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I talked to my parents about the horse..kinda.  I mean, I mentioned it to them.  My mom wasn't completely a "no way".  She was actually thinking of things to do.  Like, I have to ride the horse first, obviously, I have to call places to see where to board, I have to talk to Merrick, yada yada yada.  But, it's wierd.  I'm not...nervous or excited.  I mean, it feels like nothing is happening at all.  i don't know if that's a good sign, or a bad one.

But, now I really really really need some people who are experienced in the "art of buying horses" help.  This is my first horse that I'm buying, and I really don't know the way of things.  Like, how much is a good boarding fee?  Do I need horse insurance and what does it do?  Do you think it's ok if I let the stable I'm boarding at use my horse for lessons a couple nights a week in order to lessen the fee?  how much, in general, should a vet and shoing fee be?

The list goes on and on.  If anyone knows anything about buying horses, PLEASE help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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From:highflyer37
Date:January 19th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
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thanks!
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From:lirielnightrose
Date:January 19th, 2005 04:55 am (UTC)
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I've only ever owned one horse, and even then, I didn't get to keep her very long just because we ended up REALLY not getting along. For her board, I did work at a lady's barn.

I advise you to look in some of the horse communities around here. try horse_lovers, for instance. I bet that there are people that could advise you on how to go about things.

Good luck, mate! I'm so happy that things are looking up in the horse ownership department! I'm still waiting to be able to own my own horse. *sigh* Someday.........
From:highflyer37
Date:January 19th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
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thanks, lol But it's not going to work out. I've actually put some thought into it, and with college coming up and no "real" job, I won't be able to afford it. nice to dream though...right?
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From:lirielnightrose
Date:January 20th, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
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:-( I understand
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From:missdust
Date:March 9th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
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It all depends on what part of the country that you are in. I have two horses right now and I have owned and ridden all of my life. My farrier charges $70 to shoe a horse with 4 shoes, $25 for a trim. but the price does vary depedning on who shoes it and what type of shoeing that you are doing. I would ask around and call different farriers to get an idea of price in your area. Vet bills are also going to vary. If you plan on vetting the horse before you purchase it you may want to let the vet decide if he needs to take x-rays or not, it is not always neccessary. Boarding varies also, again I would call around to differnt barns and ask and find out what the price includes. Letting the barn use your horse for lessons has its good and bad points. You need to decide what is best for you and your horse. My horse Duster is not good with a lot of other people riding her, so a lesson program would be bad. Other horses that I have make good lesson horses becuase they can adjust well to others. Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns and I can try to give you some advice if you want it.
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