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. “Is my horse having a psychotic break?” (Horse Health)

Sure, the question sounds a little melodramatic … until you read the description. Remember Amanda’s horse with kissing spine? Things were getting much, much better, and then suddenly they got way, way worse. Read her story and weigh in — is Spiderman literally having a mental breakdown?

2. “More bits! (Because why not?)” (Training)

Naturally, we love the title of this post — join the discussion on what kind of bits are good for starting a young horse with a very active mouth. Advice also accepted on good ways to start a horse getting used to the bit in the first place!

3. “Mustangs” (Breeding)

Few aspects of the horse world have made such waves in the general public compared to the plight of the American mustang. Weigh in: what should be done, if anything, to curb their numbers?

4. “Advice on Rescue Reconditioning?” (Training)

The problem: two Thoroughbreds have been locked in stalls for about 98% of the past few two years, and they need some help building muscle and condition back up. As far as solutions go, HNLorraine is open to suggestions! Do you have experience working with rescues or extreme cases? Put your two cents in here!

5. “Barn dogs!” (Brag Board)

National Dog Day was just yesterday! And we’re sure you have photos and stories about your best non-equine animal friends to share. Go ahead and brag on your barn dog 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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