q: I have two geldings and we don’t have space – and I don’t have the time or the money – for a third. My problem is how overly attached they are to each other. They graze together, obviously, and I ride and lead when… Read More »My Horses Don’t Like Being Separated at Shows
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Q: My two young mares have started chewing the wooden fence railings, much to my husband’s annoyance! They live out together, and have access to grazing 24-7. They get hard fed a breeding mix at a level that is appropriate for them, and they also… Read More »My Fillies Are Chewing The Rails. What Can I Do?
Q: “Every time I try and mount my horse, she moves backwards. If someone holds her head, she’s fine, but without a helper she moves back. I do not pull on the reins and also try not to be overbearing. How can I fix this… Read More »How Can I Teach My Horse To Stand To Be Mounted?
Q: Hi there. I have a five-year-old crossbred who I have just started riding. I am having problems getting him to canter though (he canters fine in the paddock with his mates). He just trots faster and faster and faster when I try to get… Read More »How Can I Teach My Horse To Move From Trot to Canter?
Q: In your view, when is the best time to teach a young horse how to load and travel in a float or truck? My mare has just foaled and a friend has suggested I take the foal for a short trip before too long.… Read More »When’s The Best Time to Take My Foal for a Ride in a Trailer?
Q: We have fairly recently moved on to a property that backs on to a quite built-up area with our two horses, who have previously only ever lived in a quiet rural property. I am a bit worried about the impending Guy Fawke’s celebrations, and… Read More »What Will I Do With My Horses On Guy Fawkes Night?
Q: “My horse constantly pulls against me and shakes his head when I ride. How can I fix this?” From Sally *** Hi Sally, There’s no magic fix for head shaking or any other problem. Like all problems, head shaking doesn’t exist in isolation. Your… Read More »My Horse Pulls and Shakes Her Head Whenever I Ride
Q: I have a question in relation to an issue that we have with my daughters pony and our pigs. When we first got the pony she spent the best part of the time cavorting about the paddock when she saw the pigs. When… Read More »My Pony is Frightened of the Pigs in Her Paddock
Q: Hi I have a question about mares…we’ve recently acquired a 12 year old TB mare (our first young mare). She is generally respectful and nice to handle. But she has major social issues with other horses – she simply cannot be in the same… Read More »My Mare Attacks Other Horses In Her Paddock
Q: My young mare has suddenly started being nasty to other horses (I’ve had her since a foal and she’s always been sweet natured). She is now 5. I know I can’t do anything about how she treats her paddock mates. But lately she’s started… Read More »My Mare Chases Other Horses. How Can I Stop This?