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        08-09-2011, 03:38 PM
    Hello from Wisconsin

    Hey everyone!!! So glad I found this forum! I have always wanted a horse ever since I was old enough to know what a horse was lol I started taking lessons as a child and went to horse camp a few summers. I knew my parents couldn't afford boarding etc etc etc so I let it go. I had been bitten by the horse bug many times growing up but never was feasable financially. Now that I am 26 I have been bit bad and its not going away lol I have started looking up boarding facilities and area horses(rescues and stables). I have also begun looking into different showing options. When I had to stop taking lessons as a child I was in the beginning phases of jumping and would love to continue that!!!! I have been reading about different horse breeds and things to keep an eye out for. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!!! I am also looking into taking some lessons in the mean time. I am taking a lot of time and consideration into this huge decision, so taking lessons would give me more exp and get me back in the swing of things
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        08-09-2011, 04:04 PM
    Welcome to the forum!

    The horse bug doesn't go away once you've been bit. Good luck on your hunt for a lesson barn!
        08-09-2011, 04:12 PM
    Yeah its never really gone away.....its subsided enough that it would pass from time to time and I knew my parents couldn't afford it....now that I am doing research I am seeing that is more and more feasable to own one. I haven't had much luck w places calling me back about lessons...hoping on some friends of friends that give lessons so we will see...
        08-09-2011, 04:13 PM
    Welcome to the forum and good luck!
        08-09-2011, 09:53 PM
    Ok thought of some questions lol

    -Since I would like to eventually show possibly....does anyone have a short synopsis of the different disciplines or know of a website that sums it all up.
    -I like in WI and we have pretty harsh winters at times is rough boarding pretty much out???? I would prefer indoor anyways but just getting ideas, I've read horses are usually happier being outside.

    Everytime I am away from the computer I have tons of questions I want to ask and then I get here and I can't think of any of em lol
    I sent a page of notes and questions w my bf to work to ask one of the girls he works with.
        08-09-2011, 10:07 PM
    -what are the normal steps of a sale? I know you should ride the horse and have the owner ride him/her as well. I am a vet tech and would hopefully be able to find obv issues ie drugging. Our large animal section was pretty short:( is there paperwork, not even breeding papers but bill of sale ???
    -Is there ins avail for boarding your horse? Is it worth it????
    -Is a certain gender more willing to please or easier to train??

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