Herd Nerd On A Mission
- Jul 13, 2011
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I have to say that's the best advise for anyone getting involved. I did that for the whole summer one year. I LOVED horses and wanted one so bad. So I helped out for a full summer at a private riding facility. It was the BEST learning experience I ever had. Learned from very knowledge horse people. Did I think I was ready after that? No way! I learned more of what it takes to keep these fine animals. I learned that I had LOTS of experience to get to actually keep a horse safe and happy. It's not just about riding. It's about getting to know and care and LEARN to ride properly.carolinagirl said:you are not going to learn how to break a horse by reading on a forum. If you want to learn how to break one, see if you can volunteer at a horse farm.hollandloplover said:Nah i think i will stick with getting one. All i asked for was some info on breaking them.
I hope you change your mind and not just jump right in. The opinions and "life" examples of people who have been there, and reaching out to you now with sound advise, shows you need to work up to a foal. I thought the same thing about rabbits and breeding. Oh it's cute to raise them from babies and then see their babies. Yes when you get much experience under your belt. My plans have changed just listening to the people who have been there before.
I still would love to have a horse. Maybe one day, never know. But I know my limitations now and I know it's me that has to work up to the level of a GOOD Horse Owner.
Best of Luck!