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post #1 of 11 Old 08-03-2008, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Would you do it?

Alright well I know basics , tack,groom,bathe,walk,trot,canter,lunging exc; I was looking into getting a horse because The horse i used to ride is being leased for 2- who knows how many months he is already gone and being leased, and riding is obviously my life. I need to ride. would you get a horse? I wanted a horse for a while but riding him was replacing getting a horse. But he will be gone for a long time and I have no horse to ride. would you go for it? {i know expenses exc;}
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-03-2008, 09:36 PM
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If you where to get a horse, would you board or would it be kept at your place?

I love my horse. She is the wind beneath my wings.

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post #3 of 11 Old 08-03-2008, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Brandon
If you where to get a horse, would you board or would it be kept at your place?

board at my trainers barn that is practically private.
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post #4 of 11 Old 08-03-2008, 11:53 PM
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Do you know how to care for a horse, are you really aware of all the expenses and are prepared for not expected costs such as emergency vet bills etc?

Please ignore my ignorance but it sounds like because you have no horse to ride your simple solution is to go and get one.There is FAR more than just going out and buying for the sake of having a horse to ride :)

Make sure you really do all the research first :)

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post #5 of 11 Old 08-04-2008, 12:25 AM
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This link gives you some really good info on horse purchasing:


There are a lot of things to take into consideration.

1. Do you have the time to care for the horse like it needs to be?
2. Will you be doing full care board or self care?
3. Expenses (boarding, vet (shots, floating, emergency), farrier, tack, feed (if not included in board), general upkeep (wormer, suppliments).
4. Will you need to get a job to help pay for the horse?

Things like that. Good luck in your new adventure!

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-04-2008, 01:09 AM
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horse are alot of work which im sure you know that. Alot of care and sometimes can be very expensive at the vets.
But if you think you are capable for caring for a horse I say get one.

Just enjoy have fun and ride !
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-04-2008, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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thanks to all, i am not trying to replace a horse but even my parents think it would be nice to own your own horse and rely on the trainer ALL the time. they do take alot of care,time,and money. I am going to look at that site. THANKS!
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-04-2008, 11:17 AM
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if you are still at home.... I would let this be your parents decision.

1. THEY will be responcible financially for the horse. Sure you better help out with all the chorse etc. but let THEM decide whether the family can afford and take care of a horse. They should know the finances of the family better. 8)

2. YOU will be taking off after a while. Most likely before the said horse would be....well....dead.

All the mumbo jumbo of the horse care (cost, vet, feed, etc.) behind....I LOVE owning my own horse. What about a lease? Short term, part ownership works really well for a lot of people that don't know if they have the next ...oh...25 years to take of a horse.

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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post #9 of 11 Old 08-04-2008, 01:56 PM
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What about leasing?

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post #10 of 11 Old 08-04-2008, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
What about leasing?
Leasing is a great idea. It serves the purpose of having a horse to ride without wondering if someone else is going to use him and gives you the chance to learn what horse care is all about.

Please keep in mind that owning a horse is a very long term commitment not just a hobby.

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