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post #1 of 39 Old 01-31-2010, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

I wasn't quite sure if I should put this in here or in horse critique so forgive me.

My second cousin has decided he'd give me some cash to buy an amazing sporthorse foal. There's a farm i've been looking at for the past 2-3 years hoping every spring to get one of their babies. So finally I might get one if all goes well. The foals aren't born yet and I was wondering which breeding you guys think would be best, which horse should I decide on? Personally I'm a little partial to the MosaicxXanadu baby because Xanadu seems nice.

What do you guys think? Link to farm and foals below.

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post #2 of 39 Old 01-31-2010, 01:34 PM
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I would look around a lot more.
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How come? I've been looking at these horses for years and I know I want one.
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How come? I've been looking at these horses for years and I know I want one.
Well it is your decision to buy what you wish but you asked what I thought. I simply found nothing of quality on that site.
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what would you say is quality then? Could you point me in the direction of a sporthorse foal that is of one in Alberta or even just Canada. And I can't pay for than $1000.
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You biggest problem is the amount of money you have to spend. Even in this economy $1,000 is a little low.

There are draft crosses that can be bought at that price but you will have to do a lot of looking.

Just what are you looking for and at what age are you prepared to view?

Maybe if you listed your requirements here the people that are in your area that are members here can direct you to something better. I don't live in Alberta so while I could post lots of pictures they would be useless if they are unattainable.

I know the good people here would be more than willing to help.
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I agree with Spyder. I had a look at the other photos of Mosaic and personally don't see why he's still a stallion, I can't see anything really special about him other than he's a pretty colour. Couldn't see any better pictures of Xanadu and from that one again I don't see a horse that I think wow about, she looks very average. I couldn't find anything about what either of them have done so do you know if they competed or shown and done well? I'd keep looking around if I were and look for a better quality foal.

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I am looking for a young young horse. Like weanling -1 year. Maybe a 2 year old. I'm 15 and I want a bit more confidence before I start another horse so I don't want it to be old enough to start. Me and my mom considered getting another horse because our ridable horse is being sent to a stable this summer so I can train and show. We need a horse at home because if we have no horses for too long the county{government} will decide we no longer get one. Trouble.

So I want a young horse, for under $1000. My second cousin only wants to pay like $500.
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Have to agree with Spyder... Some of those horses made me shudder.

Sometimes what is close and available to you is very limited. I live in New Jersey, and got my Sporthorse colt shipped to me from Florida. You obviously don't have to go that far, but remember that this is something you're theoretically going to have for a long time--you want the absolute best you can find.

You also might want to take your time, wait for spring, and work on saving more money. If you are okay with a 1000 dollar foal, that's fine. But if you want something 'amazing'--1000 is not going to accomplish that.

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okay I see.

But you see the thing about foals and weanlings and the young horses is I think it is stupid and unintelligent to pay over $1000-1500 for a foal. The horse hasn't fully developed so you don't know what they'll end up being like. They haven't done anything great because they're so young. When you buy a foal your just paying for pedigree and looks and they could end up nothing like they're parents, they could have "no talent" or they could be amazing. You just don't know and personally I wouldn't pay $5000 for a foal because I don't know if it will end up having good ability and quality as an adult.
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