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        11-07-2013, 02:16 PM
      #61
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    I want a pony!

    I am DESPERATE FOR A HORSE!!! I am 11 years old, and I live in South Africa. I have been taking riding lessons for 3 weeks, once a week and I love them. My uncle lives on a farm and when I went to visit him last week, he offered me a pony. His name is Bruno and he is adorable! He has been broken in, but not schooled. My parents are considering letting me have him, but because I don't live on a farm so it's very expensive to keep a horse. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can convince my parents to have him, and ways to make money to keep him?
         
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        11-13-2013, 04:47 PM
      #62
    Foal
    Best thing I ever did was get my own horse , but I wouldn't go getting a novice horse for a novice owner , and don't rush into it ,
         
        11-18-2013, 05:57 PM
      #63
    Foal
    There is some excellent advice here. It's very important to bring a professional with you and ride the horse yourself. In fact, I think you should ride it on more than one occasion, just to be sure that you are comfortable with the horse. Also, you should be certain that the horse behaved well both times. I would not let any of my horses go on trial. Too many unfortunate things can happen, but I would allow the prospective buyer to try out the horse several times.
         
        11-18-2013, 06:02 PM
      #64
    Foal
    I don't advise getting a horse when you are inexperienced and so is the pony. It really isn't a good combination. If you were experienced and the pony wasn't, or vice versa, it would be a better situation. The pony can easily develop bad habits because you are not familiar with training methods. If you are patient and wait until you have had more experience, owning a pony will be a much happier event for you. Perhaps you could earn money by doing chores so that you can take extra lessons in the meantime.
         
        12-02-2013, 11:56 PM
      #65
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SlideStop    
    Go see multiple horses! Don't just settle for the first one you see, even if he's really the one you want. Give other's a chance, you never know!
    Got it. Thanks for the post.. I love this forum I got some very useful information.
         
        12-05-2013, 10:42 PM
      #66
    Foal
    Hehehehe, or you can do what I did and get a horse you know NOTHING about, fall in love, & live happily ever after. (excluding the major bumps, they make it less romantic)

    Anyway, I like this advice!! Even though it is 10 years too late for me. :)
         
        12-07-2013, 10:03 PM
      #67
    Foal
    I just got my mare trulee 2 months ago after twelve years of riding, and three weeks before my 16th birthday, I am actually a little bit glad that waited long enough that I can appreciate trulee, and that I can teach trulee well, I looked at a lot of horses before I got trulee, and none of them seemed just right, until one day, a woman called me and said, I think I have a horse for you. I love her, and everyday she looks more beautiful to me.

    So my advice to you younger girls who haven't been riding for very long is, stay persistent, prove that you won't quit, learn the ropes, look at a lot of horses, talk to a lot of different people, and make some good friends in the horse world.

    It pays off. As you can see!! Trulee is a blessing to me, a godsend, it feels as though she was sent just for me. If we had not waited for her, then I don't think I would appreciate my horse half as much.
         
        12-10-2013, 02:20 AM
      #68
    Foal
    Thumbs up Thanks

    Thanks for the great tips I already own a horse but its great to share more stuff abut buying a first horse
         
        12-15-2013, 04:03 PM
      #69
    Foal
    Don't train horses!!! You'll end up falling in love and then finding out there being put up for sale! And then you'll end up you've convinced yourself that this is the year to buy yourself a Christmas present!!! One that can't fit under the tree!!!!
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        01-06-2014, 06:55 PM
      #70
    Foal
    Saddles anyone?

    My girlfriend adopted a quarter horse (that's Trained) she rides western and she rides a little in the arena.
    Can someone tell my where to buy a nice saddle in southern California!
    And what is the best on the market,\.
    I bought her one on the internet, but it didn't fit!
    A bit to narrow in the rear area (the horse of course)
         

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