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        07-17-2013, 11:02 PM
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    Wanting to know more about horses

    Sorry about the title, didn't know what else to say.
    Hi y'all, I'm Kendyl I'm new here, I've just started working on a friends ranch with their horses. Doing odd jobs such as grooming, cleaning, lunging, riding, etc. I used to know quite a bit about these amazing animals when I was younger because of 4H and I showed some but now all of the information has slipped my mind and I feel so useless because I have to ask people to explain some of the most simple jobs to me. So I guess I'm just asking for y'all's help on everything, from how much a horse drinks a day to how to teach them tricks to measuring the strides in between jumps. No information is useless to me so please anything y'all would like to share I'd love to hear.

    Thank you for reading.

    -Kendyl (:
         
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        07-17-2013, 11:17 PM
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    Green Broke
    Well, we may not be able to type it out from A-Z but stick around and read, read, read. There is a lot of information to be had here. If you can't find a post on it use the search feature. Then, if nothing comes up, ask a more specific question about a topic.

    Also, books and google hold a plethora of information!

    Also, FYI, if you ask a question here your going to get honest and upfront answers. Just remember that the correct answers may not be the easiest to hear.

    As for your job... keep asking questions. No question is a stupid question when it comes to horses and safety! Your better safe then sorry!
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        07-18-2013, 10:39 AM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Labelmegold    
    Sorry about the title, didn't know what else to say.
    Hi y'all, I'm Kendyl I'm new here, I've just started working on a friends ranch with their horses. Doing odd jobs such as grooming, cleaning, lunging, riding, etc. I used to know quite a bit about these amazing animals when I was younger because of 4H and I showed some but now all of the information has slipped my mind and I feel so useless because I have to ask people to explain some of the most simple jobs to me. So I guess I'm just asking for y'all's help on everything, from how much a horse drinks a day to how to teach them tricks to measuring the strides in between jumps. No information is useless to me so please anything y'all would like to share I'd love to hear.

    Thank you for reading.

    -Kendyl (:
    I was just like you. I started out at a ranch doing exactly what you do, and I always had to ask questions. I still ask questions like crazy... I always ask really stupid questions on this forum, but it's okay because that's how you learn. I used to be scared to get involved with horses because sometimes it seems like if you're not an expert or if you haven't grown up around horses then you shouldn't be around them... But that's just my own mind speaking. I know way more about horses than I used to, and now I LOVE it when someone asks me a question about them because I know how it felt being a beginner. By the way... I like your pic.
         
        07-18-2013, 11:35 AM
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    Green Broke
    Get some books on horses and read.

    Go through old threads on forum.

    Keep your ears open at the barn.

    Even if you think something doesn't apply to what you need to know...tuck it away, as you may need it down the road.

    And never dismiss someone because you think they can't possibly know anything about horses.

    I've learned some amazing things from elderly grooms, old farmers who used horses back in early 1900's, and people who had grown up with horses, or had them as children.

    And agree with if you ask a question you may not like the answers you get, but you should take them all in.
         

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