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post #1 of 20 Old 03-29-2011, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Might be getting two horses but needs help..

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(:
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post #2 of 20 Old 03-29-2011, 03:36 PM
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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. (:
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Does your dad know anything about horses?
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Horses are not something to jump into head-first. "Wild mustangs" and unexperienced horsepeople do not mix, but you'll find that out after a few hospital visits.

Why not just get a few older, bombproof horses for you to re-learn on?
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Horses are not something to jump into head-first. "Wild mustangs" and unexperienced horsepeople do not mix, but you'll find that out after a few hospital visits.

Why not just get a few older, bombproof horses for you to re-learn on?
I definitely agree here, I'm 17 and would NEVER attempt a wild mustang yet. My uncle has had 20 years experience in training and breaking horses and always says they are the hardest to break. They aren't meant to be trained necessarily. He's been hurt countless times.. they are dangerous especially if you don't have experience.

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im not sure i follow. why would someone who has not had horses in a while and is not experienced get two, including an untrained unhandled one?

tot he OP can you perhaps enlighten us on the situation and plan such as if you will have a trainer, if the horses will be boarded, who will be caring for them, how will you know what to feed them, and so on.....

saying well i'll learn that along the way or that i'll find out that's why i posted on here - on an internet forum - to me is NEVER an acceptable answer.

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If this is real, someone's going to get badly hurt or dead, and those horses will be farked up beyond belief.

I want to believe it's just a troll trying to get us riled up, because although I know young kids can be stupid, if an adult is going along with such a harebrained scheme, they need to have their parental rights revoked.

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im not sure i follow. why would someone who has not had horses in a while and is not experienced get two, including an untrained unhandled one?

tot he OP can you perhaps enlighten us on the situation and plan such as if you will have a trainer, if the horses will be boarded, who will be caring for them, how will you know what to feed them, and so on.....

saying well i'll learn that along the way or that i'll find out that's why i posted on here - on an internet forum - to me is NEVER an acceptable answer.
Actually since i've gotten rid of my other horses I havent quit ridding im an Intermediate ridder not a Beginner or an unexperienced one I love horses and i jump occasionally
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Does your dad have experience with training?
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My first suggestion, don't take the mustang. I had been riding for over 20 years and training horses for almost 10 before I took on my first mustang, and I only did it then because I had a professional horse trainer of 40+ years right there with me to help. If you have never trained a horse by yourself, a mustang is the worst possible breed you could start with. I don't know what kind of training the quarter horse has, but that one could still be an option by itself.

If you don't buy a horse to suit your ability, then you'll end up frustrated at the very least and at worst, seriously injured or worse. If I were you, I would look at a horse that has the training and temperament to compliment your ability and is a breed with conformation to suit what you want to do. If you want to get a companion horse to keep him/her company, then there are thousands of horses that are older or crippled being given away as pasture puffs.

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