Horse Training Stories, Videos and Books

There are lots of great ways out there to learn about horse training. I want us to be able to share the things we've learned with each other.

What has worked -- and not worked -- when it comes to training horses? What kinds of problems have you had? What have you learned?  
Lots of horse crazy girls want to learn from you too!

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What Other Horse Crazy Girls Have Said

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Help me! My pony won't slow down! 
So, hey guys. I have a pony called Monty and he is only 12hh (I am short for my age). He is a good little pony and I love him to bits, but he's so fast! …

Tennessee Walking Horse Problem! 
The Tennessee Walking Horse gelding I ride never speeds up for me. I've tried every leg and voice signal there is but nothing works. When my trainer gets …

People keep insulting my horse  
Hi guys. I've been really upset lately because people think that my horse is ugly. My 'friends' make up jokes about her that they say to each other, right …

My horses... Bad and Worse 
I met two horses a few years ago at a cow farm. I went constantly to see them for 2 or 3 years. My parents recently gave them to me ( about a year ago). …

Hope someone can give me advice 
I hope someone can give me some advice. I recently met a couple by accident. they have acquired some horses. But they are a long way from being horse savvy. …

My horse won't listen, HELP 
I lease a horse named Peppy. Yesterday I went down to ride her, but the barn owner's niece had already ridden her that same day and had loped her. She …

Yellowbones and me 
It happened some time in January when me and my sister Alexandra were outside on our ranch and we were about to get ready to pick out my horses hooves. …

Horseluver4evernever ' s page! Ask me anything! 
Hey horsecrazy girls! I'm horseluver4evernever, and I... Like... Ummmmm.....horses? (Well duh!) so um about the page. I decided to make this page so that …

My horse won't slow down! 
The horse I ride is about twelve years old, and she refuses to keep her trot slow. She speeds up, and ignores my signals to slow down. What do I do? …

How My Friend's Finger Got Up My Horses BOOTY!? 
It was a nice day when me and a few friends were going on a trail ride. In about an hour we stopped at a place to eat out lunches we had packed. Well …

HELP! I need liberty training ideas! 
my name is Sara and I'm 12 years old. I've been going through some tough times recently, and my guidance counselor said I should do some more things with …

Help with my horse - doesn't listen well to leg signals 
Hello! I have a black tobiano Tennessee walker gelding named Masterpiece who I love so much. He's a good horse, but there's one thing I would like to teach …

Bella, The Wild Mare 
Every Spring, me and my dad go to a Wild Horse auction. I had my eye on a beautiful pregnant Buckskin mare but then I seen she had laminitis or something …

Tell me if this is bad... 
Well, we have 4 horses and none of them are mine. Rocky a light bay Thoroughbred who is silly, a dark bay standardbred who I also can not ride, rooster …

Vertical Refusals 
I'm currently learning to jump, and its the best! I'm great with ground poles, and medium cross poles! But the horse I ride refuses verticals a lot. I …

Please help!! URGENT!! 
Can you please help me?? My pony pebbles will NOT walk around the paddock when there is another horse in it. My sister and I cannot do games or compete …

Faceplant! 
So one day I came to the barn for my lesson. I checked the pony/horse list to see which pony I was riding. So I was riding Doodlebug. Doodlebug is …

I Need Tips! (Gymkhana) 
I have a little 12 hand welsh mix who hates jumping although I Ride western I do gymkhanas. You might not know about them but essentially you run around …

My Life as a Horse - Chapter 1 
I stood in the corner of my field keeping a close eye on two men leaning on my field gate talking. I had just gotten taken away from my mom who was a dark …

Miniatures are "bad"??!? 
Okay, I really want a mini horse for me to break/project, and once hes broke my sister with special needs will use him as a lead pony. I can get one free …

Help! Distracted Horse... 
My friend just got an 11 year old Morgan horse. The horse walks, trots, canters great on a lounge line but, once you take the lounge line off she fights …

The Rescue - Part 1 (comment if you want more :)) 
Jade Rain walked through the streets of the town that she lived in called Horse Point, it was a odd name you may think, but actually most people in Horse …

Lizzy Brown - Part 1: The Accident 
Goodbye girls" Nikki Brown waved to her two daughters as her and her husband Jack exited and drove away to a fancy restaurant.Lizzy brown the oldest of …

It happened... again.... 
Hey, some of you know I have an 8 year old paso fino gelding named Trouble. Well, he bucked me off again this time the belly strap was fine, and again …

My Pony Romeo: HELP ME PLZ 
My pony romeo used to be a pony ride pony but we bought him off the place. He's perfect 4 me but there are a few problems. When you ride him he wants …

Please help! Trust issues! 
I have a 10 year old quarter horse gelding and I need some tips on how to get him to trust me more. He trusts me but not at much as I want him to. …

Diamond's bad habits... help! 
My horse diamond she is a paint and she has some bad habits. When I ran on her I got her to stop but not for long. She doesn't stay stopped, she side …

Please Answer... 
I have an 8 year old gelding Pasi Fino and Quarter horse cross, named Trouble. I rode him the other day and it was with out the bridle, I just clipped …

Scared or is it because he is new? Or both? HELP please! 
I just bought my newest horse, Bullet. He is a 16 year old Quarter horse but he has a lot of get up and go to him, which is good because he is my barrel …

Need Advice and Tips! 
I'm in horse 4-h. My leader leased me an ugly biting,kicking, rearing bucking horse that's in NOT an easy keeper and I'm just a novice. I need tips …

Help with Flicka 
Okay, so recently my parents bought a 15hhish quarter horse mare named Flicka for me. She's incredibly gentle and sweet when you're not riding her, but …

PLEASE HELP ME!! Separation anxiety!!!! 
Hello!! I have a beautiful 13hh appaloosa mare. She is always brilliant to lead, groom, tack up (although she is a bit girthy ..... Any tips on that ??), …

My horse is too easy 
My horse is way too easy for me and I want a challenge. I have taught him jumping, dressage and some sporting. He is amazingly quiet and does whatever …

My Parelli Horse Training Story 
I am a 10-year old girl who has a horse that I LOVE riding, but just months ago she wasn't ride-able but then my good friend let me borrow her level one …

Crabby Riders 
Okay, every time I ask on here or a few of my horsey friends a training question, they always come back with a snappy, rude answer and tell me I don't …

Any ideas for a costume? 
Well I do shows at this place and they hold two theme shows! I'm probably gonna ride a black pony there and I need some ideas for a show name. I also need …

What color is this horse? 
What color is this horse? He is a friend's horse and I just wanted to know his color.

My spooked horse! 
Now no harsh comments please, this was only like, my 7th lesson. It was a really windy day and I was riding my lesson horse Paddy. He was a 16 hand …

Funny refusal (must read)! 
Okay, so me and my favorite school horse Timothy (that I love so much more then any other horse) were in a lesson with my trainer Michelle. We were …

The new baby! (not what I thought)  
So when I got to my riding barn early in the morning (8:00) I saw my friend's mom (the stable manager) and all my friends. The manager said there was a …

PIGROOTING!!! PLEASE HELP!!!! 
Hi! I have a lovely 13hh Appaloosa mare named Pebbles. She is beautiful to tack up and groom and to lead and just to do anything with..... as long …

DEVIL PONY! Help!! 
My horse Charlie (Chuck) is a 13 hand, welsh pony-somethin. He's 20 yrs old and my beginner horse. The other day I was riding and he stopped, started …

Please Help Me with My Horse! 
I have an Arabian horse and I want to know what you guys think I should do with him. I've had problems with him like he's hard to get trotting with …

Is My Horse Too Small?? 
Hi! I have a beautiful, appaloosa mare named pebbles. I love her very much. I am about 5ft and pebbles is 12.2hh. I don't think she looks small but I …

Winner's Heart - Part 2 
When I arrived at my new owner’s stable, it was much different than I had ever seen, or imagined. It had large red and white barns, with huge green pastures, …

I really want a horse!! 
I could get a horse but my parents don't know a thing about them!!!I know how to look after a horse and I can ride one but I don't have the money either!! …

Need help with Lucy <3 
Lucy has a problem. And I get in trouble for it. When she goes to the bathroom in her stall, she kicks it into the next stall down's stall. So yes, an …

A Spirit Forever - Chapter One 
Well, this is my story I MADE UP. Please tell me what you think, I'm a schoolgirl in middle school and hope to be an author. Well, enjoy! :D As the …

Final Choice of buying a horse... 
I've looked at many horses after my parents told me I could buy my first horse, I've found a couple I really like and I need a few opinions before I make …

My sweetheart Billie  
Well, where do I begin, I guess I'll start by introducing myself, my name is Emily, I am from Canada, and I have been riding for 10 years now. Now …

Diary of a Horse Whisperer 
September 16, 2011 First Lesson Tomorrow is going to be the first lesson I am going to have since the accident. My old trainer …

Firefly... Part 1... 
I was galloping in circles on a horse, Firefly. I had never ridden her before and she was being a pain. My trainer was shouting stuff from the fence …

Red Velvet - Part 1 (not a real story) PLEASE COMMENT! 
At the time, I was only three weeks old. I was frantic and running around in the small box stall... My mother was outside the box stall, with our nice …

New Untitled Story! Read and PLEASE comment! (Help with title!) 
As I stood in the winner’s circle with a red rose wreath around my neck. I looked out at the race track where I just raced, and knowing that I did it, …

READ and PLEASE COMMENT! (I don't have a title ye) Part 6  
"Asmin's missing!" I yelled through the whistling of the snow. "The phone lines are down!" Atina yelled back tossing her phone in my direction. "They …

Chapter 5 of READ and PLEASE COMMENT! (I don't have a title yet) 
The next day I rolled over in bed and groaned. “This is the first day of school” I said thinking aloud. Then dizzily flopped my head on the pillow. …

This is my pony bella! 
I love Bella she is the best pony in the world even if she is only 12hh. She loves jumping and DEFINITELY food as I had my first fall less then a week …

SuperSmily's Chit-Chat (aka My Page!) 
Hey y'all If you like to goof off as much as who love horses than this is a page you should certainly follow!!! To get you started please answer my …

Bonded 
I watched as a fiery liver chestnut mare backed out of the trailer nervous and skittish. Her name was Daisy. I couldn't take my eyes off of her, her …

