Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Tennessee
• Horses: 0
I am with you on this one OP. I learned to ride when I was a kid by falling off until I learned to stay on, LOL! Didn't have a saddle, we could afford the pony but not that fancy stuff like saddles, so I rode bareback for years. Great for developing your balance and grip!
We didn't do anything with our ponies and horses like worming, yearly vaccinations, shots, etc. No shoes, ours all had good hard hooves that we just trimmed up by ourselves. And oddly enough, our horses were very healthy. Never lost one growing up. Not even one case of colic! Go figure.
Didn't feed grain. Pastures only in the summer, hay in winter. Grass hay, no fancy stuff.
Got to wonder how those horses ever survived all those years and lived to ripe old ages!