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Old 02-12-2008, 01:47 AM
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I am currently helping my bro-in-law build some fences on his land. The barn is next. I got the plan of putting a couple quarter horses out there. I have been around horses, rode, etc, but have never owned my own. We have any horse owners in here? I am looking at getting 2. A 9 yr old thats very broke and her 2 yr old filly thats yet to be broke. Any tips, thoughts, or comments from some horse guys feel free to share.
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:23 AM
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I was raised with horses along with all kinds of animals. I also rebuilt a barn with 14 stalls a couple years back. Did a lot of work for the family that owned it all. I love horses but here i NH if you want a horse you need to get a second job. If you had to board a horse its about $400 a month, then there is the vet, the tack, and they are always needing shoes. Its just expense here. I wish I could afford one. Good luck and oh yeah Quarter horses are the best.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:11 PM
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From what I understand about them, they take an alternative fuel and are all horsepower.


Could be good with current gas prices.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:31 PM
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:53 PM
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My wife and I have three. An Arabian, and Belgian/quarter horse cross (these two are my wife's). I have a mustang/quarter horse cross. We ride them in the mountains all summer, and are hoping to use the big boy for packing this year. My wife is the expert, and I just do what she tells me. None of our horses had much trainig before we got them. As a matter of fact, she broke hers herself. It's a lot of work and takes a lot of time to do right. She really knows her stuff when it comes to horses Oh, Oh, she just asked me what I was doing, and when I told her about your situation, she said you may be getting into something over your head. (no offense) She thinks you'd be better off getting horses with more experience and training. I can tell you this, if I didn't have her training all three horses and ME, I'd never have been able to start riding. But there are lots of sources of info out there - magazines, websites, DVDs, etc. They are great animals and great fun. Good luck.
Here's a pic of Oaky and me at about 9,000 - a tough climb!

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:09 PM
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