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Young Horses

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When was the last time you owned a young (0-3 years old) horse?

I currently own a young horse
36%
448
Sometime during the past five years
23%
286
Longer than five years ago
26%
322
I've never owned young horses
16%
194

Total votes cast: 1250

Comments & Write-in Answers

I own 8 young horses all under 3 years.

12/24/2012 9:44:26 PM

we are a small breeding farm of Registered miniature horses. We show in halter and later in driving

12/24/2012 6:36:42 PM

I breed and train so always have youngsters around. Love 'em!

12/24/2012 6:30:35 PM

used to breed and train - youngest is now 8 and no longer breeding

12/24/2012 11:09:48 AM

I bought my current mare as a two yr. old. and a yearling stud colt 2 yrs ago

12/23/2012 10:28:01 PM

My last foal is now 15 and I am 68 no more youngsters for me

12/23/2012 3:18:53 PM

2 yr. Arabian Gelding

12/22/2012 9:19:15 PM

Having a young horse is more challenging than having a mature horse, however more rewarding

12/22/2012 12:49:24 PM

I raise them.

12/22/2012 8:00:58 AM

I still own him and he's 23 now

12/21/2012 9:11:01 PM

i still have her she is 11 got her when she was 2

12/21/2012 8:07:10 PM

my daughter's horse is 5 years old.

12/21/2012 2:32:04 PM

We breed them, so have loads at this age !

12/21/2012 2:30:47 PM

When my current horse was 3.

12/21/2012 1:13:15 PM

3yo off the track - currently own

12/21/2012 10:55:36 AM

I had 5 horses from age 12 to 20. Then sent off to college. They were given away to friends.

12/21/2012 9:56:47 AM

amazing,wonderful expirence,many times over!

12/21/2012 7:12:21 AM

I love doing ground work and helping young horses learn to be responsible members of the family.

12/21/2012 1:46:15 AM

Love youngsters, they are such fun

12/21/2012 1:43:54 AM

Got my 9 year old and two 5 year olds as weanlings.

12/20/2012 11:46:15 PM

current horse was a yearling when I got him and now 11 yrs old :-)

12/20/2012 10:28:35 PM

2 Arabian half-siblings: filly 3 in May, gelding 3 last month (Nov.)

12/20/2012 9:47:18 PM

I've never beleved myself to be a knowledgeable enough horsewoman to raise a young horse.

12/20/2012 8:36:29 PM

I have 20-30 foals a year and always have young horses on the farm

12/20/2012 7:11:00 PM

Great experience but won't do it again.

12/20/2012 6:57:48 PM

Don't know what I was thinking, love him madly anyway!

12/20/2012 5:20:13 PM

Sold all our young stock, getting to old to work with them & the cost of feeding them just to much.

12/20/2012 4:44:55 PM

my horse is a 2 1/2 year old missouri fox trotter

12/20/2012 4:31:07 PM

She's our first and she's a paint/Belgian, bigger than her mom at a year.

12/20/2012 1:37:44 PM

Said horse will be 11 in April. Time flies!

12/20/2012 12:51:59 PM

My gelding is 9yrs now, so whenever HE was 'young' (had him since 3m)

12/20/2012 12:27:23 PM

I'm a small breeder so I have multiple young horses!

12/20/2012 11:27:39 AM

my horse is now six but two when i got him

12/20/2012 10:59:53 AM

an OTTB and I learned a great deal from him!

12/20/2012 10:25:05 AM

From May 1990 (age 3). She died of colic July 2012. Michella

12/20/2012 10:18:29 AM

A LONG YEARLING WHEN I BOUGHT HER, SHE IS NOW 22 YEARS YOUNG AND WE ARE STILL RIDING!!

12/20/2012 10:16:02 AM

I'm so ancient the horse would live longer than I do!

12/20/2012 10:10:46 AM

I last owned a young horse when my two 6-yr-olds were young.

12/20/2012 9:35:37 AM

She grew up!

12/20/2012 7:55:06 AM

Last Morgan breedings in 2005, one filly, one colt.

12/20/2012 6:19:13 AM

We bred a filly foal this year. This is the first time for us

12/20/2012 4:14:28 AM

I won a 21 month old mule, have had her since she was 10 months old

12/20/2012 3:47:17 AM

24 years ago

12/20/2012 3:32:39 AM

I currently own 2 young horses

12/20/2012 3:11:17 AM

Breeder of arabian horses.

12/20/2012 2:40:50 AM

I bought my horse as a weanling 17 years ago and he's still with me.

12/20/2012 1:00:56 AM

What was I, at 65, thinking?

12/20/2012 12:40:32 AM

Our best horse ever was raised from a colt to adult hood

12/19/2012 10:11:32 PM

I have a 1 and a 1 1/2 year old.

12/19/2012 10:11:03 PM

I own 4 babies from 11 months to 6 months

12/19/2012 10:04:23 PM

I have a donkey under the age of three, does he count?

12/19/2012 9:43:15 PM

he was such a good little stud

12/19/2012 9:42:01 PM

In order to get the sex, disposition, bloodlines & color that I want, I have to find a baby to buy.

12/19/2012 8:19:40 PM

We currently have 5 horses under 2 yrs.

12/19/2012 7:48:30 PM

I currently own a 4 y/o OTTB, my youngest horse

12/19/2012 7:45:15 PM

i own a yearling gelding. he is a standardbred and has a roman nose.

12/19/2012 6:46:37 PM

Foaled by a mare in our herd

12/19/2012 5:54:14 PM

So much for Lutalyse.

