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    10-03-2009, 07:28 AM
  #21
Foal
Id love to have my own:(
     
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    10-03-2009, 07:36 AM
  #22
Trained
Hold out and you'll find one hun. Don't stres, if you rush into it you'll only run into trouble. I've been looking around for a year now and still havent found anything!! Had a deposit on a rising 2 yr old andalusian x paint from NSW but failed the vet check with something minor, but I didn't want to take my chances.

Maybe you could consider a lease? Have you looked on myaushorse.com? That's a good site particuarly for beginners/first horses.
     
    10-03-2009, 07:51 AM
  #23
Foal
I look eeeeeeeever day on there. I found a couple on there, but yeah we didnt get them.

We don't want to lease though couse you know, when the owner comes to take the horse back, I might be too attached to him/her so I wont want to see him/her go.

So youve had horses before?
Do you know how much, like a week or month its costs?

Im thinking mabe a biscet of hay in the morning and there feed at night is that right? That's what I give oscer.

I look on myaus horse, horseyard and horsedeals, thoughs are the main ones I know that have good horses on there.
     
    10-03-2009, 07:51 AM
  #24
Foal
Lol im actualy looking on there right now haha
     
    10-03-2009, 08:15 AM
  #25
Trained
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Originally Posted by KaylaOscer1994    
i look eeeeeeeever day on there. I found a couple on there, but yeah we didnt get them.

We don't want to lease though couse you know, when the owner comes to take the horse back, I might be too attached to him/her so I wont want to see him/her go.

So youve had horses before?
Do you know how much, like a week or month its costs?

Im thinking mabe a biscet of hay in the morning and there feed at night is that right? That's what I give oscer.

I look on myaus horse, horseyard and horsedeals, thoughs are the main ones I know that have good horses on there.
Yeah that's fair enough, though I do think leases are a good idea for people getting into the world of horse ownership, gives you a good idea of what to expect and if it works out all too much you can give it back.

Haha yeah I've had horses since I was 10, been riding since 4, so you could say I've had horses before :P

I live on my own property so I'm lucky I don't have to pay for agistment but my costs are as follows for a horse in full work:

Feed - generally go through what would equate to one bag of hard feed a week (I use a mix of different hard feeds) so that's about $30 a week. Then a bale of meadow hay and a bale of lucerne (meadow is about $8 a bale, lucerne is about $14) = approc $50.week

Farrier - every 6 weeks my horses are shod (depending on horse), $110 for a set of 4 to fully replace them, so that works out to approx $20 a week.

Vet - I like to put away $20 a week for any vet bills that come up

If you need to agist you're looking at around $50 a week for a pretty basic set up.

So all up, you're looking at around an average of $120/week (give or take) to maintain a horse on agistment. Then you'll be wanting to have some lessons on it, so say $50 a fortnight (depends how often and how much you are charge on your own horse), plus the initial outlay of tack and other gear. So say $1000 for a saddle, $60 for an average bridle, $50 per saddle blanket (you'll need at least 2 so you can wash one), rugs (looking at $200 from a saddlery, $80 over the net- if you go for synthetic, canvas is slightly cheaper) again you'll want at least two for washing. Etc etc etc.
Horse ownership is a HUGE financial outlay, you really do need to have a good backing behind you to do it
     
    10-03-2009, 08:16 AM
  #26
Trained
Oh and for feeding, it really depends on the horse. If you end up with an older TB, they tend to need more feeding particuarly over winter as they lose condition very quickly, where as if you get something like a welshie, they live off the sniff of an oatbag and you can get away with a biccy of meadow a day just about!
     
    10-03-2009, 08:22 AM
  #27
Foal
Woow ok

Well the horse wont be shoed, the feed will be easy.

The vet, my aunty is one so that should be alright, but we will shill put money away.

And the tack, we may be able to get from a frind, but sometimes the horse comes with take and rugs.

We may be keeping it at states park which is just up the hill, eather that your we may be keeping it at gayles.

Gosh I can't wait for my own horse, I've been waiting since I was in year 2

What breed do you sugest? I like the ASH, would that make a good horse?
     
    10-03-2009, 09:21 PM
  #28
Trained
I wouldnt say the feed will be easy, it depends on the horse. I had one particular horse that I spent 30mins morning and night mixing feeds for with supplements, as well as boiling grains and soaking other bits and pieces. I'd definitely look for something that is a good doer, ask the owners how much they feed and match it against how the horse looks.

If you auntie an equine vet? If she's a small animal vet there won't be too much she can do with a horse.

Definitely don't reply on getting tack with the horse, VERY rarely will you get a saddle, if you're lucky you'll get a couple of rugs and a bridle.

States is a nice agistment, I know alot of people there, but they are quite expensive, I'd get onto Martin, the owner of States, about prices asap and get put on a waiting list as well because you can't just wander into an agistment and put a horse in a yard, they tend to be quite full!!

As for breeds, ASH's are lovley, but rather pricey depending on where you get one. I adore the Chalani horses, but you're looking at over 5k for one.
DOn't go for a specific breed, just go for a horse that sounds suitable. You want something that is easy to keep weight on, over about 8, very quiet and not the most stunning looking horse in the world- with your budget you will be lucky to find something that is going to be a world beater. Something that's been there done that, if it's a tb just be carefull because when they crack up that can totally lose their brains and go nuts. (i know peopel will disagree with me that they're not all like that, but I've ridden alot of TB's and every one of them has been 'bi polar'... beautifull one minute then when they crack the ****s they REALLY go to town).
     
    10-04-2009, 04:14 AM
  #29
Foal
Yeah I understand : )

Thannkyou very much.

Do you have any other sugestions on where to get a horse and and other important stuff the tell me : )
     
    10-04-2009, 06:27 AM
  #30
Foal
Hey so...
Does anyone have tips on horsey stuff, like great australian websites selling horses, or mabe if I created a kit for horses, what do you think I should put inside it.

Also anything else you would like to say :)
     

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