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post #11 of 16 Old 03-02-2016, 09:13 PM
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A bottle of Tylenol, Advil and Tums antacid tablets....
Our horses have a way of giving us headaches and upset stomachs from worry...

Seriously, everyone has given you some great ideas and suggestions.

I would say add some reference material, good quality to have a reference to go to when your trainer/mentor is unavailable...books are great since you can keep it in your tack locker.

And what you can't purchase is a supply of patience and humor...
You will find when angry, frustrated and exasperated being able to take a deep breath and laugh helps... A LOT!!
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post #12 of 16 Old 03-02-2016, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone, I didnt even think about the problems that can happen from sharing buckets. And thanks about the book ideas XD i think i already have 5-6 books and there are many more I want to get as well.

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post #13 of 16 Old 03-02-2016, 09:46 PM
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Spray bottles lots and lots of spray bottles lol

And nappies! For wounds of course...
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post #14 of 16 Old 03-05-2016, 06:08 PM
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How exciting! We bought all of our stuff in one day at the local farm store and a few different websites. That was one long and expensive day of shopping. If I had to do it over, I'd look for more used stuff. There are so many tack swap sites on Facebook, forums, websites, etc. I could have saved a lot of money on basic things like lead ropes, halters, leg wraps, saddle pads, bridles, etc. had I had a little more time to shop.
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post #15 of 16 Old 03-07-2016, 08:37 AM
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Hi Vegan!

I'm surprised no one offered this:

Buy property. You are going to want your own place eventually, property is almost always a good long-term investment, and as you appear to be relatively young, _now_ is the time to get started.

I was offered this very same advice in my mid-twenties. I wish I had followed up on it.

Other than that, you will want a truck and horse trailer, probably within minutes of getting the horse, so that would be something else to start looking for.

These are high-dollar things, yes, but you will find that money disappears alarmingly fast once you actually own a horse, and budgeting for the big stuff becomes just that much harder.

Hope this is helpful. ByeBye! Steve

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Hi Vegan!

I'm surprised no one offered this:

Buy property. You are going to want your own place eventually, property is almost always a good long-term investment, and as you appear to be relatively young, _now_ is the time to get started.

I was offered this very same advice in my mid-twenties. I wish I had followed up on it.

Other than that, you will want a truck and horse trailer, probably within minutes of getting the horse, so that would be something else to start looking for.

These are high-dollar things, yes, but you will find that money disappears alarmingly fast once you actually own a horse, and budgeting for the big stuff becomes just that much harder.

Hope this is helpful. ByeBye! Steve
I would love to have my own property, but its crazy expensive where I live. Plus in a way im not sure I will ever live out of the city due to my business. I also wont be getting a truck or trailer for a few years, my instructor trailers her horses when we go to shows so she can trailer my future horse for a small price since she would be going there anyways.

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