12/19/2012 5:05:18 PM

my horse was born on my place 17 years ago and we are still having fun together

12/19/2012 4:53:48 PM

blm mustangs and rescues

12/19/2012 1:25:09 PM

He's 7 now.

12/19/2012 12:51:16 PM

Rescued a starving 2 yo 4 yrs ago turned into a fsbulous riding and driving maren

12/19/2012 12:24:56 PM

31 years ago and I still own him.

12/19/2012 12:18:09 PM

Don't have the confidence or skills to train a horse that young

12/19/2012 12:12:26 PM

I raised three young horses that are now 8 years old but I hope work with more in the future

12/19/2012 12:05:22 PM

Bred for one, have had one since before birth, he is now 7. An amazing horse.

12/19/2012 11:36:43 AM

never again, too much time involved.

12/19/2012 10:56:15 AM

There is NOTHING like raising a foal and training it yourself if you have the experince to do it.

12/19/2012 10:51:19 AM

3 yr old Arab filly that was seized by the NM Livestock Inspector.

12/19/2012 10:43:27 AM

Currently have a 7 month old colt and 4 yr old gelding who I've owned since he was 5 months old

12/19/2012 10:40:16 AM

My boy just turned 4 in June 2012

12/19/2012 10:39:19 AM

3 years ago when my 6 yr old was 3 :)

12/19/2012 10:34:21 AM

17 years - my baby girl is now 20!

12/19/2012 9:37:12 AM

I have a 2 year old Miniature horse:)

12/19/2012 9:30:13 AM

My four yr old is a homebred. Her temperment is a delight! Her brother 5 is, too.

12/19/2012 9:27:55 AM

mare abandoned on my property was bred

12/19/2012 9:20:19 AM

Made me want to get my retiree back in training than to continue on with the youngster

12/19/2012 8:53:26 AM

We breed, so always have horses around from birth to adult ages

12/19/2012 8:23:53 AM

I have 3 under 3 now; 2 are long weanlings

12/19/2012 8:22:02 AM

Have been a breeder for 27 years.

12/19/2012 8:17:41 AM

the youngest was 5 yrs old

12/19/2012 8:04:25 AM

We raise Miniature horses, so always have a young'un on the farm somewhere!

12/19/2012 7:57:53 AM

My only experience was with horses that were already trained and I had only gone riding on them.

12/19/2012 1:03:26 AM

I currently own a 2 1/2 year old Morgan filly and a Morgan colt

12/18/2012 11:18:50 PM

I bred my own mare - offspring is now 9

12/18/2012 10:39:48 PM

have had them for the past 37 years

12/18/2012 10:38:48 PM

I delivered, imprinted and trained my mare, she'll be 13 next year.

12/18/2012 9:53:12 PM

I raise them for re-sale.

12/18/2012 9:38:47 PM

they stay young for many years. Riding a 2 yr old is a challenge, same with 3,4,5 etc. Very reward

12/18/2012 8:59:29 PM

2 at present, and usually 1 at least every 2 yrs.

12/18/2012 8:37:31 PM

My baby is now 6 but I've had him since he was a year and a half

12/18/2012 8:16:08 PM

My horse is 6 going on 7. I have owned her since her foaling.

12/18/2012 7:55:46 PM

8 yrs ago, my mare, she is now 11. Don't think i would do it again, alot of work

12/18/2012 7:49:49 PM

I have a Miniature yearling stallion, plus two 3-year-olds, filly & gelding.

12/18/2012 7:39:30 PM

I own donkeys and mules--did have a donkey foal and it was great

12/18/2012 7:33:08 PM

She was abandoned & found wandering a

12/18/2012 7:30:27 PM

Currently have a mare due to foal next year so I soon will have another young one

12/18/2012 7:11:37 PM

my young horse recently turned 4

12/18/2012 7:10:33 PM

2 years ago, she is 5 now and the pony is 6 so 3 years ago for him.

12/18/2012 6:50:28 PM

My current horse was 3 when I bought her. She's now 11.

12/18/2012 6:18:54 PM

I bought my mare when she was 4 months old. I train my own.

12/18/2012 6:14:16 PM

All my guys have been in their teens when I got them, except for our mini gelding, who was 4.

12/18/2012 6:10:48 PM

I have two 3 year old mares - a Clydesdale and a Shire. I have a yearling Shire gelding as well.

12/18/2012 6:10:36 PM

I own a 2 and a 3 year old

12/18/2012 6:04:44 PM

Since my new mare had not been started under saddle until she was seven, her mental age is four.

12/18/2012 5:32:32 PM

I like raising them, but get tired waiting to saddle.

12/18/2012 5:31:50 PM

Not too often do I not have a young one around the place.

12/18/2012 5:31:46 PM

I bred my mare and got a filly 6 years ago. The outcome was great, but I won't do it again.

12/18/2012 5:29:29 PM

I own two young mini donkeys!

12/18/2012 5:23:09 PM

I have always owned young horses and very old horses at the same time most of old riders have I gues

12/18/2012 5:21:53 PM

mine is 8

12/18/2012 4:56:37 PM

At my age, I don't need a young horse. I just hope I stay smart enough to remember that.

12/18/2012 4:50:05 PM

Youngest is 13 now. He was born at my facility.

12/18/2012 4:39:23 PM

And I still have her, 23 years later...

12/18/2012 4:33:20 PM

she was 2 when I got her, now she is 28

12/18/2012 2:46:01 PM

I breed Thoroughbreds

12/18/2012 12:09:01 PM