Horse Questions Anyone?

by AHorseLovingGirl4ever
(U.S.)


Here is the place to ask any question you have about horses! Just leave your question below! I will try to answer them the best that I can! If you don't have a question, feel free to answer someone else's!

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Oct 16, 2017
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Wondering...
by: Kat

I was wondering if we could post non-horsey stories. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE horses, but I also have a story that involves wolves. They're my 2nd favorite animal. Just wondering! Thanks!

Oct 06, 2017
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Thanks Sydney!
by: Hoofbeats

Thank you Sydney for the suggestion, I have named the chestnut gelding, Spitfire but I haven't found or thought of any show names for Bounty or him.

I drew a picture of them both (which I will post really soon) and I hope you will like it. :)

Sep 25, 2017
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:)
by: Olivia

Thanks Quinn! I'll keep your advice in mind. :) I appreciate your help! :)

Sep 23, 2017
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To Olivia
by: Quinn

Hi Olivia, you might want to take your horse to the vet :(

This is a tricky one cause it could mean different things like oral pain, colic pain or just discomfort but the most important thing to keep in mind is that he might have abdominal pain. Take stock of the situation and make sure there are no other signs of colic.

If you have doubts observe your horse closely for a few minutes, and if you still have questions, call your veterinarian. Most times when your horse yawns, however, he is likely to be just fine and doing what horses do.

Sorry. Hope for the best!

Sep 20, 2017
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lovin' it
by: Anonymous

I am so thankful for an encouraging website where girls can talk... no rude comments and tons of Christian support. Also TONS OF HORSES! Jesus and horses 4 life!

Sep 20, 2017
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horse yawns
by: Aspen

Most animals when they yawn is ether stressed or upset.

Sep 19, 2017
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Yawning?!
by: Olivia

Yesterday while leading a perfectly healthy acting horse around at a local barn, I noticed it kept yawning! Why would he do that? He just kept on yawning pretty well the whole time. Do horses naturally yawn when they get tired or is that unusual? What's up with the poor fellow?

Sep 18, 2017
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Names needed desperately!!!
by: Hoofbeats

I need names for horses that will be in one of my stories!

First one:

He will be a liver chestnut gelding with a blaze.
I was thinking of Spitfire, Spartan or Hornblower. If you have any names PLEASE suggest them. I also need a show name for him.

I need a show name for another horse that will be in the same book. Her name is Bounty, she is a 14hh bay pony.

The show names for these horses do not need to have their barn names in them.

Thanks!

Hoofbeats

From Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com

Have you seen our horse names pages? There are a ton of them.

Can't wait to read your next story!

Sep 04, 2017
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Thank you everyone! Sorry for the late reply.
by: Hoofbeats

Thanks so much for all the suggestions! They are so cool and have given me names for other horses like in the books that I'm writing!

Jul 18, 2017
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To Hoofbeats
by: Hoofprints in the Clouds

Just an idea, but how about Midnight Sky?

Jul 18, 2017
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To Hoofbeats
by: Anonymous

Here are a few ideas...
Fathomless
Flying Fury
Iced Fire
Fancy That
Defying Gravity
Speechless

Jul 18, 2017
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Show names for Fury
by: Anonymous

Midnight Fury
Fury Star
Taste of Fury

Jul 17, 2017
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Help! I need a show name desperately!
by: Hoofbeats

I need a show name for a black mare called Fury but her show name does not need to have her barn name in it. Please help!

Jul 15, 2017
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Help!
by: Hoofprints in the Clouds

Can anyone help me? My paint mare is SO stubborn! I can barely get her to walk, or she'll go to fast! Is there such a thing as a happy in-between?

She wasn't ever fully broke, and I'm a little afraid to push her to hard.

What do I do?

Jul 04, 2017
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Slorider
by: CC

Well my real trainer is a hunter jumper. So he is getting us better at riding for jumping.

But I also want to point out that I was riding a horse that I have never ridden before. So if that makes a difference.

Thanks so much Slorider!

Jul 04, 2017
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to hoofbeats
by: claudiahorselovr

Thank you! And of course you may know his show name! Uno Cards. Not very original, I know!

Jul 03, 2017
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CC
by: Slorider

Hey CC! I'm so sorry about what's happening! May I just ask what discipline you were riding before you did dressage? Maybe it was just so different from the dressage.

Jun 30, 2017
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I've just started some bad habits
by: CC

So guys, I had to stop riding with my regular trainer to take dressage from a different trainer for this dressage show. So I was away from my normal trainer for about a month.

When dressage ended, I went back to my trainer and it was my first lesson since dressage ended. My trainer told me I was riding all wrong and I saw it too.

Well, when I was posting I was jutting my hips out or something like that (if you get what I mean). Also, during sitting trot I was leaning back and putting my legs to forward. Then when I cantered I was just like jello.

So my trainer was like, "you are away from me for a month and you come back to me with a bunch of bad habits."

Does anyone know why this is happening to me? Did dressage mess me up? Or like what? I am like freaking out right now. Okay guys, thanks so much.

Jun 26, 2017
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Thank you!
by: MKrider

Thank you for the comments!

I've only ridden with my new boots once and it seemed fine without half chaps. Thanks for the tips! They will definitely help me with my decision.

Jun 25, 2017
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To: claudiahorselovr
by: hoofbeats

Hey! That is SO sweet!

Make sure that your horse listens to everything you tell him to do. Even if it means going back to the basics.

Also don't try to rush him in his jumping training and other things you want him to do.

I don't know how experienced you or your horse are but I can't wait to hear more about you and him!
May I ask what his show name is?

Jun 25, 2017
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Birthday
by: Blaze

Hi, my horse and I's birthday is coming up, and I don't know what to put on my birthday wish list for us! Do you guys have any ideas? Thank you.

Jun 23, 2017
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To: MKRider
by: Hoofbeats

I do wear chaps because if you try to match the colours of your boots and chaps, they usually look like top boots! And since top boots are extremely expensive where I live, I think it's great to have that top boot look and yet they aren't too expensive.

Note: if you want to buy chaps, have a good look around because if you want really good quality ones then you can spend a couple of hundred dollars on just chaps. But I got really good ones for less than $30. So like I said, you should look around before you make your final decision.

Jun 23, 2017
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Training
by: claudiahorselovr

As you guys probably remember, I got a horse! His name is Uno, he's a gelding, and just over 16hh. He has a white stripe on his face, and is a gorgeous shiny bay color. I'm gonna be jumping him in the British International Shows next year, and I'm training this year. I'm also doing flatwork with him, cause he needs a bit of confidence. Any tips?

Jun 23, 2017
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Half chaps
by: heartbeat for horses

I actually just got some half chaps and I personally LOVE them. They help so much with gripping, keeping heels down and if you're looking into some schooling shows you have to wear them.

But honestly, it is all up to you. I recommend not getting half chaps right away. Just try your paddock boots and if you feel you need half chaps then go for it. :)

Jun 20, 2017
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Half Chaps
by: MKrider

I just bought a new pair of black, lace up paddock boots. And I want to know if half chaps are necessary or not.

Jun 17, 2017
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New Story
by: Heartbeat For Horses

Hi everyone! I have something exciting to tell you! I am writing a horse series called "Eventing Dreams". So far, I have 3 books planned and here are the titles:

1. The Perfect Horse
2. Facing Heights
3. Stable Pride

There will be more books but I need to get past these first :)

Chapter one of the Perfect Horse will be out Monday.I will post a Chapter every Monday,Wednesday,Friday and Saturday.I may occasionally post an extra Chapter on one of the other days of the week.So i hope you guys read my new series!

Jun 07, 2017
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New story by hoofbeats
by: hoofbeats

Hi horse girls! I just wanted to post this in case any of you might be interested!

I am so excited to say that I will be writing another story (of course I will continue Runaway)! It will be called, The Wild Flame and Paruku Island.

I wrote a teaser for it to get you girls craving for it! LOL!

Fourteen year-old Lisa Hardy is a soul survivor of a devastating shipwreck.

Trapped on a desert island, Lisa find her only companion is a horse, or is Lisa and the horse the only one?

He is beautiful, unbroken and savage... a horse whose beauty matches perfectly his wild spirit.

Join Lisa and the wild stallion on a journey that will change their lives forever!

My story will be submitted on this website within the next few weeks! Please tell me what you think and be looking forward to another horse-crazy and dangerous story!

