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    • 1 Post By Island Horselover

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        09-22-2012, 08:11 PM
    Am I crazy??

    I already have two horses- a two and a three year old. The three year old is very green broke- I have trained him myself so far and he is doing very well. The two year old was just gelded so hasn't had a lot of training yet. We are working on groundwork and will start him on a lunge line very soon. I have past training experience, and a good friend who is very current helping me. My husband has very little horse experience but is interested in learning. My thought was if I could find an older, well trained horse I could use it to help train the young ones (ponying, etc.) and hubby could learn how to ride on a safe, older horse. He thinks the 2 yr old is his horse (and technically he IS), but he is hardly a suitable horse for a beginner and won't be for a long time. We have plenty of room here for another horse and it could work into our budget (we would have to build another stall). Our goal is to trail ride and do back-country riding, but I have yet to take either of these youngsters off our property. The 3 yr old has only been ridden in the round pen, a handful of times. Do you think it is a good idea to bring in an older, been there done that horse to "show them the ropes"?
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        09-22-2012, 08:26 PM
    YES! That is a perfect way of showing the youngstars that there is nothing to be afraid of! I like your idea a lot and we buy young horses all the time to re- or train them and we always always always bring along one of our "done that, been there" horses and it works out great! And your husband will appreciate to learn on a calm horse too :0) No need to take any risks! Good luck to you guys!
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        09-22-2012, 08:34 PM
    Yes, that is the plan. So the hunt begins- I know there are plenty of good horses out there looking for good homes. I plan to find one!
        09-22-2012, 10:07 PM
    Islandhorselover- from your name I am guessing you might be in my area (VI). Do you know of any good horses?
        09-22-2012, 10:11 PM
    I sure do! Yes, I live on VI (south) and we have an approx. 20 year old Appendix (super safe trail) for sale. We also have an 8 year old QH (tons of miles on trails and super safe) for sale. And lots of other horses - all really good and safe... if you are interested I can send you pics, prices and tons of info if you want :0)
        09-22-2012, 10:17 PM
    Yes I would love to hear about any and all possibilities! I pm'd you my email address.

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