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4 days
Anything you do with a horse is training. If you are trying to hand-feed MY horses, I will tell you to stop. If you persist I will become angry. My horses are expected to be nice around children, and I do not want them to have the idea that a hand is supposed to have food in it, lest a child get bitten for the "sin" of not having food in his hand.

The same kind of rule applies to just about all horses. Do not touch (or feed) the horse without the owner's explicit permission. If someone has hired you to take care of his horses, then you have been given (or should have been given) the rules for your proper behaviour. Even then, be aware (with all your good understanding that you have acquired from reading and from experience) of the many ways you can get hurt when working with horses.

Work with horses, get hurt. Them's the rules.
6 days
First, I'd get one with a wide tree. I had a mare who was like this. The correct term for what you describe is "mutton-withers". It means the tops of the mare's shoulders are very rounded and have no height to them, so there is nothing to hold a saddle in place. Narrow treed saddles are useless on a horse with this build, and they will pinch her withers if you try to use one. Next, along with the wide treed saddle, your mare needs to either wear a breastplate, a foregirth, or both. A breastplate or collar will help to stop the saddle from slipping sideways, because it has straps on each side of the horse to hold the saddle in place. A foregirth will serve the same purpose, if you have a dressage saddle. It provides lift to the front end of the saddle under the pommel, and also prevents the saddle from slipping forward. You put it on and tighten it before you put the saddle on, and then you simply saddle the horse the way you normally would.
2 weeks
It this possible I mean I think it would be but I dont know please let me know thanks:)
2 weeks
Before I had a baby I was able to spend nearly everyday with my 2 horses that are kept at a farm near my parents. But after my husband and I moved and now have a 7month old daughter, that time has been reduced greatly. Now we are having them moved close to our house and I’ll be able to spend time with them daily again. I was wondering, those with little ones, what safety precautions should I take with my little one and horses? I don’t plan on riding them unless I have someone available to watch my daughter; but during the week I’d love to walk, lung, and work on ground manners. My issue is it’s just me and my daughter during the week and she would have to come with me. I have a carrier that straps to me and she loves to be in it when we go hiking. I don’t see a problem with using that to carry her while I’m around the horses, but do you guys have better suggestions or am I crazy or even contemplating having a baby around horses?
2 weeks
I am 73 and the work is never ending with my husband and hauling hay bales and water buckets is pushing me over the edge.I barely have 10 minutes a day to take a shower. I just can't do it all. What do I do? I have contacted horse rescue agencies and they are no help as they are already overcrowded. I won't sell her as she is likely to get shipped to Canada and sold for dog food (yes, that IS happening now) I am really considering just having her put down, she has had a wonderful life with me and my husband and as she ages I don't want her life to get worse.I would rather see her dead than abused.I am so desperate, I need help, please, someone give me some ideas. I am in tears just typing this question.I am at a breaking point.Help.....
2 weeks
I'm getting a horse this summer, I've been looking into breeds and I can't seem to decide what one! At the moment I part loan an Arab X thoroughbred and a new forest pony. I'd like something quite blooded and athletic and definitely over 15h! It would need to live out 24/7- I live in the UK, adequate field shelters would be provided and fields are rotated every few months. I would prefer something that keeps weight on but this isn't a major concern as it will get two feeds a day! Thanks in advance!
2 weeks
Fans of mathematics will enjoy (or giggle at) any names that purportedly perform mathematical operations on infinity. I'm thinking of "Double Infinity" or Half Infinity." Or maybe "Infinity Squared".
3 weeks
Himalayan salt blocks and salt licks are used for horses.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq382OF5...
Check the salt lamp that it is pure salt and remove any cords etc... that may harm your horse.
3 weeks
I’d like to spend more time with horses and care - and I feel like clipping/braiding is fun. I’d like to get more experience with it to maybe open a small business etc... but how should I go about practicing/getting that experience?😅- A determinated, but slightly troubled rider