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        01-12-2012, 10:08 PM
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    Foal
    A bond before he was ours

    I have always loved horses. Never owned them and rode with friends who had them every now and then while growing up. It all started when we leased a horse for my 7yr old daughter. We are hooked! So is 40 to old to get into this? I don't think so! This is my therapy, I need this everyday. So one day there was foal in the stall at the barn. Instantly I fell in love. So every day we went out so my daughter could ride her (lease) horse and would sneak over and see this amazing little guy. He was maybe 4 months old. Not to long after I had found out the people just left him there. My heart broke! So in our heart we treated him like ours. We would get him out, walk him, feed him, brush him whatever we wanted. Then 4 months went by and my daughters lease was done. So we had left for a while. I always thought about him but never said anything to anyone. Because in my mind what did I know about take care of a horse that young. And then the unthinkable happened without me knowing. My husband bought him for me. Makes me wonder if he sensed something? I have never been so happy in my life! I CAN do this! Do you ever feel like something was meant to be? He will never be abandoned again. He is now 1 1/2 yrs old. I guess you could say we are learning together. I don't know where I was going with this. :)

    Anybody else new at this start out with a young one? What is your story?
         
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        01-12-2012, 10:22 PM
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    Started
    I've never had anything like this but the first time I sat on a horse was 6 months ago and now I'm riding almost every day! Horses are so easy to get addicted to :)

    Great story though, I just don't get how somebody could just leave something so precious. Goodluck with everything!
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        01-12-2012, 10:25 PM
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    Showing
    I think it's an awesome story, ryno. I got 2 yearlings myself while back (from not so great situation), so been in your shoes. Based on my own experience I would strongly recommend working with the trainer on ground and later put him in training (to teach under saddle). The young horses are handful (at least majority of them), and the knowledgeable help is very important. Wish you best luck with your little guy!
         
        01-12-2012, 10:34 PM
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    Foal
    Yes I do have a couple people working with me guiding me along the way. He really catches on quickly. I thought this would be something great for my daughter but I also enjoy it.
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        01-12-2012, 10:59 PM
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    Yearling
    Yes I am new to this, in it with a filly I bought a little less than 4 months old. She is about eight months old now and we are doing great! I'm taking lessons starting in a few weeks, I read a lot, ask a LOT of questions and get help at even the hint of an issue. We went from completely unhandled and never dewormed...to braided tails, good hoof cleaning manners, walking on the lead rope... She is not really spooky and she learns fast! Guess I got lucky lol
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        01-12-2012, 11:02 PM
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    Trained
    No 40 is not too old
    I am 48 and I am planning to get back into riding
    So I say no you are not too old
         
        01-12-2012, 11:04 PM
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    Foal
    I like you story- sounds like a fairy tale! I have never had a young horse- but it sounds like a challenge! I'm glad you feel up to it-I respect that. If you feel confident ,and get some expert help( trainer maybe) I am sureyour colt will thrive
         
        01-12-2012, 11:22 PM
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    Yearling
    What an awesome story! And no, 40 is not too late...I'm 38 and getting back into it, and love it even more than I did in my teens...congrats on your horse. I pray every day my hubby will give the go ahead on a horse.
         
        01-13-2012, 02:27 AM
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    What a lovely story! :)

    I had a bond with my guy before I bought him - since he was about 3,5. I bought him last year, had leased him for a couple of months and had been dreaming of him for more than a year. We're still in the honeymoon phase.
         
        01-13-2012, 06:50 AM
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    Foal
    Honeymoon and fairytail aregreat ways to put it!! He really is easy going. Especially for a newby.
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