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post #1 of 45 Old 06-09-2019, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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What is the main reason you own horses?

Do you ride them, do you keep them as pasture pets, breeding stock, lesson horses, competition horses or?

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post #2 of 45 Old 06-09-2019, 04:15 AM
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Because I love them. Used to be mostly about riding. Always mostly trail riding, little arena stuff. Used to love training for the sake of training.... when I had enough free time. Still love trail riding with my eldest - my daughter has lost interest in riding - but these days, it's more just about 'pasture pets'.
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post #3 of 45 Old 06-09-2019, 07:27 AM
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The main reason that I have horses is because I love them. When I was a kid, it was all about the riding and hanging out with them. Now, I like to trail ride but I work and live by myself so it's hard to get much riding in. I still love to hang out with them. My horses don't do a lot of work but I still enjoy them.

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post #4 of 45 Old 06-09-2019, 07:37 AM
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One trail riding horse for me, two "therapy horses" for my wife.
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post #5 of 45 Old 06-09-2019, 08:08 AM
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Because I suffer from some form of insanity I think!

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post #6 of 45 Old 06-09-2019, 08:31 AM
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I do work with horse and need horses for much of the work I do. However,. I wouldn't need to own any. I didn't for many years.

I bought a gelding 4 years ago that I had done both ranch work and played polo on. I decided at that time that I wanted one reliable mount that I could ride and care for however I saw fit without any outside responsibility.

It's a real treat to be able to ride and spend time with him, or when we go day work somewhere, to not have to consider owners, injuries, habits, training, etc.

In some ways he's a luxury!
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post #7 of 45 Old 06-09-2019, 09:33 AM
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They are my sanity! If I could afford 20 I would have them. Mostly ponies though. I have a large pony BLM mustang and two Minis right now. I ride and do liberty work with my mustang, and honestly she has taught me to love groundwork more than riding almost. Though I still really enjoy getting out and hitting the trails often. I drive my smallest mini, and my second will be going to training soon. I've also made her a hiking pack to take her with us on the dog camp trips.

If I could never ride again I would have just as many. Spending time grooming them and just hanging out really soothes my soul and makes my life complete.
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post #8 of 45 Old 06-09-2019, 09:39 AM
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Financial security frightens me.

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post #9 of 45 Old 06-09-2019, 09:52 AM
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Because life wouldn't be worth living without them.

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post #10 of 45 Old 06-09-2019, 10:02 AM
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Itís the binder twine. It holds everything together. No horses, no binder twine.

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