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  • What if horses had hands?

    What would they do with them?
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  • What are those things you put behind cowboy boots?

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  • New horses?

    How to receive horses and settle them into a new yard?
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  • Do you think it would be possible for my 16’2 horse to run barrels its worrying me that hes to tall.?

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  • My horse trampled my daughter, should I put him down?

    Best answer: Yes, you should definitely put him down. That horse KILLED YOUR DAUGHTER! How would you feel if it killed you?! Oh wait, you wouldn't, because you'd be dead!

    Your horse is dangerous and you are a complete idiot. Now get back under your bridge.
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  • My horse stepped on a rock and now she's limping, should I put her down?

    Best answer: It would probably be for best. That poor horse doesn't really need to suffer any more than it already is. Please take her to a vet as soon as possible.
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  • How do I get over my fear of cantering/jumping?

    I’ve ridden since I was a kid, but recently I fell off at a show. I could barely finish the rest of my classes (I fell in a jumping class). I’m fine, just hurt for a few weeks but now I’m scared to canter and jump much. I also have severe anxiety in general so that doesn’t help. I miss having fun riding, and I know my anxiety is getting to me but I just need some advice.
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  • Do horses recognize emotions?

    So a month ago I was kicked out of an Amish community (I'm not Amish but to make a long story kinda short I tracked the closest down, found the contact info,contacted the church head and joined the community) and I really enjoyed it they were nice to me, and i felt excepted there and people generally seemed intrested in what I had to say (unlike my life in my home town) however I have ADHD and i forgot to take my pills so I used a card that was in my pocket and toyed with it in my pocket while church went on as a makeshift fidget toy. Well the Amish leaders son didn't take kindly to this as to them all cards are bad so they kicked me out, well the one Amish man ( named lawrence) who was actually the nicest to ms he drove me home but he could see how sad i was holding back tears so he asked if I wanted to see the horses since we didn't have that in my home town and so he took me to see the horses, well I was nervous alittle (as I had a back experience with horses when I was younger) but I tried to hold back my tears from being sad and a horse cams over and it looked at me, then to lawrence, then back to me and then put down its head to let me pet it.. Now what I'm wondering is do horses pick up on emotions like could it sense I was sad so it reacted in a comforting way (in a similar manner to how dogs do)
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  • How would someone put down a horse without a gun?

    Best answer: Exsanguination. You slit the throat with a knife, getting both carotid arteries. Takes skill with a good knife, strength to avoid getting hurt, guts to do the job without mentally going to pieces, and then the ability to pick yourself up afterwards and continue what's left of your life now that your horse is gone.
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  • My horse spooks at EVERYTHING, and I mean everything. Anything I could do to help despook him? Hes a 14 y/o tb.?

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  • Does anyone here use bitless bridles?

    If so, did your horse(s) respond to it well? Did they use a bit before?
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  • Is it legal to own a horse and keep it in a horse box permanently?

    Say you live in a campervan and own a horse and horse box, could you legally keep your horse in it? Say you rode/exercised the horse a lot and in the meantime kept it tethered outside the box where it could graze. Isn't this what some travellers do/did? Thank you and don't worry I don't actually have a horse, was just wondering :)
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  • Is any here a farrier? What’s the good and bad?

    Seriously considering becoming a farrier. There’s a great course at a really reputable college. But before I apply, I’d like to know what’s the good and what’s the bad? I love working with horses, and have for 15 years. Please tell me your experiences :)
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  • Is it true what they say about leading a horse to water..?

    Best answer: Yeah, pretty much.

    Sometimes, it's hard to ensure that your horse is drinking enough. Even if you're in a strange place, where the water just tastes a little different.
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  • Names for a flea bitten grey mare?

    I am in the process of adopting an Arabian mare aged 17 years old. She comes with the name 'Doll' but no one really likes that name. Please gives all the options you may have. This picture shows what she kind of looks like.
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  • Is it true that you can force a horse to follow you by saying “yip yip” to it?

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  • How should i describe my riding ability for a riding school form?

    i want to go hacking while im on holiday. i have to fill out a form saying my riding ability. ive been riding my whole life from cobs to ex racers. walk trot canter jump etc. fine in open spaces. have done all fun rides, cross country, dressage jumping. jumps are about 2'9'' im confident with. can sit to bucks rears etc.. how do i explain my abilities from the above? i dont want to come across like im something im not and end up on something a bit too much for me and look silly.. but i dont want to explain too less and end up on a boring walking ploddy ride. thankyou in advance!
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  • How long to learn to ride a horse?

    Best answer: at my local school they let you ride alone after 40 hours
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  • Reestablishing potentially lost connection with my pony?

    I've owned my pony since I was three years old and I'm turning twenty this fall, I used to spend every free moment with him but due to various complications I haven't had regular contact with him since I was about fourteen. He's still friendly towards me and hasn't bonded with anyone else the way he had previously done with me, however he no longer follows me around and doesn't appear as interested in me as he has been before. Am I just feeling guilty for not being around and humanizing him or is it possible that he just doesn't care for me that much anymore? And if the latter is the case; what can I do to rebuild our bond?
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