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post #1 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hardest Part of Horse Ownership?

To all the horse owners, what do you think is/are the hardest part(s) of owning a horse?

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post #2 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 06:08 PM
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The mud. All of the carnivorous MUD!
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post #3 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 06:56 PM
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Losing them.

Everything else is just a learning experience.
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post #4 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 07:18 PM
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^Losing them, too. It leaves a hole inside you.
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post #5 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 07:21 PM
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The fear that he will injure himself in some way or another.
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post #6 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 07:27 PM
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Finding enough time (and sometime money).
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post #7 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 07:35 PM
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^Losing them, too. It leaves a hole inside you.
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Agreed. At my age, I actually take comfort that our mares will probably outlive me and my wife, and that we've arranged for their care if/when something happens to us.

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post #8 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 07:36 PM
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Losing my horses and the amount of money they require.
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post #9 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 07:49 PM
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Money.

I don't like mud either.

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post #10 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 09:32 PM
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Losing them and them getting injured or out of the fence.

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