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  1. New to Horses
    Hello everyone, I've been a lurker for years but I only recently decided to register and join this wonderful community! I'm Caesar, 31 years old guy from Northern Italy (on the Alps/Dolomites) and I'm super proud to announce that, after 20 years of horse riding leasing, I've bought my first...
  2. Horse Talk
    Honestly, I wasn't sure where the best place to post this would be, so I figured general would be a good option. I'm sure this post has been made a thousand times over, but I am a young adult looking into buying my first horse. I have been riding for about 5 years now. Unfortunately, I have...
  3. New to Horses
    Hi, I am a 13 year old rider who has been riding for 5 years, I have been taking weekly 1 hour lessons and I am a member of the pony club, I am also on my riding schools team, so I do competitions with them. I have been wanting a horse for a very long time but I want to know if I am ready for...
  4. New to Horses
    Hi! I am a 14/15 year old hoping to get her first horse soon! I have been riding for seven years, and I am an intermediate rider. The horse I am planning on getting is a 10 year old 16 hand OTTB named Red. He retired at the age of 6, and started his off track training last year. He has a...
  5. Horse Breeds
    Hello,I will be studying in Langley,BC next year. I was hoping to buy a horse for myself in the future,do you guys have any suggestions for the breed? I am thinking of doing eventing, have been riding for 8 years,though it would be my first horse to own. I really like Arabians and had thought of...
  6. Member Journals
    I started looking for a haflinger about a month ago. There were a handful in my state in my price point, and I looked at 2 with appointments set for 3 more. I saw a posting for a 17 year old mustang mare, and something about her just made me want to see her. She was only half an hour away and I...
  7. New to Horses
    Hello fellow horse enthusiasts. I have loved horses since I can remember and had always begged and pleaded with my mom to get one. However, growing up I was unable to own my own horse--for good reason--and had to settle for taking lessons, horse summer camp and volunteering at stables to get...
  8. Horse Training
    As it seems, to my great joy, I will finally be owning and taking care of a horse of my own soon. I met the gelding yesterday, he's a gorgeous 15hh (roughly), five year old Quarter horse. Very sweet and fairly easy going. Two to three years ago, while wearing a halter and lead he went to eat...
  9. New to Horses
    I am in the market for an OTTB. I have worked with them before and am familiar with the breed. This would be my first thoroughbred that I have ever owned but I did full lease one for over a year and a half and was responsible for the board, farrier and vet fees and care of the horse so I am...
  10. New to Horses
    Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and am very happy to have found a supportive community online! After recently getting back into horses, I am considering buying my own horse and would appreciate some educated and experienced opinions. I work at a local h/j barn and have fallen in love with...
  11. New to Horses
    I'm new to the forum and I basically signed up to ask this question and get others opinions on it. So I'm 14 and I've been riding for about 6 months at a small barn. I do 4h right now and I've been leasing one of their horses for about 2 months. My riding instructor/trainer said i was a quick...
  12. Welcome! Introduce yourself here!
    Just wanted to say Hi and meet some new horesy friends. I am turning 50 in December and I bought my first every horse at the end of August this year. She's green broke and so am I!!!!. I have lots of friends at the barn where I board her that are teaching me and helping me. I love being able...
  13. New to Horses
    Hi everybody! I'm a pretty well experienced rider who is finally in a situation where I should be able to get a horse in the next few months. I've been riding for about 10 years- jumpers, ropers, trail horses, cutting horses, dressage, green; you name it, I've probably ridden it. Variety is the...
  14. Horse Talk
    I am jumping 90cm+ and prelim/ almost novice dressage. But my first horse I bought was perfect for me - at the time. Recently I have been wanting to move up to higher showjumping and harder dressage tests (combined training) but my horse doesnt have the ability to go any higher. Don't get me...
  15. New to Horses
    So I was wondering what you buy before you buy your horse as in tack, food etc.. I know you aren't supposed to buy the saddle before, as you need it fitted. And if there are any others that need fitting, someone told me don't buy a halter yet either? And do I just buy a bale of hay to put in...
  16. New to Horses
    Hello! :) I'm looking at getting my first horse. I am a confident rider and can walk/trot/canter/gallop/jump/break in horses and re-educate ex-racehorses. Unfortunately, I have never owned a horse and this is a new experience for me. :) I am currently looking at buying a 5 year old...
  17. New to Horses
    I just bought my first horse about a week ago. She is an Arabian and is quite old, 27, but loves to still go for trail rides and run as fast as she can :) She's in great shape and holds her weight, her only issue with being old is her teeth are worn in the back but still eats with no problem...
  18. New to Horses
    I have been riding since I was 4 and now at the age of 16 after loaning various ponies at my local stables I am getting my own horse. (I have had one dodgy experience where the horse who's passport was 'not right' so I know to be cautious and make sure the horses passport is up to date and...
  19. New to Horses
    My dream is finally coming true. I have spent my entire life watching horses, learning about horses, buying EVERY book about horses, begging to go to lessons... I took every chance I could get to even look at them because to me they were the entire world. I begged for riding lessons, but...
  20. New to Horses
    Hey I'm Halle and I am 15 years old. I'm a newbie to this forum:-).. I have always loved horses and I've worked with them since I was 5. My grandma says I'm a horse whisperer just like my great grandmother:shock::-P Well, to get to the point of this thread, my mom thinks that I'm ready for a...
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