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        12-28-2009, 01:10 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    If you've been taking lessons, the you're on the right track! I'd say, go for this new horse. You will know when/if you guys click. And know how that feels. When it comes time that you're ready to start looking for a horse, you have to explore allll your options and not just fall for the first one because he's "cute" or "well-behaved." Most horses are very different when you bring them home. You have to be absolutely sure that he's the horse for you.

    Why did the lease not work because you were sick? Could you not get out to ride him, or what? These are things you have to think about when considering buying your own horse. Who will feed your horse if you are unable to be there, become sick, etc.? Will your parents or a friend be willing to do it for you? Also, would the trainer at your lesson barn be able to help if you had a question about your horse's care? Or a horsey (adult) friend? You have to have ample resources and knowledge to responsibly care for a horse.
         
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        12-28-2009, 01:20 PM
      #12
    Started
    You will just "know". Second guessing yourself is just a way to tell yourself your not ready. Your an intelligent girl, you know what's best.
         
        12-28-2009, 01:22 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ShannonSevenfold    
    If you've been taking lessons, the you're on the right track! I'd say, go for this new horse. You will know when/if you guys click. And know how that feels. When it comes time that you're ready to start looking for a horse, you have to explore allll your options and not just fall for the first one because he's "cute" or "well-behaved." Most horses are very different when you bring them home. You have to be absolutely sure that he's the horse for you.

    Why did the lease not work because you were sick? Could you not get out to ride him, or what? These are things you have to think about when considering buying your own horse. Who will feed your horse if you are unable to be there, become sick, etc.? Will your parents or a friend be willing to do it for you? Also, would the trainer at your lesson barn be able to help if you had a question about your horse's care? Or a horsey (adult) friend? You have to have ample resources and knowledge to responsibly care for a horse.
    I was to sick to go to the barn to ride
         
        12-28-2009, 01:24 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    All right everyone, I realize I am not ready to get one. So I will think about purchasing one after I am done with college, it will be a while considering I am just going to be a freshman in high school, but its what I should do. So I will continue riding, and will pursue my love of horses.
         
        12-28-2009, 01:56 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    I am 16 years old and a Junior in high school. I've been riding all my life and just got my horse this summer. No one is trying to discourage you from getting a horse. We're just saying it is not something you want to rush into. Just think it through thoroughly from every angle. And make sure you find the perfect horse that you can give a forever home. =)
         
        12-28-2009, 07:57 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    I always used to second guess myself about getting a horse but I finally had the option of getting a horse and rolled with it, of couse I took lessons, helped out at the barn, and had a lease but I never felt really ready. So that's why im boarding for a while to make sure I get every thing down, and its going pretty good.
         
        12-28-2009, 08:03 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Thats exactly how I feel! I think I don't trust myself! Lol
         
        12-28-2009, 08:07 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    I would love to own some land to bring my horse home now, b/c I feel ready but I think i'll stick at my barn for a while longer just to make sure I get everything completely down plus I have so many barn friends now that I love to ride with and hang out with, we have so much fun :)
         
        12-28-2009, 08:09 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    I was really quite young when I got my first horse, my mom decided I was ready, I board my horse, I love it, I meet so many people and im getting my name out there in the hrose world. But if I were you just make sure that you would rather spend your time with your hrose or mucking out stalls rather then going to see the latest movie with your friends and stuff like that. Personally I have never been a people person, so the choice was easy for me. But once you are ready to commit all your time for an animal that could, and quite frankly, probably would, make you mad, buck you off and or bite you. And I would make sure your parents (or you) have the money to pay a pretty big vet bill if anythign was to happen. And would you walk your horse around the arena for six hours when he has colic? And do stuff liek that? That is how me and my mom decided I was ready for a horse
         
        12-28-2009, 08:14 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    No one take this offensivley but people kinda bother me! Lol! I seem to get ticked off easily, so I would rather be w/ a animal that can't say anything bratty back:) I just hate when some people can be SO stupid. Sorry, had to get that off my chest The barn mucks out the stall for you so no prob.
         

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