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Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: 330-Trapper] #7611968
06/24/22 04:30 PM
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I am glad you made the decision that you did. I am a firm believer in the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a human.
I wish I had the know how of a lot of people that have advised you on this thread. But I have enjoyed reading their comments. Maybe I will have enough experience one of these days.

This is a picture from my younger days when we rounded up the second week of October and cut out the babies, separated the colts from the fillies, culled some of the mares and turned them back out. Breaking of the colts was done when they were two and three year olds. This particular year I had 60 colts to break. The way was more or less in our blood as my great grandfather started raising horses in 1876 to sell mainly to the government and at his brother's livery stable.

I hope your daughter and you find the journey rewarding.

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Sit on your horse on top of a ridge, look out across the country and tell me there is no God.

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7611994
06/24/22 05:29 PM
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Draft Horses usually make for a calmer Horse.

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7611997
06/24/22 05:33 PM
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For everyone that talks about how much it cost to keep a Horse for a year, the cost to feed , take care of and house a Horse for a year; is WAY LESS than it costs to raise one CHILD for a full year !!

Facts:

In year 2021, it costs more than $14,800 a year per child

The cost to raise a Horse per year averages $3,876 per horse,

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7632300
07/22/22 09:32 AM
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Today is the day! The horse we got her is showing up this afternoon. She still has no idea what is happening I keep telling her to save her money and one day we'll get it figured out. The Horse seems really solid I don't ride horses and I have rode this one twice and it goes wherever i point it. I'll try to get some pictures and post them up.

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7632306
07/22/22 09:42 AM
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grin

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Canvasback2] #7632308
07/22/22 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Canvasback2
For everyone that talks about how much it cost to keep a Horse for a year, the cost to feed , take care of and house a Horse for a year; is WAY LESS than it costs to raise one CHILD for a full year !!

Facts:

In year 2021, it costs more than $14,800 a year per child

The cost to raise a Horse per year averages $3,876 per horse,



Didn't they add the horse cost in with the child cost? If not they overlooked an important expense of raising a child. All children need a horse.

I think that horse cost is quite high myself.

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Canvasback2] #7632310
07/22/22 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Canvasback2
Draft Horses usually make for a calmer Horse.


They eat more and poop more to. The older I get the more a lowered saddle looks better. I always wanted some drafts though.

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7632312
07/22/22 09:51 AM
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Definitely need pictures, I bet she going crap her pants lol you'll be the cool dad for a moment, anyways! Lol

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7632406
07/22/22 01:17 PM
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I've literally had hundreds of horses and mules over the my lifetime, 13 years of outfitting in the Bridger Teton Wilderness accounted for the majority, sometimes as many as 60+ at once. I tended to take better care of my own personnel livestock and kept good feed and veterinarian costs, shoeing, and other maintenance bills. If you own enough land that's already got a good fence and good grass you will likely spend 4K a year taking care of that horse. And considerable effort, maybe it's worth it. Almost forgot, saddles, tack, vet equipment, all the things you will need to buy up front, like a horse trailer. Probably a better investment than a computer and electronics, for the kid.

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Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7632408
07/22/22 01:22 PM
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best thing you can do. she will remember it for ever.

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7632435
07/22/22 01:59 PM
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I raised my son and my foster sons competing and helping the neighbors on horseback. None of them, as adults, sit around and play video games or watch anime movies LOL

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Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7632574
07/22/22 04:59 PM
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Pictures!

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7632615
07/22/22 06:13 PM
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Cedar Hacker that's a very cool pic. Those kind of things are about gone.

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7632618
07/22/22 06:15 PM
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That's a good pic of a good horse and a good hand. Looks like he's determined to get it fished on.

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7632623
07/22/22 06:26 PM
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Thanks and that little Palomino didn't care whether he knew how to rope yet or not, he was exactly where he needed to be to learn.


Justin was about 3 or 4 yrs older than he was and set the bar purdy high. Throw Jesse Pope, Trey Holstrom, and Cooper Martin into the mix and you had to be a hand or you would never make the pay window at all


“What’s good for me may not be good for the weak minded.”
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Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7633071
07/23/22 10:15 AM
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As an alfalfa and grass producer I’d yes. grin

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7633116
07/23/22 11:21 AM
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I will have to get some more pictures sent to my phone but here is one. She was up at 530 ready to ride before it got hot!

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7633130
07/23/22 11:37 AM
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That right there is worth everything! What a smile!

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7633150
07/23/22 12:03 PM
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Congrats!!

Re: Should I get my daughter a horse? poll [Re: Dstone1992] #7633184
07/23/22 01:05 PM
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Yes ! See that smile ?

Looks just like me when I got my first barrel horse.

Nothing better than to grow up in the country and seeing the world from the back of a horse.

Proud of you all.

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