A little help plz! 
Okay... so I break, train horses for people and right now I am currently training a 3-year old 16.7HH Bay thoroughbred gelding who is going to be used …

Don't have a name yet sorry! (Genre: Fiction) 
"Whoa!" Said Kendra as she pulled back on the reins forcing her gorgeous 16hh stallion to trot then walk. She patted him on the neck and praised him. after …

Ever have that feeling? 
Ever have that feeling like your horse is the only thing that keeps you alive? Well I have I feel like that right now I feel like at any moment I could …

READ and PLEASE comment! (I don't have a title yet) - Part 3 
The Stable hand “This is where your horse, or Asmin will be staying for the week,” She instructed pointing to a very elegant stall. “Does your horse …

First Time Riding ZOEY! 
This is my 3yr old sorrel mare Zoey :) She's a welsh x quarter horse! Ive been training her for a long time now and for the first time the other day …

Read and PLEASE comment! (I don't have a title yet) - Part 2 
The next morning I crawled out of bed, today was the day to take the horses out to a bigger pasture, and go to Wayne ranch, that we go every year, around …

Disco's Habits 
My horse disco is 4 years old and I love him. He's a sorrel quarter horse, he had a chance to be able to train him!!!! Well he had never been ridden so …

Read and PLEASE comment! (I don't have a title yet)  
(TX ) Have you ever felt as though you were going to burst with excitement? I felt just like that, when finally on my 11th birthday Dad said he'd bring …

Jess's Page 
Hi everyone! Do you need help with your horse? Do you just want to yak the way only horse crazy girls can? I'll do tons of cool stuff like listing …

Lesson HELP!!! Horse Jumps Too Big! 
The horse I ride during my lessons every week always jumps too big. I have kind of gotten used to it but i am never really sure when she is going to jump …

Free Hearts Book 3 - Chapter 3 
Chapter Three "Amber! Come here quick! Jess is about to foal!" I shouted. "Coming!" Amber said sleepily I could see her wakening …

Ranchgirl's Horse Talk 
PAGE UPDATED! This is my page. I love horses and I hope you do too. I want to make this page fun and full of horses,so every week I am going to post …

He's just a tad bit crazy! 
Hi! Well at my grandparents' we have 3 ponies and there all brothers and sisters. Prancer-6 pippy-4 ripper-2 Prancer-I started prancer really late …

Free Hearts - Book 3 
Chapter One "Avatar?!" I said, not knowing whether to be happy, confused, shocked or angry. "How- How?....." "We all knew that …

Jessie Jacobs R.I.P 
You may all know Jessie Jacobs from playing Melanie in The Saddle Club Season 2. Well, on May 10th this year will be the second year Anniversary of her …

MY NEW PONY!!!! 
My new pony's name is Charisma Dixieland Jazz. She is a 5yo quarter horse x welsh. She is quiet enough 4 her age. When I trailed her, I cantered, went …

I'm Moving!  
I am currently moving to Alberta April 1st. My horse is leaving to be boarded down there Thursday so I have to go a whole month without seeing her! I think …

Please Help 
I have a question. I am training my western palomino to do English, but I don't know how to train him to jump. Any ideas?

I NEED HELP!!!!!! Horse refusing 
There is this really awesome horse at my barn, that i ride all the time, but shes getting really bratty like refusing, randomly stopping when i ride her, …

Free Hearts: Book 2 - Chapter 4 
Chapter 4 "Could I have a moment with Melody,please?" Amber asked, her voice trembling. "Yeah sure." my mom answered. …

Chase - Part 2 
I left off at Miracle falling to the ground, okay. ***** Once Chase saw who he had been fighting for he began to panic. Miracle no longer looked beautiful …

Why do I miss you so much?!? 
I miss you and yet I can't understand why? It's been four years and I should move on right? But you were my baby! He died of colic four years ago, …

Have a Question? 
If you have a horse or pony you are having trouble with post a comment. I will come almost everyday to check. If you have a foal which needs help training. …

Help Please! 
I'm trying to train my filly to sidestep but I'm not sure how to. Can anyone help me?

Missing does Nothing  
If you haven't realized missing gets you nowhere and people say stay strong. But what if you can't? What if staying strong hurts to much? Does that make …

Horses are Better! 
For all the girls old enough to date guys always remember that your horse is the only one you need! Guys come and go but your horse will always love …

Help...Which Horse Should I Get? 
Well, I am a medium skilled rider (riding for less than a year, but I went to a horse camp during last summer--June 2010-- and we learned YEARS of riding) …

Free Hearts: Book 2 - Chapter 1 
Chapter One "So do you know who the father is?" Amber asked me for like, the billionth time that day. "I told you I don't know," I told her,AGAIN. "Wish …

My Bunking Bronco 
I have my own pony she's a girl and she works as a livery horse so shes used in other people's lessons. But when people try get her into canter she bucks …

Problems with Lancelot 
For some reason, I have a lot of problems with my bay thoroughbred gelding, Lancelot. When I look at him tight in the eye when I want to catch him, he …

Adrenaline Rush 
I was in to about my seventh riding lesson. Like always I go and get my horse from the pasture but as I'm bringing her into the stable I realize she is …

The Deer Jump 
At the Stable I ride at I have always ridden a draft/paint cross named Marble. He is one of the most sweet horses you could ever meet, but last year we …