Jun 01, 2017
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Names for the flea bitten gray
by: MKrider

1. Admiral
2. Commander
3. Spirit
4. Prince
5. Bullet
6. Casper
7. Champ
8. El Dorado

I hope these are useful! :)

May 31, 2017
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Thanks Sydney!
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much Sydney!

I will name my filly Whisper of Hope.

Thanks again!

May 31, 2017
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cool horse names and more
by: Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com

Hi! Check out our list of horse names here - https://www.horsecrazygirls.com/horse-names.html

Hope this link helps!

May 30, 2017
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new horse needs a name!
by: Anonymous

I just got a new horse. She is a dappled grey mare. She can jump really well too. I just need a name for her! Do you have any good ones?

May 30, 2017
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Help me with horse names!
by: Haddie

So, I found this horse for sale online and I can't have him but I'm dreaming what I'd name him if I could. :)

What would you name a fleabitten grey Thoroughbred gelding? He has a lot of speckles!

Also, you girls can be on the lookout for Part 1 of a story I'm hoping to post soon!

May 29, 2017
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horse names
by: Anonymous

Okay guys, my Arabian mare recently gave birth to a filly but I need a name for her. I was thinking Airborn Magic but I want a shorter name.

It doesn't have to be similar to Airborn Magic just if you have any cool names for Arabian fillies then please bring them on!

May 25, 2017
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Yay!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Wow, there are more Christians on here than I thought! I'm one as well. :D

May 25, 2017
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to: reanna the horse lover
by: hoofbeats

Okay, I haven't worked too much with shy horses but here is what I've got...

Firstly, you need to gain his trust. Maybe try standing in or near his pasture so he gets used to having people around (and maybe not just you).

I would say that you should stand or sit near or in the pasture (whatever) for only some time and then day after day (possibly) increase the time you stay there.

I think it would be great for him to hear your voice, even if you're not in the pasture. This might take him some time maybe a few weeks, I don't know.

Patience is the key to horse training. Soon, he will hopefully realize that you don't want to harm him in anyway.

Leave carrots and/or horse treats in his pasture and let him eat them even if you don't see him do it.

It's all about gaining his trust and bonding with him.

Don't look at the horse in the eye when you approach him and make your way to him from the side (the shoulder) or he might freak out if you approach him from the front or back.

Then when he does let you near him eventually, try grooming him, trying a halter on, etc. But when he does let you near him, fold a small hessian bag or cloth-or something like it- and rub it all over his body.

If he stays calm while you do this then increase the size of the bag until you are rubbing his body with the whole bag. Don't rush him, this might take longer than expected.

I don't know how much experience you have in horse gentling/training so I just wrote what I thought would be needed.

I'm sure the other girls have great ideas too, so anyone else? Please tell us if you have any more problems!

Hope this helped!

May 23, 2017
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Hey!
by: Heartbeat for Horses

Try letting that horse get used to you. Stand by or sit on the fence and just watch him. Try talking to his owner about his bad care.

Once he starts to get used to you, start spending time with him. Feed him carrots and apples, try brushing him, petting him and talking to him.

Getting a horse is a huge step in the horse world. Try discussing alternatives with your parents. If you don't already, try taking lessons or volunteering.

Hope this helped!

May 23, 2017
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To reanna the horse lover
by: Haddie

Oh, that's so sad. It must be hard to see a horse like that. He is not owned by your family, correct?

You could talk to your parents or another adult about the horse and see if they think it should be reported. Maybe your parents would be more likely to get you a horse if they see how much you care for this one.

You could also start by asking for riding lessons, or even volunteering at a barn, horse rescue, or therapy riding center.

And don't forget to show responsibility and be really nice to your parents. I hope this helps.

May 23, 2017
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Reanna the horse lover
by: MKrider

If the horse is being neglected, you should contact the authorities and tell them about it.

If you want to ride but you don't have a horse, you can always go to riding lessons.

I want a horse too but I know that nagging my parents about it won't help so I usually drop it. I take lessons anyway.

If you show enough responsibility and offer to pay for half or a quarter of the horse's expenses they MIGHT let you get one.

For the trust issue, you should spend as much time with this horse as possible and your visiting time should be at the same time everyday, that way the horse knows when to expect you.

Treats do help. Never break the trust you have with the horse after you've attained it. Right now, the horse is not sure whether you're "OK" or not.

May 23, 2017
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Slorider
by: MKrider

You're also my best friend!

May 23, 2017
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reanna the horse lover
by: Slorider

Hey! I would suggest visiting the horse next to you every day and while you visit just sit and talk to her/him. Keep up a steady flow of talk and that will get this horse to know your voice and learn to trust you.

Also, laugh if you can. Horses LOVE laughter. And don't look her/him directly in the eyes if he/she comes near you because in horse language that is an aggressive action.

Just try to let the horse feel love and want a part of your happiness so he/she will gain your trust.

As for persuading your parents to let you get a horse.... well I'm sorry to say I can't help you there. I've been wanting a horse since I was 5 years old and I still don't have one.... my family just can't afford one right now. If the reason you can't get a horse is because of money maybe you could try and get some jobs or something to help you earn the money to buy a horse.

And PRAY! God always answers whether it's with a no, a yes or a wait. Hope this helps horse girl!

May 22, 2017
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what should I do
by: reanna the horse lover

My parents won't let me get a horse and I want one so bad. And there is a horse on my property that is not being taken care of and he is too shy for me to go near. What should I do?

May 22, 2017
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totally
by: Slorider

I totally think we should make a page like that! I'm also a missionary kid. We should seriously do it.

May 19, 2017
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(:
by: MKrider

I would love to have a page like that!

May 18, 2017
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This is AWESOME!
by: hoofbeats

I'm SO glad that there are some girls on here who are Christians! Yeah I agree, there should be a page where we can post prayer requests and stuff!

May 18, 2017
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by: To MKrider

Thanks, that's so encouraging! There seem to be quite a few of us on here that are Christians! We could have, like, a place where we post prayer requests and stuff.

That's so cool that your family are missionaries! Glad you're my sister. :)

May 17, 2017
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hoofbeats
by: Slorider

Thanks so much! It's all been really helpful!

Well, Pela is normally pretty fast but if she is being lazy or doesn't want to leave my instructor she can also be pretty slow. It all depends on how well I control her.

May 16, 2017
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by: Heartbeat For Horses

It sounds like you need to let Pela know YOU are the boss.

I suggest riding her on more contact. If you don't know what that means, it means having shorter reins and keeping contact on the horses mouth with the bit. Also seat contact. Be sure you are asking her correctly. Sometimes the slightest mistakes can confuse a horse a lot.

Ask your trainer for help. That is what they are there for.

Also, I would recommend trying to work with Pela from the ground maybe some tricks and a lot of grooming and treats to bond with her. The more she trusts and knows you, the more obedient she will be.

I hope this helped! :)

May 16, 2017
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Haddie
by: MKrider

Dear, Haddie!

I'm a missionary kid in Europe and what our family's goal is is to tell as many people as we can about God and his gift. So thanks for being a messenger for God and keep doing it and keep riding!

Your sister in Christ,

MKrider

May 16, 2017
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Survey... again
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Haha, forgot #8 and #9.

8. Do you like to sit and just watch horses?

Like? Nah. Love? Yeah!

9. What's your favorite gait? (as in trot, walk, canter, gallop, lope, etc.)

Canter :)

May 15, 2017
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Survey
by: Haddie

Fun survey Amy!

1. Leo, a lesson horse, though I only rode him once and he was sold soon after
2. Maybe trail rides or grooming
3. Don't play them
4. Probably would if I tried
5. Trail rides
6. Don't know
7. English...but like western too!
8. Yes!
9. Walk
10. Jeans, boots, tee, and my fave helmet is the Ovation schooling helmet
11. Chestnut with a blaze like Leo
12. Carrots
13. Leo is registered as Patron. Also like show name Pas de Cheval (it means "step of the horse" in French) and barn name Ransom (because like the Bible says, "God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ (Jesus-God's son) died for us." He loves me so much he died to pay my ransom from sin, death, and hell into life! And he can give that to you too:) Just repent, ask Him for forgiveness and love, and believe! I would love to chat about more of this, the reason behind my fave horse name, if anyone wants.)
14. Gelding
15. Leo's a Holsteiner
16. Thoroughbred... or maybe Quarter Horse

May 14, 2017
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to:Slorider
by: hoofbeats

OK, that's a bit of a tough one but I'll give you all the advice I have about this problem!

You need to show Pela that you're the boss.

Also, make sure you're giving her the right signals to make her do what YOU want her to do and where YOU want her to go.

You might not have enough contact through your seat.

