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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2007, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone give me lots of info about owning horses and point out horse breeders in WA or a website you can search certain kinds of horses for sale? Thanks!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2007, 02:31 PM
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what kind of horse are you looking at buying? are you looking for a horse to show or just to have as a pet?
some more information on what you are loking for in a horse might help us to give you more info.
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I've owned horses for 28 years now. What would you like to know?


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The only thing I can tell you is that horses are beautiful animals! I love them! I have never owned one,but have been up close and personal with some,as I knew people who used to have horses!




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what kind of horse are you looking at buying? are you looking for a horse to show or just to have as a pet?
some more information on what you are loking for in a horse might help us to give you more info.
I'm not sure. Pinto or throughbred, most likely clydesdale if we can afford it at the time. And not for show, just pet.
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well, first thing i have to say is you have to post pics when you get your horse.
Scarlette will probably be able to help you more than me but i'll try to help some.
here are some websites that have some helpful information.
http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/...blicationId=24

http://www.horsekeeping.com/horse-tr...-care-info.htm

www.asaddlery.com/horse_info.htm

this site here just has an alphabetical list of horse breeds with information on them,its just interesting to look at.
www.indulgeyourpet.com/horses/breeds/index.html

oh yeah almost forgot.
www.equine.com
is a place where you can search for horses for sale.

i hope i have been at least a little bit of help.
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I don't know much about horses but if I were you I'd do A LOT of research. Horses require a lot of care.

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Hon, I could be here for WEEKS telling you everything.

Clydesdales are great horses but I really don't recommend you get one for riding purposes. You'll need a special saddle because their back is a bit wider. They also aren't the smoothest riding horses.

When it comes to horses, breed doesn't matter too much. Some breeds are more hyper than others such as Arabians, but it all comes down to training and temperment.

As far as expenses....Obviously the purchase of the horse, halter, saddle, bridle, saddle pad, and putting up a strong fence and shelter if you don't already have one. Then there's hay, grain, water trough, horse dewormer (yes, horses can get worms just like dogs and vets usually recommend that the horses be dewormed every 8 weeks), hoof trimming every 8 weeks or so, salt block, vaccinations, and vet bills. Those are just the basics.


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