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        07-08-2013, 03:54 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by GamingGrrl    
    She bit you (yes, she did bite you. Nip, nibble, whatever you want to call it, it's a bite) because she's disrespectful.

    Can you work with a trainer and get some horsemanship and horse keeping lessons? I think it would be very beneficial for you.
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    well yes that's what I want to do but im just not going to worry about it I wasnt raised a horse person I just love horses, so its no use for me to get one thanks
         
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        07-08-2013, 03:55 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    For what your looking for price wise, I'm sure there are better fish out in the sea. Best to skip this one by.

    Horses don't bite because they're hungry, when they bite its usually to get you back away from them (disrespect) and out of it's space. She sounds like she has a lot of problems, I'm not sure if you heard of the expression green + green= black and blue.

    Best thing to do is take more lessons with a trainer and when your more experienced, you could go look for another horse with that trainer. Being new to horses, and looking one to buy for yourself without a trainer, can be disastrous if your not looking out for any red flags. A trainer has experience with people like that and chances are a trainer will tell you to walk away from this offer.

    Good luck finding a horse.

    Also, don't let the 'oh she's a mare' thing make you treat her differently. It doesn't matter whether or not she's a mare, she has to have respect from you. Period. Whether or not the horse is a gelding, stallion, or mare. If you treat them in a special way chances are, you're not going to get the results you want.
         
        07-08-2013, 03:59 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Hybridmustang I know you don't like hearing the answer you are being given, but they are all the honest and CORRECT answer for your case. It is obvious you really want to get this mare and will probably get it despite the posts telling you not to. I truly hope you don't end up too badly hurt by this horse before coming to realization that these folks were right and only looking out for your best interest.
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        07-08-2013, 04:01 PM
      #14
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by hybridmustang    
    well yes that's what I want to do but im just not going to worry about it I wasnt raised a horse person I just love horses, so its no use for me to get one thanks
    So let me get this straight.... You're planning on getting a horse and don't have the knowledge nor expertise to own one, but since you weren't raised a horse person and just love horses it's no use to get a trainer to teach you?
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        07-08-2013, 04:09 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by jillybean19    
    So let me get this straight.... You're planning on getting a horse and don't have the knowledge nor expertise to own one, but since you weren't raised a horse person and just love horses it's no use to get a trainer to teach you?
    I took the part about not getting one as sarcasm towards getting a horse..I could be wrong.
         
        07-08-2013, 04:12 PM
      #16
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Roadyy    
    I took the part about not getting one as sarcasm towards getting a horse..I could be wrong.
    That's why I was trying to clarify lol. Either way, this combination spells trouble...
         
        07-08-2013, 04:19 PM
      #17
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by dressagebelle    
    I would walk away. I don't think price is really the real issue here. I know that it's hard seeing a horse in a crappy place, and we all want to "save" them, but not having a lot of experience, and getting a young really green horse is a really bad idea. You say she bit you because she's hungry, well I doubt that's the case. I'm sure she may be hungry and not getting fed enough, but a horse won't bite you for that. They'll bite if you have treats and they haven't learned respect and personal space, or if they are upset, don't like something you did. Only once may be a fluke, or it may be that there are even more issues that will come out after you get her. There are also no guarantees that you'd be able to find her a new home if she did prove to be too much. You never want to get a horse to "learn" with that's green. If you are new to horses, you want to get a nice calm horse that you can learn with, but that you aren't also trying to train while learning about horses and riding yourself.
    Amen to that post.
         
        07-08-2013, 07:50 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Completely agreeing with everyone here. I am going to add a couple things though.

    Back to the OP, do you have the funds to pay for an emergency vet bill if a problem arises? Although you say you have "proper fences not barbed wire", the vast majority of horses are accident-prone and you will more than likely have to call the vet on more than one occasion. As an example, my family spent a few thousand on vet bills just this past November and my horse still did not make it through the night. But did we do the best we could for her at the time? Yes, and that's a responsibility you take on as a horse owner. You also have to take into consideration the vaccines, annual checks, and farrier bills... not to mention the cost of hay. Horse ownership is a huge commitment, both financially and time-wise, particularly if you're keeping them at home.

    If you "just love horses", I would strongly suggest taking some lessons, then leasing, and then, if you still love horses and are able to safely and responsibly own a horse... then go for it.
         
        07-08-2013, 08:02 PM
      #19
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by hybridmustang    
    O.o okay... im only a newb at buying a horse i've had some riding lessons and the only reason I say she bit me because she was hungry is because she kept wanting to eat and she was in the middle of eating hay when we took her out of her pen O.o. She didnt bite me like she left a mark it was like a nip or something it wasnt hard but it wasnt soft either
    There is no such thing as an okay bite and a not okay bite. All bites are bad. It doesn't matter what you think the reason is for her biting. She bites, it's bad. Biting in situations like that is never okay.
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        07-08-2013, 08:05 PM
      #20
    Trained
    OP, when you are ready to ask about another possible horse, please remember that periods and capitals are your friend.

    In the meantime, keep taking lessons and being around horses as much as you can. It's fun and educational! Hopefully you'll be ready when the right horse comes your way.
         

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