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post #11 of 16 Old 02-22-2007, 11:12 PM
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While leasing a horse, even if it is not fully yours, you are still the one who needs to take it out and excersize it!
Well, from my experience.. i used to rent out the lesson horses (half lease) and they would still be used in lessons during the week.. so regardless if i came out or not, the horse was still fed, shod, excersized, turned out, and taken care of. But im sure if you half lease from someone who does absolutely nothing with their horses it is a whole different story.

I was speaking from experience half leasing lesson horses, not just normal people's horses (and i definately was not referring to full leasing a horse)

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post #12 of 16 Old 02-23-2007, 05:57 AM
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I would suggest finding someone local who wants a sharer for their horse, usually people are looking for someone to ride/care for their horse one or two days a week and when they go on holiday.

This is a good way to show your father how commited and responsible you are.... this can eventually lead to you getting a pony on loan of your own - this means that your parents have the safety net of knowing if you did ever loose interest they could give it back to the owners.....

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post #13 of 16 Old 02-26-2007, 05:25 PM
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Just remember there is alot more to owning a horse, then just brushing and riding, there is vet farrier.. its alot of money.
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post #14 of 16 Old 03-07-2007, 04:04 PM
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I'm also a mom and I agree with beautiful bay. These are the things that I had my daughter do before she could buy a horse.

She volunteered for 3 years (over 1000hrs a year) at a girlscout camp in our area that has horses. There she not only improved her riding skills, she learnd to feed, groom, muck stalls, clean tack, etc. Everything that goes into horse ownership. I wanted her to know how much WORK goes into owning a horse.

She saved up 1/2 of the price of the horse.

She was also an honor roll student.

Basically, she had to earn the right to own one. Begging and pleading does not work with me. That is the FASTEST way NOT to get something in our house. 8)
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post #15 of 16 Old 03-07-2007, 05:48 PM
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I worked my but off at so many farms and ranches before my parents got me my first horse. They wanted to make sure I really wanted all the responsibility and that I knew how to do everything before I got one. A lot of my friends lost interest after getting their own horses. Not me. I'm still hooked. Now I will admit - my own kids are spoiled. They are 4 and 5 and I just bought them their own pony. I figured that if I'm going to have horses that they may as well learn some horse sense with a pony that's more their size.
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post #16 of 16 Old 03-08-2007, 07:38 AM
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well the thing that made me have a lot of confidence and ride well , is helping down at my local stables, i learnt so much and i got free rides, which made me a lot better rider, the thing i you have to show your dad how responsible you are not just helping out when the weathers nice, or when fancing a ride, help rain and shine! you learn so much about looking after horses you wouldn't believe how much i learnt from just helping out and it gets you ready for your own horse one day and by showing you can have a horse and by the constant nagging you'll get a horse! just like i did! but the thing is i personally don't think you are ready for a pony of your own from considering the mount of things been said but just help out and soon you'll have a horse! trust me it really does work, and you get free rides and make heaps of new horsey friends to hang out with! go for it! if you really want a horse take my advise!!!!!!! Good Luck!
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