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    02-12-2013, 07:45 PM
The moment when you might get a new horse.

I am so happy! I might get my first horse soon! He is a absolute gentleman. Anyone else have stories about getting there first horse? Advice would be appreciated.
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    02-12-2013, 07:48 PM

And ask advice all the time. Horses can be pretty tricky to own!
    02-12-2013, 07:56 PM
I tend to not jump in the saddle right away but take time to get to know them on the ground first. I do groundwork in hand and in the round pen and sometimes work on join up.
    02-12-2013, 07:59 PM
My first horse was given to me because my friend couldn't afford him on her feed bill anymore and I had essentially retrained him from the ground to saddle after his previous owners ruined him. He wasn't what I would have picked for myself (a 14.2hh bright bay Arab/saddlebred cross gelding with almost every bad habit you can imagine), but he was my heart horse. He would do things for me he wouldn't for anyone else. He was a booger most of the time, but loved kids and, once you gained his trust, he wanted to please. I still miss him immensely.

As Copperhead said, don't be afraid to ask questions and advice.
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    02-12-2013, 08:03 PM
Note: Don't wait til the night before you get your boy to run to tack shop and buy a boatload of things....creates more stress!
    02-12-2013, 09:53 PM
He comes with a saddle and bridal.
    02-12-2013, 09:54 PM
Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl    
He comes with a saddle and bridal.
Does he also come with a halter, lead rope, saddle pad, brushes, grooming box...?
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    02-12-2013, 09:58 PM

    02-12-2013, 09:59 PM
Read everything you can and ask questions. Horses are never ending learning. Congrats!
    02-12-2013, 10:00 PM
Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
Does he also come with a halter, lead rope, saddle pad, brushes, grooming box...?
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I have a halter and a lead rope. Brushes I am getting soon. Still not completely confirmed but getting there. Anyone want to take a guess on his breed? Was told he is either a Missouri fox trotter or a peruvian but he doesn't gait like one so most probably a fox trotter.

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