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Hello from Michigan
Hey, I'm new to the forum and I kinda feel new to horse owning. Although I've had my old quarter horse for 13 years, I haven't seen him in 3 years and haven't had him on my own property in 5 years.
Here is my story... I started working at a local horse back riding stable when I was 15 or 16 as a trail guide. That is where I bought my horse Sonny. When I went to college (MSU - go spartans!) I moved him up there and worked cleaning stalls to pay for his board. I eventually graduated and married a cowboy. We had 30 acres, 3 horses, and some cattle, etc. 3 short years later, we divorced. I boarded Sonny for a while, met my new husband, and we bought 4 acres and a farm house to bring Sonny home. Then I became pregnant right away and couldn't find the time to get out and ride with pregnancy and infant and the new place had ALOT of work to be done before a horse could be there. Money eventually got tight and I arranged a lease option with a friend of mine that lives about 1 1/2 hrs away. He took Sonny in as his own and fed him, kept up on vet work and ferrier work, in exchange for exclusive riding rights. After 2 years, he asked my intentions, as his daughter was getting attached to Sonny. I committed to GIVING him my pride and joy. Now, 3 years later, my friends is suddenly moving to Florida and asked if I would like Sonny to be placed in another friends home... So, we are in a mad rush trying to get the property ready for a horse so he can come home. Some challenges are trying to get work done with a 3 yr old daughter and a 1 yr old daughter that also strive for our attention.
In the meantime, I'm very much out of the loop on everything. I found some suitable hay at a suitable price. I have a temporary fencing option and have posted for your opinions for permenant fencing and shelter options. We bought a Ford tractor and have cleared the back 2 acres, preparing for pasture, but we have so much to do and not so much as a barn!
Sorry this is such a long intro! It's nice to meet you all.
hi, welcome to the forum :D
im sure youll find all the help you need here. anything you need to know, just ask :) theres a dozen people at any time just about ready to answer your questions :D
Welcome to the Horse Forum. :) This forum's very informative & helpful. Have fun posting!
Welcome! You've come to the right place! You'll get lots of answers here. How exciting to be bringing your boy home!
Thanks for all of the welcomes
3neighs - what part of michigan are you from?
welcome busy lady!!! from your neighbor in Illinois
how about this humidity eh? wonderful your horse is coming home
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