I have a Barn Sweet Horse

Dear Maggie, I am 50 years old and have had a number of horses in my life. I now have a 3 year old Paint/gelding that is a pleasure to work around, he has a nice disposition and has really bonded with me. I ride him in the arena with no real problem but he has become so barn sour (in love with his stall) that when I ride him away from the barn his whole attitude changes and he goes into a bucking frenzy (not sissy bucking/he really throws a tantrum).

Posting Problems

Dear HorseCity Trainer: I've been riding hunt seat for about a year now. I've switched over to dressage, but I have a lot of trouble posting now. My toes point straight out away from the horse, I fall forward, I squeeze with my knees , my knees come up, and my feet fly out of the stirrups. I friend of mine is helping me, but I unfortunately don't have a school horse who'll put up with my "unbalancedness".

Running through the bit

I have been riding a 4 year old gelding for about 2 weeks now. Things are going well but every once in a while I will ask him to go left or right and he will bend and begin to turn, then he takes off straight ahead with his ...I have been riding a 4 year old gelding for about 2 weeks now. Things are going well but every once in a while I will ask him to go left or right and he will bend and begin to turn, then he takes off straight ahead with his ...

Picking up an older horses feet for the first time

There has been an Arab filly sent to our farm for training. She is 2. Her owner seems to be intimidated by her for good reason. The filly is bossy due to careless handling in her youth, (which we can fix) but what we don't understand is why we can't touch her legs. We can touch ...There has been an Arab filly sent to our farm for training. She is 2. Her owner seems to be intimidated by her for good reason. The filly is bossy due to careless handling in her youth, (which we can...

Novice rider, experienced horse

My dad recently bought me an experienced horse, but every time I go to brush him or saddle him or even go to mount him he freaks if some one else is around. But as soon as they're gone he's as good as gold. I don't know what to do. My ...My dad recently bought me an experienced horse, but every time I go to brush him or saddle him or even go to mount him he freaks if some one else is around. But as soon as they're gone he's as good as gold. I don't know what to do. My ...

Warts, low appetite?

Howdy... I was recently looking at a horse, a Rocky Mountain to be exact. The horse was very lean but looked stable enough if its nutrition needs were met. The horse had warts on its muzzle which seemed to be drying ...Howdy... I was recently looking at a horse, a Rocky Mountain to be exact. The horse was very lean but looked stable enough if its nutrition needs were met. The horse had warts on its muzzle which seemed to be drying ...

Ask Our Expert – Mozaun McKibben

By Western Horseman Magazine This Month's Expert Mozaun McKibben   Mozaun McKibben has made an art out of winning ranch horse championships. The Whitesboro, Texas, horseman has racked up several American Quarter Horse Association titles, including 2011 and 2013 Versatility Ranch Horse World Champion, and 2012 Ranch Pleasure World Champion. In addition, he has champion...

Getting the correct leads

I have a young gelding that goes perfect one direction but not the other. Counter clockwise is his difficult direction. When asking for a lope, I have tried cueing him with the out side leg & rein, I have tried small circles, I have also tried turning is ...I have a young gelding that goes perfect one direction but not the other. Counter clockwise is his difficult direction. When asking for a lope, I have tried cueing him with the out side leg & rein, I have tried small circles, I have also...