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. “Spring pasture?” (Horse Health)

How do you start your horses safely on the first green grass of spring? Discuss the best practices for introducing grass back into your horses’ diet after a winter without.

2. “Rope halter sidepull” (Tack Room)

Anyone else ever use this piece of tack? What are your experiences? Share your stories, whether you’ve used just a rope halter, a sidepull, or the two combined.

3. “Triple Crown in 2015?” (Racing)

Well, it’s time we ask the question … can American Pharoah pull it off this year? Defend the Derby/Preakness champion, or join the discussion about what you think will happen in the Belmont.

4. “Self-defense while riding?” (Endurance/Trail)

Evolving from an article we shared on Horse Nation a few months ago, this thread is devoted to discussion on shared experiences and ways to keep yourself and your horse safe while riding the trails.

5. “Long hauling horses” (Ask Anything)

What are your tips, tricks and major rules while hauling horses long-distance? Help out our readers who are new to long hauls — share your experiences here!

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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