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post #1 of 6 Old 08-08-2013, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Wink Hello from Long Island, NY

Hi All, what a great forum!!!
I own a 34yr old quarter horse for 29 years now.
I'm married and have a 7yr old son (who is not a horse person) but loves go kart racing (just what I need another expensive sport).
Owning a horse in theses parts has gotten REALLY expensive but I rough board him and he is happy where he is.
I work full time overnights as a medical lab tech and it gives me the days to be a mom and horse owner.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-08-2013, 03:38 PM
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-08-2013, 04:24 PM
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Hello, I'm on Long island also! Your right, how keeping is way to expensive. :(
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-08-2013, 11:37 PM
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Welcome aboard!!

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-09-2013, 09:32 PM
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Welcome!

34yo QH, that is impressive. He sure found a dedicated owner in you.
Is he retired or can do light jobs?
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-10-2013, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome!

34yo QH, that is impressive. He sure found a dedicated owner in you.
Is he retired or can do light jobs?
He is pretty much retired, he has recovered from laminitis and is arthritic in his back. But with a light saddle and a kid he is fine. He does play in his paddock with me and loves to give me a hard time when I give him a bath. The vet said as long as he can get up from the ground and walk to a feed bucket he is fine. Everyone calls him grandpa now because he is turning grey, he was a sorrel. I have done a lot of research on senior horses and though its a pain to wet his feed every time (especially in winter) its worth it because he has done so much for me over the years.
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