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        07-13-2012, 01:36 PM
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    Foal
    Hello everyone

    I am new here. I am currently leasing a 24 year old Quarter Horse. I am thinking about taking a horse that I got offered for free. I am not sure about owning a horse because of all the cost. Any advice would be appreciated. It's always nice to talk ti people who share my passion.
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        07-13-2012, 05:50 PM
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    Showing
    You definitely need to get that horse checked out before you "take them for free" because you don't know what they need. They could be insulin resistant or allergic or suffer from some kind of lameness.

    You also need to be able to financially afford to have your horse seen by a farrier every 4-6 weeks, a vet at least twice a year with some money set aside for emergencies, and either board them or if you have them on your hand.. enough money to feed them properly.

    They take a lot of work too if you plan on riding. You should be able to afford a trainer if you need one (which sometimes you may) and lessons because even the most accomplished rider takes lessons.

    Welcome :)
         
        07-13-2012, 06:18 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Thanks. I do want to have a vet come look at her before I agree to anything. I am planning on setting up a savings accout for Vet emergencies. I have taken a few lessons from a girl where I lease my horse from. I have been doing a LOT of reading too.
         
        07-13-2012, 10:56 PM
      #4
    Showing
    That's a wonderful start :) I wish you all the best! Keep on taking lessons and learn more!
         
        07-13-2012, 11:29 PM
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    Green Broke
    Welcome to the forum!!
         

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