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        04-26-2011, 05:06 PM
    So it's Begun :)

    I just called a local farm that specializes in arabians and asked them if there was any way that I could volunteer there. At first she (the BO) seemed a little bit confused and mentioned that someone already does all the cleaning and stuff but I was a little reluctant to back down and she picked up on it before I just said "ok" and ended the conversation. She asked if I wanted to be around horses and I let her know that I'm very eager to find somewhere to allow me to be around them and gain more experience. So after she asked for a little bit more information about myself, she let me know that her farm is open to me to come by on the weekends and do a few things here and there. :) I'm so happy for that. FINALLY I can gain some hands-on knowledge of horses. Yes I know they are arabians and I must be careful around the hot ones. Personally I think arabians are one of the most elegant breeds to look at. To handle? Not sure. We'll see how it goes - but I'm so stoked you guys. She was very polite and even let me know of the other local stables around the area that I can go to. I'm confident that this experience will help me achieve my goals.
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        04-26-2011, 05:09 PM
    OH im excited for you! Have fun and ask lots of questions. Im and arabian lover myself. My first pony was a 2 year old arab. Man was that an experience. Lol Are you going to try and volunteer for lessons?
        04-26-2011, 05:10 PM
    I believe she mentioned something about riding them after some time :) So I hope that in the future that will become a reality!
        04-26-2011, 05:40 PM
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    That is very exciting! Don't be surprised the old "arabians are hot heads" addage turns out to be not quite true! Some are very hot but many are really quiet. I was shocked to find out how many arabs are used for therapeautic riding programs. It's an amazing breed. You'll really enjoy them!
        04-26-2011, 05:53 PM
    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    That is very exciting! Don't be surprised the old "arabians are hot heads" addage turns out to be not quite true! Some are very hot but many are really quiet. I was shocked to find out how many arabs are used for therapeautic riding programs. It's an amazing breed. You'll really enjoy them!

    So true, they get a bad rap sometimes. My pony was such a little firecracker until he turned 5. On his 5 birthday it was like someone turned a switch and he was quiet. He's now 12 still quiet as can be and the most amazing fancy hunter pony. :) I wuv him
        04-26-2011, 05:55 PM
    Are arabians good for cross country/eventing? I hear that their endurance boosts up their eventing ability.

    Farmpony - I am very excited :) and I'm glad that the Arabians bad rap is just a matter of fact or myth.. I've never seen one in person! >.< so psyched
        04-26-2011, 08:39 PM
    Congrats and good luck! (:
        04-26-2011, 09:01 PM
    Thanks! :3
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        04-26-2011, 10:30 PM
    That is so exciting, when I was in high school I had a set up similar to yours, except I was working with all different breeds!. Have fun and good luck!
        04-26-2011, 10:35 PM
    It must have been nice to work with different breeds :) its difficult to find numerous breeds here in miami. We mostly have Paso Finos around. I could probably volunteer at a race track or a rescue or something but I haven't found any close by. I'm excited regardless though! :) Horses are horses and as long as I can be around them I will be happy!

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