Originally Posted by Winterose
I do have to say I agree with a bunch of the stuff said here but I also disagree with it. I have done lessons and read all the books in the world but no matter what I said at the stables I rode at no one took me seriously when I said I wanted my own so no one taught me how to decide what to feed and how much and when.no one went over different sicknesses and when is a good time to call a vet and what can be taken care of at home. When I get my own horse I will be playing with this on my own. And sure I have books a full collection of horse related books, but that lack of knowledge and lack of background doesn't make anyone less deserving of a horse. All animals are about trial and error, as long as the horse is well taken care of and getting what it needs and the person who owns it is doing all they can to learn what they need to do then I see nothing wrong with getting a horse and learning as you go.
You might well have said you want to own your own horse but did you ever ask direct questions like, "how do you decide what feed ration each horse gets? What and why do you feed such and such?"
If anyone around me wants to get their own horse and wants to learn then I wil
Take the time to teach them.
Very few experienced people will not be willing to educate if asked directly, they are not mind readers.