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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
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