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        07-29-2008, 12:18 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Hello from Michigan

    Hey, I'm new to the forum and I kinda feel new to horse owning. Although I've had my old quarter horse for 13 years, I haven't seen him in 3 years and haven't had him on my own property in 5 years.

    Here is my story... I started working at a local horse back riding stable when I was 15 or 16 as a trail guide. That is where I bought my horse Sonny. When I went to college (MSU - go spartans!) I moved him up there and worked cleaning stalls to pay for his board. I eventually graduated and married a cowboy. We had 30 acres, 3 horses, and some cattle, etc. 3 short years later, we divorced. I boarded Sonny for a while, met my new husband, and we bought 4 acres and a farm house to bring Sonny home. Then I became pregnant right away and couldn't find the time to get out and ride with pregnancy and infant and the new place had ALOT of work to be done before a horse could be there. Money eventually got tight and I arranged a lease option with a friend of mine that lives about 1 1/2 hrs away. He took Sonny in as his own and fed him, kept up on vet work and farrier work, in exchange for exclusive riding rights. After 2 years, he asked my intentions, as his daughter was getting attached to Sonny. I committed to GIVING him my pride and joy. Now, 3 years later, my friends is suddenly moving to Florida and asked if I would like Sonny to be placed in another friends home... So, we are in a mad rush trying to get the property ready for a horse so he can come home. Some challenges are trying to get work done with a 3 yr old daughter and a 1 yr old daughter that also strive for our attention.

    In the meantime, I'm very much out of the loop on everything. I found some suitable hay at a suitable price. I have a temporary fencing option and have posted for your opinions for permenant fencing and shelter options. We bought a Ford tractor and have cleared the back 2 acres, preparing for pasture, but we have so much to do and not so much as a barn!

    Sorry this is such a long intro! It's nice to meet you all.
         
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        07-29-2008, 12:51 PM
      #2
    Trained
    Hi, welcome to the forum

    Im sure youll find all the help you need here. Anything you need to know, just ask :) theres a dozen people at any time just about ready to answer your questions
         
        07-29-2008, 02:03 PM
      #3
    Showing
    Welcome to the Horse Forum. :) This forum's very informative & helpful. Have fun posting!
         
        07-29-2008, 05:01 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Welcome :)
         
        07-29-2008, 05:03 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Welcome! You've come to the right place! You'll get lots of answers here. How exciting to be bringing your boy home!
         
        07-30-2008, 09:30 AM
      #6
    Foal
    Thanks for all of the welcomes
    3neighs - what part of michigan are you from?
         
        07-30-2008, 10:00 AM
      #7
    Weanling
    Welcome busy lady!!! From your neighbor in Illinois
    How about this humidity eh? Wonderful your horse is coming home
         
        07-30-2008, 10:36 AM
      #8
    Green Broke
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    3neighs - what part of michigan are you from?
    The very southernmost part of the state. A hop, skip and a jump into OH and IN.
         

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