Where did my horse go? 
When I was 5, I had a very naughty 10hh pinto shetland. She used to push me under branches and trees. One time she bolted and went under a branch, I held …

Mad Horse! 
I was at an auction with my grandparents. We were hoping to buy a new horse to fill the stall where my sisters old nag died. Several beautiful horses went …

All The Pretty Little FREE Ponies 
It was an April evening, and Kaitie Anderson a fifteen year old hopped over the fence and into the field where horses grazed. She walked over to the pure …

You Are With Me Now - Part 1 
This is fictional. I was sitting on the long grass of my uncle's farm. His horses grazed everywhere. I got up to pat my favourie horse, Amethyst. "Hi …

My "Special" Relationship Tip 
I started enjoying the wonderful benefits of my horse Phallice when i was 11. I entered Phallice into a competition when he was ripe, young, eager and …

Turning problem turned inside out! 
My name is Alison, and my horse is a Painted Quarter horse. He had a problem with turning, he wouldn't respond, left or right. So I learned, a couple months …

Little Horse BIG heart! 
My mom was driving me to the barn one rainy dark wednesday. I was helping with a begginer's lesson and, wasn`t in the mood to be telling kids over …

Three Wishes 
So I went out to my barn on a normal Tuesday, like I've done for a long time. Today, my instructor said we would be working with the yearlings (two-year-old …

Lessons <3 
Hey! Im going to be 13 next month (yay)! I've asked my mum for riding lessons and that'sall i want but with the money we get for prezzies i would only …

My Horse Story 
It all started when I took a field trip to a farm called Barclay's Arabians. I was so interested in the horses, and I wanted to learn more about them. …

Afraid of Jumping 
I lease a beautiful, white Arabian named Lady. She is a 14 year old lesson horse with some jumping experience. Lady is naturally afraid of some things. …

PLEASE HELP!!! 
I 've tried sooo hard to convice my parents to let me take riding lessons and finally after about 7 years of constant begging they are finally letting …

Training My Horse Maggie 
My horse Maggie is a five-year old mini horse. i have haa her for three years now. I love her and could never let her go. she had a baby May 8th, the baby …

Bad Jumping Day 
Yesterday, I had a practice ride with the horse I lease, Rika. It was a jumping day, I had just expected her to refuse 1 jump as usual & be great the rest …

The pony that could - She jumps! 
Dali and me were first pared together about 2 years ago. Someone suggested her to me and at first I wasn't sure. She was borderline to small for me, and …

LAZY TO HYPER!! 
When I first got Cindy she was very lazy and sluggish and very fat. She couldn't even trot! I made up a very special diet and exercise sheet .But i will …

fear of tack built up or bond 
When i first got Star i was 7 years old, i got her from the reading sales for £15 because she was skinny, abused and had been abandoned by her old owners. …

bucking mad 
one time when i was practing barrels on my quarter/paint horse i was the heiropen way to much so one time turning for home he started bucking until he …

Cribbers!!! 
One of my horses is a terrible cribber... for those of you who are not sure what this is, it is when a horse bits and braces on an object and sucks air …

Horse Help Please! 
I don't know where to put this on this website and am having SO MUCH trouble with this problem... Well... My dad met a customer willing to give me …

How do you train a hard horse??? 
Well my friend is training a horse and I moved so I cant help her anymore. Well the horse wont walk backwards. So how would you get a horse to do that? …

Just Jesse-A best friend breaks your promises,a boyfriend breaks your heart.But a horse will break its leg to save your life 
okay, so i geuss you could say that jesse was more an angel to me than a horse. He was my best friend, my friend Tori had just moved away and i was lonely. …

My first horse Lily!! 
We went on holiday to a place called sondela and saw this pretty horse called lily she was for sale and was R15 000 so of course my father says ok we will …

Kaimanawa Rescue. 
My training story is short but enough to get me into remembering that I helped 1 pony change a whole town. Shaddow the little Kaimanawa standing over …

Appy Magic 
When I was five I started riding english. At first thought it was the best in the world. But four years later something changed my mind. It started when …

the great train 
my mom told me i was getting a horse he was no ordinary horse he was mean and wild i had to try to ride him but every time i did i either fell and cracked …

Starlight 
Starlight – A Buckskin Gelding Starlight, who was originally called Pretty Boy, is Carole's horse. He's a gentle and affectionate horse, totally …

The First Time I Saw My First Horse 
The first time I saw my horse was at my riding lessons. My instructor had set me up to ride a new horse. This horse's name was Joe Dee. This is a fast, …

Mate 
Mate isnt my horse but i think he is a great horse i jumped for the first time on him his trick is that you rub his withers and push on his front legs …

Minis Rule! 
This is actually a continuation.....but if you ever wanna know more about miniature horses and how to care for them, I can suggest http://minihorseQ.webs.com/ …

Good Ol' Raj 
So, on friday, December 26th, I was putting a hood on my horse, when my trainer went to get her horse out of the stall next to her. When she was walking …

Sam 
I got a call about (5 or 6 months ago)barn asking me to come ride this pony that was on trial for someone else! I agreed to come. The pony was very hyper …

Wanting to know more 
Hey, this website is great for me to do whats right for me to train my horse. Im 13 and i look after a welsh pony who used to bite but since he has been …

SORRY 
I don't have a story, 2 out of 12 paragraphs was good, keep it up, millions of people will visit this website!!!;)I promise.

