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post #1 of 7 Old 11-12-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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New to Horses

My name is Jackie, I live in northern Wisconsin and am new to horses. I have always wanted to learn more and ride, but grew up in the city where there are no horses. I am a certified vet tech, and practice manager consultant for 6 vet clinics....all dog and cat exclusive....there for, I know nothing about horses.
My daughter was recently diagnosed with Leukemia, she's 6. We decided to both take riding lessons. We love it, we also love the bond it's creating between us. Recently, the horse we've been riding has been up for sale...I want to buy her. I know nothing about horses, so that is why I'm here. I hope you can all help steer me in the right direction!
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-12-2012, 11:18 PM
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Welcome to the forum!! There's lots of people on here that can give you some great advice on being a new horse owner. I hope your daughter recovers quickly and uneventfully.

Being horseless is the pits!!
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-13-2012, 01:48 AM
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hi Jackie. Hope your daughter is well soon. You need to check out other horses,comparison shopping, check out diff boarding facilities, etc.
You will want to call a Vet get a pre purchase exam done. If the horse cost is very low then there is usually a reason .. such as age and lameness issues.
Is the horse a mare, gelding, registered? sound? how much does boarding cost ? farrier ? Vet services ? shots, worming, ranch calls, ? Does the horse eat just hay/forage or does it require supplements? specials shoes cost more and usually mean a lameness. I have old horses, some sound some lame, some just light riding but they suit me just fine! Figure your cost, because the cheapest thing about a horse is its initial cost. oH dont forget saddle, bridle, brushes, halters leads, shampoos, condioner, hoof ointment,fly spray ,fly sheet winter blankets, and the very spendy o my ,, the horse needs a Vet , and its a weekend after hours call :)

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post #4 of 7 Old 11-29-2012, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your responses! I looked into A LOT of things. I talked to my stable owner and decided that leasing with the option to buy is the way to go for now. The stable provides the tack, which is really nice! It gives me the option that if I do decide to buy Leagum, I can establish a vet (I requested of being notified for vet visits so I can learn more about it, and make sure Leagum is in good shape), slowly acquire tack, meet the fairer, etc. It will not be a shock. I will also have the ability to learn more about being a horse owner. I hope it works out, because I have really enjoyed it so far!
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-29-2012, 04:12 PM
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This sounds like a good solution, you can ease into the horse world & learn as you go. Get some books (library) for both you & your daughter about horse care, riding, etc. Depending on her treatments there may be a time when barn visits won't be allowed or doable. But the love of horses can help w/a detrimination to get this behind you. Best wishes to all involved.
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-29-2012, 04:59 PM
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Leasing sounds like a good plan. I think more people are doing that, it was an option yrs ago in 4H and seemed to work out.
Welcome to the forum and best wishes for you and your daughter's new adventure with horses and for her recovery.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-29-2012, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all so much. It is very intimidating getting involved in horses, I am afraid of doing something wrong and then being judged...I love that there is the option to lease. What an amazing thing for those that do want to eventually own but do not have the knowledge and experience. I would bet that this option saves a lot of horses from abuse and neglect! I come from the small animal side of things and after 15 years of being a vet tech have seen too many people getting dogs that have no idea what they are getting themselves into. I can only imagine how this would affect the horse world!
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