In case you don't know what that means, you need to keep contact with your legs and the amount of weight you let "rest" in the saddle.

Is she a fast or a slow horse? Please answer and then we (the other girls and I) can possibly give you a better answer.

Does anyone else have any tips?

May 14, 2017
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Survey
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Here are my answers:

1. What is your horse's name? (lease, your own, lesson, your dream horse, etc.)
Meadow. IDK why, I just love the name...and no, I don't own/lease/have lessons on a horse. :)

2. What is your favorite thing to do with your horse?
Well, not MY horse, but my favorite thing to do with any horse is just lay on their back. XD

3. What is your favorite ipad/phone/tablet/laptop/PC/MAC game?
Horse Eden. Love that game!! (online)

4. Do you enjoy reading lying on your horse's back?
Well, considering I love just laying on a horse's back and I love reading, I WOULD. :)

5. Trail rides or jumping?
Trail rides.

6. Favorite store?
There are no horse stores around where I live, sadly, so I love Michaels. XD

7. English, western, eastern, or are you into racing?
Western.

10. What do you like to wear for riding?
Practically anything comfortable for riding.

Dream horse questions:

11. What's its coat color?
Haha, same, Dapple Gray.

12. What kind of treats does it like?
Watermelon! :D

13. Name, stable/barn name, registered name, show name, etc.
Barn name: Meadow
Show name: Flower of the Meadow

14. Gelding, mare, stallion, filly, or colt?
Mare.

15. Breed?
Andalusian.

Random question...

16. Favorite breed?
Andalusian. :)

May 12, 2017
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Help!
by: Slorider

Hey guys! Okay, so I need advice on how to control my horse during lessons. The horse I ride isn't actually my horse, I ride a lesson horse named Pela and she is 12 years old.

Anyways, all she wants to do is follow my instructor around. And when she wants to do that I can hardly control her, let alone ride correctly.

What can I do?!

May 12, 2017
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Hi Amy!
by: MKrider

Hi, Amy! Your survey was fun!

May 11, 2017
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here are my answers!
by: Heartbeat For Horses

1. Peppy (Lesson)
2. Ride cross-country or just chill with him in the pasture
3. Star Stable
4. I've never done it
5. Jumping!
6. Dover Saddlery
7. English
8. Totally!
9. Canter
10. Breeches, a polo or other breathable t-shirt, paddock boots and half chaps and my SSG gloves :)
11. Black and white
12. Peppermints,apples,carrots and mrs pastures horse treats
13. His show/registered name is "Ima Classy Star" and his barn name is Peppy
14. Gelding
15. American Paint Horse

May 11, 2017
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horse survey
by: hoofbeats

1. What is your horse's name? (lease, your own, lesson, your dream horse, etc.) - Destiny

2. What is your favorite thing to do with your horse? Jumping

3. What is your favorite ipad/phone/tablet/laptop/PC/MAC game? Don't have one

4. Do you enjoy reading lying on your horse's back? I haven't tried!

5. Trail rides or jumping? Jumping! Yeah!

6. Favorite store? Saddle World

7. English, western, eastern, or are you into racing? English

8. Do you like to sit and just watch horses? Sure do!

9. What's your favorite gait? (as in trot, walk, canter, gallop, lope, etc.) - Canter!

10. What do you like to wear for riding? polo shirt, jods. and chaps

This next part is about your dream horse. If you like your own horse and don't really have a horse in your dreams, then describe that horse...
11. What's its coat color? Flea bitten gray

12. What kind of treats does it like? Carrots

13. Name, stable/barn name, registered name, show name, etc. Destiny
Show name: It's your Destiny

14. Gelding, mare, stallion, filly, or colt? mare

15. Breed? Arabian

One more random question...
16. Favorite breed? Arabian

May 11, 2017
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Survey for HorseCrazyGirls!
by: Amy

1. What is your horse's name? (lease, your own, lesson, your dream horse, etc.)

2. What is your favorite thing to do with your horse?

3. What is your favorite ipad/phone/tablet/laptop/PC/MAC game?

4. Do you enjoy reading lying on your horse's back?

5. Trail rides or jumping?

6. Favorite store?

7. English, western, eastern, or are you into racing?

8. Do you like to sit and just watch horses?

9. What's your favorite gait? (as in trot, walk, canter, gallop, lope, etc.)

10. What do you like to wear for riding?

This next part is about your dream horse. If you like your own horse and don't really have a horse in your dreams, then describe that horse...
11. What's its coat color?

12. What kind of treats does it like?

13. Name, stable/barn name, registered name, show name, etc.

14. Gelding, mare, stallion, filly, or colt?

15. Breed?

One more random question...
16. Favorite breed?

Here are my answers...
1. Cisco
2. Ride along the beach
3. Star Stable
4. Absolutely, I do it all the time!
5. Uhhhh....both I guess!!!
6. Saddle Shoppe
7. English and racing
8. Yes!!! It's so relaxing...
9. Canter
10. Breeches, shirt, and boots (if I'm riding bareback I like jeans)
11. Dapple Gray
12. Apples, sugar cubes
13. Stable/barn name—Chance, Show name—Take That Chance
14. Gelding
15. Arabian
16. Arabian

May 11, 2017
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hoofbeats
by: MKrider

Thanks! I think I'm gonna do private lessons. I think I'll become a better rider by having one on one time with my instructor.

May 11, 2017
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hoofbeats
by: MKrider

Mare Appaloosa Names:

-Anabelle -Dream -Magic
-Admiral -Ebony -Moon
-Amber Dnacer -Ember -Nevada
-Angel Fire -Faith -Opal
-Another Chance -Ginger -One Wish
-Abby -Hawk -Summer
-Belle -Heart n' Soul -Texas
-Cowgirl -Indian Paint -Warrior
-Dakota -Inca -Wild
-Dawning Hope -Jubilee -Wind Song
-Dazzling Spirit -Kayla -Wind
-Diamond -Luna -Winnie
-Wings
-Wish

Hope you like them!

May 10, 2017
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horse names
by: hoofbeats

Hey horse girls!

I was thinking the other day about an Appalossa mare and the name she has doesn't suit her. Please give me as many horse names as you can!

Does anyone have any really cool ways to earn money for horse camps?

Please as many people answer as possible!

May 10, 2017
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To: MKrider
by: hoofbeats

OK, I'm so glad that the info was helpful!

You asked if it was better to be in group lessons or in privates. It depends on you. I personally like private lessons more because my instructor can only focus on me, but private lessons are more expensive than the group lessons, where I ride. So I only have private lessons if I won it or something like that.

So, it depends if you can afford it and how you feel about it.

Horses tend (in a group lesson) to follow the other horse in front of them so if you choose to have group lessons also look for opportunities to ride in an arena by yourself.

This also helps to know what you need to work on in communicating with your horse.

And now since I have quite a lot of experience, I now put my riding to good use and teach the less experienced riders.

That's my advice, hope it helps!

May 09, 2017
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Haddie
by: MKrider

It's actually correct to nudge your horse with your heels behind the girth so that's probably why she responds so well.

May 04, 2017
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by: Haddie

Thanks so much everyone! I will have to remember these tips for (hopefully!) the next time I ride. One thing that did sort of help me once on a big stubborn Paint mare named Omni was to kick further behind the girth. Not sure why that would make a difference, but it helped a bit.

May 02, 2017
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by: MKrider

I forgot to say that if you're posting in the trot, every time you come up in the saddle kick lightly as a reminder to your horse.

May 01, 2017
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Haddie
by: Anonymous

Hi Haddie! I have a horse at my barn named Elvis who is really lazy. I suggest actually not kicking him. First squeeze him, if he doesn't respond circle him once or twice and ask again. If he doesn't move, on ask for a crop. Hope this helps!

May 01, 2017
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Haddie
by: MKrider

I used to ride a lazier horse and I also thought to just kick harder but it never worked. It didn't have effect on the horse's gait so I tried to reverse my thinking. Instead of kicking as hard as possible, I gently kicked not once but several times and the horse responded way more willingly. I hope this makes sense.

Apr 30, 2017
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by: AHorseLovingGirl

Well...you COULD kick them harder, but I'm not the one who would want to kick very hard, either.

Getting a lazy horse excited around other horses may bring some spirit into them and get them out of their laziness. Also, if you're lazy, the horse will be lazy, but if they sense your... I don't know, spirit, that may get them to move.

