Equestrians Anonymous: This Week’s Top 5 From the Forums

We’ll bring you the five best conversations from our forums each week. Check out Equestrians Anonymous and let your voice be heard!


If you haven’t been a regular on Horse Nation’s forum board Equestrians Anonymous, then you’re really missing out. Picture the tack room or the barn aisle at the end of the day: You’re hanging out with your barn buddies, speaking that magical language of equestrian that no one at home will ever understand, and it hits you that you are among your people. That’s what Equestrians Anonymous is like, and here are the top five conversations going on right now:

1. “What horsey books are you reading right now?” (Community Exchange)

Need a new read to engross your idle hours? Check out what your fellow equestrians are reading and add your suggestions for good horsey books–suggestions have ranged from training and horsemanship to novels and nonfiction, so anything goes!

2. “Gypsy Vanner w/ stifle issue…” (Horse Health)

Forum user motogirl415 recently brought her young Gypsy Vanner home from the clinic after an impaction scare–that’s cleared up, but he’s now mysteriously lame in a stifle. Commiserate and leave your thoughts and suggestions!

3. “First lesson at new barn-concerns?” (Ask Anything)

Rachel Hartley just started taking formal lessons after years of riding on her own–and the first lesson definitely didn’t go as planned. Have some thoughts to help Rachel prepare for lesson #2? Leave your suggestions and comments to help her out.

4. “Need help! How to ride quicker, having time faults!” (Training)

Monika Calite is a show jumper who’s having a hard time finding the right distance and needs help to get over what she calls her “mental barrier.” Jumpers, this one is for you–have any good exercises or confidence boosters that can help a girl out?

5. “Weirdest Thing You’ve Encountered On a Trail Ride?” (Endurance/Trail)

HN writer Lorraine wants to know what weird things we’ve run into on the trail–and some of the responses are really wild. Check out your fellow trail riders’ stories and tell your own!

So what are you waiting for? Join any of these conversations, or start your own–we’re all crazy horse people here.


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