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post #11 of 17 Old 12-20-2016, 09:48 PM
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@Kerry67 this is such exciting news!

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your soon-to-be-yours horse! Sounds like you have thought a lot about what you can and can't do with the old guy, smart thinking

Can't wait to see pictures and read about your adventures getting into the wonderful world of horses!!

Have a blast and keep us posted!
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post #12 of 17 Old 12-20-2016, 10:02 PM
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You could be starting a retirement home for elderly horses. A mistake I've made myself. I got a 28 year old appaloosa mare for free once. Blind as a bat. I had no idea until she showed up. Kept running into the other horses and fences. She learned her way around the place and did ok. She was great with the kids and they were her eyes. She was around a couple of years. Made it through Idaho winters fat and healthy. One spring day I was driving out and she was running across the field with the other horses and I thought "the old girl is doing great". I got home that night and there she was, up side down, feet straight in the air. She'd had a heart attack. Let me tell you, getting rid of a dead horse isn't easy! The load limits were on for spring breakup so I couldn't get a backhoe out. So I had to take the horse to the backhoe. A dead horse won't go in a horse trailer, so I had to put her on the flatbed (that wasn't easy) and drive her through town. The blue tarp didn't cover much, with the feet sticking out all over the place. You should have seen the look on peoples faces...priceless.

I suggest looking for something a lot younger. Even if you have to pay for it, it will be worth it in the long run.
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-21-2016, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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I think this horse has several good years left in him. Plus I don't think my girls friend and neighbor of more than 20 years would offer if he wasn't healthy. Still not a 100% done deal....But hopefully. I will see the horse again this afternoon.

And, the only reason I am able to possibly do this is because of the deal he is offering for boarding this horse. Like I said, the horse got abandoned there so by offering me a good deal for a horse he already has to board, I get some experience and he gets some $$$ every month for a horse he has to board anyway....
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post #14 of 17 Old 12-21-2016, 08:23 AM
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If it works out sounds like a win win. You can learn a lot just being around horses.
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-21-2016, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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If it works out sounds like a win win. You can learn a lot just being around horses.
That's what I am hoping for!
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-21-2016, 08:39 AM
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Welcome to the forum! I hope you get him! He can definitely teach you a lot!

Ride more, worry less.
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-21-2016, 08:53 AM
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Welcome to the forum!!

It sounds like you are well on your way into the horse world surrounded by knowledge that can be passed to you. I think that's great that you are stoked by it. Horses really are special animals.

Good luck with your new guy. Photos are a unwritten rule here but it really should be put in writing. lol
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