TEAMWORK 
TEAMWORK. That's the key word. You and your horse need to come together as one and trust each other. This may sound like I got it from a movie, but it's …

The long Journey. 
It is about a girl who goes to a riding school and she has not been on a horse ever so this is her first time and she meets new friends and she meets new …

Hudni 
My 1 1/2 year old horse Moe, keeps walking out of the electric and barbed wire fence, we've put her in a different pen close to where we can keep an eye …

You Understand me?? 
My parents thought it would be cool to let me go to a 2 day long h.show! So I trained for it at least 3 hours long. When I got there I put all my stuff …

help!! 
My horse is two years old and i am trying to teach her how to wear a halter and so I rub it to her back. She is scared to death apparently but she wasn't …

Can you help Katherine with her horse? 
Katherine emailed us with this question. Can you help? "Do you have any tips on how to get my horse to keep his head down when I put on the bridle? …

Big Break Through! 
Ok folks this is a long one so hang tight! My eventing horse Chief was not always SO amazing, he had been abused!:.. Chief was fed cow food (which is bad …

Join Up with Gypsy 
Join up is what a leadmare does in the wild with another horse wanting to join the herd. It builds strong trust between horse and rider. How you do it …

A Brat But Cute 
This is a completely true story about training my horse Phantom. First of all Phantom is a Chestnut Quarter Horse who is about 15 hh. He has four white …

Storm, the Runaway Pony!!! 
One day, when I was at school, my friend Megan and I were walking out of the school at home-time, together. Megan had horseriding and I wanted to go and …

Intelligent Horsemanship with Kelly Marks 
Kelly Marks is an amazing horse trainer. She works with the famous "Horse Whisperer" Monty Roberts and has become one of the best trainers in natural …

Help please! Bucking problem! 
Can anyone help me with a bucking problem? My brother and I were riding my horse and she bucked him off and kicked him in the back!! Help please!!!! …

Help please!!! Jumping problem 
I have this really sweet and well-mannered 5-year old Arabian mare. She's great but when we jump, she just refuses to jump and stops right before it, …

My Mare <3 
My mare Shadow came to my barn as a school horse, but she was not what they thought she was. She was ten and not saddle broke. She was kind of but she …

Refusing the jumps - HELP! 
I just started jumping 2ft and my POA, Spotted Beauty will pretend to go for the jumps then last minute go left or right I always had both legs on her …

How to trot? 
So sorry, I feel like a wimp right now, but will someone please explain to me how to trot? I mean, I know you're supposed to rise up out of the saddle …

I want a pony! :( 
Right, I know I am very lucky to actually have weekly riding lessons but i have always wanted my own pony. My mum says we cant afford it, if we ever …

How do I make my horse go? 
I have this horse but it wont go when I ride IT!!!! Any tips on how i can get her to go? Thanks :)

BILLY 
One day I was out on the yard with my 2 best friends. They had come over for a ride on my 7 year old grey pony billy. We were watching him trot round …

Western to English? 
Okay, so some of you remember my past post about how to train my horse, Tango, how to jump. I was just asking to keep that in mind. Now summer is approaching, …

Help! Which horse should I get!!!! 
Hi I am turning 12 (I'm 5'0) in June and I have been riding since I was 7. I can jump up to 3'6 feet, I take lessons. I am a show jumper/ eventer, I have …

Oopps! 
I have been riding for 5 weeks now (one lesson of half an hour a week) and im getting pretty good at it. I can ride on my own in a rising trot and im starting …

Please help!! 
This summer I am going to get a job first off. I know the basics of horse care and have taken lessons. How can I convince my mom to let me lease a horse/pony …

Bucking Mad 
One time when i was practicing barrels on my quarter/paint horse, i was the heiropen way too much. So one time turning for home he started bucking until …

Horses on Beaches 
I was riding on the beach with a horse named Kim. Kim was very old. A horse named Cookie was too close behind Kim, and Kim started kicking at Cookie. …

Crazed Horse! 
I used to train horses/ponies when i was 14 and my mother had got me a new project. Rocky was a HUGE paint Horse. he was abused when he was younger. Well, …

TIPS FOR RIDING AND TRAINING YOUR HORSE !!! 
Hello. I love horses LOADS! My list of best things ever- 1. Horses 2. Riding Horses 3. Watching Horses 4. Caring for horses 5. Reading about horses …

Horse Isle 
In horse isle, I have a black pony called Shadey Moon. I love it very much, but I need more money to get all the riding gear. I wish you could catch one …

Separation problems.. I guess? 
I have this 9 yr paint pony mix and he hates being away from my sister's Arab. I have tried to direct him, I have tried doing circles in front of the …

I can't help it! 
I can't help but being horse crazy! When I sit in class listening to what boring subject my teacher is talking about I can't help but doodle my horse's …

Into the Storm - Should I Write More? 
i could hear the wind whistling in the barn. the pounding of the rain on the tin roof frightened me then hail the size of ping-pong balls bounced off …

Saving Sammy 
i was ten when i moved barns with my coach, the owners had brought in a truck load of green horses for a Korean riding school(??????). There was Glory,Baxter,Sweetums,Pho …

Loading into the Trailer 
my pony ace is a 19yo welshXmorgan with an adorable star on his forehead. he loves to eat. =) haha .he did everything. jump, canter, walk, trot, gallop, …

Cantering.... again also including jumps 
I was at my lesson taking up and when i tried to put the bridle on lilly she moved. I was like "What?"i tried again and it worked.I mounted up and she …

Please help and comment! 
I've been riding for about 2 years now, once or twice a week. After about 1 and a half years, i had a bad fall, and I lost most of my confidence. Although …

Promise the young horse 
When me and my cousins wanted to ride Promise she wanted to roll all the time but she did not! Think goodness.

