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post #1 of 15 Old 08-07-2014, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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NewYorkeR trying to get into horses

this is my first post here on this forum.if this is not the right place to post this mod. please move it .
i came to here trying to gather info and people opinion on owning a horse.i have been lurking here for a while now i have learned a lot.
well i live in NYC i have owned a horse back in the childhood it was arabian horse(it was in KSA), so i am planning to get,lease or rent a horse in 3 years time.i am trying to see how other Newyorkers have done it,living in NYC is different,boarding is quite expensive.unless you live out of the city i believe it is different.
here is the plan,i am gonna take classes in the horse academy by the beltparkway it is 85 dollars an hour for lessons. and if you think this is not a lot, me and you are in different tax brackets lol...i will be able to afford a class per this pace i think i will not go any where.have any one been in this situation before?
any sport/hobby costs money i know.but i would love to learn about horses riding training stable upkeep and the horse's upkeep.
what will an average person do to start his/her pursue for this ?is it too far to say i could make a career out of this?i would love to work with horses maybe a helper on a stable so i could immerse my self in all the aspects before owning a horse.most of employers would want a person with experience but how to gather this experience in the first place when every one wants an experienced employees.
thank you for reading my lengthy post.any constructive advise will help.
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-07-2014, 08:38 PM
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first of all....look for a stable that may be short handed, you may be able to work off some extra riding by cleaning stalls and tack, that is how I started. Then shut up and be a sponge. God gave us two ears and only one mouth...use them in that ratio too...:)

good luck and welcome to the wonderful, money eating, time consuming, and addictive world of horses.
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post #3 of 15 Old 08-07-2014, 09:32 PM
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Hello! I live on Long Island

Claremont was the last riding academy in the city, but it closed. Now there are only carriage horse stable left. Anyway you slice it your going to have to travel out of the city to ride.

There is a barn off exit 18 of the southern state. I believe it's called New York or Long Island equestrian center. There are more barns the more east you come. I'll have to look it up for you. Horses tend to be expensive on Long Island though, so if I were you id try traveling west. Try upstate New York, Connecticut or New Jersey.

You like won't be able to work off lessons. Barns are in short supply so I'm sure they are inundated with "working students".
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post #4 of 15 Old 08-07-2014, 09:35 PM
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I believe this is it! It's probably 15-20 min (with no traffic) away from Jamaica Bay academy. Home
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post #5 of 15 Old 08-07-2014, 11:27 PM
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Look for a good stable outside the city. I imagine there aren't ANY in the city at all. The internet is your best friend
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post #6 of 15 Old 08-08-2014, 09:16 AM
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My friend used to board at the Bronx Equestrian center - she really liked it there.
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post #7 of 15 Old 08-08-2014, 10:05 AM
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sorral3 said you could volunteer at some stable I live in westcherster there is two stable about 30 min from the city Foxhill and Beechhill farms and like other said steal with you ears that is what I did and still do

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post #8 of 15 Old 08-08-2014, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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oh thank you guys for making me feel welcome on this fourm. all your advises is very straight and helpful.
i will check all the recommended barns.
it would be nice if some uses sorral3's ratio more,wouldn't it?
among the crowds that does not own a horse they say it is very expensive to own a horse would you agree?
i mean i heard crazy numbers when i was planning to get my first after three dogs(not at the same time) i could say most of the people like to exaggerate.
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post #9 of 15 Old 08-09-2014, 12:15 AM
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Horses are very expensive they don't call it the rich man's hobby for nothing but once you've been around them a while you learn where you can and can't cut prices on. Also try to always buy used good tack and supplies it will save you a boat load! I bought a nice jumping saddle for $22 when new it would have been close to $400
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post #10 of 15 Old 08-09-2014, 12:25 AM
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lessons at 85 $ per hour is your first step. don't buy any horse, yet. take some lessons first. it is far cheaper than owning.

then, conisider leasing or part - leasing.

step by step, right?
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