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post #1 of 23 Old 05-26-2014, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Advice To A Younger You...

If you could go back in time & give a piece of advice to your younger self regarding what you have learned about horses... what would you say?

.*. Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it. .*.
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post #2 of 23 Old 05-26-2014, 12:44 PM
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Dear 14-16 year old Blue,

FOR GOD'S SAKE LISTEN TO THEM. They aren't out to get you, they're just telling you the truth, and they DO know what they're talking about. You're being an idiot and your horse is going to pay the price for it.

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post #3 of 23 Old 05-26-2014, 02:49 PM
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Don't get married, don't get pregnant.


Find a way to go to college with equine programs, to be able to train Saddlebreds, you can do it, even without someone backing you.

Just because there aren't any women doing it now, doesn't mean there won't be women doing it when you are one.

Horses make me a better person.
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post #4 of 23 Old 05-26-2014, 02:53 PM
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DON'T BUY THAT HORSE, YOU IDIOT.

Also, grow a backbone and make that horse behave! Listen to the trainer and stop worrying about falling.
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post #5 of 23 Old 05-26-2014, 02:56 PM
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Lol yes don't by that horse!!!! Sell that crazy horse that I still can't make myself do!!! And life is short just buy the **** horse. The horse I took lessons on was for sale but I decided I couldnt afford him, he died unexpectedly a month later after some other girl bought him :(
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post #6 of 23 Old 05-26-2014, 02:58 PM
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People don't have horse problems, horses have people problems. Fix yourself then fix your horse.
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post #7 of 23 Old 05-26-2014, 03:03 PM
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Don't let it get to you, and stick with it. Try to talk to people at the stables, even tough you are to shy to. You will regrett giving up several years later...
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post #8 of 23 Old 05-26-2014, 03:11 PM
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Mine would be... LIVE. Don't concern yourself with what other people think of you. Get out there and make friends. Do what makes you happy!
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post #9 of 23 Old 05-26-2014, 03:13 PM
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Everyone starts somewhere. My trainers favorite quote and now mine :) no one is a natural when it comes to horses everyone was a beginner once
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post #10 of 23 Old 05-26-2014, 03:23 PM
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Advice to me - learn about saddle fit, she isn't excited and naughty, it is pain.
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