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RE: Breyerfest or Real Horse?!?!? (Getting a Horse Help)

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RE: Breyerfest or Real Horse?!?!? (Getting a Horse Help)

Aug 13,2017 3:50 pm by BreyerLover2222


reply to: Popperz
If you keep your horse in a padlock, there IS a way to solve the eating constantly problem. Instead of having grass, have it be sand. It is sorta alot of money to buy sand, but it makes things SOOOO much easier! The only downside is that you do have to clean up the poop 'cause it'll turn into dirt and then grass and weeds will grow.
Oh, and if you're having trouble bringing your horses in from the padlock, just come out with a handful of hay or shake their tread bucket and they'll all come trotting over. :)

Muzzles work great too to restrict a pony or horse that is eating too much. :) :)

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RE: Breyerfest or Real Horse?!?!? (Getting a Horse Help)

Aug 12,2017 9:28 am by Popperz

oops. down there I meant treat bucket, not tread.

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Aug 12,2017 9:27 am by Popperz

If you keep your horse in a padlock, there IS a way to solve the eating constantly problem. Instead of having grass, have it be sand. It is sorta alot of money to buy sand, but it makes things SOOOO much easier! The only downside is that you do have to clean up the poop 'cause it'll turn into dirt and then grass and weeds will grow.
Oh, and if you're having trouble bringing your horses in from the padlock, just come out with a handful of hay or shake their tread bucket and they'll all come trotting over. :)

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RE: Breyerfest or Real Horse?!?!? (Getting a Horse Help)

Aug 12,2017 12:03 am by BreyergirlZ

I was going to get a horse, then we found a house for $900 a month and it only has a backyard.
trying to find riding lesseons
I might lease

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RE: Breyerfest or Real Horse?!?!? (Getting a Horse Help)

Aug 11,2017 5:28 pm by Mallory13


reply to: BreyerLover2222
I haven't bought any Breyers since BreyerFest, and I do have some 'extra' money as of now, sooooo.....I'm kinda thinking on buying a horse. There is a horse rescue place about 2 hours away from us, and the horses they have there are actually pretty well trained, and they're only $500-$800. SOOOOO, I am kinda thinking on the idea, but first, my parents are probably not going to be fine with it. They think it is a waste, when I can just use my teachers horses for riding lessons, but it is not the same thing as owning and having YOUR OWN HORSE!!! So, I'll keep you guys updated on if I am going to be able to get a horse or not!! Another part of my getting a horse that won't work out too well is I can only get to the barn once a week, because we're really busy, so once a week is all I can get driven to the barn. So when I get my license in hopefully 2 years, I will DEFINITELY get a horse if I do not already have one. :) :)

Good luck! You can do it!

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Aug 11,2017 4:03 pm by BreyerLover2222

YAY!!!!! :D

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Aug 09,2017 10:03 pm by BreyergirlZ

Ok I'll try to post it tomorrow!!!

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Aug 09,2017 8:18 pm by BreyerLover2222

Sounds good!!! :)

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Aug 09,2017 2:09 pm by BreyergirlZ

I'll try to post some later

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Aug 09,2017 1:55 pm by BreyerLover2222

That would be great!!! i can always learn more, even though I have like 3 books on horse care, but still, I'd love to hear your advice. :) :)

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Aug 09,2017 1:48 pm by BreyergirlZ

I can post some of my guide (or all) on choosing and keeping a horse

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Aug 09,2017 1:47 pm by BreyerLover2222

I haven't bought any Breyers since BreyerFest, and I do have some 'extra' money as of now, sooooo.....I'm kinda thinking on buying a horse. There is a horse rescue place about 2 hours away from us, and the horses they have there are actually pretty well trained, and they're only $500-$800. SOOOOO, I am kinda thinking on the idea, but first, my parents are probably not going to be fine with it. They think it is a waste, when I can just use my teachers horses for riding lessons, but it is not the same thing as owning and having YOUR OWN HORSE!!! So, I'll keep you guys updated on if I am going to be able to get a horse or not!! Another part of my getting a horse that won't work out too well is I can only get to the barn once a week, because we're really busy, so once a week is all I can get driven to the barn. So when I get my license in hopefully 2 years, I will DEFINITELY get a horse if I do not already have one. :) :)

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RE: Breyerfest or Real Horse?!?!? (Getting a Horse Help)

Aug 09,2017 1:19 pm by BreyergirlZ

Ok. So first of all. Not ALL horses are over $2000. Well trained/beginner ponies and horses tend to be more expensive.
But if you are a  experienced rider you can adopt a horse from a rescue. And that can be free.
What I would do is adopt a racehorse from a throughbred rescue. (Prob 2 or 3 years old) and train it.
(Racehorses are trained to run turn and stop. Only.)
But only do that if you are a EXTREMELY EXPERIENCED rider.

Boarding is $100-$600 a month. But it depends. At my old stable to keep the horse in a paddock was $250 a stable was $350(or was it $450?) so it is cheaper to keep a horse in a paddock. (When it comes to boarding fees.)

If you are keeping your horse at home there are somethings you need to consider before choosing to keep a horse in a paddock/stall

paddock
pros:
its a more natural way for hoses to live.
ponies get exercise as they move around
its good for horses with breathing problems
its cheaper then stabling
cons:
its impossible to control how much your horse eats. it may get fat and develop laminitis
horses can be hard to catch
in bad weather horses get wet and muddy and it takes longer to do their daily groom and get them ready for riding
horses have better chance of rainrot,colds,mud fever and poisoning in a paddock
stable
pros:
you can control how much your horse eats
horses stay cleaner and you can groom and tack them up faster
horses have less chance of rainrot,colds,mud fever and poisoning
cons:
looking after a stabled horse takes up more time then a paddocked one
ponies get bored and may develop bad habbits (biting, kicking, pawing ect.)
horses may develop breathing problems if stall is not properly cared for
it can be more expensive

I cant say much about the vet and farrier. depends where you live. and some of the stuff a vet does u can do yourself

if you clean your tack monthly it should be okay. idk how much most cleaning stuff for tack cost. but you can make a lot of it to.


I actually am starting/started a guide on caring for a horse maybe ill post some

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Breyerfest or Real Horse?!?!? (Getting a Horse Help)

Aug 09,2017 12:46 pm by Mallory13

To give non horse owners some hope of getting a horse....... :)

Since it takes about $700 to go to Breyerfest. If you went to Breyerfest for 4years you raised about $2800!!!!!!! Imagine how much that would help for getting a horse! If you really want a horse start thinking and writing out how much money you will need.
Read this: ;)

Will the horse stay at home or boared ?
If boared: a month of board is like $250 - $600 A MONTH times the amount your barn changes by 12 to get the yearly cost. Monthly payments of board is the most expensive part.
Maybe you can do come do some chores at the barn for some money off board????

If home: no board fee (duh) but you will need hay (I recommend buying round bales there the biggest)

Vet and farrier: year vet checkups can be up to $300. You never know what can happen to your horse some keep aside some cash for that. If the horse is shoed shoe changes are about $60 and trims are $30 - $50

Supplements: depends on the horse

Tack and whatnots: I spend about $100-200 yearly

IM NOT BASHING BREYERFEST OR MODEL HORSE HOBBY IM JUST TRYING TO HELP NON HORSE OWNERS!!!!! :)

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