Hello from Michigan - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 09-21-2011, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 25
• Horses: 0
Hello from Michigan

Hello, my name is Brittany and I've been a big fan of horses for quite a long time. I started out with an untrained Arabian gelding that I had to sell in order for my family to keep the house and the second horse I've ever had, an Appaloosa, had to be sold for the same reasons. Looking back on how quickly I had to get rid of the horses made me feel like a bad person, but the people to really blame were my parents for buying them for me when they knew that we couldn't afford them. They promised that we wouldn't have to get rid of them and I should've known it'd be another lie.

I'm almost a 16 year old, though. I don't think I should mess with the bigger horses so I have my eye on my favorite little horses in the entire world. Yup, I love Miniature Horses. They make the perfect companion and they don't require as much land. Before I get one I'm going to make sure that I'm financially stable and that I have the experience level to care for him/her. The one I'm looking at seems to be good and he's around my area. He's a great price, too. I just hope that I'll be his next owner if he's fit for me.

Link: Cute Mini Stud. Correct and color producer. - Houcks Hemlock Brooks Legacys JB
iHorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 09-21-2011, 06:02 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 16,404
• Horses: 0
Welcome to the forum!! I hope you enjoy your time with us.

That is a cute mini. I have one question, though. Will you be gelding him if you get him? I ask because they say that he has been used as a "teaser" stallion. Sometimes these horses/ponies can get a bit nasty being used this way....though not always. He will be a much easier and nicer pony if he is gelded, IMO

Whatever you decide, I hope getting him helps with your horse hunger. Just remember, though they may eat a bit less, they still need the same vetting, foot trimming, care as a horse and it will still be expensive.
Allison Finch is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 09-21-2011, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 25
• Horses: 0
Will you be gelding him if you get him?
Yes, if I get him I'll turn him into a very fine and handsome gelding. They're a lot less stubborn if they've been gelded because they don't have those stallion-like urges (I'm sure you know what I mean). I don't like to deal with stubborn horses because my mom is scared of them (Yes, she's even scared of Miniature Horses). If she happens to visit my house I don't want the horse to act up and frighten her. That's another reason that I got rid of my other horses. She kept freaking out on me for no reason and made it something that I could no longer enjoy.

I'm browsing the listings in Michigan so perhaps in the future when I can move out of the house I'll know what I want and I'll have what I need without people freaking out on me. I surely hope my mom doesn't visit my house when I'm older (I know it sounds mean, but there's more behind it and I don't want to mention it).
iHorse is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 09-21-2011, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 25
• Horses: 0
Hm, I might actually be interested in having a Shetland Pony instead of a Miniature Horse. If I have a Shetland Pony I'll be able to drive him/her and that'd just give me another fun and great thing to do. I'll just have to wait and find out what truly suits me. I'm actually looking at a very nice Shetland Pony right now.

Link: Adorable riding and driving pony - Clip Clop Calypso
iHorse is offline  

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello for Michigan :) WhyWait Meet the Community 3 08-01-2011 09:25 PM
Michigan Reining Horse Show (Michigan Memorial) mliponoga Reining 7 09-14-2010 07:20 PM
Hello there, from SW Michigan Qtswede Meet the Community 4 04-16-2009 11:31 PM
Greetings from Michigan!! ;) Rockey Meet the Community 4 03-09-2009 09:43 AM
Hello from Michigan miniature arabian Meet the Community 7 02-04-2009 11:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome