Originally Posted by CloudsMystique
And that's another reason I want a young "prospect" - lower prices.
Actually? I think you'd be surprised!
A good baby = a good start. They may be cheaper
, but they are still potential show horses so odds are the babies will be sold for a pretty penny anyways. But you are correct - lower
I think you've gotten good advice - if I were you, I would consider a younger one, but then you wouldn't be rehabbing it, you'd be saving it from its further training down the road. So if you want a trail-horse
, I'd say get a baby - if you want just a rescue
(not for trail/heavy riding), get a BL. A horse shown its whole with a possible chance of leg/joints issues has a higher chance of future problems that rougher riding may worsen over time.