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post #1 of 7 Old 01-17-2015, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Tips for new owners?

Any tips or tricks to make owning a horse easier, cheaper etc...
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-17-2015, 01:57 PM
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Wow, that can be a loaded question but I think you already know that. ;)

I would say first and foremost, keep it simple. Everything from your feed to your tack. There are too many temptations out there to get you in deeper than you need to be. Start basic and you'll soon learn where you truly want to put your extra dollars. You don't need a bunch of fancy equipment to enjoy your horse and he/she doesn't need a bunch of extra supplements to be happy and healthy.

Good luck and have fun!
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-17-2015, 02:33 PM
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Definitely KISS.

There is no shame in used equipment.... I've never bought ANYTHING that's new, mines all been used and was on clearance (that being said, take someone knowledgeable with you so you don't get cheated).

No unnecessary supplements, and don't be afraid to do pasture board 24/7 if the horse is okay with that. And I've found often, listen to the old farmers around you that have horses. Typically they've got little secrets and tricks for your geographical area that save money and time in the long run.
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-17-2015, 04:11 PM
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If your gut tells you something is wrong, it may be. Experience can allow someone to do the wait & see or take action but new people should follow up with someone who has been around that vet, farrier, saddle fitter, friend, trainer etc.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-17-2015, 07:43 PM
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yes, make sure you always have plenty of knowledgeable and experienced people around you to help! makes everything a million times easier.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-17-2015, 08:35 PM
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Find a good farrier it can be difficult. Also know it's always to okay to get off your horse if you don't feel safe :)
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-17-2015, 11:19 PM
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Do not hesitate to call the vet or ask questions!!

Follow your gut!!

Have fun!!
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