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Ask Frankie: Manure Rights

Poop Permission? Name:Gregg A. Location: NM Horse: Appendix QH Discipline: The wife does Dressage. Rider Age: No Way! I’ve been searchin’ and searchin’ and searchin’ for some information on manure art and I just can’t find anything. Well some photography is out there, but that’s about it. See my wife she rides dressage, she’s got…

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Ask Frankie: English Paints, Moving from Hunters to Jumpers, & Husbands at Barn Parties

Is it hard moving from hunters to jumpers?

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Ask Frankie: Old Horses Jumping, Hipster Horses, and Horse Needs

Should I Jump an Old Horse? Name:Meghan Location: MD Horse: Hunter Discipline: English Rider Age: 31 Hi Frankie. I have just acquired an old hunt horse. I don’t know his full history, but I’m told he has a heart of gold and just started acting up on the hunts. I was also told not to…

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Ask Frankie: Flowing Feathery Friesians, Horse-loving Whistleblowers, & Mustang Horsepower

Do I have to Move My Horse if My Trainer Hates My Friesian? Name: Bonnie Location: US Horse: Friesian Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Rider Age: 47 Hi Frankie, I really hope you can help me with my problem. I have wanted a Friesian my whole life. I’ve owned a handful of horses: OTTB’s have dominated the field….

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Ask Frankie: Horse Turnout, Adults Riding Ponies, & Husband Advice

How Often Should My Horse Be Turned Out? Name: Madison Location: Midwest Horse: Trakehner Discipline: Hunter/Jumper Rider Age: 27 Hi Frankie, I have a 9 year old Trakehner that is my Adult Amateur jumper. I love him, he’s really good but I just moved him to a new barn and have a problem: they don’t…

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Ask Frankie: Rescue Horses, Horse Shows, & Horse Crazy Wives

Is a Rescue Horse for Me? Name: Briana Location: Tri-State Area Horse: A REAL Rescue I hope Discipline: Huntseat Rider Age: 14 Frankie, you are such a lucky horse. I hope you realize that. I want a rescue, a REAL rescue. I had been riding at a fancy show barn, and then I learned about…

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Ask Frankie: Music for Horses, Ugly Roans, & Horse Camping

Why Kind of Music do Horses Prefer? Name: Mandy K. Location: MD Horse: 2 Thoroughbred geldings Discipline: Eventing Rider Age: 29 Hi Frankie, I love your advice. It’s perfect. I thought maybe you could help with a little barn issue we’ve been having. The horses have been switched to night turnout for about a month…

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Ask Frankie: 2nd Time Jumpers, Spooky Horses, & Horses in Houses

How to Make My Horse Jump Again? Name: Bonnie R. Location: Nebraska Horse: Oldenburg Discipline: Eventing Rider Age: 32 Frankie, I’ve got an Oldenburg gelding that used to be a low level jumper. He was really spooky, so they said. I initially bought him as a dressage horse, but I got bit by the eventing…

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Ask Frankie: Ring Sour Horses, Bucking Broncos, & Bored Husbands

What to do with a Ring Sour Dressage Horse? Name: Gina Location: ?? Horse: Pretty Palomino Discipline: English/Western Rider Age: Adult Frankie, I have a beautiful palomino mare that I ride both English and western. She was previously owned by some stuffy dressage lady, but she got ring sour, and they turned her out to…

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Ask Frankie: Horse Halting, Starting a Jumper, & Horse Hand Placement

Why Won’t My Horse Halt? Name: Brittany R. Location: Calgary B.C. Horse: 9 yr old Oldenburg Gelding Discipline: Jumper Rider Age: 26 Hi Frankie, I found your advice column by accident and about died laughing. This is hilarious. Maybe you can help me with a strange problem. Brakes. My horse that I’ve had for three…

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