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post #1 of 11 Old 02-19-2014, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Just saying hello with an intro

Hi, I am new to this forum and brand new to owning a horse. I am 67yrs old (yep you are seeing right) and have wanted a horse my whole life. I lived and worked in the city (New Orleans) and had wolf/dogs for 15yrs. Well after Katrina I lost most everything and "replanted" to south west Louisiana close to the Texas border, bought a few acres and retired from working. I began volunteering at a stable close by to learn what I could about horses. I have handled everything from studs to foals (on the ground lol) but have only ridden a few times. Most of my knowledge is in care, upkeep, nutrition, worming, vacc's etc. I just purchased a beautiful 12yr old cutting mare (everything here is western) from the man who owned the stable (waiting on her papers now). I have ridden her 2x and found her to be a sweet tempered animal. I hope to start riding (weather permitting) within the next month (buying all my tack and stuff). I have no aspirations of showing or competing, I just want to pleasure ride with my friends. I am finding out that what "they say" is true: The cheapest thing about owning a horse is buying it . Anyway I will probably be doing a lot of "lurking" for awhile to read and learn what I can before I begin asking tons of questions. I guess that's it for now except I am glad that I found a place for beginners.
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-19-2014, 10:48 AM
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We like pics, so when the paperwork is done.......


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post #3 of 11 Old 02-19-2014, 10:48 AM
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Welcome to HF Cadam! How wonderful that you have discovered and entered the world of the horse. I'm sure you will find all kinds of info, and as you go will be able to share your experiences (we love pictures!) we us.

Sounds like you did your homework before owning. And you are sooo correct about the cost of buying the horse is the lest expensive part of owning a horse! Are you planning on continuing in the way of riding lessons?

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post #4 of 11 Old 02-19-2014, 11:22 AM
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Welcome to the forum ^^ I'm sure you'll fit right in.

I want to second Southern--pics are a must of your new friend ;D

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post #5 of 11 Old 02-19-2014, 12:04 PM
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sounds like the Sulphur/Vinton area

you picked a good place to lurk
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-19-2014, 01:21 PM
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Welcome to the forum, cadam. One thing you'll find about horses is that they are great equalizers; that is, everyone, on matter hold old or young, how experienced or inexperienced, can by humbled by the horse.

I rode my first horse when I was about to become a Grandmother; I thought, if not now, when? So, I went for it! I have never looked back and my mares (I know have 3), bring me great joy.

Congrats on living your dream
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-19-2014, 01:34 PM
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Welcome! There is a lot of useful knowledge on here and some real helpful people. And we are picture crazy here, so.... 😄
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-19-2014, 01:45 PM
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Good day cadam and a warm welcome.
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post #9 of 11 Old 02-19-2014, 06:23 PM
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Welcome Cadem.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-23-2014, 04:35 AM
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Welcome! I'm 45 and on my new horse with a few months of lessons under my belt. Thrilling, isn't it? Congrats on reaching out for your dream and snagging it. I'd love to see some pictures of your horse also. :)

“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare
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