drop the saddle back onto the horses back so it won’t bounce.
What does it mean for a horse to be neurological? Does it have something to do with there eyes?
A neurological disease means it relates to the neurons or nerves in the horse. This impacts the messages being sent to the brain from sensors in the body. This may lead to changes in behaviour or thinking, change in gait or movement or loss of feeling in an area. Pretty much it refers to a miss communication within the body between muscles/ the body and the brain
Do you have any tips when shopping for a new horse, the things to look for? Looking for an all around western showhorse.
Always ask an owner about any medications the horse is on or previous or current injuries. Also get a vet check before you buy to make sure there are no underlying issues.
I have such a messy horse, do you have any tips on keeping the bed as clean a possible, what do you use and how to keep him from turning it into a mess?
I would suggest putting more shavings down, I find they don’t spread them around as much then and therefore you’re not having to fullyclean out your stable every day and not wasting shavings. Maybe also see if he’s getting stressed in the stable and if so how can you solve that, maybe stabling him with a buddy next door or with some toys
How long were you riding before you went to your first event? I just started 13 weeks ago and feel like it’s gonna be years
I started riding when I was five, didn’t do my first event until I was 12 when I got my first horse! It can take year but enjoy the progress in your riding to get you there and have fun. It may take years it may only take a few months but the important part is not to rush and to have fun
Do you know what bit I could use for my sensitive mouthed but strong when wants to be 14hh pony?
Maybe try a single or double jointed egg butt snaffle, still in their mouth but can be strong if needed. If you have still hands maybe try a loose ring as this apply more pressure but can be unsteady in the horses mouth with an inexperienced rider.
How do you know you are ready for your first jump show?
When you can jump a full course 5cm above the height you will be competing. Then it will be a piece of cake, jumps will look smaller and your horse will have more confidence in you. And make sure you have fun, that’s the important part many people forget