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        09-07-2013, 06:46 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by CandyCanes    
    Hi,
    Can I just say welcome to the forum :)
    First off, I recommend that you learn all you can about horses and horse care before buying a horse. Read all the pinned topics in the forum, read books, attend pony club/riding club clinics and lectures. Make sure you are committed to owning and caring for a horse before you get one.
    Also, please, please, please remember that owning a horse is a phenomenal commitment. The horse will rely on you for every little thing. Where would you keep the horse? Have you got at least 2 acres of grazing that you can split into 2 fields? Or are you keeping it at a livery yard? Do you have a lot of money saved up, for feed, emergency vet fund, tack, buying the horse....?

    Aside from that, you may loose interest in horses after a while. Lots of people do. So I recommend going for riding lessons for a long time first, then possibly loaning, or sharing a horse for a while. If you feel, after say 6 months- a year that you definitely can care for your own horse (after loaning a horse first), you can then start looking for a horse to buy.
    I wouldn't recommend buying one before that.
    Well, for one thing I am a teenager who has...........very extensively wealthy parents. I have a equestrian center 8 miles away from me (which now since I moved out of atlanta, 8 miles is about 8 minuets). I want my horse to TRUST me and love me. As animal enthusiast, the needs of animals are very relevant to me, I have a chinchilla who has extreme digestive needs, special dust bathing, and etc. I going to wait awhile before I get my horse, for now me and my new found friends who are obsessed with their horses are teaching me a lot. Horses are very nice, I still have a small fear of them bucking me off and killing me, yes I know, that's very dramatic. I think I may lease a horse first though.
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        09-07-2013, 06:56 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Think of it like this... Do you want to own a horse because everyone else has one and its cool? Or are you ready to dedicate blood sweat and tears to this animal? Owning a horse is a lot more than just occasionally riding him and visiting once in a while. And yes, getting hurt, falling off and being scared are all part of horse ownership, its not all kisses and butterflies.
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        09-07-2013, 07:21 PM
      #13
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by AQHSam    
    ...I would wager to say, that for the most part, the people on this forum need their horse as much as their horse relies on them. It's not about ownership, it's a zen thing. Their horse speaks to their spirit and their soul. It is a part of you and it is a hunger in you.

    Only you will know if a horse means that to you. If it does, sooner or later, you and the horse will come together. It took me 47 years to realize my dream...
    Worth repeating, I thought. And I was 50...
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        09-07-2013, 07:46 PM
      #14
    Trained
    It sounds like your parents not only have the resources to fund your new interest, but also the willingness. Therefore you are in a very envious position for many people. Take advantage of it, responsibly. Sign up for lessons at the centre near you and see how much you enjoy the sport. You have to enjoy the good days enough to make up for the bad days, because there will be bad days and there will be bad horses, bad trainers, bad falls, bad weather... Well, some people are lucky and don't see so much of the bad, but you have to be prepared for it, JIC.

    Sign up, read, listen, ask questions and gain experience. When/if you are ready to lease or buy your own horse, you will be happier for it.

    Good luck and welcome to the forum!
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        09-07-2013, 07:50 PM
      #15
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by LouieThePalomino    
    Think of it like this... Do you want to own a horse because everyone else has one and its cool? Or are you ready to dedicate blood sweat and tears to this animal? Owning a horse is a lot more than just occasionally riding him and visiting once in a while. And yes, getting hurt, falling off and being scared are all part of horse ownership, its not all kisses and butterflies.
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    ....I would NEVER get an animal "because everyone else has one and its cool". I'm not a follower of everyone else, if I was I wouldn't be the smart and intelligent girl I am. It's become routine for me and my friends to go riding after school from 4:45 to 6:00 everyday, so seeing my horse a lot and caring for it isn't a problem. Even when I go to college (which will be long, I plan to get my Medical doctorate in obstetrics and gynecology, so ill be in school for a while, but my mom will take care of my horse).
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        09-07-2013, 07:53 PM
      #16
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
    It sounds like your parents not only have the resources to fund your new interest, but also the willingness. Therefore you are in a very envious position for many people. Take advantage of it, responsibly. Sign up for lessons at the centre near you and see how much you enjoy the sport. You have to enjoy the good days enough to make up for the bad days, because there will be bad days and there will be bad horses, bad trainers, bad falls, bad weather... Well, some people are lucky and don't see so much of the bad, but you have to be prepared for it, JIC.

    Sign up, read, listen, ask questions and gain experience. When/if you are ready to lease or buy your own horse, you will be happier for it.

    Good luck and welcome to the forum!
    Yes my parents are very supportive of my interests and activities!!! Which I am very thankful for. And thank you!! Ill try to learn as much as I can!
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        09-07-2013, 08:00 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    I'm with others, go for lessons and see how it goes. Trust me on this one your first fall/stubborn or over-reacting horse is a make or break deal. Some people decide that they still love it and others not so much. Ride with your friends, take lessons, and get knowledge. IMO you need to be prepared for the terror that they can unleash lol. During your lessons you might come across a nice horse for lease as a test run, in this economy there is no market for selling horses so that's another factor. I know I wouldn't want to have a horse that I fell out of touch with and couldn't give it a good home that wasn't slaughter. As for the college, if you're really into horses see how that goes lol I'm in the same position and still trying to work as much as I can to bring my mare up! Personally do the labor jobs out at the barn, nothing will teach you more about horses then doing the grunt work! (Heck that's how I learned everything! Though of course I was far from wealthy.... haha)

    Welcome to the forum! :)
         
        09-07-2013, 08:00 PM
      #18
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by EmmiRuth    
    Well, for one thing I am a teenager who has...........very extensively wealthy parents. .
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    Do you think they would want to adopt me?
         
        09-07-2013, 08:52 PM
      #19
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Celeste    
    Do you think they would want to adopt me?
    Yes and we can be sisters and go on sprees at Abercrombie and hollister.
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        09-07-2013, 08:55 PM
      #20
    Trained
    It is quite likely that I am older than your mom............
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