Originally Posted by lilkitty90
well frankly I don't think any of your deserve to run off new people from our forum. If she came for help and support then we should give it. No one knows if her dad (who she said is getting the horses) is a trainer or not. Maybe he knows what he's doing?
I'm probably the last person who wants to see anyone feel run off from the community, lilkitty90. In this particular situation, though, the OP says she hasn't had a horse since she was 5, 6, or 7, which arguably wouldn't allow for any substantive experience taking care of a horse, asks generally what she would need to take care of horses, which suggests a total lack of knowledge on the subject, and proceeds to explain that her father is buying her 2 horses, one of which is seemingly universally regarded as the most difficult and dangerous type of horse to try to train, even by those with years of experience.
She has been asked several times whether at least one of her parents are trainers or at least horse people, but has not answered the question despite posting subsequently to the thread. If that were the case, that would obviously mitigate the potential for disaster, and members might be able to answer her questions about the basics of taking care of a horse in good conscience.
However, where the OP sounds young and has said only that she has effectively never owned a horse, suggested she has no knowledge of how to care for a horse, suggested she has not had any formal training, and not answered the question of whether anyone else in the household is experienced, it's easy to see how anyone aware of the potential danger the OP does not seem to recognize might feel compelled to impress it upon her.
Now, the OP's mother or father could be <insert name of famous trainer here> for all we know, but members only know what the OP has shared and which questions she hasn't answered.
I am closing this thread since the posts made subsequent to this one were about other members' replies to the OP rather than the topic of the thread itself. CountryGirl4Life, please pm me if there are any factors in your circumstances that might allay the concerns members have for you, in which case I'll reopen the thread so you can share them.