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post #11 of 39 Old 11-01-2007, 11:42 PM
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What I was implying is that.... they are wild horses. Not not the same breed although similar :roll:

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post #12 of 39 Old 11-02-2007, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so I'm going to look at him tomorrow! I'm so nervous. I don't know why I'm kind of scared. It would be my first horse and I know he's not perfect but I just fell in love with his sweet face. Ill post tomorrow about what happens!
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post #13 of 39 Old 11-02-2007, 03:08 AM
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I've never owned a horse, but I know that feeling of nerves. You want that one to be "the one", and put internal pressure for them to like you and so on.

My suggestion is this. Be VERY honest about your abilities, doubts, and excitement. Bring someone with you. If you have any doubts, don't get him. There are lots of horses available, and you want to make sure you get a good fit/match FOR YOU. The perfect horse for you might be something completely different than you think, and the more you look at, the more you'll find out about what you want.

For instance, when I adopted my first retired racing greyhound, I thought I wanted a calm, female, small "couch potato". Each one I met was more interesting than the last, and I ended up with a big, goofy, white and brown male. He's a goof and I love him to death!!! I would NEVER in a million years have guessed that he's what I would end up with, but each dog I met was better than the last, until I KNEW that he was mine.

I suggest that you wait for that feeling of KNOWING that the horse is absolutely right for you.

Good luck!!! And remember, a great horse is out there for you, whether this guy is it or not.

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post #14 of 39 Old 11-02-2007, 07:44 AM
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What I was implying is that.... they are wild horses. Not not the same breed although similar :roll:
lol I knew what you were saying. Funny how people read words and they take them so differently to how they were meant :)

I guess it comes down to, brumbies are our wild horses which makes them the australian equivalent of the mustang. Very very similar in many ways although id have to say id choose a brumby over a mustang any day ;)

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Thank you Gryffin! I take that advice very seriously :). Ill let you know how it goes!
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post #16 of 39 Old 11-02-2007, 08:48 PM
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I got what she said, I was just clarifying. Thank you very much.

How have the cases of EI been coming in AUS?

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post #17 of 39 Old 11-03-2007, 07:15 PM
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I got what she said, I was just clarifying. Thank you very much.

How have the cases of EI been coming in AUS?
hmmm ok

In my part of australia its still pretty dismal although the number of reported cases has slowed with the summer heat coming now and also because of the widespread vaccinations and buffer zones that have been created. There are still something like 700 properties affected in my region but we, so far and touch wood, havent seen any signs that it is near enough to us to make us worry. According to the last DPI update (department of primary industries) they are hoping to allow restricted horse movements again after xmas. Can't come soon enough if you ask me lol

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post #18 of 39 Old 11-03-2007, 09:01 PM
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Rock On Mustangs!

I have not owned a mustang but am VERY interested in them and intend to own a specially designed mustang training facility in the future. He looks good! I am curious though, you mentoned that he's part kiger, as Kiger mustangs are only found in Oregon, do you reside in this great, although wet, state?

Is he already gentled? He looks to be, That is one reason why I wish to train mustangs, I believe that more people have an intrest in mustangs, however thier extensive training presents a problem to the common horse owner because most adult woman riding (in my area at least) have that hour a day or few hours a week to ride, which would not be enough time to gentle a mustang.

All the best of luck too YOU!!!!

P.S. I have posted a picture of a mustang, does someone from australia want to post a pic of a brumby? I have never actually seen them side by side to see thier likes and differences. Are brumbys regarded as pests like some people think of the mustangs?

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post #19 of 39 Old 11-03-2007, 11:12 PM
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Re: Rock On Mustangs!

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P.S. I have posted a picture of a mustang, does someone from australia want to post a pic of a brumby? I have never actually seen them side by side to see thier likes and differences. Are brumbys regarded as pests like some people think of the

Heres a couple of some brumbies. I think in some places there are regarded as pests like the mustangs and have gone through the same injustices. There was a big uproar some time ago about a large aerial cull of wild brumbies :( very sad. There are organisations though that are fighting for the brumbies

Here are a couple of pics of some





In a lot of ways they are very similar to the mustang but have their own little things that set them apart though ;)

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post #20 of 39 Old 11-04-2007, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Well I got him on Friday!!! I am so excited! He does look a little cow-hocked, so I'm going to have it checked out soon, but he moves fine. But OMG the place I got him from was a mess :(. They said they didn't have anytime to work with him really, but he so gentle!! He halters, picks up his feet, and knows a couple things like stand, backup, walk. He will be 2 yrs 4/1/08. The poor thing has all his bones sticking out...his shoulders, hips, ribs......we have him on some good food now. He was at the bottom of the pecking order I guess so he got picked on and in my opinion lost his confidence. I can't help but go see him everyday right now! The lady I've been taking lessons from says not to mess with him so much this young bc he'll get spoiled, but he likes the attention and needs tlc. He comes when I call him already! And he loves to be rubbed. I am just sooooo excited and can't wait to see how he turns out as an adult. Thanks for everyone's opinion! It helped alot!

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