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    06-25-2014, 12:57 PM
I want her home and think it's time! Do you?

I grew up on a horse farm where I rode and cared for a few horses for about 6 years. They were nothing fancy trail horses ages 15 years and older! Anyways down the road my passion never stopped, I soon found myself riding again, than shortly after purchasing my first horse. I board her and take lessons on her and have been learning there's so much more in properly caring for a young horse that has great potential! I've owned less than a year and have only been able to ride her once a week freely an once a week for lessons. We own a small farm, but our barn needs some work to bring my horsey home (which we planned on). My mare has been in training since Feb first and is show ready and a great quiet ride at 3 yrs old. However I just can't stop thinking about how unhappy I am not having her home, how so badly I want to just walk into my back property and love on her, groom her, rider her on a few trails behind my home. It's actually got me feeling depressed how little I see her with working full time and missing out on open barn hours. I know she's young, but I just feel like I'm not enjoying her the way I should be! I've put so much money into her and my trainer so many hours, but myself... Once or twice a week. I know all that goes into basic care for a horse, I have a vet, farrier, and teeth floater lined up. I know where to get my shavings, where to place the manure on the property, how the stall and pasture will be setup, all the basics... However I'm use to older trail horses, I've learned a lot like putting on turn out boots, bell boots, what to do and not to do's and I just want to make sure I'm ready. My family is all on board, they can see how unhappy I am. They're ready to help in anyway and think it's best for me to give it a try, worse comes to worse she goes back to the barn she's boarded at. Any advice or opinions?!
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    06-25-2014, 12:59 PM
It's to the point I would rather her home to enjoy than even worry about her being some big fancy show horse everyone says she can be. I just want my horse and to love and see her daily!
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    06-25-2014, 01:04 PM
Well first things first get your property fixed up properly, then I don't see why you can't bring her home. You have some horse experience, and you have a trainer to guide you as well. Your trainer doesn't have to stop being your trainer just cause you bring her home. And while she may have some green young horse moments, that does not mean you can't handle them.
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    06-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Yes we def will get the property horse safe first! I even plan on getting a goat for a partner so she's not lonely! Already calling people to take down black walnut trees since they're poisonous to horses, dumpster to clean out the stall area properly, and researching which fencing would work best in our area. She would stay my trainer and I would take lessons at the barn still once a week, just on one of their lesson horses. I don't really have a place for an arena, but lots of groomed trails around my house.
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    06-25-2014, 01:22 PM
I'd say fix the property, buy a mini to keep her company, and bring her home!

If any problem should arise, you can still call your trainer for help^
    06-25-2014, 02:08 PM
So it sounds like you just need to get to it and get her home :)
    06-25-2014, 10:35 PM
Yes, I think so too :0) Let the work begin!
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    06-25-2014, 11:49 PM
You may go backwards slightly when you bring her home but your trainer will be able to guide you through it.
    06-26-2014, 01:05 AM
Definitely make sure she has at least one friend.

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