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post #11 of 56 Old 04-02-2013, 11:49 PM
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The little girl is 11 years old.....how much REALLY did any of us know at that age? REALLY? She's only got six months under her belt, cut her some slack. Good for her if her parents want to dish out some cash on a horse for her.....wish may parents did that, but they didn't, but I won't begrudge anyone else for it. JMO.
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post #12 of 56 Old 04-03-2013, 12:09 AM
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Why wouldn't she need to know about nutrition? I full board my horse, but they look to me for how many lbs of grass vs. alfalfa, supplements, etc. Most board situations provide hay and that's it. You're lucky if they'll blanket for free.
Because she is 11 years old.

I've always full boarded my horse, every horse I have ever had. The barn feeds what they feed. For sure, if I want to be educated and make a change, I can, but if not, they give whatever they feed in the amount they feel is necessary.

I've never been anywhere ever in my life that only gives hay, and I have boarded in two countries.
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post #13 of 56 Old 04-03-2013, 12:13 AM
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She reminds me of a girl in my neighborhood who went riding. She got me to start, just because she said we couldn't afford lessons. She quit within a year and I, 45 years later, am still into horses.
This girl will most likely learn her lesson, sooner or later, and most likely the hard way. Whereas you and your sister will stick with it, get more knowledgeable, and really enjoy it.
I wouldn't try to tell her or her parents anything. I would answer questions, but wouldn't, under no circumstances, try to teach her anything. She will learn, one way or another.
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post #14 of 56 Old 04-03-2013, 12:15 AM
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This girl doesn't know what a Skewbald is. She calls it a Screwball. Seriously
Hate to tell you this, but I had no idea what a skewbald was until I used Google just now. Seriously

Nor in fact did I know that those pretty reddish-brown horses with the black mane & tail were called "bay" until I wound up owning one. We all gotta start somewhere, you know.
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post #15 of 56 Old 04-03-2013, 12:27 AM
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The girl you are ranting about is 11 years old. The post that you made where you are quoting her, you realize that she is 11 years old right? She's just a baby, and you are coming here and publically slating her.

I really don't think that's ok.
Yes and let's get her a foal so they can grow up together. Not quite a babe any more, sorry horse ownership is child like. Not dog like. And not everyplace provides feed or hay or really even turn out unless you pay for it.

Its just the frustration of horses going to waste. I know. I understand OP. There's a girl here who didnt feed or hay or really anything on a pasture of weeds and let her horse stay on the ground with a severe hip injury with out seeing the vet for 2 weeks and just letting it heal on its own. Neglect starts at irresponsibility.
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OP, if you don't mind, how old are you?
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If you hang around the horse world for any length of time, unless it is just you in your own barn on your property, and you never interact with anyone else, you are going to run into fools. Fools of all ages, but fools nonetheless. Some may grow out of it, most do not. I may get blasted here, but in my thirty plus years in the horse world, I think horses attract weird people for some reason (hey I fully admit I may be one of them). My theory is that there is often a great deal of dreaming and fantasy about horses, and for some people, reality is just too hard to grasp.

The sad thing is that with a ton of hard work and learning, you can have almost a fantasy like relationship with your horses. Both of my long term riding horses I have loved dearly, they seem to have loved me dearly, and our bonds were so tight it was almost unbelievable. But that does not happen overnight. There was literally blood sweat and tears put into those relationships, and they taught me so much. Too bad many people just want a quick fix, instant fantasy horsie.
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Yes and let's get her a foal so they can grow up together. Not quite a babe any more, sorry horse ownership is child like. Not dog like. And not everyplace provides feed or hay or really even turn out unless you pay for it.

Its just the frustration of horses going to waste. I know. I understand OP. There's a girl here who didnt feed or hay or really anything on a pasture of weeds and let her horse stay on the ground with a severe hip injury with out seeing the vet for 2 weeks and just letting it heal on its own. Neglect starts at irresponsibility.
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She's not getting a foal, she's getting a 12 year old horse.

Who says the horse is going to waste? I was about 11 when I got my first horse, the horse that taught me everything. My horse certainly didn't think she was wasted, she was the most loved on horse in the world. I simply adored her, and spent all my available time with her.
My horse now doesn't get 1/50th of that amount of time.
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Hate to tell you this, but I had no idea what a skewbald was until I used Google just now. Seriously

Nor in fact did I know that those pretty reddish-brown horses with the black mane & tail were called "bay" until I wound up owning one. We all gotta start somewhere, you know.
Is the OP British? I know what a skewbald is, but I usually only hear Brits use the term. Maybe in some small regions of the US too, but mostly Brits say it. Like piebald, cob, hack, etc. British horsey terms.
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Is the OP British? I know what a skewbald is, but I usually only hear Brits use the term. Maybe in some small regions of the US too, but mostly Brits say it. Like piebald, cob, hack, etc. British horsey terms.
She's a kiwi, like me.
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