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post #1 of 5 Old 07-06-2011, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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My First Horse - Presley

Hello Everyone!

I am happy to report that I have found my first horse! and I am as giddy as a school girl! Ok, his name is Presley he is a Boerperd/Arabian X and a real stunner! Well I don't think I am very objective but I am sure you guys know how it goes ha haha...

I have had him know for 5 days, he is a little underfed what can I do to correct that? At the moment I am feeding him hay, and gradually adding feed to his diet and I am giving him carrots everyday when I go to visit with him for a hour or 2.

I am getting the farrier to check out his hooves on saterday as they aren't looking to great... I know but I just fell in love with him and I hope that it is all repairable. He is just a baby I think he is only about 3 years old! I myself am green so I am just doing join up, he already is happy to see me he nuzzle's my hair I love it;) and he follows me everywhere I go in the ring. The lady I bought him from said he is very scared of people and jumps up and stuff, but so far I have not had any behaviour like that from him, so maybe he feels the same way about me;)

Well any and all advise will be appreciated, I don't know what to buy, for day to day use, I have a halter and a blanket but as he is nervous I don't use the blanket.

I just want to give him the proper care he deserves - PLEASE HELP!

Hope you all have a great day!
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-06-2011, 08:55 AM
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Congrats! Do you have a photo to share? Do you have a lot of horse experience? If not, get a trainer to help you.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-06-2011, 09:00 AM
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Congrats on the new horse.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-06-2011, 09:01 AM
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First get a good protine/ fat feed for him. You can also supplment with flax seed, beet pellets etc. He may not be as under weight as you think if he is as young as you say & is still growing. Also a higher protine hay can help.

Big thing.....get books! Read as much as you can on, training, etc. Buy them, go to the library, borrow them from others. Educate yourself as much as possible & ask questions....even if they seem stupid! If you dont know the answer then it isnt a stupid question.

Post some pics if you can and......

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-08-2011, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, everyone!

Thank you I am so happy with him...I will post a photo of him, and I already order a book by Monty Roberts about joining up and how to train him...and I am so excited, but from what I have read I think there is a lot of work ahead of me, but It is so well worth it! I am going to take photo's before and is winter here now, and he looks like a fussy teddy bear ha ha ha

But anything you all kan tell me what works for you pleeeeaase let me know;)

Have a great weekend!
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