Henrietta, Emily, and Lucy's day to take care of a foal 
Henrietta ate an apple and brushed her teeth. Then she dashed outside to her horse, Moon Glow. 'Hey girl,' she said holding up the girth, 'Time for …

Goodbye Ratearl 
How would u feel if the horse u loved for 4 years of your life gets taken away? Your life in ruin? This is the story of the horse that changed my life. …

GIRTHY!!! Please help!! 
Hi my horse is an Appaloosa , 13hh, really sweet but so girthy! As soon as you do up the girth she bites and squirms and is hard to handle. Great when …

My first Horse 
I first met my horse at my friend's stable. He was a gray 15.3 quarter horse gelding named JC. My friend asked if I wanted to ride him, and I rode him …

My First Pony 
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WANTED LOAN PONY 12-13 HH 
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Why did they do this? 
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A Very Bad Ride 
One day at my stable i had to train my horse Bratty. She is a Welsh Pony and is a buckskin. I haven't ridden her for about a day and i knew she was going …

my stall? is my horse happy???...... 
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silver the real silver penny 
i got my horse silver from the spca in grassy park, he is only 3/4 we think he was broken too early but any way i got him and he was extremely naughty …

The mean gelding 
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Save my fall! Not rated yet
At my riding stable we have 5 ponies. One is Supri, Sunny, Twist, Pong, and Simbi. This story is about Sunny. THIS IS A TRUE STORY, so it did happen and …

Shay's Wild Ride Not rated yet
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First ever riding lesson Not rated yet
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Bad Fall Not rated yet
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Ashlyn's Horse Show Journal Not rated yet
Out of State Show In exactly 15 days I will be leaving to go to Folsom, Louisiana for my first out of state horse show. My horse Apollo, who is an …

Six's Story: From Spooky, Abused Appendix To Bombproof, Willing Riding Buddy Not rated yet
I am the proud owner of a 14.2hh, 17-year-old flea-bitten grey Appendix Quarter Horse gelding registered by the name of Redneck Bud, barn name "Six". I've …

Bad indoor pony! Not rated yet
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Caballo De Rio Grande Not rated yet
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My first NIghtmare Not rated yet
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The Horse Communicator Not rated yet
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Help Me - How to Train a Mustang? Not rated yet
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Fresian Jumping Not rated yet
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Me and my buckskin filly Stardust, training Not rated yet
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A Long Trip To Arizona Not rated yet
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American Cowgirl Not rated yet
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Belle Not rated yet
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My arena fall Not rated yet
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My Standardbred Pony, Winnie Not rated yet
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Bucked Off!  Not rated yet
(I wrote this when I was younger this is a true story...) One day, my dad had to go count cows and bulls, I begged and begged for him to let me come …

Looking for cheap Western saddles Not rated yet
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How I helped my Mom Tame my pony "Rosie" Not rated yet
Rosie was a Brumby (Australian way of saying Mustang) on a station (ranch) and she and her mother was brought to yards. We bought Rosie and her mom. …

Haiti, the horse who changed my life... (made-up story) Not rated yet
I walked to the animal shelter to get ready for work then I saw her. Haiti was her name. She was a beautiful copper penny Arabian mare. I saw right then …

Training My Shetland, Magic Not rated yet
Magic wasn't ridden for 7 years so we decided to train him. Of course if we trained him he could go to someone younger than me but I admitted I'd miss …

Ready, set, jump! Not rated yet
As my title kind of states my comment is about jumping, only, my horse is a lazy jumper and I just started. Let me tell you a little about my horse. …

Lazy Mallow Not rated yet
One day, me and my boss Nichole were training a boarder's horse. He was being lazy, you could easily tell. So they were trotting, and he tripped and …

Killyless Cash the most awesome school pony!!! Not rated yet
Hi I'm Gracie the TOTAL HORSELOVER and I'm going to tell you about my FAVOURITE school pony Killyless Cash, but we usually call him Killy or Cash. …

Many attempts! Not rated yet
I was at a place called Cavanaugh's Carriages and we had to get the horses into the pasture. One horse was very stubborn and wouldn't go through the gate. …

AHHHHHHH!!!!!! The Auction's Soon!!!! Not rated yet
Okay, so my barn that I ride at is having a horse auction!!! I'm really scared because there's a bunch of great horses being sold and I don't want them …

How should I start my TB in training? Help! Not rated yet
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Need a little help before show! Not rated yet
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Training Marty Not rated yet
My riding instructor's horse Beauty had a foal and she decided to let me and my friend Amellia help train him! We also got to help her name him! We named …

