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

Horsemen are welcome too! Now that autumn has unofficially begun, some of us in Horse Nation are in all-out nesting mode and prepping the slow cookers so we can have more time to ride as days get shorter. Get some new recipes and share your old favorites here!

2. “Public opinion on blanketing…” (Ask Anything)

We’re willing to bet there are some places within Horse Nation where you might already be using stable sheets (and plenty of other places that are still using fly gear!) What are your thoughts on blanketing? When do you add a blanket?

3. “More bits! (because why not?)” (Training)

What are your favorite “first bits” to use on a young horse? What are your strategies for getting them to accept the bit the first time? Forum user KariAM is starting her young horse and is seeking some creative ideas!

4. “Bug Fear” (Ask Anything)

New forum user savannahleighanderson is seeking advice on helping her horse with a major fear of bugs! It’s getting to the point that it’s almost dangerous, so she’s really looking for some good suggestions. Help a fellow horse owner out!

5. “Shetland Pony Driving” (Driving)

Drivers of Horse Nation, unite! “Molasses” has gotten us started on the driving forum by sharing a photo of her adorable Shetland and his cart, and now we’re looking for other drivers to share their horses and carts too.

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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