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post #11 of 26 Old 03-09-2010, 05:05 PM
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And I realize how much "stuff" you have to get, haha, like the other day I was looking things up, and my jaw dropped
My jaw dropped today at the bill for my horse's stuff. XD
My horse is getting to be high maintenance. I have alot of stuff but I'm never done shopping. =[

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My jaw dropped today at the bill for my horse's stuff. XD
My horse is getting to be high maintenance. I have alot of stuff but I'm never done shopping. =[

Oh :( but is it worth it. Right?
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post #13 of 26 Old 03-09-2010, 06:01 PM
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oh :( but is it worth it. Right?
Aw, haha yes!! Totally worth it. He's a keeper so I'm willing to spend the extra dollar on him.

As well as what you do with the horse.

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post #14 of 26 Old 03-09-2010, 07:57 PM
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Oh, it is so worth the wait!! I have waited over eight years for a horse and have studied and learned all I could about them. I've ridden whenever I got the chance and looked after other people's horses. Now in three weeks I am getting my very own horse. I think I will appreciate her even more now after the long wait than if my family had gotten me one when I was twelve. Just get all the experience and riding you can, never give up your dream and someday you will have a special horse friend of your own!
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post #15 of 26 Old 03-09-2010, 08:05 PM
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I don't know life without horses....I grew up with them. I can tell you that when my mom got divorced, she leased our horses out to a couple who had open stalls. I got to see them only twice a year. That was in 1st, second, and third grade....God it sucked. I helped my mom get back on her feet and completely cleaned out our barn, which had been used as a stable for the years the horses were away, and helped bring the horses back to our property when I was in 4th grade. It was so amazing to have them back....I had to dig up a ton of money to help pay for the roof to be redone ($3000....ouch) and we had to put new stall partitions up and fix the pastures, but it was SO worth it. Keep holding in there....you'll get there eventually. I have a friend who's in the same boat. She wants to buy a horse and board it at my house, but her parents are making her pay for a year's worth of care for him! I totalled it to be around $3500....she's desperate. You'll get there eventually, and man, is it worth it when you're laying on your horse under the sunshine with your eyes closed while she's grazing beneath you....
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post #16 of 26 Old 03-09-2010, 08:12 PM
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My husbands jaw dropped today when he saw my shot bill for 2 of my horses! ($300). I remember it used to be like $70 bucks to get everything for one! LOL.

Pony, you are on the right track, lessons are very important. What you aren't going to learn in lessons is HOW to REALLY take care of a horse. But you are going to learn alot from this forum on the day to day care. You'll also learn what's considered an emergent issue and whats a doctor at home type deal.

My suggestion to you is to NOT pick a one particular type of training method. When I say that I mean, don't become an ONLY Parelli or NH person. Take some of those methods and use them, but pay attention to some of these older cowboys, they know alot, use some of the traditional methods, also listen to these dressage chicks and the hunt girls. And don't be surprised when some of the "backyarders" come up with some pretty interesting techniques.

Keep an open mind and take in everything! Read all the books, especially the "Feel good" ones about the teens that get their own horses......!

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post #17 of 26 Old 03-09-2010, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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My husbands jaw dropped today when he saw my shot bill for 2 of my horses! ($300). I remember it used to be like $70 bucks to get everything for one! LOL.

Pony, you are on the right track, lessons are very important. What you aren't going to learn in lessons is HOW to REALLY take care of a horse. But you are going to learn alot from this forum on the day to day care. You'll also learn what's considered an emergent issue and whats a doctor at home type deal.

My suggestion to you is to NOT pick a one particular type of training method. When I say that I mean, don't become an ONLY Parelli or NH person. Take some of those methods and use them, but pay attention to some of these older cowboys, they know alot, use some of the traditional methods, also listen to these dressage chicks and the hunt girls. And don't be surprised when some of the "backyarders" come up with some pretty interesting techniques.

Keep an open mind and take in everything! Read all the books, especially the "Feel good" ones about the teens that get their own horses......!


Yeah, I am a hunter. And I do have many books on "feel good" stories :). And I know a lot of taking care of horses because my friend has a horse and she teaches me like everything about how she cares for him :) And thanks for the advice, I will be more open to other techniques.

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post #18 of 26 Old 03-09-2010, 10:44 PM
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Getting a horse is totally worth the wait. I just got my 3rd (But in reality he is my first horse that I know isn't going to be taken from me.... Long story) But anyways.
You are really doing the right thing by getting lessons. I wish I could have gotten real lessons. I got some from my friend's mom, but they weren't "real" don't get my wrong, I can ride and be comfortable, but I just never got the actual lesson experiance.

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post #19 of 26 Old 03-09-2010, 11:17 PM
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My mother is always saying, 'Melanie - why this obsession about horses?' because she and dad don't like them, but I just know I am meant to be with them. I'm patient. I'll have them for the rest of my life.
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post #20 of 26 Old 03-10-2010, 06:44 AM
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Melly, my mother is 92 and still doesn't understand my obsession with horses. If it's truly in your blood, it will be there for life. Patience.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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