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post #1 of 6 Old 03-04-2011, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Smile A "Hi!" from west-central Wisconsin

Hi everyone - I'm really excited to have found this forum! My name is Lisa and I'm a 39-year old wife and mom of two. I moved my entire family from Chicago to Boyd, Wisconsin, in August of 2010 - what a change! But a great change it is!

My husband and I work from home, and our lifestyle affords us lots of free time to spend with animals. We currently rent a farmhouse that is surrounded by 180 acres of pasture and woods, and alongside our house is a great paddock and several fenced off acres for horses, goats...whatever we want! We plan to buy our home and a small parcel of land when our current lease is up in September 2012.

This spring, after the snow melts and we clean up the paddock a bit, we'll be getting our first horse. This horse will be for me, and while I'm pretty good at riding western, I have no clue about the actual care of a horse...and I'm just pretty overwhelmed with it all! So overwhelmed that I'm afraid I'll never actually bite the bullet and buy a horse! LOL

I hope to learn a lot here at the forum and in the future, I hope to be one that can give back by instructing others who are in my current "newbie" shoes...
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-04-2011, 07:22 PM
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hey welcome to the forum !! Im from madison =]

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-04-2011, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hi GypsyGirl! Are you SO ready for winter to be over? I sure am! I just want to see a darn horse in that pasture already! LOL
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-04-2011, 08:13 PM
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ya I hear ya there ! I wanted winter to be over a long time ago ! Have you started horse hunting yet ?

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Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-04-2011, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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I'm "window shopping" on Craigslist constantly. LOL But we still have three feet of snow in the paddock, so nothing's happening until we have a BIG thaw. And that can't happen fast enough for me.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-04-2011, 11:14 PM
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Hello, and welcome to the Forum!
Good luck, and keep us posted on the search for your horse.


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