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post #1 of 4 Old 04-04-2010, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to introduce myself after lurking but learning so very much from your forum.

Last summer my neighbor offered to sell us one of her horses as my youngest daughter, Megan had the "bug". He certainly was a beauty in my eyes and had lots of personality. He wasn't the one for us tho as he had NO ground manners and bolted with Meg on him (once was enough for me). Since we had the green light from her Dad to get a horse the hunt was on. I must admit that I was totally clueless at the time but with a little help from my neighbor we found Ginger (8 yo registered solid paint) so the deal was made and now we are the proud owner.

Afterwards, I start my research and realize just how big of a decision this really was and the technicalities/work involved.

In our search to do the right thing, we found a wonderful trainer. A retired older gentleman who has taken Meg under his wing. We call him "Cowboy Bob" LOL. His training methods are natural but at the same time he don't take no guff from any horse either. He also incorporates "life" lessons at the same time for her (Meg). Only by the grace of God do I feel that things have sort of fallen into place since I was so clueless. We kind of put the horse before the cart I think. But what is done is done at this point and with lots of help we hope to learn many new things in our adventures with horses and get to know the commmunity that loves them.

I'm hoping that Megan will come on here one of these days. She has so much to learn

Here's a couple pics from last fall.

~Cathy :)
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-04-2010, 12:09 PM
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Howdy and welcome to the forum Cathy. That is wonderful that you were able to find such a wonderful horse and a good man to help you all learn the finer points. I must say that Ginger is a stunning horse and she and Megan make a good match. I am sure that you will enjoy it here and don't be afraid to ask any questions. There are tons of very knowledgeable people here.
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welcome to the forum.
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Thanks for the welcome! I'm pretty sure I'll have many questions LOL but for the moment I think I'll stick to reading advice. So many different opinions about how to do things really took a toll on my brain at first (my neighbor doesn't always agree with our trainer) but I just keep smilin, reading and taking it all in supporting what I think is logical at the time. Different methods/ways all become a piece of the pie eventually, don't they?
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