I may get my first horse!!!

JadeFarms

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I have gone to horse camps every summer for about 7 years. I may be able to get a horse now!! I am probably getting a thoroughbred that is being ridden in English, but could probably be ridden in Western. I’ve never had a horse, so is there anything I need to know? Or is there anything I should ask about the horse? She’s 16.1 hands.
 

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That's exciting!
Yes, there is a lot you need to know. Read read read, and ideally, find yourself an experienced mentor.
Congratulations!
Okay, my trainer made us work with the horses, we groomed everyday, cleaned stalls, and did the work as if we owned the horses.
 

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First you also need to look into the medical up keep of the horse. How old she is, when the last time she had her teeth take care of aka floating if needed, when was her last hoof Trim, does she have all her vaccinations. Has she been wormed if so how long ago and have they done any fecals how her load count. What's her medical history if they have any. What feed is she currently on also what feed are you going to have her one because you need to gradually switch her over. Also you need to make sure to have all the basic emergency medicine on hand and a vet that you can call. Also you need to make sure to plan for winter if you get cold in your area. She need shelter, water all the basics. Better to have that stuff done before then after.
 

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First you also need to look into the medical up keep of the horse. How old she is, when the last time she had her teeth take care of aka floating if needed, when was her last hoof Trim, does she have all her vaccinations. Has she been wormed if so how long ago and have they done any fecals how her load count. What's her medical history if they have any. What feed is she currently on also what feed are you going to have her one because you need to gradually switch her over. Also you need to make sure to have all the basic emergency medicine on hand and a vet that you can call. Also you need to make sure to plan for winter if you get cold in your area. She need shelter, water all the basics. Better to have that stuff done before then after.
I will ask that, thanks!!!! This is a lot of help. I am in Florida, so I’m lucky we don’t really have a winter. We are picking up her stuff today, so we should be good with that. Thank you so much!!!
 
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