Hello! I am 37 years old and have inherited a horse. My inlaws sold off their horse farm and I felt strongly about keeping one of the horses from the farm. Everyone around me (my fiance, the inlaws etc.) are 100% horse people. I feel totally stupid about everything that has to do with this animal, I have tons of experience with dogs, birds, most wild animals but this horse intimidates me. He intimidates me even though he is a former 4H horse, was ridden in shows and worked hard for most of his 15 years of life. I have ZERO experience except for the ocassional ride, I have worked some with this particular horse but I am clueless about everything. I actually bought Horses for Dummies. Luckily (I think) the place I am boarding him at has generously (haha) offered for me to help with chores. For one, it will reduce the boarding fee and maybe I can get some experience by shoveling crap to feel a bit more confident in my horse skills??? When he was dropped off at the stable YESTERDAY, I was clueless about everything that was spoken except the word "coggins" which I learned is important to have when transporting a horse. For now, I am going to rely on shoveling horse crap, reading and maybe if anyone out there on this website can offer a novice 37 year old advice!
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