Q: I’d like some advice about introducing a new horse to a herd. My two elderly geldings (21 and 24) have been together for most of their lives. I have been riding the younger one, but his jumping days are over and though I will… Read More »How Can I Introduce a New Horse To My Old Horses?
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Question from a reader: “I’ve owned my 6-year-old warmblood-cross gelding for three years, and he has recently started to get really nappy when I ride him (although not always). He will stop out of the blue, sometimes rears or bucks a little, and refuses to go… Read More »My Horse Rears or Bucks and Refuses to go Forward. What Can I Do?
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?
Question from a reader “I’d like your expert opinion about calming down a hot-headed TB. I have to keep him boxed at night as he gets staggers from the grass. I mostly work him every day but it’s hard to give him a full schooling… Read More »How Can I Calm My Hot Headed Thoroughbred
How would you go about introducing a puppy to being around horses? 2. How about an older dog (ie. a pound rescue type dog) who is new to horses? 3. What about the other way around, if you have a horse who is not used… Read More »How Should I Introduce a Puppy To My Horses?
Question from a reader: “I’m about to lease a horse, who the owners say is ‘cold-backed’. Apparently he dips or humps his back when first under saddle, sometimes bucks, and is better when you lunge him for a bit before mounting. Is this a physical… Read More »My Horse has a ‘Cold Back’. What Can I Do?