I seriously don't know what I'm talking about right now, but it might work.. :)

Apr 30, 2017
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Lazy horses
by: Haddie

Hey girls! I would love to hear your thoughts on this question... How do you deal with lazy horses? Just kicking them harder like I've been told to do? Or has anyone learned something that works better? I'm not a strong personality and don't enjoy kicking very much. :) Thank you in advance to anyone who can help!

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by: MKrider

Thanks for the tip.

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by: Anonymous

I would recommend doing private lessons as a beginner. After a while, you can move up to group lessons. Honestly, its your choice though. You learn more in private as you get one on one time with your trainer.

Apr 27, 2017
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to aHorseLovingGirl
by: MKrider

Thanks so much! This is really helping me out!

Apr 27, 2017
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to hoofbeats
by: MKrider

Thanks for the info! It was really helpful. I have another question: what's better? Having private lessons or riding with other riders?

Apr 27, 2017
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to: MKrider
by: hoofbeats

Here are some tips about finding the best riding school for you!

What to look for:
- A clean, neat and tidy yard and stable
- Contented, relaxed horses or ponies
- Well-turned out, helpful staff
- A businesslike but friendly atmosphere
- Properly-equipped riders - no one should be allowed to ride unless they are wearing a hat or helmet, correctly secured with a chin strap, and safe footwear

What to avoid:
- dirty, untidy premises
- Unkempt staff
- Scruffy and/or dejected looking horses
- Lack of professional supervision
- People riding in any old clothes: baggy jeans, trainers or "willies", and with no helmet

I hope this really helps you to find the best riding school possible for you!

Apr 24, 2017
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by: AHorseLovingGirl

That's great, Heartbeat for Horses! I'm glad Peppy's doing alright!

MKrider, when looking for a stable, here are some things I would look for:

-Price. Of course, you don't want it TOO expensive, first of all.

-Horses. Like, how the horses are treated and cared for. You would want them to be treated nicely, not roughly and used.

-People. Are the people there devoted and kind, or are they just doing it for money?

-Location. It also depends on if it's far away or not from your house.

And I guess that's all I would say. I don't have practically any experience at all about this, so if someone else could help...?

Apr 22, 2017
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riding lessons
by: MKrider

I'm looking for a stable for riding lessons. What are some things to look for when trying to decide which stable to ride at?

Apr 19, 2017
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Will do!
by: hoofbeats

Will do! I'll pray for Peppy too!

Apr 18, 2017
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:)
by: Anonymous

Peppy is healthy and happy now! Thank you Ahorselovinggirl!

Apr 17, 2017
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by: AHorseLovingGirl

Poor Peppy! I'll be praying for him, Heartbeat for Horses!

Apr 12, 2017
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Prayers for Peppy
by: Heartbeat For Horses

Everyone, could you please pray for Peppy? When I got to my lesson today I was told he pulled up lame a couple days ago. The sole of his foot is bruised and inflamed. Please pray that he comes up sound. Thank you! :)

Apr 05, 2017
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To hoofbeats
by: Drawingrockinghorse

My dream horse is either a paint horse named Ranger, or a retired thoroughbred named Legend. Both are my horse original characters, so they have their own designs.

Apr 04, 2017
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To hoofbeats
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Hmm... my dream horse used to be the same as yours, but now I want a black Tennessee Walker! I would probably name HER (mare) Bliss, but my favorite names change as well. XD

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by: hoofbeats

I know this is kind of a weird question but I would love to know everyone's dream horse!

Mine is a white Arabian mare who I would call Destiny (just like in my story Runaway).

Please answer!

Feb 27, 2017
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Good luck girl!
by: Anonymous

Well, here are some ideas!

Go through all of your things and ask your parents if you can sell them. Either have one of your parents help you sell them on Ebay or have a yard sale. Remember, you have to sacrifice some.

If you live in a neighborhood with dogs ask around to walk them or watch them while there out of town. Any pets will do. Also, ask your neighbors if they need anything around the yard done such as weeding, mowing, wiping windows down, trimming bushes the options are endless!

Ask relatives if they need things done. Maybe your uncle or aunt needs you to wash the car or even your parents might give you five bucks to do it. Also, ask your neighbors if they need their car washed or waxed.

If you ride at a stable, talk to your instructor or the owner about working there. Maybe, just maybe, they will let you for some cash.

Good luck!

Feb 27, 2017
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Sami!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Sounds like a hard situation! I've always wanted a horse, but can never get one due to money that I can't earn.

What do you like doing? If you like making jewelry or crafts, you could have a sale to sell them - people buy these kind of things, especially when you tell them the cause for your sale.

If you like cooking, you could have a back sale! It works out pretty good, I've heard.

Or you could maybe even get a job at a stable, if they let you get payed for it! :)

Hope this info helps you get any closer to owning a horse, Sami! :D

Feb 25, 2017
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by: Heartbeat for horses

She sounds adorable! here are some names:

Trixie
Sonador (Dreamer in spanish)
Stargazer
Misty

Feb 24, 2017
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Help!
by: Sami

I need help! I want a horse, but my dad won't let me buy one unless I pay for it totally myself! I have one chance coming up to get a horse; next summer. That's only 4-5 months. Could you help me think of ideas?

The ideas on here already are so awesome - if only I'd be allowed to!

When you give me suggestions, please don't include anything that has to do with earning money on the internet. I tried to make a website when I was little and got in trouble. I made another one and got in trouble some more. So that's obviously out of the question!

Thanks, horsecrazygirls! Your support counts and means a lot to me!

Feb 21, 2017
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by: Aspen

She sounds beautiful, maybe call her Annabelle?

Feb 20, 2017
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Horse Lover Girl 80
by: AHorseLovingGirl

She sounds like a pretty horse! Here are some names:

Checker(s)
Sonador (means 'Dreamer' in Spanish)
Dream
Oreo Cream
Whisper
Cocoa
Marshmallow :)
Hope
Faith
Star of the Show (or just Star)
Ebony Cream
Ebony Cloud
Ebony Dream

...And that's it for now. I hope you find a name for your horse!!! <3

Feb 17, 2017
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My Horse
by: Horse Lover Girl 80

I'm getting a horse but her name does not fit her. She is a black and white paint and she is gentle, kind, and friendly! Any ideas for a good name?

Btw, horses are really expensive so if you want to get one, you should really spend time with it and make sure she/he is healthy!

Feb 16, 2017
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Aspen
by: AHorseLovingGirl

My mom always says 'Practice makes progress!' Because nothing is perfect in this world, and you only get better and progress. You have an amazing talent! ツ

Feb 12, 2017
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Thanks
by: Aspen

To Drawingrockinghorse:

I do have a deviantart, username "Horsedra" but I don't all the time put artwork on there, mostly pictures of people I like. But thank you very, very much. I love all the comments I get. Again, THANK YOU!

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To AHorseLovingGirl:

Thank you for the comment you posted. The only secret I have to making things look real is "practice".

Feb 10, 2017
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by: AHorseLovingGirl

I don't have a horse... but really want one. Our family doesn't have the money for one and I couldn't make do raising money for it. So, I think I'll just get a horse when I'm older and have a job. :) I hope you get the money you need for a horse!

Oh, and another thing, you could sell things that you don't use anymore on websites like ebay, and if you like making homemade things, then you could sell stuff on websites like etsy.

Also, if you tell your customers the cause for you raising money, they might feel better about buying your things, knowing how the money is being used. :)

Feb 07, 2017
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To Sydney
by: Anonymous

Thanks Sydney! I appreciate it!

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To AHorseLovingGirl
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!

The only problem is, is that I live in Slovenia and I can't really volunteer at stables and work for people because they just do it differently here. But I will definitely try to figure out some way to do one of those things. So thanks again for everything!

Do you have a horse?

Feb 06, 2017
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5 Ways to Make Money If You Love Horses
by: Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com

Hi girls! You can also check out some ideas here:

https://www.horsecrazygirls.com/5-ways-to-make-money-if-you-love-horses.html

Feb 05, 2017
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Raising Money
by: AHorseLovingGirl

TO ANONYMOUS:
So you want a horse? Me too, but raising money for one is a bit hard... so here's a link to another page on this website that'll give you tips on how to afford a horse!

https://www.horsecrazygirls.com/how-to-afford-a-horse.html

Here are some things I came up with:

You can raise money by...

*Using your hobbies! What do you like doing most? Try doing some of those things and selling or performing them to earn money! :)

*Get a job! Not like a full time, working at like a store job, but maybe working around the house like doing chores, or you can even volunteer at a stable and get paid! :)

*Work! Working can earn money, like you can shovel in the winter, rake in the fall, and other things like that to earn money!

