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Pam - 2013-12-29
For many years I have been a dedicated TB person until a friend sent me their National Show Horse to train English since she wanted to sell him. He had only done trails with no formal training. His intelligence and willingness made it an absolute delight to work with this horse. I ended up falling head over heels for him! When introducing a new movement to him, he would actually talk back to me by whinnying when he got it! I have never had a horse in all my years of riding that would express his joy and pride in himself when he understood what you were asking him to do!

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Carole Coles - 2013-11-30
I bought a 4 year old Islandic in April 2013, I have done loads of groundwork and have now backed him, my question is his feet are so small, my farrier said he is rather flat footed, I have now had front shoes on him, can anyone tell me if this is normal for the breed? I love him to bits, but I don't know anything about the breed. Thank You Carole

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    I suggest you talk to Icelandic Horse experts. A good place to start would be the organization, United States Icelandic Horse Congress (USIHC), that is an official registry for this breed. They have many members and I bet they could answer this and other detailed questions about your horse. Good luck!
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Sydney - 2013-11-29
My horse Ace is part Tennessee Walker and part quarter horse and he does NOT like canter at all. So just give him a couple people.

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charli watkins - 2011-04-12
I have a clydesdale and he is so handsome his name is Merlin. Me and my mum do absolutely anything for him. He is 21 now but even though he is getting slower I think he still has alot of life left in him. He does suffer with feet problems and lots of money has gone into it and I was wondering if they are common to get problems like that? I do advise if you buy one to rug them in the winter by the time they are 18 beacuse they start using all of the food you give them to keep them warm and become anorexic.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    A Clydesdale is a big guy and from what I have read, many are subjected to feet problems. He is older and even us humans have foot problems as we get older. There are various foot balms that are recommended - I don't know if they work or if they help. The way I look at it is if they are natural then what can it hurt. I have a litle amazon who is 27 and he has arthritis in his toes. Now I can't give him aspirin but he gets around just fine.
  • Linda Gregson - 2013-11-28
    We have a beautiful now 12 year old mare. We have had her since she was 4. Her temperament is lovely and she is easily loved, but she has in the last 12 months had feet problems which started with Mud rash on all 4 feet. After various treatments we got rid of it on all four feet and then one came back. It has been and still is a nightmare. We are hopefully getting somewhere now. Her feet have been constantly washed with various solutions and treatments, some have helped but still not gotten rid of it. It was diagnosed as pastern dermatitis. She has also been lame. Some of the treatment I fear has caused her a foot rot/thrush condtion to her frog. That I fear was an antibiotic solution used after the wash for the last couple of months. I am now trying a Tasmanian Kunzea oil mixed with Dermosolve. Hopeful. We have her also on seaweed in her feed and have started on Echinacea to try and build some of her immune back after endless antibiotics.
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Anonymous - 2013-01-20
Just got my first halflinger. She's about 20 and is in a devent size pen with 5 other halflingers. They are all young and bully her. She is sweet and don't defend herself. I'm picking her up tomorrow and she will be all alone. Will she be unhappy being alone or will she be happy not getting picked on?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-21
    Should be happy to be in it's new home as long as you give her a lot of attention!
  • Deanne - 2013-03-22
    I have a haflinger and he was so miserable when kept on his own I had to move him. He simply loves to b e with others...I suppose they're all different . :)
  • destiny - 2013-11-18
    Haflingers are meant be in pairs I have 4 and they get along fine, if one team was to leave they will whinny till they get back.
  • destiny - 2013-11-18
    She will need a companion, or you will have to be with her 24/7! lol I have 4.
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bethan - 2013-11-07
i can not wait till next year gettin my own appaloosa i am 13 but i will be 14 any advice

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Anonymous - 2013-11-07
i am planning on getting an apaloosa horse. so gorgeous.

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.....?..... - 2012-02-05
I had a haffi. It bucked me off and nearly killed me! So now i hate them. Are they all like that?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-06
    I really am sorry you were thrown. Not fun, been there down that a whole bunch of times. You would have thought I would have learned. You can't get mad at a bicycle cuz it ran into the curb. You can't get mad at the curb for being there. You can't get mad at the stair cuz you tripped. You don't get mad at the horse cuz you got tossed. You get right back on and take it slow and easy - maybe just walk in the coral area for a few days. Wait until you are relaxed and comfortable. Walk - and walk until you and the horse are comfortable. Have someone with you. Now, if you believe the horse is ill, ill tempered, out of control - have a vet come out and check the horse.
  • Kaitlyn J - 2012-02-09
    Well clearly you are a novice rider! And No they are not! All horses bucked someone off. If you were riding a BROKE horse and riding PROPERLY that probably would not have happened.
  • eva - 2012-02-26
    You are a beginner no horse is bad. Bad ones are all only either untrained or mistreated.
  • Teresa - 2013-02-18
    Wow NO! I have been around lots of TW and SSH! But the Haflinger is a beautiful, well mannered, amazing horse! The first time I got on my geldings back I trusted him with my life. I will NEVER ride anything but a Haflinger ! God sent is that breed!
  • Anonymous - 2013-10-15
    All haflingers are not like this. I have one and she is so sweet! She tries so hard and she can even go on the bit very well. She is so cute and chunky!
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JeffandDebbie Conwell - 2013-07-10
Our Clydesdale has growths under her feathers about 4 inches up from backside of all four of her hooves. They look like duclaws or very weird growing nails. Any idea what this is?

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  • Loren - 2013-10-12
    I have been told by my farrier that these are perfectly normal, and when you get your horses feet trimmed next ask the farrier to cut them off. I have to admit I was a bit freaked out when I saw them for the first time.
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Claire - 2013-03-20
Beautiful horse!

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  • lilly - 2013-10-04
    I think they are more than beautiful I love them to bits and I have one of my own called beth.
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