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        02-19-2010, 08:42 PM
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        02-20-2010, 09:23 AM
    I think I finnaly found a nice one! Here it is...KINGSBORO FARM SPORTHORSES & PONIES - For Sale it is "collectors item"
        02-20-2010, 09:35 AM
    Please don't look for whatever pony is the "prettiest". You'll want an older QH or something inexpensive that's bombproof and an easy keeper. A horse like that would require daily work, and real work not just troting around in circles, youll need a trainer too that's there all the time.
    Like I said before, im sure a horse like that would be "too much horse" for you.
    Im only worried about the wellbeing of the horse. Im sure youll try your best to care for it properly, however, horses get neglected and misused all the time from people just "trying their hardest" but actually knowing very little about horse care.

    I've been taking bi-weeky riding lessons for 10 years, and just recently bought my first horse over the summer. He's a 13 year old Quarterhorse. And he's pretty much dead-broke.
    Please do yourself AND the horse a favor and buy one like I did. Something you will be able to handle, on both the good days and the bad. Leave horses like the one in the add for professional adult riders please.

    And youll want to get a mini horse or goat or something to keep it company, I don't believe horses should be kept alone
        02-20-2010, 09:47 AM
    And, youll want to get a good farrier, to come every 6 weeks in the summer and every 8 or so in the winter. That would range about 90-160 dollars each visit.

    Vet is 2 times a year for shots. About 80-200 dollars

    Dentist once a year, about 100 dollars

    Emergency vet- any amount and limitless, up to even 25000 or higher depending on the accadent.

    Youll want to have your own trailer too, for emergencies

    A conpainon for it.

    Horses eat about 6 flakes of hay a day, and several quarts of grain twice a day

    Most horses require supplments which can be very pricy.

    Most horses need real excersize 4-6 times a week, so youll want at least a fenced in ring.

    Horses need lots of feild for turnout

    You should know how to lounge a horse

    You should know at least basic horse care

    You should know basic medical care and how to notice injuries.

    You should be able to be there at least twice a day to feed the horse.

    Youll want to keep the muck (poop) pile far from the barn to keep bugs down in the summer.

    Can you tell a dusty or moldy hay bale from a good one?

    Can you tell which plants are OK for horses to eat and which ones are poisenous?

    Do your parents know about all these expenses?

    Horses arnt like a cat or guinea pig where you clean the cage once a week and that's all, they require twice a day care at least, and you never have a day off.

    Im at the barn every day, even in snow storms or when its below 10 degrees F. I have to worry in the winter the waterpipes being frozen and not being able to get the horses water. Sometimes the snow is so bad I can't get my car near the barn and I have to part streets away and walk the rest, in freezing snow.
    But, im passionate and commited, and Cutter is my number 1 responsibility.
        02-20-2010, 10:23 AM
    Thanks heyycutter! I am really aware of all the responsibilities ( I actually made a schedule for how I would care for it in the summer+winter to see how it worked around school and stuff) I am studying a book right now that tells you all poisinous plants and the effects to a horse...and I am reading that the hay has to smell good, and be softish no hard( you know what I mean) and to look in the middle of the bale to find potential mold that is hiding from you:) O, I do know how to lounge a horse I am not the greatest at it but I am working on that. Lastly, I am putting a spreadsheet together to show my mom and dad the yearly cost of owning a horse.

    Anyway..How old would you suggest? I want a horse that is a little challenging, not one that falls over dead when I hop on. You know what I mean?
        02-20-2010, 10:32 AM
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    Originally Posted by wannahorse22    
    I took some of you guys advice about types of horses..what do you guys think about this one? Don't worry I will consult my instructor ..I just like looking at possibilities. O, and just to mention my instrutor usually lets the person choose a few horses then they help choose which one is best.
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    looked at the add, he looks and sounds lovely. You should be warey though as the description says he is 'green' but then again it also says he has jumped with juniors. Be careful as they may be false advertising him to sell quickley, they said they were moving. Give them a call to get some more info and if your still interested go to look at him :) remember to take someone experianced with you.
        02-20-2010, 10:35 AM
    He is defineltley a prospect...i have no choice my dad siad if we get a horse we have to bring the owner of our barn with us(she knows a tons about horses) or, no horse so.. yeah
        02-20-2010, 10:49 AM
    Green Broke
    Anything that has "green" or "experienced rider" or "not for beginners" in the description is NOT a horse you want.
        02-20-2010, 12:31 PM
    I would say, aged 12-17.

    My horse is 13 and he still has his days.

    I agree with eventerdrew, avoid adds that say "green" and "not for beginner" and "experienced rider only"

    Look for a horse that's add says "been used in lesson program" or "bombproof"

    No matter how good of a rider you are, you NEED to be able to control your horse on his bad days. That's very important.

    Also, have a vet check him before any purchases. You don't want any hidden problems.
        02-20-2010, 12:32 PM
    I know tons of horses that are 23-35 years old and still w/t/c fine, so you shouldnt worry about age so much, just find one that your very confortable with.

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