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post #1 of 6 Old 12-30-2012, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys!
I am currently talking with my mom about letting me get my own horse. I have been interested seriously since when I took agriculture last year at my school. Originally I am from Paola, KS but I now live in Overland Park. I would either board him down here or in OP. Anyways, besides the lesson taking before I get him, could you give me a basic "help" guide? Thanks so much! :)
P.S. I'm pretty sure I want to do English-show jumping.
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-30-2012, 09:41 PM
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1) find a horse that is at your level and possibly one that you can advance with. 2) HUS and Jumping horses are costly. be prepared for the cost.
3) showing cost , besides the amt for each class, do have to pay for the trainer to be there ? how much ? charge for coaching each class? stall cost at the shows, rooms for you and parents, room for the trainer, food and Drink?
Compare horses and prices in your area. How often are you going to be out to ride ? how many lessons will you be taking? Farrier cost , extra feed supplements, blankets, saddles, bridles, pads, halters, leads, hoof dressing trailer wraps,A trailer ? and or the cost of paying to have your horse trailered to a show. I am sure there are many things I have not remembered to add in.
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-30-2012, 09:43 PM
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oh .. VEt bills , wraps and meds , vaccines, dewormer, teeth floating, cost for braiding manes and tails.. cost to have the horse body clipped .
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-30-2012, 09:46 PM
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I suggest to stick with lessons for awhile and make sure that you're actually ready for the commitment, maybe even try leasing for awhile before taking the plunge of horse ownership.. which is very much worth it.

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-30-2012, 09:47 PM
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I would lease first before you decide. You vould spend a bunch for one type of horse and then decide you don't like that discipline. It does get costly and it is best to start out with a lease to figure out what you really want first. It also gives you an idea of the maintenance, cost, time etc that is included in owning a horse .

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-31-2012, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all! I will continue lessons for at least another year and then lease.
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