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post #1 of 15 Old 05-27-2009, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Buying my first horse, any advice?

Hi, I know I have posted some other questions about advice and things, but I have one more question.

As the title says, I am buying my first horse, and I was wondering if you have any extra advice. What are some things you've seen people do that should not be done, and vise versa? Any special tricks on how to heal a certain wound? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks!
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post #2 of 15 Old 05-27-2009, 06:04 PM
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Hmm...those are some pretty broad questions.

Make sure you are educated and buy a horse with your head. Dont just buy the first thing you look at because you want a horse. Make sure he fits your riding level.

If you have any specific questions, Im sure people can help :)
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post #3 of 15 Old 05-27-2009, 06:05 PM
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I'd suggest buying some books and reading up. And get a trainer.

Amazon.com has tons and tons of books that cover health, training and general care.
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Hmm...those are some pretty broad questions.

Make sure you are educated and buy a horse with your head. Dont just buy the first thing you look at because you want a horse. Make sure he fits your riding level.

If you have any specific questions, Im sure people can help :)

Thanks, I know they're pretty broad. I've researched pretty much everything I can think of, I meant just that if you have any special advice to share on something specific that's often overlooked, or you know of a trick that helps heal say, a certain type of would that others might not know about, it would be of help. I've decided on a horse and have worked things out with the owner, but thanks for the warning.
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Thanks everyone I think you took it the wrong way though. I've read about 4 horse books cover to cover and have been spending every day at the barn since I was seven, but I just wanted to know if you have any SPECIFIC advice that most people don't know or something. Thanks again.
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Sorry, I still have no idea what you are looking for.
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I think I know what you are asking now. Like tricks of the trade. It'd be better if you gave a specific topic but here are some of mine:

Treating an Abscess:

Soak the foot in warm water and epsom salt. Take a diaper and place epsom salt in the bottom. Add a little bit of water and place on the bottom of the hoof. Wrap up securely but not too tight with duct tape. Replace once daily until the abscess blows (and you'll know because it'll stink).


Things like that? If so, I can come up with some other stuff.
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If you have some scars that you don't like on your horses body, put some MTG on them and in a few weeks you won't even know they're there. When I first got my horse Comanche he had a huge scar right above his dock. I put MTG on it and it disappeared within 4 weeks.

Hope this helps && Good luck!!!!

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post #9 of 15 Old 05-27-2009, 08:27 PM
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Does the MTG work on fresh scars only or older ones too?
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I think I know what you are asking now. Like tricks of the trade. It'd be better if you gave a specific topic but here are some of mine:

Treating an Abscess:

Soak the foot in warm water and epsom salt. Take a diaper and place epsom salt in the bottom. Add a little bit of water and place on the bottom of the hoof. Wrap up securely but not too tight with duct tape. Replace once daily until the abscess blows (and you'll know because it'll stink).


Things like that? If so, I can come up with some other stuff.

Yes, exactly like that! Thanks!
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