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post #1 of 8 Old 12-09-2012, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone!

My name is Steph, and I'm new to these forums. Ever since I can remember I've loved horses, but unfortunately my family doesn't have the money to own one, although I would love to. When I'm older, I've "vowed" to get one.

My uncle owns a few horses, and he's offered to take me out riding with him someday. One of our close family friends has a couple of horses at his farm that I love to visit in the holidays and on the weekends: Mango (an appaloosa x thoroughbred mare) and Clancy (a sheltland pony). There are also a couple of horses down the road that I like to steal a pat from if I go for a bike ride or take my dog for a walk. Every school holidays I try go on the one day holiday program that's offered by one of our local riding places. They provide us with a whole day of horse riding: some activities in the arena in the morning and a trail ride in the Australian bush the afternoon. It's fantastic!

Seeing I can't have a horse, my goal is to somehow get involved with them. Whether it's riding lessons or getting a job at a stable/riding school, I don't care. I've loved horses for so long and I want to have more to do with them.
My journey starts right here right now, and I hope the people on this forum can help me along the way.

Thanks so much for reading my novel of an introduction. I hope I don't come across as needy, know-it-all or overconfident.
Thanks again.
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-09-2012, 03:12 AM
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Welcome to the forum!!

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-10-2012, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome to the forum!!
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-10-2012, 03:45 PM
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Hi Steph
nice to meet you from Aussie land
good out look

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post #5 of 8 Old 12-10-2012, 04:25 PM
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welcome to the forum =)

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post #6 of 8 Old 12-20-2012, 12:25 PM
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Welcome!!! Hope you like it here!

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post #7 of 8 Old 12-21-2012, 04:42 PM
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Welcome to the forum. We have some Aussie members-maybe they'll have some suggestions for you. If you have family members w/horses-that is your first step. Keep the horse lines of communication open w/them, & maybe see if your horse owning neighbors will tell you about their horses-just don't be a pest if they aren't wanting to.
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-10-2013, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks heaps, guys.

I was having a conversation with my Mum and my best friend today. I brought up horses and how much I'd love to have one of my own. I mentioned about how we do have the room, and them Mum said she'd gladly let me fence of an area out the front and have a horse. I was overwhelmed. I didn't think she was serious, but later when it was just us I asked her if she was, and sure enough, she wasn't kidding. She told me that if I got a job (which I can do in 6 months) and saved up for it myself, I could get a horse... she just has to discuss it with Dad.

I am so happy!!! I know I shouldn't get my hopes up - that's a lot of money to save up, and Mum still has to discuss it with Dad. If he agrees, then it's a go for all!
Roughly how much money will I need to save up to do this? I know fencing and decent shelter will cost a lot, but what about the whole owning side of things?

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