would buying a second horse be best?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

would buying a second horse be best?

This is a discussion on would buying a second horse be best? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Should i buy a second horse
  • Should i have a second horse

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-29-2011, 03:06 PM
  #1
Weanling
Red face would buying a second horse be best?

Hey guys- I'm in a slight dilemma. I'm bringing my horse home in a month, and I have 2 options:

1. Buy a second horse & pay for board myself come winter
2. Find someone to loan me their horse for the summer and return them in the winter

I am a personal fan of option 1 - I am always looking to increase my experience, and taking on a project horse that I can sell in a few years would be a great way to not only learn but give me a taste of what the training world is like.

Option 2 is less appealing, but more practical. I would still opt for a ride-able, sound horse, but there wouldn't be the expense of having to care for a horse over winter.

What are your thoughts?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-29-2011, 04:00 PM
  #2
Banned
Why do you need a second horse at all?
     
    05-29-2011, 04:03 PM
  #3
Weanling
What about adopting a lawn ornament or two? You wouldn't have to worry about riding, but you could give a horse in need a home.
     
    05-29-2011, 04:09 PM
  #4
Showing
I am wondering the same thing as Cori. Perhaps I misunderstood, but I don't see the reasoning behind looking for another horse. Is yours injured and unable to be ridden or something?
     
    05-29-2011, 04:18 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I'm thinking she doesn't want her horse alone.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    05-29-2011, 06:25 PM
  #6
Weanling
Cakemom got it - having my horse alone, although more convenient than both options, would do nothing more than cause stress

Kathryn - I have thought about getting a rescue horse, or even a donkey. The problem being that when winter arrives, my main horse is going back to boarding, and this new horse would then need a pal as well.
     
    05-29-2011, 06:35 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I would ask at the barn where you board if there is a retiree that needs a summer break. We do that at our barn, there are several keeping other horses company.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    05-29-2011, 08:47 PM
  #8
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakemom    
I would ask at the barn where you board if there is a retiree that needs a summer break. We do that at our barn, there are several keeping other horses company.
^ This.
I find the idea of having a calm, been-there-done-that, retiree to keep your horse company to be a great idea. If it were me, my only two concerns would be if the older horse had lot of "extras" to deal with, like getting medication/injections. Are you planning to take your horse to shows? Make sure the older horse will be taken care of when you are gone and is not a worrier when alone. Or you might deicde to take the horse with, in which case that will need to be a part of your contract with the owner plus you will have to pay the fee of having the horse stabled next to yours (for multiple day shows).
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I even be considering buying a horse? poultrygirl Horse Talk 18 09-28-2010 06:01 PM
Looking at buying a new horse.. Wat do you think of him? HollyBubbles Horses for Sale 6 02-25-2010 08:34 AM
Need Help buying Horse... tizzberrypie Horses for Sale 19 06-17-2008 01:05 AM
horse buying help ilovemyhorsies Horses for Sale 4 05-20-2008 02:41 AM
buying 1st horse....? crazy4mydragon Horses for Sale 7 08-28-2007 10:25 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0