Hope any of this helped!

TO ASPEN:
I LOVE your artwork, you are sooo talented! I love how realistic everything in your drawings look :)

Feb 03, 2017
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by: Drawingrockinghorse

Aspen, your art is absolutely amazing! You have been a great inspiration to me, and I decided to start drawing horses more. You have so much amazing talent, so keep drawing those beautiful horses! I have a question for you. Do you have a deviantart? (It's an art site, in case you didn't know.)

Feb 02, 2017
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drawings
by: Aspen

WHO LIKES MY ARTWORK?

I'm sure you've all seen my artwork and I appreciate all the comments I get, I'll continue to post but feel free to tell me what you like on my artwork. I would love to hear. Anybody?

Feb 01, 2017
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I want a horse!
by: Anonymous

Hey! I was just wondering if anyone has any good ideas on how to make money so I can buy a horse? I want one so badly but my parents can't afford to get one for me but if I can make money I can get one! Anyone have any ideas?

Jan 25, 2017
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hey claudia!!!
by: Fern

Depending on the type of discipline of riding you do, should depend on the breed and size of a horse.

If you want a horse for jumping or Hunter, I recommend getting a Quarter Horse, that's not as stocky, an Arabian, or perhaps a Thoroughbred.

50 euros for boarding isn't a lot for boarding, and in fact very cheap to the price of boarding in America.

And adopting a horse from a rescue isn't a bad option either, although usually, (depending on the horse) it can take you a while it earn it's trust.

I love all horses, no matter what gender. And like everyone else said, it's a personal preference, but... I personally have to go with geldings. Mainly because when mares go into season, it's sometimes very hard to have a pleasurable ride, and I don't really have the patience for that.

Hope you enjoy your horse when you get him/her!!!

Jan 24, 2017
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by: Anonymous

You're so lucky!

The size of your horse actually depends on your preference. Do you like ponies, medium or large? If you like medium, go for a 15 hh horse. If you like large, go for maybe a 16 but I warn you its going to be very big but you will eventually grow into it.

Breed is also a preference of yours. If you like willing, fast strong horses go for a quarter horse. If you like docile and willing, go for an Arabian. But in my opinion, the best first horses are stock type breeds such as paints, quarter horses and appaloosas.

For age, go for a horse around 10 years old. But if you are much more experienced than that I would go for a maybe 7 year old.

Second hand tack is fine just as long as its in good quality and you're not wasting your money and that it fits the horse you're going to buy. Grooming tools really don't matter.

And lastly, the mare or gelding is a preference question. I love geldings as they're very sweet and willing but also a bit spirited and can be stubborn. I also love mares for their sweet and stubborn personalities and they are also willing to please.

Good luck and have fun with your best friend! When you get him, please post pictures and tell us all about him/her!

Jan 24, 2017
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by: AHorseLovingGirl

AWESOME!!! That's so cool, Claudia!! :D

Breed doesn't really matter, just choose what you like! :)

I would go for mid age, at the oldest, because then they'll live a longer life with you. ;)

Yes, of course, second hand tack is alright as long as it works!

I, personally, would probably go for buying the whole grooming kit with all the stuff already in it.

I think you should get a mare, but it's really up to you. Maybe think of a few names, then, if it's a girl name, choose the girl, and if it's a boy name, then choose the boy. Just an option.

I don't have answers to the other questions cuz I'm not very experienced with this! :)

Remember to tell us about your new horse! :D

Jan 23, 2017
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I'm getting a horse!
by: claudiahorselovr

Hello! As the title says, I'M GETTING A HORSE! AHHHH! I'm so excited, but I need some help.

1. I'm 5ft 2in, how many hands high should the horse I buy be?

2. Also, should I adopt?

3. What are all things I need for my first horse?

4. What breed of horse, or does breed matter?

5. What age?

6. What kind of feed?

7. The stables I ride at charges 50 euro (I'm in Ireland) a week to board the horse, including hay. Is that expensive?

8. Is second hand tack alright?

9. Should I buy a grooming kit with all the stuff in it, or just the grooming box and collect the stuff? Curry comb, hoof pick etc.

10. Should I get a mare or a gelding?

Jan 17, 2017
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A game?
by: AHorseLovingGirl

So it's a game you play? Maybe it's Howrse, cause they've changed some of it now, but it doesn't seem like it in some ways. Sorry that's all I know! :(

Jan 15, 2017
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by: Savana

I need help. The game starts off with a female who helps a horse give birth then is given the choice to return to school or stay at the farm.

There's a town and you have to memorize the map because they don't give it to you and I don't know the name and I've been searching for years now. I played it between 2011 and 2013 but I don't think it was new.

Please, if anyone knows what I'm talking about please help me. Thanks.

Jan 15, 2017
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Happy Saddle Treats
by: Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com

Hi claudiahorselovr,

How about trying out this one? You can read my review here.

Jan 13, 2017
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claudiahorselovr
by: claudiahorselovr

I have a treat problem! I give polos to the horse I ride, Gizmo, but I need more treats for him! I know I can give him apples and carrots, but I need something a little smaller! Any horse treats that you guys buy on Amazon or some other website? Please help!

Jan 12, 2017
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Flicka Girl!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

So, what I would do is sell crafts, since I like to craft, and in the winter, shovel for the neighbors, in the fall, rake for the neighbors, and do this for a while to make some money! But I would also check out "How to afford a horse" here on horsecrazygirls.com as well, for other ideas! :)

Jan 12, 2017
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Flicka girl
by: Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com

Hi Flicka girl,

Read my article on "How to Afford a Horse" - some ideas on there might help. :)

Jan 11, 2017
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Money problems
by: Flicka girl

I love horses, took lessons, volunteer at a stable, I even have a family farm. But, the barn isn't repaireable, no fences, and I have to work for my money. Even though I get $12 dollar a month, it's not going to take care of a horse. Anybody got any ideas to make or save money? Any ideas are appreciated.

Jan 09, 2017
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by: AHorseLovingGirl

That's really cool, girls! I'm writing a series right now called Willow Creek (Willow Creek is the name of the stable) :)

Jan 08, 2017
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Me too!
by: Heartbeat for horses

I need a horse crazy friend too! I'm also writing a book series called Hoofbeats! Here are the names of mine:

Hoofbeats Shasta

Hoofbeats Shasta's Promise

Hoofbeats Lost soul

Hoofbeats Key To My Heart

Hoofbeats Dreamcatcher

Hoofbeats Stolen Dreams

I have already written Hoofbeats Shasta and I'm 2 chapters into Shasta's Promise!

P.S. Thanks for your wonderful comments on Girls Horse Club… I'm Sierra on there!

Actually...

I actually decided to change titles of my books and decided to make it a very long series since the books are not extremely long.

HOOFBEATS Shasta

HOOFBEATS Shasta's Promise

HOOFBEATS By My Side

HOOFBEATS After The Storm

HOOFBEATS Shattered

HOOFBEATS A New Beginning

HOOFBEATS The Heart Of A Champion

HOOFBEATS Love Never Ends

Jan 08, 2017
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Hey Sisco's Gal!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

I have the same dream and I totally support it! I want to write horse crazy books too!! The names of you're books sound very interesting and I would more than likely LOVE reading them :) Keep pressing onto you're dream - I bet you'll publish those books someday, girl! :D

Jan 08, 2017
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I Need a Friend!
by: Sisco's Gal

I've read a lot of the horse books listed on here, and they are awesome!

I have dreams of becoming a horse novel writer, and maybe having one of my books on TV! Maybe that sounds crazy, but it's my dream.

My sisters and brother and parents are NOT just a whole lot supportive of that dream... Is there anyone here who is? Not to be weird or anything, I just want a horsecrazy friend real bad!

I'm writing a series. Here are the books:

HOOFBEATS Gone With the Wind

HOOFBEATS On My Heart

HOOFBEATS Song

HOOFBEATS Lost Song

HOOFBEATS To Tomorrow

Well that's all I have planned for now. Is there any support?

Jan 04, 2017
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My horse bites!
by: Anonymous

I am currently riding a horse that bites and or kicks! I would like to know if you know how to teach him not to!

Dec 31, 2016
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Hi Macy!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Have you tried any techniques used for breaking a horse when young? Some things like that may help. I'm not a horse expert so that's the best I've got! I hope you can train your horse, Dakota! :D

Dec 29, 2016
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Liberty training my horse Dakota
by: Macy

Dakota is a very smart and energetic horse (can open any door), but he can be quite mean sometimes. He has a tendency to kick, buck, and bite.

