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post #1 of 11 Old 11-29-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best part about owning a horse?

I don't have my own horse, but whenever I mention that I really love them, and I would like to own one someday, someone always says that "they cost too much" or "you'll have to clean up after them".
I have been riding for 5 years, and I know how to clean up after a horse - and honestly, I enjoy doing it! I would LOVE to own a horse someday, but money is a huge issue with me and my family - we're well off, but we can't own a horse where we live anyways....
So.. Random question - What do you think is the best part about owning a horse?
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-29-2010, 07:18 PM
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I think the best part of owning a horse of my own is being able to bond with one particular horse. Also, I like knowing that whenever I feel like it I can go mess with him or ride. Whenever I was taking lessons or leasing, something would happen and I would have to stop riding and it got annoying.
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post #3 of 11 Old 11-30-2010, 03:34 PM
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I like being able to go out in his pasture and just sitting out there with him. I like being able to go get him at anytime and bring him in the barn and whisper silly stuff in his ear and just mess around with him. Though, since me and my trainer are pretty close, I can usally ride any of his lesson horses at anytime if they're not being used. But its just not the same as riding my Kota Bear.

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post #4 of 11 Old 11-30-2010, 04:33 PM
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Grooming!!!!!!!!! There is nothing better then going to the barn and spending a good hour or two just brushing and talking to your horse!!!!!
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-30-2010, 05:47 PM
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The bond, hands down. Being able to spend time with him every single day. He's there for me no matter what, and I can talk to him about everything without judgement.
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the feeling of being able to fly. just having a best friend to talk to, one that will listen no matter what. They seem to listen better tahn people do and they understand more. and when you tell them secrets, you know they wont tell anyone at all.
ILY TESS grooming is also fun and when you ride, you know that your horse is listening and responding to you. they CHOSE to do what you want them too.
they are the best.

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post #7 of 11 Old 11-30-2010, 10:20 PM
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I agree with all of you I just like my horses and the chorses over all!!!! 8D
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post #8 of 11 Old 11-30-2010, 10:37 PM
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the best part about owning a horse is:
you can go to them when you are happy or sad, & they will always make you feel better in everyway.
you can spend time with them either riding or just brushing them, or just talking to them.
you can take them to events, (sporting events, showing), where you will have heaps of fun, and so will you horse. (& u will get ribbons).
you can go out with your friends and their horses, & have heaps of fun.
even just feeding, & cleaning out stalls, is even so much fun because you are helping your horse out.

i hope that you can get a horse so then you can experience how fun it is to have a large animal, that you can dop things with and its amazingly FUNNN!!!! :)

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post #9 of 11 Old 12-01-2010, 02:54 PM
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The bonding is the best part, knowing I have somewhere to go and someone to be with that is not in the least bit judgemental, knowing he has the unconditional love for me that I have for him, he will never purposely hurt me and he is like my exit door from the real world stresses.
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-01-2010, 03:09 PM
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Having a shoulder to cry on, someone in the world that will listen to what you say, will not judge you, cannot repeat your secrets to anyone. Having someone who is always pleased to see you (even if it is just because you permanatly carry mints in your pockets).
Having someone who actualy cares if you live or die. The sense of peace that just being with such graceful, caring and incredible animals give to us.

My ponies have gotten me through some very very rough patches in my life. There have been occasions where Stan was the only thing that kept me from doing something stupid. When I lost him I was totaly lost and extremely lonely. Luckily i found Reeco very quickly and whilst not a replacement for stan he is starting to fill the incredibly large hole that stan left in my life.

I will sacrifice just about anything to keep my ponys as they are sometimes the only things that keep me sane.

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