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post #1 of 3 Old 06-28-2015, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Wink Hello!

Hello everyone! My name is Aphrodite, I'm from Greece and I'm a teen. My parents recently told me that they might be able to buy a horse for me and my dad promised to pay for boarding. I have found a place to board my horse but the problem is I don't have a horse xD, I have been riding for about 8 years now and I just wanted some REALLY basic horse tips, and also some good names for girls and boys ha ha thanks for reading <3
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-29-2015, 12:02 AM
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What sort of tips are you looking for? You've been riding 8 years so not really sure what you'd be asking? Maybe I am misunderstanding =)
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post #3 of 3 Old 06-29-2015, 03:00 AM
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Welcome!

Basic horse tips...

Do your own homework & don't just take advice blindly. On the subject of hoof health/management, the thread link in my signature below will give you a start.

Keeping & feeding horses as naturally as possible is good for their health & wellbeing. Eg. 24/7 turnout in a herd, grass/hay as the basic diet, no large/rich/infrequent meals, etc.

If you've never done more than ride horses, it is good to also have experienced people on hand that can help/advise as to general care & handling.

Ask around for a good vet & farrier, to be prepared before you need them.

Don't buy the saddle before the horse - saddles need to be carefully fitted to horses, so they are comfortable & not likely to do damage. Some good info if you look up Balance International.
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