Originally Posted by CountryGirl4Life
Hello I'm Ciera, My dad might be buying me 2 horses... But I havent had a horse since I was about 5 ot 6, 7 at the most, and I would like to know what I need for them and more about their breeds, one is a Quarter Horse and the other is a Wild Mustang that we'll be training.. And also, can you tell me what i'll need to take care of these horse? Please and Thank you(:
Well, you're going to need A LOT! Lol. Just to mention a few things, you'll have to make sure where you keep them is safe. Nothing that can injure them in anyway, and make sure the plants in the paddock aren't harmful. Also, you'll need grooming supplies, halters, lead ropes, bridles, reins. To make sure their feet are in good condition, you'll need a farrier to come out, also a vet to do the coggins tests as well as vaccinations and de-worming. (Owning a horse isn't cheap AT ALL.) It is very rewarding though, in the end. You just want to make sure your horse is comfortable and happy, then he'll be in good standings, (most of the time.)
Now, the breeds. The quarter horse is one of the most common breeds in the US, they usually have a lot of endurance and depending on the horse are big teddy bears. I barrel race my quarter occasionally and he does great. Most people ride them western, but they can be ridden english as well.
The Mustangs, are very hardy horses from out west. They are feral and can be adopted from the BLM but also other places as well. I've never owned a mustang myself, but I've heard they can be just about the most loyal horses you can ever have. They are tougher than a lot of horses, but also the hardest to "break"
I hope that helps. (: