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post #1 of 21 Old 07-18-2013, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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My husband just told me about a co-worker of his who recently bought 5 acres. His wife wants to adopt 2 mustangs and train them herself. His co-worker (not knowing anything about horses) says his wife has some experience training horses. When I spoke to her, she said she took lessons for a few months...

In our conversation, my husband said he thinks she's getting in over her head and his co-worker will get burned out quickly. He said he hopes it works out. I said I hope they have great life insurance policies.
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post #2 of 21 Old 07-18-2013, 10:14 AM
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Learn the nod & smile. And a few phone numbers of trainers to refer her to, so that when she asks you for help you can stay out of that mess.

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I already know someone in their area who has Kigers that they train and show themselves. Lol. I didn't mention that when I was talking to my husband.
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Been there, done that, BAD idea. I even hired a "trainer" *cough* scam artist. Ended up with a cuncusion, broken wrist, chipped teeth & a life long terror of falling off

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post #5 of 21 Old 07-18-2013, 10:44 PM
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It sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. On the other hand, I did some work for a man that adopted two mustangs that were stark raving mad. He knew nothing about horses. He bought a training book and followed the directions. I was amazed that he actually got the horses tamed and riding. It took a long time, but nobody was hurt. I think this success story is probably the exception and not the rule.
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post #6 of 21 Old 07-18-2013, 11:17 PM
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Goodness...

Keep those trainers' numbers at the ready for her. Do not get roped in.. no pun intended.

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post #7 of 21 Old 07-18-2013, 11:28 PM
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Just smile and nod...And give her the address and phone number to the closest hospital in her area. (:
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My husband just told me about a co-worker of his who recently bought 5 acres. His wife wants to adopt 2 mustangs and train them herself. His co-worker (not knowing anything about horses) says his wife has some experience training horses. When I spoke to her, she said she took lessons for a few months...

In our conversation, my husband said he thinks she's getting in over her head and his co-worker will get burned out quickly. He said he hopes it works out. I said I hope they have great life insurance policies.
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That's really unfortunate for the horses. Did you try to have a chat with them to let them know of the true expense of owning them, and how difficult it is to train horses? let alone wild mustangs? I would try to convince them to get some miniatures! easy to care for and great way to learn about horse ownership.
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post #9 of 21 Old 07-19-2013, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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I don't know either of them well. I've only briefly meet the guy's wife twice. I relayed all the information I could think of to my husband, but he isn't going to get himself involved in any way shape or form. They're the type of people who are convinced of their own magnificence in life anyway. I do feel bad for these poor horses in the end.
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post #10 of 21 Old 07-19-2013, 08:48 AM
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They will probably end up being pasture ornaments.

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