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  1. C

    First horse anxieties!

    I’ve been riding for a little over six years now and I may be getting my first horse soon. Prior to this I’ve used the horses the stable provides and I’m used to grumpy, older horses. He’s a 16hh three year old thoroughbred gelding, son of Raison d'Etat. With a very sweet personality and calm...
  2. Hannah Kate

    Horse gets fast, turns away and bolts on Lunge

    One of my ex racehorses has always been a pig to lunge. At the minute he needs lunging as he’s in due to bad weather and mudfever. Some days when you least expect it he lunged like a dream. Most days however he gets quick and choppy no matter how much I talk to him and try to steady him he’s...
  3. Hannah Kate

    Finally introducing Scorched Son

    My main horse Scorched Son aka Seamus. He’s a 16.2-3 TB gelding. Raced from 2005-2014. He then suffered a tendon injury but was kept at the racing yard for another year in hope he’d recover and continue to love hurdles. Unfortunately after a slow recovery he fell out of love for racing which...
  4. Hannah Kate

    Horse won’t do trot poles

    I have ridden from the age of 3 competitively and NEVER had this problem. My horse will not TROT over trot poles, he’ll walk them under saddle, walk trot & canter them on the lunge, walk trot and canter a single pole under saddle but any more then 3 poles he goes back down to a walk to finish...
  5. Hannah Kate

    Confirmation Critiques 14 y/o OTTB

    I would like to hear some critiques about my OTTB also exercises to help his hind end and neck build muscle. His background: He began training in Ireland as a yearling and raced flat races as a 2 y/o. Raced over hurdles and fences from the age of 3 until he had an accident over fences at 11...
  6. C

    17hh guidelines

    I am looking to buy a 12 year old 17hh, thoroughbred and was wondering if people who own similar sized horses could help me with some simple guide lines as to how much hay they feed, how much and what types of hard feed they feed, how often and for how long they turn out for, and how large their...