I have done lots of studying and research on this type of training. I hope I can get through to my horse Dakota.

If you have any tips or ideas that will help him please comment!

Dec 18, 2016
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by: hoofbeats

Sorry, I also don't know of any books like that! Did you try the book list on this website?

Dec 12, 2016
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by: AHorseLovingGirl

Sorry, I don't know any books like that! :(

Dec 11, 2016
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Thank you all!
by: claudiahorselovr

Thanks so much! I'll definitely use it!

Dec 11, 2016
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Anyone know the book?
by: Anonymous

Sorry posting here didn't know where else but I think you guys can really help me. My mom had a book I read as a kid it was about a black stallion named King.

He had a herd and lived on a ranch that let them free roam. The sequel was about his son who was a white stallion who was wild and bashed a rider who was trying to tame him into the ranch sign board and they deemed him cursed.

Anyone know the books? My mom is no longer here and I can not find the books but I'd love to read them again.

Thank you so much! Your book list is awesome too btw!

Dec 07, 2016
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by: AHorseLovingGirl

I say go to hoofbeats for that one (look at her comment) since I don't ride like AT ALL EVER, I don't know the best way to canter. So yeah! :)

Dec 07, 2016
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by: Heartbeat for horses

I myself started cantering recently in September but my tips are to keep heels down, shoulders back and seat deep in the saddle.

It also helps to work on some leg building exercises such as squats and work on two point over ground poles to build your muscles.

If you want, you can ask your trainer if you could canter on the lunge line for a lesson or two until you're confident enough to canter on your own.

I just am starting to canter off the lunge line as of mid-October. Hope this helps!

Dec 07, 2016
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by: hoofbeats

So you asked how is the best way to canter...

Well, just keep your hands soft on the horse's mouth because if there is too much pressure, it hurts their mouth so they try to run away from the pain so that equals a fast canter.

Also, keep your heels down and try to have a deep seat, meaning that you don't bounce around in the saddle.

But it also depends on how fast the horse is. Like if the horse is a slower one then it is easier to have a light seat. (Having a light seat is a bit hard for me to explain.)

But if the horse is faster then you need to "roll" back your shoulders (they move back and when you do that it will make your weight sink down into the saddle telling your horse to slow down into the saddle and also do half halts which is when you pull gently on the reins and then gently releasing). It works on all the gaits that I have learned at my stable.

Sorry if I went a bit over board but I hope it helps!

Dec 05, 2016
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Cantering!
by: claudiahorselovr

Hi girlfriends! I was cantering for the first time on Friday. Yay!

I was doing really well and Dreams was being so good, until she started to gallop. Eek!!! I had never cantered before, let alone gallop, so I started to panic. And of course, I fell off.

My arm is really sore, but I'm mostly disappointed in myself! I really thought I could do it! Btw, I did it again, and didn't fall off, but it wasn't for long!

Anyway, I need advice! How is the best way to canter? Heels down, and stuff like that, I know, but I need some advice from my fellow, more experienced riders! Please help!

Dec 04, 2016
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To Riptide Rider
by: AHorseLovingGirl

I thought of a couple more names for you...

Red Pirate
Dark Beauty
Tutti-Fruity (however you want to spell those two)
Strong Beauty
Rojo Beauty (rojo: red in spanish; pronounced roho)

So those are just a few more I came up with. :)

Nov 30, 2016
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heartbeat for horses!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

I think you should make some homemade treats for your fave horse! If I had a horse to give some to, I would! There are many recipes to do that online, too. :)

Nov 29, 2016
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by: Heartbeat for horses

Hey girls! Do you have any ideas on what I could get Peppy for Christmas? He isn't my horse so nothing like tack or anything like that. Maybe a type of treat or something? Please tell me what you think!

Nov 21, 2016
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Hey!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

To Claudia: I say the same as heartbeat for horses and have fun!

To Riptide Rider: I love going off their personality! So is he sweet? Sassy? Think about that.

I also have a few already written out:
-Dark Sky
-Grand Canyon
-Evening's Sunset
-Sunset's Beauty
-Red Warrior

So yeah, that's all I have at the top of my head. Hope you like them or I was any help!! :)

Nov 21, 2016
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by: Heartbeat for horses

It doesn't matter what you wear as long as you're comfortable in it. I honestly rode a whole year in jeans and leggings and just got my first breeches this spring. Hope this helps!

Nov 20, 2016
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by: heartbeat for horses

Well, I love show names that have to do with their barn name. Like Peppy's show name is Ima Classy Star, it fits his personality perfectly. He's a show off, he's adorable and he looks like a rockstar. He's stubborn and crazy. Tell us a bit about him and I can probably come up with some names. :)

Nov 20, 2016
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by: hoofbeats

Hey that's great!

It does not matter really as long as your clothes are comfortable to ride in!

Also I only got my first jods last year!

I hope it helps!

Nov 20, 2016
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Looking for and Suggesting Show Names
by: Riptide Rider

Okay, so I'm struggling to come up with a show name for my one-eyed bay gelding, suggestions please!

Some of my favourites:

Quick Silver (for a grey)
Storm Warning (for a grey)
Patchy Promise (for a piebald/skewbald)

Nov 20, 2016
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by: heartbeatforhorses

I'm glad you got to canter! I love cantering! Yesterday, I had my riding lesson and I got to jump 2 foot 3 finally! I never thought I would be allowed to! Peppy was a complete angel and listened to me so well. I'm so proud of him!

Nov 19, 2016
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I got a question! Please, if as many girls could answer!
by: claudiahorselovr

I love horses and I am going riding next week but I don't wear pants. So I am wondering if this is suitable for riding -- I'm wearing a long top and leggings. Will it get in the way? The top is long, but it's about 2.5 inches above my knees. I'm 5'1". My biggest fear is people will think I'm weird because I don't wear jods or breeches.

Thanks!

Nov 13, 2016
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I'm so happy for you!!!
by: hoofbeats

I'm so happy for you! I really love cantering!

Nov 11, 2016
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Awesome!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

That's great!! I hope you enjoyed it! :D Cantering is my fave gait! ;)

Nov 10, 2016
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by: Anonymous

My mom had a talk with her at my lesson today! Then I was taught to canter! Thanks for your help guys!

Nov 08, 2016
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maybe this will help
by: hoofbeats

What about your dad asking your instructor? Sorry it's most likely not very helpful. Just do your best in every lesson you do and then that might work.

Nov 08, 2016
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Hello again!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

How about your dad? All I can say is to somehow convince (I guess) the instructor to let you. I would say even go to the stable owner and tell him/her what's going on. These lessons you take cost money you know, and if you're not being taught the right things at the right time, that's not very fun for anyone. :\ I don't have any experience with this, and it's hard to think of something you could do... :)

Nov 07, 2016
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by: Anonymous

Yeah, my mom comes but she doesn't know much about horses and doesn't feel right about asking my instructor. I have centered once before by accident and my trainer said I have a great seat. Idk.

Nov 06, 2016
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Anonymous
by: AHorseLovingGirl

That's weird! But does your mom know or come to your lessons? Maybe she could tell the instructor instead, and maybe she might do it. Also, tell the instructor that you feel ready to canter. I have no idea why she'd do that! :\ But I hope this helps at all. :)

Nov 06, 2016
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Learning to canter
by: Anonymous

Hey guys! I've been riding for 1 year twice a month and my trainer has been promising she would teach me to canter for 3 months but every single time she says next time and it never happens. All we do is trot around and diagonal and stuff but I've mastered it.

I know my diagonals and posting, I have a great seat and I have learned to go over small crossrails. But my trainer is teaching me nothing new and I can't stand it!! What should I do? And switching barns is too expensive...

Oct 29, 2016
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Hey, Reanna the horse lover
by: AHorseLovingGirl

That's awesome! I'm so glad it helped! :)

Oct 26, 2016
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dear ahorselovinggirl
by: reanna the horse lover

Thanks so much! I tried it with him and it worked! He is starting to get used to me. Thanks!

Oct 24, 2016
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Anonymous
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Hey, I don't have many tips (actually none at all) for breaking horses. I've never really read on it, but here's a link that may have some helpful tips if you like: http://www.equiworld.net/uk/training/horse/breaking.htm

I found some others, but I'm giving you (probably) the best one here :)

Oct 24, 2016
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Any tips?
by: Anonymous

I love horses and I half own three. They used to be broke and now they are not. I am trying to befriend/break one named Star. She is already halter broke. Any tips?

