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  1. Horse Talk
    Hello, I'm going to be a brand new horse owner!!! ever since I was little I've wanted my own horse. I collected models, read every book and watched every movie, I even trotted around the playground at school, imagining i was galloping a beautiful bay mare. When I got older I was able to snag a...
  2. Leasing, Loaning, Buying, Rescuing
    Hello! While I am not prepared right now to own a horse, I am definitely planning on it in a few years next time I move and am financially stable (helped by the fact that me and my eldest sister plan on living together). And I just figured the earlier I do research the better. I’m currently 20...
  3. Horse Health
    Hi everyone! We just bought a 14 year old QH gelding. He is in our pasture since Tuesday night (48 hours now). HE i spacing up and down the fence line - seems like non stop. Also, not sure he is drinking much water - doesn't seem like it. Are both things "normal" / OK? Thanks- Hosemamma - Lynn
  4. Horse Health
    So I might become a first time horse owner within the next few months :D I am no stranger to horses but have never owned one before. I was wondering what first aid items you would say are must haves? Thanks a bunch! Cait
  5. Horse Colors and Genetics
    :DSo this is my first thread on HF and I'm not quite sure how it works yet, but ill figure it out. Anyway, I live in LA and I am in 8th grade this year and plan on buying a horse when I start 9th. I have been riding/competing in dressage and show jumping since 8 and the whole English thing just...
  6. Horse Boarding/Livery/Agistment Queries
    I live near New Orleans, LA (River Ridge to be exact). I've been taking riding lessons for quite some time now and feel like I'm ready to buy my first horse. I'm looking for a mature gelding who is dead broke. There are many out there that seem to fit the bill, so finding a horse shouldn't be a...
  7. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Just saying hi, as a brand new forum member. I'm not only new to the forum, but I'm pretty new to riding, and to horses as well. My partner and I have been having riding lessons for about six months, and have just surprised ourselves by buying our first horse! He's a 10yo Clydie/Thoroughbred...
  8. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Gonna be moving to Lake Park here in the next couple months! Looking to make a few friends before I get there. I'm going to be a first time horse owner and i'll need all the help and advice I can get! :-P
  9. Horse Health
    I'm moving to Georgia in a few months and will be looking for my first horse! I will have a 1 acre pasture with medium grazing. I'll be riding almost every day 3-6 hours a day. (hopefully!) I want to do a little jumping with my horse (just for fun, nothing big!) and i want to keep my horse...
  10. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I am getting my first horse soon, and she is a Tennessee walking horse and I am going to ride her mainly for pleasure and trails. what kind of saddle should i get? since she is twh and gaited do i need a gaited saddle? what kind is most comfy for just riding for fun? thanks:)
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I'm looking at buying a horse that hasn't been ridden in about a year. But she has showed and been ridden before and did great! This would be my first horse and by the sound of her she sounds perfect! She just needs finishing is what the seller said! Any tips on how to "finish" her! Thanks!
  12. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Hello to everyone, my name is Dawn, I live in the East Mountains just outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. :) I have ridden a little bit over the years, but haven't owned due to space/financial restraints. Last year I bought a colt, (long story about why I got a colt as a first horse) and kept...
  13. Horse Health
    I'm about to buy my first horse and I would have to board it for a while! I'm looking at a place where I would have it stay in a pasture and you have to feed it. I was wondering if you would need to feed it hay or grain everyday? If its in a pasture could she eat grass? I would be able to feed...
  14. Member Journals
    I bought my first horse last weekend, and I am so excited! He is a black quarter horse gelding, named Gambit. Anyway, my sister and I share him, and we are planning on doing natural horsemanship with him. So far, we have only ridden him once because his tack has not been shipped yet, but we...
  15. Horse Health
    Hi everyone, I may have a new horse coming soon, i am a new horse owner so i'm asking for advice.:oops: What would be the best type of food to feed a horse that will only be used for general riding, and in what quantities? I have heard that some people use two parts chaff and one cool, or...
  16. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    I almost put "Kentucky" because I'm from there originally and only moved to Indiana 5 1/2 months ago! My name is Michele and I'm a new horse owner - almost. I went today to look at a prospect (after combing through countless ads online and seeing some scraggly li'l critters) and thought she...
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