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Oh my gosh! I want to get a pony SOOO bad!!!! It is honestly like painful not to have one. But, I know for the good of my pony, I have to wait. I have to wait until I am more experienced. I am sure you guys have had the feeling the one that you just want one so bad, like you have never wanted anything so much. Can you guys please tell me how good it feels for the wait to be over! Can you tell me how great it feels when you know your ready, and now just need to show your parents everything you know, and just find the right one. And the the day you find it, and your heart melts and you know it's the one. Please just tell me the great feelings so I know it will be worth the wait.

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Oh it's worth the wait. =]
I know the feeling you had, I wanted a horse of my own so bad it would break my heart. I never would of imagined meeting the horse of my dreams, one that loves to cuddle and take care of me, our personalities are so similar. It was fate.

I'm glad to hear you are waiting to become more experienced. You are already starting to be a good horse owner! I have seen many horses ruined by people not even knowing how to put a halter on, let alone train a 'baby', or not having the patience to learn.
 

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Oh it's worth the wait. =]
I know the feeling you had, I wanted a horse of my own so bad it would break my heart. I never would of imagined meeting the horse of my dreams, one that loves to cuddle and take care of me, our personalities are so similar. It was fate.

I'm glad to hear you are waiting to become more experienced. You are already starting to be a good horse owner! I have seen many horses ruined by people not even knowing how to put a halter on, let alone train a 'baby', or not having the patience to learn.
Okay, Thanks sooo much! This really helped!! Thanks so much for the support :)

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It's worth the wait, Ponycrazy. I was in my mid 30s before I was ready to buy my first horse and, nearly 30 years latter, I still remember Fagan. I made a lot of mistakes with him - the first being that he was the wrong horse to start with. We used to call him a 5 gaited horse - walk, trot, canter, spook to the right, spook to the left - but I learned a lot from him.

Your time will come, probably sooner then mine did, and it really will be special.
 

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While you are waiting for your first pone, ride every horse you are allowed to. THIS will put experience and reality on your young butt while on a horse and you will be able to safely enjoy most ways of going on any horse. It will also make you a desireable find for a trainer, a creditable rider for a show team , if you might like to go that route : ).

It is awesome to finally have a horse of your own but as you wait for what you need, think about how well you will be able to care for him/her, how fun your rides will be, and eventually how much "stuff" you have to have! New horses in the yard are always exciting but know that a lot of preparation before they get there makes it work even better. Much for you to do beforehand that can secure that this will be a fabulous adventure for you. Dare to dream, it will take you forward : )

Hang in there, it IS worth it!!
 

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While you are waiting for your first pone, ride every horse you are allowed to. THIS will put experience and reality on your young butt while on a horse and you will be able to safely enjoy most ways of going on any horse. It will also make you a desireable find for a trainer, a creditable rider for a show team , if you might like to go that route : ).

It is awesome to finally have a horse of your own but as you wait for what you need, think about how well you will be able to care for him/her, how fun your rides will be, and eventually how much "stuff" you have to have! New horses in the yard are always exciting but know that a lot of preparation before they get there makes it work even better. Much for you to do beforehand that can secure that this will be a fabulous adventure for you. Dare to dream, it will take you forward : )

Hang in there, it IS worth it!!



Thanks so much!!!!! It's good to know, and I know I am still very young. haha :p And I realize how much "stuff" you have to get, haha, like the other day I was looking things up, and my jaw dropped. haha. It's good to know that it's worth it :).

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It's worth the wait, Ponycrazy. I was in my mid 30s before I was ready to buy my first horse and, nearly 30 years latter, I still remember Fagan. I made a lot of mistakes with him - the first being that he was the wrong horse to start with. We used to call him a 5 gaited horse - walk, trot, canter, spook to the right, spook to the left - but I learned a lot from him.

Your time will come, probably sooner then mine did, and it really will be special.

Thanks for the reassurence!! :) it means a lot!!
 

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Do you take lessons yet ponycrazy?
 

