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post #1 of 9 Old 05-06-2013, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Aggravating part of horse ownership

I absolutely love my lifestyle with my horses, will not change it for the world. There is always something to do at the barn. Let it be working my horses, raking the aisle way, or getting a new load of hay...I just love it. Then just being able to relax in the barn door way with something to drink watching the horses in the pasture.

Then there are some of the upsetting and aggravating parts of horse ownership. My upsetting point is my main horse is a head shaker. Has been for 3 years now, worse in the spring. And It just gets old at time. I just try to ignore it most of the time but sometimes it just irks me. I know not to get mad at my horse which I don't because its neurological and not behavioral. I just feel upset for him. But here I am, keep trying different solutions to help manage the head shaking, with most failing. Oh well onto the next thing to try. haha. Some times I just wish owning horses were always a happy fairy tail!!

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-06-2013, 10:24 PM
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-06-2013, 10:26 PM
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I find the most aggravating part of horse ownership is a tie between the financial aspect and attempting to keep your horse clean. Lol I have to remind myself sometimes that while I could own a house right now, I can't ride the house or pet it. I hate vet bills but they are a necessary evil. I equally hate trying the keep my horse clean. He always manages to find mud or poop to roll in. Darn horses! Lol
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That is true, if everything worked out the way we wanted it too then some moments just wouldn't be special.
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post #5 of 9 Old 05-06-2013, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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I find the most aggravating part of horse ownership is a tie between the financial aspect and attempting to keep your horse clean. Lol I have to remind myself sometimes that while I could own a house right now, I can't ride the house or pet it. I hate vet bills but they are a necessary evil. I equally hate trying the keep my horse clean. He always manages to find mud or poop to roll in. Darn horses! Lol
You right those darn horses!! I love the occasional poop in the water bucket as well!

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I hate the mud in winter time and how horrible the paddocks always look. My block is pretty small so takes a thrashing during the wet months, I like my pastures to be tidy and muck out daily but not a lot I can do about the mud. Or having horses standing ankle deep in it and covered from head to toe. I am grateful that we dont get snow here though and our winters are pretty mild compared to others.
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post #7 of 9 Old 05-07-2013, 12:21 AM
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The money is a big aggravating part...and also just having horses that are never quite right. Like I love my horse, Rosie, and will hopefully never sell her. But she's 7 and already I know she's never going to be good at the things I want to do. I want to get back into recreational jumping and dressage, and she's just not built for it (and is too small for me). Her trot is just like... not the kind you even want to practice dressage with. Then you sometimes get horses in your life that are good at what you want to do, but they don't feel like YOUR horse. There isn't that click.

Then you see the perfect horse for sale and you haven't the money
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post #8 of 9 Old 05-07-2013, 01:11 AM
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Then you see the perfect horse for sale and you haven't the money
I think we can all relate to that one!
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post #9 of 9 Old 05-07-2013, 02:15 AM
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Aggravating part of horse ownership - the horse.
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