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post #1 of 7 Old 02-23-2020, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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This is the first horse that I have had from a yearling and been training. I am so happy with her. What's the youngest you've started training a horse at?!
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-23-2020, 11:39 PM
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She's pretty! Love the coloring :)

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-24-2020, 12:03 AM
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I started ground work, trailer loading and giving her feet when I got her as a yearling. Worked her for the next year on ground work and took her for walks down thru the creek bottoms, pastures and woods and she loved it crossing downed timber and the creek every time. Also I had a good obstacle coarse in the pen with logs, plastic tarp, wooden pallet bridge and a bale ring walk thru. It really helped her when the vet ok'd her joints for riding. She'd seen a lot of things by then. The last couple months before she turned 2 I introduced the saddle to her and ground worked her in it. Started with a real light kids saddle but, it let her get used to something being on her back and being cinched. Her joints didn't close up until she was 2 years and 3 months. Then I started riding her. She was a big 2 yo at almost 15 H and #1,000. She has been a real good young horse so far and I attribute that to all the handling she had before riding. It's been a fun time. Good luck with yours , it will be fun!
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-24-2020, 04:41 AM
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great! I am jealous (in a good way), that must be an amazing journey you can take together and you will be able to enjoy the results for the next 20+ years! :)
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-24-2020, 07:48 AM
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Mine was from the moment of birth. Post #3 in the link below.


Sonny stayed with me 29 years, when I laid him to rest with cancer. I was 13 when he was born and 42 when I laid him to rest. During that time my son was born, I divorced his father and I supported us, on my own, for many years.

It took some help from others, some good luck, a lot of clever thinking and sacrifice thru the years, to have been able to keep that little fella clear thru to his end time.

Saying a horse is ones “forever horse”, doesn’t always make it so. Unless someone is born into money, one has to be willing to work hard, have some common sense and creative thinking to manage the financial end of horse keeping.

Best wishes:)
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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-02-2020, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Aww that's so sad I'm sorry to hear.
And thanks so much!
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-02-2020, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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How old is your horse now!?
Awe that's so awesome. My girl is still very nervous when walking through the yard at the place she boards. Shes about a year and 9 months now.
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