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        08-03-2013, 09:37 AM
    Talking Trying A New Horse!! :D

    Well, after years and years of begging my parents...I just may be getting my first horse! It's a super gorgeous Buckskin Quarter Horse gelding. I'm so excited beyond words! He only lives about a minute and a half down the road from us, and since we still have to fix up our barn and put up fencing, the owner is going to possibly let me keep him there until we're completely settled with construction.

    I met the horse for the first time a few days ago, and today (or tomorrow, depending on if it rains today or not) I get to go ride him. I'll try to get some pictures while I'm over there so you guys can see him.

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        08-03-2013, 12:29 PM
    That's great that you might be getting a horse!!! Best of luck.
    Now, this is NOT to get your hopes down, but as you haven't actually ridden it yet, you don't know if you'll like it or not. I usually have to try 5-6 before I find the right one.
    Also, make sure to do everything with it, that you would want to do if you buy it. This includes catching it, grooming, tacking up, riding it in the field, arena, on the trails... Etc,
    Anyway, best of luck :)
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        08-03-2013, 03:28 PM
    Congratulations!!! I know how excited you must be. Can't wait for pics of him.
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        08-03-2013, 03:41 PM
    Congratulations!!! Just to touch on some of what Candycanes said- PLEASE pleaseplease do not jump on this horse just because you like him. I've seen it happen many times(and I'm guilty of it). Someone is looking for their first horse and they jump on the first or second(even third) one they look at/try. I've seen it, and did it myself. Though I love my boy, I should of continued looking. Definitely get a PPE(with xrays, preferably) It may be extra money, but you will(once again, happened to me) kick yourself in the long run if something comes up. I did a PPE but did NOT opt for x-rays to save some money, turns out my horse had a previous fracture that now affects his soundness and he had to undergo a $4,000 surgery and will be out of work for a year. Though you think you'll be spending extra on it, you will actually save money in the end.
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        08-03-2013, 06:37 PM
    Thanks for the helpful information guys! Unfortunately, things did NOT work out...he was a bit of a spitfire. I was just going to walk and trot on him today, but he wanted to go faster--so when I tried to slow him from cantering, he didn't want to listen so he started bucking a bit. I did fall off, but it was a short fall since I held on until he stopped abruptly, and I was wearing a helmet. His owners did tell me when I met him the first time that he'd never bucked/reared/kicked/etc., and I know the people well so I definitely believe them; but that just shows how seriously important it is to try a horse before buying. I understand that horses have bad days sometimes like we people do, but as a person who's searching for my first horse, I sorta want the first experience with the horse to be great.

    I guess I'll keep looking. The perfect horse will roll around eventually.

        08-03-2013, 06:39 PM
    Definitely a good decision on your part. Best of luck for future prospective horses.
        08-04-2013, 08:20 AM
    It obviously just wasn't to be. But I love your attitude, and with an attitude like that, the perfect horse will come along! Its out there, on its way! *seals up package and sends to Kennedi*

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