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Yeah! For like 3 month and a half months. I plan to continue for a loooooong time though :)

Okay, this was worded very badly. ;) what i meant to say was that yes, I have been taking lessons for 3 and a half months now, I know that is not that long, but plan to continue lessons for a looooooong time coming. :)

Sorry for the bad grammar before ;),
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And I realize how much "stuff" you have to get, haha, like the other day I was looking things up, and my jaw dropped
My jaw dropped today at the bill for my horse's stuff. xD
My horse is getting to be high maintenance. I have alot of stuff but I'm never done shopping. =[
 

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oh :( but is it worth it. right?
Aw, haha yes!! Totally worth it. He's a keeper so I'm willing to spend the extra dollar on him.

As well as what you do with the horse.
 

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Oh, it is so worth the wait!! I have waited over eight years for a horse and have studied and learned all I could about them. I've ridden whenever I got the chance and looked after other people's horses. Now in three weeks I am getting my very own horse. I think I will appreciate her even more now after the long wait than if my family had gotten me one when I was twelve. Just get all the experience and riding you can, never give up your dream and someday you will have a special horse friend of your own!
 

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I don't know life without horses....I grew up with them. I can tell you that when my mom got divorced, she leased our horses out to a couple who had open stalls. I got to see them only twice a year. That was in 1st, second, and third grade....God it sucked. I helped my mom get back on her feet and completely cleaned out our barn, which had been used as a stable for the years the horses were away, and helped bring the horses back to our property when I was in 4th grade. It was so amazing to have them back....I had to dig up a ton of money to help pay for the roof to be redone ($3000....ouch) and we had to put new stall partitions up and fix the pastures, but it was SO worth it. Keep holding in there....you'll get there eventually. I have a friend who's in the same boat. She wants to buy a horse and board it at my house, but her parents are making her pay for a year's worth of care for him! I totalled it to be around $3500....she's desperate. You'll get there eventually, and man, is it worth it when you're laying on your horse under the sunshine with your eyes closed while she's grazing beneath you....
 

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My husbands jaw dropped today when he saw my shot bill for 2 of my horses! ($300). I remember it used to be like $70 bucks to get everything for one! LOL.

Pony, you are on the right track, lessons are very important. What you aren't going to learn in lessons is HOW to REALLY take care of a horse. But you are going to learn alot from this forum on the day to day care. You'll also learn what's considered an emergent issue and whats a doctor at home type deal.

my suggestion to you is to NOT pick a one particular type of training method. When I say that I mean, don't become an ONLY Parelli or NH person. Take some of those methods and use them, but pay attention to some of these older cowboys, they know alot, use some of the traditional methods, also listen to these dressage chicks and the hunt girls. And don't be surprised when some of the "backyarders" come up with some pretty interesting techniques.

Keep an open mind and take in everything! Read all the books, especially the "Feel good" ones about the teens that get their own horses......!
 

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My husbands jaw dropped today when he saw my shot bill for 2 of my horses! ($300). I remember it used to be like $70 bucks to get everything for one! LOL.

Pony, you are on the right track, lessons are very important. What you aren't going to learn in lessons is HOW to REALLY take care of a horse. But you are going to learn alot from this forum on the day to day care. You'll also learn what's considered an emergent issue and whats a doctor at home type deal.

my suggestion to you is to NOT pick a one particular type of training method. When I say that I mean, don't become an ONLY Parelli or NH person. Take some of those methods and use them, but pay attention to some of these older cowboys, they know alot, use some of the traditional methods, also listen to these dressage chicks and the hunt girls. And don't be surprised when some of the "backyarders" come up with some pretty interesting techniques.

Keep an open mind and take in everything! Read all the books, especially the "Feel good" ones about the teens that get their own horses......!


Yeah, I am a hunter. And I do have many books on "feel good" stories :). And I know a lot of taking care of horses because my friend has a horse and she teaches me like everything about how she cares for him :) And thanks for the advice, I will be more open to other techniques.

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Getting a horse is totally worth the wait. I just got my 3rd (But in reality he is my first horse that I know isn't going to be taken from me.... Long story) But anyways.
You are really doing the right thing by getting lessons. I wish I could have gotten real lessons. I got some from my friend's mom, but they weren't "real" don't get my wrong, I can ride and be comfortable, but I just never got the actual lesson experiance.
 

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My mother is always saying, 'Melanie - why this obsession about horses?' because she and dad don't like them, but I just know I am meant to be with them. I'm patient. I'll have them for the rest of my life.
 

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Melly, my mother is 92 and still doesn't understand my obsession with horses. If it's truly in your blood, it will be there for life. Patience.
 
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