Oct 23, 2016
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Reanna the horse lover
by: AHorseLovingGirl

He may not be used to people too much, and he might not have a great past. He needs to know that he can trust you, and be confident with you.

You have to practice getting him to trust you. So find out his favorite treat, and see how close he'll let you get. Then stand there with your hand out. Don't look at him though, so either face the ground or to the side... etc. Just stand there, and he may get interested in what and why you're doing that!

If he comes closer, don't look up still. Stay where you are, don't make sudden movements. If he wants to take the treat, he might get close enough for him to reach it. Then if he does take it, do it the next day. (well, even if he doesn't take it) ;)

Do it every day, and after a while, (when you and him feel comfortable) pet him. Stroke his face, and find his soft spot! I really am not the horse expert, so if this doesn't work, well, I tried!

Oct 23, 2016
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by: AHorseLovingGirl

Sometimes that is right, sadly. Cause horses usually go for a higher price, unless it is a lower end breed that people (sadly again) won't want.

Like if it's not a purebred, people may not want it if they are breeders and stuff. Plus it's not that the horse is "bad", it's just maybe not trained, or it has some medical issues, something like that.

My mom has said something like that before, too. I know how you feel! :)

Oct 23, 2016
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Horse Crazy
by: Horseless

I love horses. My room is full of them but I don't own a horse, and I catch myself daydreaming a lot about owning one. I just scroll through the web looking for horses that are for sale, my grandma loves that I love horses but if the horse is only $100-$300 she says it probably is a bad horse. Is she right?

Oct 23, 2016
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I need help
by: reanna the horse lover

At my property, I have a brown quarter horse, he is so shy! He won't even let me come near him! What should I do?

Oct 19, 2016
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to: Anonymous (bucking horse)
by: hoofbeats

He needs to know that you're not going to hurt him but if he does get a bit naughty then you need to show him who's boss (you!).

There is this horse at the stable where I ride and he sometimes kicks, and someone told me that you need to swing a lead rope at him until he gives it up.

Do you know a spot where he likes to be scratched?
If you do and when he lets you come near to him scratch him there, so he knows that you're not going to hurt him and build up from there. It may take some time but I read in a book that patience is a horse woman's best friend!!!

Oct 18, 2016
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to: horse loving girl
by: hoofbeats

Horses can get colic if they eat something they should not have (like dirt). And since horses can't vomit, it can cause problems like colic. Hope it helps!!!

Oct 18, 2016
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To Horse loving girl
by: AHorseLovingGirl

This is what I found on the internet, because I do not know much about it. I do know things here and there about it thought.

It's important to understand that "colic" is not a diagnosis but a description of symptoms. Colic simply means that a horse has abdominal pain and this can occur for many different reasons, including pain in other areas of the body. It's when you get a diagnosis of the CAUSE of the colic that you actually know what is going on with a horse.

So that's what/why horses get colic. Anyone want to add? Yeah, I feel that I didn't do very well on this one. :)

Oct 18, 2016
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Hey Horsewanter!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

I have never owned a horse, and I understand the wanting part. But if you'd like to be around them more, maybe try lessons or volunteering at a local stable! Volunteering at one is free if the stable wants volunteers, and you work for free. Though you could get a job at a stable and get paid, but not all stables do that. But that's what I would suggest! :)

Oct 17, 2016
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Colic
by: Horse loving girl

Why do horses get colic?

Oct 17, 2016
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Wanting a horse
by: Horsewanter

I really want a horse but we did have one but she was colicky and had to be given away. I want another one but my parents will not let me. I want to be around them more. What should I do?

Oct 17, 2016
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to: Emma
by: hoofbeats

The reason why your horse or pony may be fat is because your horse eats too many calories. So you need to reduce the calories your horse eats.

Oct 14, 2016
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Horselovecrazy
by: Heartbeat for horses

A hackamore will probably do the trick!

Oct 13, 2016
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To horselovecrazy
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Maybe try using a hackamore, which is a bit-less bridle. She may have only used hackamores, and is not used to bits. It's hard to break a horse that's past the best breaking age. Well, that's all I can say! I don't own a horse, but I do know a few things, and this could be right, which I hope it is.

Oct 13, 2016
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To Emma
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Your horse may be lonely, or need a friend. Horses are herd animals, so if you have another horse or cow or donkey - something - she may just need some company! Maybe she's so fat because:

1. she grazes too much, or

2. She eats too much because of the feed you give her along WITH her grazing.

But yeah, that's all I know! :)

Oct 13, 2016
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by: Heartbeat for horses

Considering she is 7 years old, she is going to be harder to train. How long have you had her? I suggest working with her in short time spans rewarding her for doing well, and not letting her get away with things. Do not punish her though! If needed, find a friend or a trainer who knows a lot to help you out.

Hope this helped!

Oct 12, 2016
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HELP
by: horselovecrazy

My pony is 7 years old but we can't bit break her. She's just too old. What do I do? She's the only pony I have got. Please help me.

Oct 10, 2016
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WHY
by: Emma

Why is my pony always so unhappy? She grazes all day. Why is she so fat?

Oct 04, 2016
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A Horse-Crazy Girl's Dream
by: WildHorseGirl

Every horse-crazy girl has a horse-crazy dream!! What's your horse-crazy dream?

Mine is to get my dream horse!! And your horse-crazy dream CAN seem impossible... like mine(because I want every detail to be just like my dream horse.)

Here is my dream horse:

Name: White Star (Star for short)
Breed: Arabian
Color: White ("gray")
Age: ?
Gender: Mare
Personality: Adventure-loving,fast,sweet,loyal(with some attitude) :)

What's your horse-crazy dream? It can be ANYTHING! ;)

Sep 26, 2016
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To Claudiahorselovr
by: AHorseLovingGirl

I hope you have lessons soon! That would be awesome!

Sep 20, 2016
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:)
by: Heartbeat for horses

Your mom is going to let you take lessons now? I'm so happy for you!

Sep 17, 2016
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You guys are the sweetest!
by: claudiahorselovr

Thanks so much for the encouragement! It has really helped! I have lost so much weight! Thanks so much my horse lovin' girlfriends!

Sep 16, 2016
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To Anonymous
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Yup, he needs to gain more confidence if he's skittish. I'm sorry, but I'm not the best for this. Although I do know that the first thing he needs is confidence, and trust. Maybe go to a more professional horse website and see if they have anything. :)

Remember, if you have any tips you guys, please post them! Anything will help! Don't ever think that you aren't helpful in something like this <3

Sep 15, 2016
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Bucking horse
by: Anonymous

I did have a good relationship on the ground... until about a month ago he started getting skittish. Now he's trying to kick me when I get near him. He is terrified of everything! He won't let me brush him either. I can't even lure him in the corral with feed and that's saying something.

Sep 13, 2016
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To Sisco's Girl
by: AHorseLovingGirl

This is a hard one. Um, I don't really know if you should believe them but all I can say is do your best when riding him. Maybe someone else can help with this question. I don't ride much at all, and I'm not really around horses ever. :) Sorry, that's all I can say.

Sep 13, 2016
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by: Heartbeat for horses

Hey guys. I have tried to get her to realize Peppy is terrified of her in a nice way. I said it gently. She doesn't care. I have tried to explain to my instructor about this but she doesn't understand.

I seriously don't mind if she likes Peppy that's fine but she scares him and it makes me a little mad. She likes one of the other horses, Trixie, but she keeps trying to get on my nerves. It drives me insane because I can't get one decent moment with Peppy without her being mean. Thanks for the advice!

Sep 12, 2016
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Cool!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Looks like there's a lot of advice from everyone! Hope any of this helps you guys!

Sep 11, 2016
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Claudia
by: Haddie

I don't have weight loss suggestions, except for look online, but don't give up! Just think how worth it it would feel your first time back in the saddle. :)

And about self confidence - it doesn't matter if everyone else is skinnier. I believe God created you and me perfectly just how we are!

I hope you get to ride soon. I know how it feels to want to badly and not be able to. Keep us posted.

Praying for you!

Sep 11, 2016
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by: Haddie

I've never worked with an unbroke horse, but I'd just say spend a lot of time with him (grooming, etc.) cause it sounds like you have a good relationship with him on the ground. If you can carry that trust into lunging and riding that should help.

Go slow, it's worth it, and make sure he knows you're in control. Also, try to find someone with more experience to talk to. Hope this helps!

Sep 11, 2016
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Help Needed
by: Sisco's Girl

Hi! I don't have a horse, but I've ridden LOTS at my neighbor's/cousin's. Sisco, my favorite horse, is way above my level, everyone says. I don't believe them completely. When I ride him, they say I wreck him. Do you have any tips on riding for me? I'm a bit above beginner's level as I've ridden 3 or 4 years.

