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

We featured this thread last week, but it deserves another mention because the stories just keep rolling in! Check out your fellow trail riders’ weird experiences and add your own.

2. “Natural Horsemanship sound-off” (Natural Horsemanship)

What methods have YOU used? What do you find successful, and what do you leave at home? Join the discussion about what particular methods work well for you and what you’ve borrowed from clinicians or local trainers.

3. “Bits and bitting” (Western)

It’s in the western forum, but it’s really pretty applicable to everyone: join this conversation about bits, bitting and what might work to help forum users Kristen and KariAM troubleshoot their coming-back-into-work horses. Add your own questions and solutions too!

4. “Horsewomen’s Recipe Exchange” (Community Exchange)

Longer days mean more time at the barn! … and less time in the kitchen. Get some new recipe ideas here from your fellow equestrians who want to spend more time with their horse and less time cooking dinner.

5. “Stretching and Softening Exercises?” (Training)

Help Wattsy bring a pasture puff out of semi-retirement and back into work. She’s got a lot of hay belly and backwards muscling working against her – what are your tips, tricks and exercises that will get her pony back into shape?

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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