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1Trailering a Herdbound Horse
My mare is fine when being trailered with other horses, but for the whole five years I've owned her, she's been a terror whenever I've had to haul her alone in the trailer. Is there any technique for getting her comfortable riding solo in the trailer?

2Overcoming Headshyness: Desensitizing the horse's ears
My 16-hand Anglo Arab has a real problem with anyone touching his ears. He came from a large farm, where they may have used his ears to restrain him for procedures. Whatever the case, at 5'4 I really need him to drop his head so I can bridle him. How can I desensitize his ear area so I can touch him there?

3Training a young (7 month) filly which is putting her ears back
I have recently acquired a 7 month old filly. She is 1/2 mustang, 1/2 quarter horse. We are getting along pretty well. She lets me touch her all over, halter her, and she is beginning to lead. (She goes well in circles, but straight forward is a challenge).

4Horses are crankly when being blanketed
...Some of the horses are cranky about having their blankets being put on. They pin their ears, bite the bars of their stalls and swish their tails when I put the blankets on them. The horses are really nice with almost everything else. One of the horses throws his head when the girth is put on....

5Horse puts his ears back and nips
I have a horse that puts his ears back when I come around and on occasions has tried to bite me. He is a young (4) TB. How can I work with this behavior?

6Mystery equine behavior: Horse keeps returning to the same place
I have owned my horse for over 10 years now and for the last 3 to 4 weeks he has been acting really strange. He is fine in the stable and when being ridden, lunged etc but is acting strangely when he is in the field. He keeps going back to one particular corner...

7Life with Horses
I am 14 years old and love horses. I have always seemed to be able to calm horses down or relieve them or some type of strain (mental). I have recently thought of perhaps taken up horse therapy/whispering as a ...

8Biting, Please Help!
My daughter has a 3 week old male foal. He loves attention and is fine with being handled (legs, ears, feet, head are no problem) BUT he has started BITING allot – her several times his sister in the next pasture ...

9Mares and Geldings Together (good or not good)
I have had my gelding for three years (he's seven). He was an only horse until February, when I rescued a mare. He has been boarded at farms with other horses, but was alone the first five months that I had him and was alone ...

10Perplexing Behavior (Mare mourning foal?)
Currently, I am very attached to an Arabian mare about 5 years of age who is exhibiting some strange behavior. Typically, she would follow me without a rein through the stables to the paddock where we would play and run around but recently ...

11I saved a horse. Now I need saving!
We recently purchased a registered paint. She is ten years old. She has had about six previous owners none more than a year or two at a time although one was for four years. She loves kids she has taken a while to warm up to ...

12Fearful about other horses and arenas
I have a horse, an 8 yr old palomino, who is afraid when a horse is coming towards him. He pins his ears back and tries to go after that horse...

13Bridling Problems (3 year old quarter horse)
It has been years since I owned a horse, but last week I had my mare delivered. We have had her about a week, and the first couple of times I bridled her, she was fine. I purchased a broken bit, similar to the previous owner's...

14Mare Behavior
You have said that mares are moody but you haven't said what to do about it as far as correcting pinned back ears and wanting to bite. My two year old mare is very well trained but she gets grouchy when I go in the stall...

15Cribbing and other questions
I have just brought a 15 year old tbx/gleding that was sold to me as a novice ride as I have not ridden for 8 years. I bought him on impulse and am now regretting it as he is a cribber....

16Bucking troubles!
I'm the owner of a beautiful black and white pinto 3 yr old gelding. He has such a great personality, but he's a bit aggressive. I had him to a trainer recently that sent him home saying that he hasn't had a horse that bad in 5 years....

17Cannot Trust Mare
We recently purchased a mare that is five months into foal, and the lady swore she had no bad habits. Wrong! When you go in the stall to feed her, she pins her ears back and acts like she is going to bite you....

18Companion Animals for Horses
I had 6 horses at one time for about 6 years. I am down to one now (just recently) and he is very lonely. I have been told to get a goat, that they cannot tell the difference between each other and he will be happy with the company. ...

19Mare behaves badly around feeding time
I've never seen anything like this... she turns from this gorgeous, sweet pony to a wild and rather frightening one when it's feed time or there's food around. Ears back, she swings her rear round ready to kick anything that may go near her. ...

20Moody Mare
she is VERY moody. She is fine on the ground and loves me to death, but as soon as you ride her she pins her ears, kick, bucks and ignores you. My question is, do you believe in Herbal Remedies? ...

21Tight Horse Won't Canter
... Our main problem arises at the canter. When ever I ask her to bend, flex, turn a circle, or just apply leg in general she pins her ears, wrings her tail and grinds her teeth. Out on the trail or in an open field she ...

22Unpredictable horse
... She was broke to ride and trailer but she has always and still does have a very aggressive attitude. One minute you couldn't want a better horse and the next minute she pins her ears back tries to swing her hind quarters at ...

23Arabian/quarter horse mare
She backs up on me with her ears pinned back with aggressive attitude ... She bites me when I try to pet her and when I saddle her up ... She won’t stand still while I mount up....

24Head Throwing Filly
... 2yr old filly that had never been in what I would call a real barn. The problem with her is that at every loud or unexpected noise she hears she throws her head and has actually hit her head on the low rafters ....

25Overcoming Fear (For Humans and Horses) & More fearful rider
...I bought a 7 yr old Appaloosa gelding .....I bought him because he represented a horse that was quiet yet young enough for me to hone my skills again. The first day he flew back when tied, but I attributed it to a new place. ...about two weeks later. he flew back again and stood shaking after breaking the line....



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