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post #1 of 31 Old 08-13-2013, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone got some Top things you need to know about horses?

I'm not new to horses, I've been with them for at least 2 years now. I at least thought that it would be a good idea to have a thread about Top Things You need to know about Horses.
So what are the top things? I'll start off,
1. Horses don't come cheap!
2. Horses need to be seen almost everyday!
So, you make the list longer :)
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post #2 of 31 Old 08-13-2013, 04:44 AM
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The front end bites and the hind end kicks ;)
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post #3 of 31 Old 08-13-2013, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Nice DuffyDuck :)
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post #4 of 31 Old 08-13-2013, 07:14 AM
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Learn everything you can about them don't just hop on and ride. Especially gain an understanding of herd mentality and the way horses think.
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post #5 of 31 Old 08-13-2013, 07:20 AM
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Spend time to observe horses in herd. Their behavior will tell you more than any book or video, if only you are open to this information.

Spend time to get to know your horse in the smallest details - you should recognize his every movement, every breath he takes, how he displays his every emotion, etc. That might save his life one day, when you notice something outside of the norm.

Spend as much time in just being with your horse as in riding or otherwise working with him.

Be ready to change yourself in order to change something in your horse.

Be ready to put your horses' needs above your ambitions.

I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.
/James Wright/
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post #6 of 31 Old 08-13-2013, 07:58 AM
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Green on green = black and blue

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post #7 of 31 Old 08-13-2013, 09:51 AM
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Know their language
know some of the lingo
basic medical knowledge
And that no matter how hard you try there will always be some fights you can't win. They weigh a thousand pounds more than you, if they really want to win, they'll win. Learned that one from years of experience lol.
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post #8 of 31 Old 08-13-2013, 10:00 AM
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Horses and ponies are bigger and stronger than you are.
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post #9 of 31 Old 08-13-2013, 10:02 AM
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'When his head comes up his brain slides right down his neck'
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post #10 of 31 Old 08-13-2013, 10:13 AM
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No matter how much you THINK you know about horses, there will always be more to learn. After 30+ years of owning horses, I think I may have scratched the surface of all there is to know!

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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