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        06-22-2012, 01:24 AM
    Green Broke
    Honestly, I'd keep looking for a finished horse.. As someone who went through being a beginner and starting with a horse that was just learning barrels also it was EXTREMELY frustrating.. I would get aggravated, my horse was aggravated and it got to the point of I didn't even want to ride him anymore.. I stuck with him but it took us four years to even get in the competitive level..Not even 1D..Just able to hang with the "big kids"..Take your time and find a finished and seasoned horse to teach you how to run barrels. It will make things a LOT easier on you both.

    Originally Posted by LovesMyDunnBoy    
    And I also understand that for sure :) believe me! I looked around Craigslist and saw some 3D horses but I just didn't like some of them. Either over priced, or too far away!
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    Then just keep looking..If you go buy a 1D horse and can't keep up with it you'll become really discouraged and could end up ruining the horse..I'm not trying to be mean or discourage you, just being honest..because I've been in your shoes.
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        06-22-2012, 01:36 AM
    Well, I'm becoming pretty interested in Tex. The big boy! As he has done playdays, and I'm thinking he's a solid playday horse. He's on the lower end of my price range, a gelding like I want, and closer.

    Would you object to me buying him, then learning (like playday level) on him with a trainer? I'm not ignoring your advice, just curious if you think that would work?
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        06-22-2012, 01:40 AM
    I agree, if your budget is $4000- look for a finished horse.
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        06-22-2012, 01:40 AM
    Green Broke
    No, I wouldn't object to him.. He seems like a nice horse from just the little bit we've seen. I would definitely want better pictures of him and for you to go try him out a time or two before you buy him. Don't fall in love with him just yet, you never know. If he's already doing a few play days and is successful with it, and he's calm..He's already versatile and knows the deal when it comes to work. I would get with a trainer and talk to him/her about your personal goals, set small goals and big goals..It's nice to have that one big goal but it may take a really long time to get to that goal, the small goals along the way is what will keep you going..Hell, I've been running really competitively for 8ish years now and I still haven't hit my "big goal"..I'm close, but not quite there.. I would also get your trainer to go see Tex with you. S/he will be able to tell a lot by seeing the horse in person and seeing how you two do together.
        06-22-2012, 01:45 AM
    Ok! I will call in the morning, and talk about getting more pictures and how he does in the playdays and possibly get some videos too! Then I'll post that info on here for you guys to give your opinions on :) thank you for your thoughts, they were very helpful!
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        06-22-2012, 02:21 AM
    Green Broke
    You're welcome..I'll be sure to check back for more information about him!
        06-22-2012, 03:10 PM
    He was sold :( ok, still looking. Haha, any website suggestions?
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        06-22-2012, 03:28 PM
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        06-22-2012, 03:43 PM
    I looked there and didn't see much in my area... What do you think about that mare. #8 I think? This one: Colonel Freckles and Short Oak Grandaughter for sale in Grayson, Texas :: HorseClicks

    I'd like know if you guys think that could work?
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        06-22-2012, 04:00 PM
    Yes I very much so like her! Frenchmans guy also has a long back but is the top producer of barrel horses and was very successful himself. I don't think her long back is much of an issue honestly. I would go look at her.
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