Bunch of questions...here I go. Jan 9, 2015 9:09:56 GMT -5
Post by japperwoman on Jan 9, 2015 9:09:56 GMT -5
Before I start asking questions let me give you a tiny bit of back story (I hope I don't make this post too long). My second daughter loves our cows but what she has really yearned for is a horse. She is always asking for one of her own. I believe that she has some tendencies toward autism spectrum disorders but anytime I have talked to our pediatrician about it they immediately start talking about meds. So I drop it. That being said I feel an animal of her own would be really good for her. We don't have much experience with horses at all. Frankly, I took lessons for two summer as a young teen and helped care take the horses at that time, that is it. We knew that space wise and experience wise we couldn't have a full grown horse. So, today I stumbled upon this ad on craiglist utica.craigslist.org/grd/4830421592.html. Last bit of info I want to give you is that when we got our first cow almost three years ago (I currently have 5) I had no experience with cows. I had never handled one, milked one, or even seen one up close for that matter. I had just the very basic knowledge of what it took to keep one alive (don't think me irresponsible). I am a sponge when it comes to reading and learning so I feel like I could gather info pretty quickly. So commence with the questions. Firstly, is the learning curve much steeper when it comes to owning horses as opposed to cows? What kind of info would I need to gather besides feed requirements, hoof care, and vaccine requirements? Do I need to know all the diseases and illnesses a horse can get before I consider getting one? Less importantly, but still curious, what do you think of the horse that the ad is for? What questions should I ask them? And lastly but not least, is this just a really stupid idea? Thanks in advance.