How riders who cant afford their own horse make a name for themselves?
Having a strong work ethic, always willing to learn and a positive attitude will help make a good name for yourself. Other professionals are willing to help someone out if they feel like the person is making the most of their time.
So my horse just got his shoes off and he's had them on all spring and summer. His feet are really sensitive now and whenever I ride him he gets a bit of a limp. What can I do?
I think the question that needs to be asked is why did you take his shoes off? I had a mare who had great hoof wall quality, so her feet didn't break down by being barefoot but her feet were flat and there was too much pressure on her frog to be ridden barefoot. So even though she had great feet she still needed front shoes.
How do I get my horse on the bit when he fights to give?
Without having seen your horse go, my suggestion is more leg lol. But also working on turning, circles, serpentines. Maybe for a little while you need a stronger bit to help get your point across then when you are successful start going back to a softer bit. You always want a horse to seek out the bit and that comes from the leg sending them forward to it. Hope that helps!
Does anybody have any tips for how to teach a beginner young rider to trot without holding onto the saddle strap?
I think for young riders and letting go of the saddle it's all about confidence. Do they feel safe and secure in the saddle? To feel this way their balance needs to be centered with their heels down.
Im struggling with a horse front feet for 3 months now! Every time they trim his hoofs he can barely move. I've soaked his feet in epson salt & putting on hydrogen peroxide. advice?
It sounds to me like his feet are getting trimmed too short. It's just like if you trim a fingernail too short and your finger is sensitive. Eventually it feels better but right after it's inflamed and sore.
Money is really tight in my house. Any good ways for me to earn money to pay for shows and lessons? I'm not old enough to have a part time job, yet.
When I was younger I started a tack cleaning business and charged a small amount to clean other people's tack. I put a flyer up at the barn, it was great!
My 16 years old TB is competing at Elementary dressage and I feel that he is battling with the physical demands. Is it selfish to get a new partner due to restrictions placed on my career
I think if you are wanting to continue growing in your riding it is totally fair to get a horse that can help you do that. Unfortunately, no horse is a perfect fit forever. This is why horses are bought and sold.