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post #1 of 13 Old 04-29-2015, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Getting A Arabian Horse In The Summer,NEED HELP!

Hiya guys!!In the summer me and my 2 other friends are getting an Arabian horse.My friend who knows the most about horses wants me to practise cushings for a bit.May I ask if you can lend me some info??? I also need a little bit of general information about horses. Thank you
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Cushings?
Are you sure that's what you mean?
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-29-2015, 08:06 PM
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I can't even try to decipher what she's trying to say, as there are no words that even resemble Cushings.

OP, Cushings is a metabolic disorder in horses, much like diabetes.

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post #4 of 13 Old 04-29-2015, 08:21 PM
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Also, Don't lose sight of the fact it appears THREE friends are getting a horse? Not three siblings, three friends.

I will be refraining from further comment and tip my hat to those well qualified folks who have enough patience to do so.

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post #5 of 13 Old 04-29-2015, 09:10 PM
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Well...I have no idea what you're trying to say, lol. Cushings is a disease in horses...
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post #6 of 13 Old 04-29-2015, 09:17 PM
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Also, if you need some "general information about horses", it means you probably aren't experienced enough to have one. I'm not trying to be rude, and that previous comment probably sounds harsh, but you need "more than a little info about horses" to be able to safely ride, feed, care, groom, and handle one. I'm only saying this because horses are delicate creatures who need carefully planned diet and exercise and health care. A lot of people but horses on an impulse, thinking they can just keep the horse by itself in a backyard and feed it grass clippings. A lot of people also think riding is simple. It's not. It's a very complex sport. And VERY expensive. Veterinary care (including vaccinations, checkups, and emergency visits) can range anywhere from $300-$8,000 and very often they cost more if your horse needs special care. Good quality Hay and grain are also expensive. Not to mention farrier visits, buying tack, riding lessons, etc. is also very costly. Don't buy a horse on an impulse without knowing anything. A horse needs much more complex care than a dog or a cat.

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Hmm, I cant say I have heard of many 'horse share' situations working out well and that was only between 2 people, not 3. Unless you have access to other horses how will it work out? Will you take turns riding on different days or will the 3 of you go together and ride one after the other?
Riding alone isn't always so much fun, neither is sitting on the fence waiting for your turn. Could also end up with a grumpy, overworked horse. I would definitely discuss in detail how the situation is going to work between the 3 of you with costs and how much time you each get with the horse.
Also what will happen in the event that you don't all agree on things like feed, new purchases for the horse etc. Keep in mind that arabians can be (not always) more sensitive and reactive than other breeds - not the first breed I would recommend for a beginner.
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you may come to regret this. You will need to have money paid equal between the 3 of you, who is keeping the saddle , bridle , etc. what days are you going to ride ? figure at least one day off for the horse, and there are only 2 days in the weekend .. so if you give the horse a day off on monday,, then tues, wed, thurs , fri , sat, sun . So you would have 2 days a week.
who is going to lose a weekend day ? who is going to give you lessons? what happens when co owners do not come up with the money for the month for feed and or board ? or farrier work, or a Vet bill ?
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you may come to regret this. You will need to have money paid equal between the 3 of you, who is keeping the saddle , bridle , etc. what days are you going to ride ? figure at least one day off for the horse, and there are only 2 days in the weekend .. so if you give the horse a day off on monday,, then tues, wed, thurs , fri , sat, sun . So you would have 2 days a week.
who is going to lose a weekend day ? who is going to give you lessons? what happens when co owners do not come up with the money for the month for feed and or board ? or farrier work, or a Vet bill ?
In addition to this, what happens when you, OP, can't come up with the money for any of the necessary bills?

OP, it sounds like you're a minor. A very young minor, at that. Where are your parents and your friends' parents in all of this? Who, exactly, will be paying for the horse? Do they know they're supposedly going to be paying for a horse?
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Not only disagreements about the horse, but also a personal falling-out between you and your friends could spell disaster. We're not trying to discourage you, but you have to consider these things. I just think co-owning a horse would be setting yourself up for failure.

Leasing is a much safer option. Or just taking lessons somewhere.

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