Originally Posted by LongingForHorses View Post
Hey, we might get horses in the spring. We'll build a run through big enough for two horses and I'll ride them and exercise and bond with them every day. Mom said "If I'm responsible." Blah. But I am, so hopefully she'll see that. My secret plan is to get a mustang weanling. My mom doesn't really know but I REALLY love mustangs and I KNOW I can do it. I've read so much and I have experience with horses. Mom will probable say no, so does anyone have points that can get through my mom's stubborn mule mind? Thanks. And also, the fence has to be 6 feet tall right? Wooden, with 3 or 4 boards? Thanks, guys!
I'd love to hear how you KNOW you can do it. What leads you to believe that? What experience do you have with weanlings? What experience do you have with horses at all? You don't even know what type of fence a horse "needs" - and honestly everything in the horse world varies so much, everyone's got an opinion.
Honestly, if my daughter told an internet forum (or anyone) that I had a "stubborn mule mind" she could kiss her social life - among other things - goodbye. That doesn't speak responsibility to me. And a "secret" plan will get you nowhere. It is your mother's (parent's?) decision. Not yours. I am not sure how old you are, but clearly not an adult so any "secret" plan isn't really in your hands anyhow.
On another note, it's all good goals to have. Someday
. I can pretty much guarantee this is not something you should be thinking about now, or anytime soon. Maybe you do have some experience, maybe it's enough to lease or own a BROKE older horse, but I seriously doubt you have the experience and knowledge it takes to own a weanling and train it yourself. Prove me wrong, please. Please, get involved with horses the right way. Take some lessons if you haven't already. Volunteer at a local stable. Work your way up and soak up as much knowledge as you can (from a reputable trainer!). I have been riding horses over 23 years, some of those years have been spent coaching lessons, as well as starting greenies - I can safely say that I do not know everything, nor close to it. I have trained a few horses from the ground up. Would I do it again? No, probably not - not anytime soon at least. It's rewarding, but so, so difficult. Even after years spent coaching at starting greenies I do not feel I have the knowledge to correctly deal with a weanling. Could I do it? Probably, yes. Would I want to? Nope.