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        07-28-2014, 06:26 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    Just asking for information, not judgment. No, I'm not looking at aesthetics (though I won't pretend that height isn't a factor...I'm a little person and I need a short and hardy horse). I am not sure what I plan to do right now, so breed is up in the air at the moment. That said, I have my favorites. As different as they are, I like them.

    As for prices, I understand that breeding, and getting a quality mare besides, is expensive. Again, just asking for information. I don't have enough information to plan right now.
         
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        07-29-2014, 10:09 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    If you like short and hardy.. You might try a Morgan! They are my favorite breed and they are known for versatility.

    Glynnis- if Rook wasn't so darn independent I think my mate would have been fine after a week or so. Rook could care less if she is within sight of momma!

    I also have to agree with you that good breeding stock is not that pricey. A good quality mare around here would run 2-3k max.
         
        07-29-2014, 10:44 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    I'll look into them.

    Right now I'm leaning towards Fjords, though they are one of the pricier breeds...I've known Gypsies, Haflingers, and Fjords, and I love these breeds (and yes, though Arabs are very different, I love them too). I may not get a broodmare as my first horse, nor even a foal, but I definitely want a Fjord horse at some point. My favorite horse at the therapeutic riding center that I volunteer at is a Fjord.
         
        07-29-2014, 12:11 PM
      #14
    Started
    Fjords and Gypsies are pretty neat horses, but most of them are so wiide!! I'm a short person too, and in my experience it can be uncomfortable to sit on something so very wide (and thus sometimes difficult to ride effectively). Just something to keep in mind.

    My current primary horse is a 15hh Kiger Mustang who has a bit of a lighter build. He's the perfect size for me. His temperament is also perfect -- I would say that he's somewhere between your average Arabs and Fjords/Gypsies.
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        07-29-2014, 12:34 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by BKLD    
    I'll look into them.

    Right now I'm leaning towards Fjords, though they are one of the pricier breeds...I've known Gypsies, Haflingers, and Fjords, and I love these breeds (and yes, though Arabs are very different, I love them too). I may not get a broodmare as my first horse, nor even a foal, but I definitely want a Fjord horse at some point. My favorite horse at the therapeutic riding center that I volunteer at is a Fjord.


    Just yesterday you were leaning towards Gypsies. Oh the choices! I still think you should look for a horse who fits you as opposed to a specific breed.
         
        07-29-2014, 12:45 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Did I? Ah, I don't know what I'm saying! Don't worry about it though, I'll figure myself out before I go off and buy a horse.

    I think that a Fjord may fit my needs and wants, but I will have to look at a few horses to be sure. I know a couple of Fjord geldings that I absolutely adore! I know a couple of Gypsy geldings too, and they're sweet, but they're also at least 10 grand a horse.

    I am looking at specific breeds only to get an idea of where to start. I need a small and sturdy horse for sure.
         
        07-29-2014, 04:21 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Some of the quarter ponies are built like tanks. My son rides one that is smooth as silk. This isn't the best pic but this QH is between 14 and 14.2
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        07-29-2014, 05:04 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    He's nice. I'm keeping my mind open.
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        07-30-2014, 01:22 PM
      #19
    Trained
    As BKLD posted earlier she is not looking to breed a mare any time soon.
    If she changes her mind about what breed she is interested in that's OK. Very few horse owners are focused on one breed. I have a few that come in a close second to my arabs.

    BKLD Fjords and Gypsies are IMO not that versatile if you want a horse that can perform multiple disciplines I would not look at those two. If you only want a trail horse then by all means look at both breeds.

    BKLD I will be happy to sell you an arabian mare when you are finished with school and financially secure. I am also willing to breed one of my mares in the future to any of my 3 stallions and you can make payments while she is pregnant and nursing YOUR foal.
    Also next year when you are home for summer I insist you work here to get more hands on experience.
    Post away BKLD there is nothing wrong with dreaming or changing your mind about what breed you prefer. At least you have an open mind and are willing to learn. Shalom
         
        07-30-2014, 01:53 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Thanks Db. I'm not sure at this point what I want. But, it'll be a while before I can get a horse (my heart wants a horse NOW, but I know that it's not even in question...I simply can't do it). So, I have time to change my mind several more times before I figure it out for good.

    At this point, I'm still leaning towards Fjords and Gypsies (I've always been extremely fond of drafts, even though you're right in that they're really not that versatile), and will probably look at both (though it is likely that they'll be out of my price range). If I do get a mare, she will be high quality in bloodlines, temperament, and conformation.

    That said, I would also be happy to buy an Arabian from you if I decide that it's what would be best for me. I would love to come by and work with your horses whenever I have the time.
         

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