Sep 09, 2016
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by: Dreamer

Try showing her what she is doing wrong in a nice way. If you don't want her around your horse try to get her to like another one... convince her that another horse is the perfect one for her. I hope that helps. :)

Sep 08, 2016
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Back to "Anonymous"
by: AHorseLovingGirl

You have a tough situation here! Your horse is great just the way he is but he may never be able to be ridden! Although I do know that he is a great horse with great owners, that's all the advice I could give! Sorry!

Maybe look up, "How to ride a horse that bucks" or "How to ride a horse that doesn't want to be ridden" or "How to ride a horse that isn't broke." That's all. I really am sorry.

But I wouldn't give up on him! Though if you feel that you should then you can. But I haven't seen, pet, or even know him, so I can't say that for sure. :) I hope you will be able to ride him someday! :D

Sep 08, 2016
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To Heartbeat for horses
by: AHorseLovingGirl

This is a hard one... She knows that Peppy does not like her for one (she's just trying to cause problems). Talk to your riding instructor about it and maybe let her try to pet Peppy, then he will not act up as much.

But as for her, you need to take a deep breath, and talk to her about it. She needs to realize that it's not nice (I know that sounds childish..) to act like that! That's where the riding instructor comes in. But maybe say, "Can't you tell that you are scaring him?" But say it more... kindly. Cause anyone who is around horses can tell that Peppy, does NOT like you. Let the new girl try to pet Peppy ever so often, so that he realizes that she won't hurt him (cause she can't hurt him or she'll be in trouble!)

And I don't think that she's trying to "hurt" Peppy in a way, but trying to "hurt" you! She probably knows that you and Peppy have a bond and she's jealous! So she may be trying to break the bond between you and Peppy. But this is hard, so if anyone else has anything to add, please do! Hope I was some sort of help! :)

Sep 08, 2016
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To Claudiahorselovr
by: AHorseLovingGirl

For one, there is NOTHING wrong with you. You were made this way and people can't judge you for it! It's what's inside that counts! And if you need to lose weight in order to ride then do your best!

Show your mom that you are willing to do this and want to ride! She can help you if you ask! But exercise, eat healthy with the right balance of foods, and say NO to sweet things for a while. :)

And try, keep trying! Maybe you won't have riding lessons too soon, but that's not your fault! People shouldn't be held back for what they love, but if that's the way it has to be, just do your best! You are fearfully and wonderfully made! And no one can change you!

That's all I can help you with, now you need to act on it (which I know you've tried) and keep going! And since you've seen yourself lose weight already, don't lose hope! That means it's working! You may not even notice at first, but keep going! Keep your self confidence! It will help you through this!

Just think, "Do I want to ride horses?" And answer, "YES!" So then think, "I know I can!" Cause everyone can lose weight, especially if it's to ride horses. :)

Sep 07, 2016
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Advice needed
by: Heartbeat for horses

Hey horse girls! I need some advice.

There is this new girl at my barn who is quite snobby and likes Peppy, my favorite horse as you all know. She scares him. Every time he sees her, he lays his ears back, stomps his hoof and sometimes he trembles. It takes a lot to calm him down. I'm the only one who can.

She also thinks Peppy likes her and it's really bothering me. I mean, Peppy and I have a bond and I don't want it being broken. How can I keep her from scaring him so badly and liking him? She's mean to him and it makes me very, very, very angry.

Please comment and give me advice! Thanks.

Sep 07, 2016
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Help! I need riding lessons!
by: claudiahorselovr

I used to ride when I was young but we got financially strapped.

Mum says if I lose 10 KGS, I can go riding. I'm not overweight, but I'm not slim either. I really want to go riding!

There is a riding school 15 mins away from me. I've lost a bit of weight already, but I can't seem to do it. Please help. My self confidence is low too. All the other girls are much slimmer than me. Please help!

Sep 06, 2016
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by: HowlZ

Alright, here's a trick that I used to do with my horse before he was broke. I hope it works!

To get your horse used to the saddle, you need to get him used to the blanket first. ( I used a western saddle, Do you use that too?)

You take the blanket up to him and let him sniff it for a bit, if he backs away or freaks out just keep on trying the next day. If he doesn't back away, and seems fine with the saddle pad, start rubbing it on his back to get him used to it. Do everything you do on the left side on the right.

Put the saddle pad on and off several times and keep rubbing it on his body for several days until he gets used to it. The saddle can be trickier, because its big and heavy and scary to a horse.

Sep 05, 2016
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He won't lunge
by: Anonymous

He doesn't lunge. When he is scared he comes to me. He is scared of the saddle too. We tried to put it on but he tried to kick.

Sep 02, 2016
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Forgot to say!
by: HowlZ

Also, for a horse that isn't broke, you need to get him used to the saddle. (I'm assuming you have one? Some people ride bareback though.) It gets him used to weight on his back.

Lunging him with the saddle on his back also helps him get used to it. And whenever he tries to buck, turn him the other way and make him run faster. That way he learns that if he bucks, he has to keep on running.

I would keep on getting him used to the saddle before you try getting on his back, maybe waiting a few weeks. I know it's long, but he needs to get used to the weight.
Once he's used to the saddle, you can start leaning a little bit of your weight in the saddle but not getting on.
Whew... hope that helped!

Sep 02, 2016
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To AHorseLovingGirl
by: HowlZ

You're welcome! Glad to help. :D

Sep 01, 2016
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To Anonymous
by: AHorseLovingGirl

Yeah... maybe try some different things on him. It may even take some time. It would probably help if you spend some time with him every day, like leading him around is a good start.

Try some of the methods people use for breaking a horse. He may be old for that but if you try hard enough and let him know that you trust him, you might get somewhere.

Also, make sure he trusts you. He needs to learn that bucking is not okay. This is a tough one so hope this helped! :)

Sep 01, 2016
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by: AHorseLovingGirl

Thanks HowlZ! I don't know much about this, so it's good that you do! :)

Aug 31, 2016
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by: HowlZ

Hey!

I used to own a horse of my own, but we gave him away.

You always should have an adult or parent by you when you mount your horse, but you should lunge him before you get on him. If he's all tired out, he won't want to buck you off, and he should learn that bucking you off is bad.

If you don't ride much, definitely look into getting riding lessons because they are fun, and you can learn a lot from them.

Hope this helped!

Aug 31, 2016
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Thanks!
by: Anonymous

Thank you but I did say he is not broke. He won't let me near his back. If I do somehow get on, he would probably just buck me off again. I would get a professional trainer but I could never afford that in a million years! Neither could my parents.

Aug 28, 2016
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Hi!
by: AHorseLovingGirl

I do not own a horse but I do know a few things about this. For one, always be gentle but firm when needed.

Everyday, try to get him used to being ridden. You may want someone to help. Maybe have someone hold the horse when you decide to get on. First, maybe have someone lead him when riding. And whoever is leading him should be an adult.

The next time you mount onto him, sit up on his back for a little bit, then, have someone walk him a little. Make sure you spend time with him when not riding. Get a relationship with him. Even if you already do.

Also, reward him when he does a good job when you ride him. Talk to him when riding. Gradually increase how long you ride him each day and try trotting when you feel comfortable with him. He needs to earn your trust when riding.

I know that your horse has potential. He really does! And if nothing works, maybe ask a professional. If not, ask someone with more experience in horses like yours.

But no matter what, your horse is still a good horse! :) Love on him and don't give up! (Maybe you can if a professional can't help him... but I doubt it.) ;)

If anyone else has any tips, please comment and say what you've got! Hope I was any help! :)

Aug 28, 2016
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I have a question
by: Anonymous

I have a sweet QH gelding who is solo sweet... when you're not on his back. He bucked me off and I broke my arm. He is not broke but I know he has potential. Do you have any tips towards getting him able to ride?

Aug 24, 2016
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You are welcome!
by: Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com

Hope you find a name that suits your Appaloosa! :)

Aug 23, 2016
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:)
by: Anonymous

Thanks, Sydney! I'll be sure to check it out!

Aug 23, 2016
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Horse Names
by: Sydney at HorseCrazyGirls.com

Hi there! We have a lot of horse name ideas here - https://www.horsecrazygirls.com/horse-names.html

Hope this link helps!

Aug 22, 2016
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Question here!
by: Anonymous

I have a question! I just got a horse. She is an appaloosa and I don't know what I should name her! Any suggestions?

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