Getting this horse... Not rated yet
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Forget the Pain - Part 1 Not rated yet
I rushed from my house to the barn. I needed some time away from everything, all life. I slowed down when I reached the vacant barn. Hearing the wind …

May & Her Horse (a poem) Not rated yet
There once was a girl named May Whose very favorite color was gray She bought a pet horse Went for a ride of course But the horse bucked her into …

Horsey Highlights 2011!! Not rated yet
First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!! May 2012 be a downhill breeze (or gallop) for you all :) Right, I basically made this to share 2011 highlights …

Spirited Ebony Not rated yet
When I was 11 years old, my Dad considered a beautiful black horse named Ebony. She was a full breed of TWH, but she HAD to be something else, too!!! …

HELP (with Dixie)! Not rated yet
Right, I would really appreciate help on this one. So, I ride this pony called Dixie sometimes and she's sooo like "I must canter when I'm meant to be …

Training Buddy Not rated yet
Buddy is a chestnut Quarter Horse and he is the one I've been riding forever since I was just four. I never put him in a show but he was one I had to …

Wennie - Part 2 Not rated yet
(This is Part 2 of Wennie. You can find part one at http://www.horsecrazygirls.com/wennie-part-1.html) Uncle Don and I knocked on the door. We were …

Help, clapping problem!!! :P Not rated yet
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Lovie's Accident - Part 1 Not rated yet
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My horse Gotti Not rated yet
Gotti, the 16.2 selle francais isn't mine though I wished he was, Gotti is the sweetest horse you'll ever meet, everyone at the barn knows him and I could …

Never trot in knee deep grass! Not rated yet
I was trotting my pony in knee deep grass when suddenly she stopped and started to eat! I went flying over doing a few roley-poleys and on to the ground!!! …

The Perfect Night Not rated yet
I stuck my foot in the stirrup and jumped up, i jumped so fast i flew over the saddle totally missing it. i got up and dusted myself off, it was a regular …

How To Get Your Horse To Lung Good Not rated yet
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Read and PLEASE comment! (I don't have a title yet) - Part 4 Not rated yet
The next day I rolled over in bed and groaned. “This is the first day of school” I said thinking aloud and dizzily flopping my head on the pillow. …

Goodbye Beau - Part 1 Not rated yet
I raised myself in the saddle as Beau and I jumped over a broken tree. I smiled as we landed smoothly and continued to canter down the trail. I patted …

Way back when Not rated yet
Once upon a time, when I was a beginner rider, I was preparing for my BIG lesson. In this lesson I was going to do something that scared me and excited …

Sweet Horse Not rated yet
I was once riding a horse that I was trialing and I fell off. It wasn't his fault though, I jumped ahead of him. He was so cute because he came over …

Something scary that happened to a horse... Not rated yet
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Never give up  Not rated yet
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Elvis needs a fix up Not rated yet
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My HCG Page! Not rated yet
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A Horse-Lover's Page Not rated yet
Do you need a training, riding, etc, questions answered? Do you have any tips on training or riding? Do you just love horses, and want to comment? …

Wyse Vann Equestrian Camp - Chapter 1: Wyse Vann (B) Not rated yet
“Good thing your new riding instructor Mr. Bradley offered to help me unload.” Mrs. Wells said, giving me and Meredith the way-to-make-a-good-impression …

Free Hearts Book 3 - Chapter 2 Not rated yet
Chapter Two "You really are big aren't you girl?!" I laughed as Jess snuffled my hair. It was true, Jess was about 1 meter …

Poem that helps me through everything! Not rated yet
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SHE LEFT!  Not rated yet
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Thanks  Not rated yet
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The Story  Not rated yet
Everyone writes a story in their head that becomes your life story and if you don't write it yourself some one else will. Yes, I took that off of Flicka …

Hard times!?! Not rated yet
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Naughty Miniature 2 Not rated yet
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Getting over it but falling in love again - Part 3 Not rated yet
Dear Horse Crazy Girls Readers, We move to our new house down the street from our old one and I feel so lost it’s not fair I had no choice. I say to …

Just getting over it yet falling in love again! - Part 2 Not rated yet
Dear Horse Crazy Girls Readers, We run now the wind in my hair the gentle breeze making her mane fly. It feels great to be back up on top of the world! …

Getting over it but falling in love again! Not rated yet
Dear Horse Crazy Girls, I want to tell you my story and why I’m so madly in love with horses! It all started when............. I was about eight …

Chase - Part 1 Not rated yet
There once were two horse herds. One was led by the one and only Thunderbolt. The other herd was led by a handsome young colt, whose name was Chase. …

Naughty Miniature Not rated yet
Hi, My miniature horse has biting and lunging issues. Whenever I try to lead him he will try to bite me, (and it always leaves a mark!). Please help …

My horse! I love her! Not rated yet
My horse is everything to me and I hate when the summer ends and I have to go back to school! :( I HATE it! I don't get any time to spend with her except …

Starting Doc on Barrels! Not rated yet
Hi! I am a 14 year-old country girl. I have raised my horse Doc since he was a foal. I just started him on the barrels and he's running like a deer! He's …

