Poll Archive

Have you changed barns recently? If so, why?

  • Poor management (67%)
  • Too expensive (22%)
  • Went to a more competitive barn (11%)
  • Bad atmosphere/problem with other boarders (0%)
  • Different coach (0%)
  • I moved (0%)
  • Other (0%)

5 latest comments:

  • Needed outdoor board for semi-retired, arthritic horse. My show barn doesn't offer outdoor board.

Do you compete without a coach?

  • Yes (52%)
  • No (39%)
  • I don't compete (9%)

5 latest comments:

  • Only when coach can't attend
  • Always have my coach with me at competitions, don't ever practice jumping with the coach either, as it is against the barn rules.
  • Compete with my coach when they are available, otherwise without

Have you ever taken in a rescue horse?

  • Yes (79%)
  • No (21%)

5 latest comments:

  • Was 16hh, now 18 hh, kind, playful, too smart, expensive and worth it!
  • It is worth the effort
  • 3 so far. All were successfully rehabilitated, we kept one and the 2 others found great families.
  • When I got Cali she was in bad shape. She was not trusting and was in bad physical shape. Now she's happy and healthy.
  • Have had an off track Standardbred for 15 years ..... I was 50 years old with no riding experience . Molly adapted to saddle very quickly
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  • We have four horses we boughté rescued becasue of their living situations. Best decisions ever!

Have you used a twitch on your horse?

  • Yes, a humane twtich (53%)
  • Yes, a chain twitch (27%)
  • No (20%)

5 latest comments:

  • I have not used it myself, but my horse was twitched for an injection at OVC.
  • absolutely - for shots, clipping, injury treatment. It is something every horse owner should know how to do.
  • I have used both twitches, and in the proper hands works very well!
  • More humane to subdue them and finish quickly.

Have you tried aromatherapy with your horse?

  • No (80%)
  • Yes (20%)

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