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So does anyone love horse like think about them all the time? Even the nonhorsey owners like me! :D And get all Giddy and Excited the night before a riding day!:) Well thats how I am right now. Lesson is tomarrow morning!! Yay I am happy. I hvent had a lesson for like 3 weeks :( but yay!:):p:lol::D I love horses. I just love grooming, saddling, bridling, riding, unbridling, halterining,unsaddling(is that even a word?)lol. I just basically love horses! :) Anyone else?:wink:
 

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I love horse too ! i love grooming my horses and i'm exciting before a horse-show!
 

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Same Here! Whenever I start to talk to my dad he says "Ok, what about horses now?" Lol!
 

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whey i think we all love horses, i have that feeling now! off for a ride bye x
 

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lol thanks guys!
 

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This is great. First, hubby wants to get 2 horses this year. Second, we no NOTHING about horses. I've been reading this forum and as much as i can about horses; grooming, vet care, health, exercise requirements, etc...

So today I was telling hubby that I've been spending time 'visualizing' and trying to 'get a feel' of what it might be like if we have horses. It really is just scaring me more and more. Floating teeth? WHAT is THAT? Feed ... besides hay and oats ... what and how much.....it goes on and on. I listed a number of things for hubby that we don't know. Like worming. He said "oh, I'm sure that's just a pill". WELL it seems as though you need to track WHICH worm meds they HAVE taken and WHICH worm meds are coming up as there are DIFFERENT worms ..... ????!!!!! AAAGGGGGHHHHH : ? )

Can't I just cuddle and kiss them? Really .... anyone out there need a professional horse cuddler? : ? )
 

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^^^ you can come cuddle my horses any time you want. We can trade for manure shoveling :lol:
 

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Lol guys! Lesson was Perfect. my trainer let me do things indipenant(sp?) And she said I would be cantering in no time I know I've never cantered :shock: plus jessie(my lesson horse that I LOVE) was perfect today! :)
 

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Ever since I have started working I have NO desire to EVER build a big barn with lots of horses and stalls... I just want to move my horse home and never step in another stall again.
But I love riding and all that stuff just cleaning 26 stalls and feeding and watering isnt what it has cracked up to be.
 

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Well i feel outnumbered but we all can feel the same about horses .got my first horse last spring after 35 yrs without 1 i felt like i have no clue on whats going on with them .come to find out horses havent changed any . I feel the same way about horses then as i do now mygrandaughter tool my first horse, so i got another horse . Now i get in trouble for having another girl in my life . Havent been able to ride since my back surgary in october. Doc said im good to go.my babys are 3 and 10 years old.
 

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Ever since I have started working I have NO desire to EVER build a big barn with lots of horses and stalls... I just want to move my horse home and never step in another stall again.
But I love riding and all that stuff just cleaning 26 stalls and feeding and watering isnt what it has cracked up to be.
26 stalls! WOW
 

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Goodness, it's so sweet to see all the enthusiasm. :)

I've had horses 32 years. I boarded for 27 of them, and I've had the horses at home now for the last 5 years.

Boarding and self care are two completely different animals, but now that I'm doing it all myself I can't imagine ever going back to boarding.

I do all the feeding, grooming, stall cleaning, fence setup/repair, and I enjoy it tremendously. It's a lot of work and I don't ride as much as I used to, but I take great satisfaction in knowing that my horses have clean stalls, safe paddocks, and are fed on a regular schedule.

You truly need a deep love and commitment to these animals to stick with it, because they're expensive to keep and will break your heart when you lose one. But it's all worth it.
 

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SpeedRacer- I know this is random, but what time in the morning do you wake up to feed your horse? If i got one it would be like 5:15 i think. But is that to early?
 

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SpeedRacer- I know this is random, but what time in the morning do you wake up to feed your horse? If i got one it would be like 5:15 i think. But is that to early?
It all depends on when you need to be at school or work, how many horses you have etc.
It takes me only about 15-20 min. to get everyone fed and watered. Mine are not in stalls and I don't seperate them to feed. Just walk down the fence line dumping feed, then checking water and hay.
If I had to seperate everyone it would of course take much longer. I have 4 horses.
 

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Wanna, I need to be at work by 8:00 a.m., so I'm usually up at 5:30 a.m. I have a 45 minute drive to work, so I need to leave home by 7:15 a.m.

Unlike Vida, I can't feed mine together. Casper's a pig and bolts his food, then tries to take everyone else's away from them.

Mack and Casper get the same thing, but Mack gets a little more because he's older, this winter was hard on him, and I'm trying to put some weight back on him.

JJ gets a different feed and twice what Mack and Casper get, because he's a TB and a hard keeper.

So, since they all get different amounts/types of feed, I have to separate them to make sure everyone gets what they're supposed to. Once they've eaten their grain they get turned back out again before I leave, and share hay.

I also have a Great Dane and barn cats who need to be fed and watered.

Once everyone's been fed and the horses are out with their hay, I get dressed and head on in to work. :D
 

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I do enjoy spending time with horses and riding. When I build my own barn it may have 8 stalls. lol.
 

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Mine's fed at 5:30am. My sister-in-law says that my horse and hers stand at the end of their corrals and stare at the house window, just waiting for the light to turn on and then if she's not out there in what they deem a reasonable amount of time.... the neighbors hear all about it. :shock:

Each horse has their own stall and large run (we don't shut stall doors, they are free to go in/out) so feeding in the morning is giving the pre-prepared buckets of feed. Hers eats in her stall, mine outside (unless it's raining/snowing or tired human pours the feed into the inside feeder) and giving hay to mine and hay/alfalfa to hers.

We have to feed separate, I have a quarter horse whose convinced she's starving to death and inhales whatever you feed her (including de-wormer, she LOVES that stuff!!) and she has a thoroughbred whose slow, picky and needs hay in front of her 24x7.

I don't mind shoveling manure, it's quiet and peaceful.... nobody dares to come out there and bother me when I am, for fear I'll make them help! :lol:
 

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We have to feed separate, I have a quarter horse whose convinced she's starving to death and inhales whatever you feed her (including de-wormer, she LOVES that stuff!!)
Dewormer really? She loves it? Wow
 

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My wife and I feed ours about 5:30 or 6 in the morning. We have to separate them cause my TWH bolts food and runs everyone else off theirs. We have older QH that has to be stalled to eat due to bad teeth, they are floated, and the amount of feed seh gets, so it takes her a long time to eat. The other two eat at the same speed so no issue there. They share hay and feed time is the only time anyone is stalled. They are standing at the gate or fence looking for you to come feed in the mornings and evenings..
 

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Wow everyone is saying 5:30 and I'm like wow that's early! lol
 
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