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    04-25-2009, 07:32 AM
  #11
Weanling
Great ideas and hope that you can get published. I do think you need a few more details.

One thing I would add to #2 is that if you do not have shoes on your horse, you could consider learning how to do trims yourself. There are a number of clinics provided in every state that will teach you how to correctly trim a hoof. This is something that I have been considering, but have not done. I do know a fair number of experienced horse people do their own trims.

I agree with hotreddon that the wording on #3 should be changed. Also, maybe include what it means to lease a horse or half lease. In particular, if you are new to horse ownership, how this may be a good way to get introduced to having a horse and the costs.

Here is another idea to save money. If you own a well schooled horse and board at a stable that gives lessons you may be able to reduce your costs by letting your horse be used for lessons. This is a good option only if you trust the trainer to manage the horse correctly.
     
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    04-25-2009, 10:11 AM
  #12
Foal
I like the article...but I would agree... I would try everything before having to give my girl away.. including turning my dining room into a stall.. I've joked about it with my husband.. but he knows if it came to it.. I would make it happen:)

As he says this is only a temporary part of our lives.. why do something drastic that you'll regret later and you culd have just struggled through for a brief time.. even if brief means a few years.. its still brief in the long run:)

But everyones circumstances are different
     

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