Hate when people think they know you! Not rated yet
I hate it when people think they know you and then they just back stab you. And you're like "whatever" and then they make fun of your horse to try and …

The Day Everything Changed - Part 2 Not rated yet
I look at him, he looks at me with his big brown soft eyes and I no I'll have to ride sooner or later! I know it will be hard my mom says but you just …

The Day Everything Changed  Not rated yet
I was tossing and turning and sweating! I heard thunder and saw lighting! I was scared the moment was replaying in my head it was like it was yesterday …

I Love My Horse! Not rated yet
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Spot, My Dream Come True <3 - Part 1 Not rated yet
Hi! My name is Olivia and you might know me from the "This Is Violet" stories. This story is true though, and I hope you like it! :) **** "Come …

Free Hearts: Book 2 - Chapter 3 Not rated yet
Chapter Three "No!" I screamed as I lurched forward and out of the saddle. I fell to the ground beneath me. I heard a crack as I …

Free Hearts: Book 2 - Chapter 2 Not rated yet
Chapter Two "Melody, are you okay?" asked Amber. I felt a bit queasy. "I'm okay." I answered. "Are you sure?" Tom was …

Smokey the Sassy Not rated yet
I own a Black Shetland Pony Gelding. He is always trying to get out of work. He always bites at me and won't cooperate when I try to work with him. He …

Dip in the Creek Not rated yet
Me and my friends are privilege to have to opportunity to use any horses we like at our stables. (We ride western) and so, we took our favorite horses …

What Just Happened?? Not rated yet
I was having a riding lesson on a pony called Skippy and my riding teacher told me to canter over one of the jumps (I was new to jumping) but when I tried, …

Ouch!!! Not rated yet
I had a lesson on the 27th of Nov 2010 and it was my second time riding Leo and little Bay show pony. The lesson was going well until the very end. …

You Are With Me Now - Part 2 Not rated yet
This is a fictional story As I took my lovely new foal, Rosie, into the barn, I thought how lucky I was to get a foal. I mean, its not everyday that …

Just Might Change Your Life - Chapter 2 Not rated yet
(Made up!!) "I'll miss you very much" I cried. Trooper neighed softly. Matt soon returned with his father who brought his truck. Mr.Walker checked …

Whoooooops! Hee Hee! :) Not rated yet
Me and Heidi were first paired in November 2009. I was on the look for a pony. Around 13:2 - 14:3 and about 8 years old. I was keen on the unusual colours …

Training Dexter Not rated yet
Last year I got my first 2 horses Emmy and her yearling Dexter. We had Emmy trained at a barn where we took riding lessons at a couple days before Dexters …

Heidi Not rated yet
I first heard about Heidi on a horse selling website when I was looking for my first pony. I saw her advert and it was published in December 09, pretty …

Me and Yankee on the first day of training. Not rated yet
Okay so when I was only 10 I got my very first horse Yankee! Well about 2 months later we started training. On the very first day, everything went wrong! …

Suprise! He's a Racer at Heart! Not rated yet
About six months ago at my old yard, my trainer announced to everyone that she was bringing her old thoroughbred racer out of retirement. He was about …

help wanted Not rated yet
I don't have a pony story yet.Please I don't have many many ideas about how to make money to get the stuff I would need to get stuff for the pony and …

Racing heart pt2 Not rated yet
Well here is the second part of Racing heart! The other foals came up to me."Hey Kat want to come jump with us"?asked cobalt."No im practising by myself …

A horse that was lame Not rated yet
I am a much more advanced rider than walking and trotting but thats what i had to do because i rode this horse who was recovering from being lame and all …

dusty road  Not rated yet
when we were training dusty road she would always buck off my dad but when i got on she would be really calm

Archie Not rated yet
The riding school where I work and ride got 3 ponies last year. Bella, George and Archie. Archie was gelded a couple of months ago and so I was riding …

Horse trail Not rated yet
Well me and my best friend for life were training jimmy and Lucy when she went for a fell of I was so scared that she had hurt herself and it would me …

It feels great flying. Not rated yet
My mares name is Astaria pronounced A-sta-ri-a. She was always frisky and always ran away from me in the paddock and always refused jumps so when mum …

Another Fall  Not rated yet
My Brother was riding his mare and was of course not listening and he had spurs on and she HATES them. So he started to ride her and was not listen to …

my first time horse riding Not rated yet
i was riding on the road and when i trotted i nearly fell off. ive been going for 2 weeks now its soo cool. i go to trent stables

Cowboy Not rated yet
Cowboy is a pony we were playing with him and training him he jumped sticks and we lodged him .Before we sold him yesterday.

Vica and Scooter Not rated yet
I was teaching at a horse camp at a local college and there was this adorable little girl named Vica there. She was only about 3ft tall but of course, …

My horses Dancer and Winchester... The Untrained Not rated yet
Howdy (I mean it). I'm Autumn. I'm 11 years old and have a love for horses.I also play on horseland and i love it sooo much i have over like 90 horses …

my wild playtime Not rated yet
I was in school and a man came looking for his horse. One hour later a big bay shire came running on to the school field. Mr. Barington had to get a carrot …

pippi horse tranning story Not rated yet
Well when we started tranning my horse she was a 3 months old but all we were shoshollizing her we had her about 1 year old put a halter on her she …

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