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post #1 of 12 Old 11-04-2019, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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First time horse owner

Hi my names Shanz I'm in my early 40s and was lucky enough after 35years of wishing and trying to finally become the proud owner of my first horse. I've had her since may. She is standardbred, 17 years old and her name is Whiskey (bubbles is her nick name).
It has been an exciting journey so far learning with her and I love her more and more every day....even when she us being a cranky female ..😂
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-04-2019, 11:18 PM
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Mares like that! Lol, she is so pretty! Welcome to the Forum!

The horse has done so much for humans, and I feel like it is time we repay their loyalty and bravery by being as kind to them as possible. Humans and horses should have a harmonious relationship where bits and spurs don't color the picture.
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post #3 of 12 Old 11-04-2019, 11:54 PM
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Welcome to the forum. As many pictures as you want to show us are always welcome. She's beautiful, and love the halter! Do you work any specific discipline or anything with her, or is she just for fun/trails?

Don't judge someone's horse or skill because they don't compete or work with a trainer.

Sometimes they're the most in tune with each other.
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post #4 of 12 Old 11-05-2019, 07:13 AM
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Welcome Shanz and Whiskey to the forum!!

Dreams do come true....

The worst day is instantly better when shared with my horse.....
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-05-2019, 09:28 AM
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Yea for you!!! What a lovely girl you have there!
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-05-2019, 08:09 PM
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Welcome. Happy trails.
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-07-2019, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone..
I'm planning on mostly pleasure riding, treks etc . Not really into showing at all.
And I love having cuddles with her.20190928_113900_1573108414440.jpg
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post #8 of 12 Old 11-10-2019, 05:05 PM
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Hi and congratulations! I'm new here too. I'm so jealous! I am 48 and was supposed to have my own horse by now. But I did just start leasing my first horse (after a lifetime of riding and caring for other people's horses). I would love to learn more about your horse journey and experiences you had with horses before buying Whiskey. I'm trying to decide if owning will be a good choice for me or not. Do you board or have a country property? Have fun and hope to talk more!
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-11-2019, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome animalia

I have ridden horses on and off over the years but have never had the chance to really deal with them much until now...
Started this year with us purchasing a therapy horse for my 15yr old who suffers from depression and anxiety. Didnt think I'd end up owning a horse this year as well but I think was meant to be. I found my girl advertised on a local fb page I was a member of . She was free to a good home. Her and I had a connection as soon as we met and thankfully my husband said yes.
Unfortunately we dont own any land so we pay for grazing.
The initial set up with covers and feeds etc was expensive.
I did get sick of everyone at our first place telling me to do something 10 different ways or what I should and shouldn't be doing with my horse so in the end I just went with my gut instinct on things and she is doing really well and is happy.
We are now at different grazing which is alot less stressful we just doing our own thing now without anyone judging us.😊
Sorry for the novel😂
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-15-2019, 01:44 AM
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Howdy! She's a very lovely horse! Congrats
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