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        07-28-2012, 04:08 PM
      #21
    Yearling
    Almost, lol- Five points!
         
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        07-28-2012, 04:22 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    *Didnt read everything =) Heck didnt even get past the 1st page

    If your budget is tight and you have time you should look into PMU foal/yearlings- They have color like a paint and are built like a German tank. Con- Its a baby and the training process is long and hard

    Out of your 3 I would honestly choose the QH-which is rare for me lol- They are really versitial But choose one that is large and well built- You will get bigger nicer rolling gaits- Not tiny choppy gaits.

    Last I would recomend is the great American Saddlebred- very much like a QH in versitlity- Choose one with the older body style of being a bit stockier- They will have less joint problems.
         
        07-28-2012, 05:01 PM
      #23
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by soenjer55    
    I wrote that all out and when I hit 'comment', your answers appeared to the other comments, so sorry if I sounded like I didn't read what you said, it was just after, lol!

    I think DancingArabian said it better than I could, though. Although quarter horses are very versatile, they tend to do much better with western sports, because that's what they're meant to do (this is a generalization). I would keep what DA said in mind when looking at horses- especially crosses, it's true that a lot of breeders take two horses and hope for the best. With crosses it's just double the genetics to randomly get, and with two different breeds with two different types and ideals, it can get messy... Lol.
    But as long as you don't plan on getting competitive in a certain discipline it doesn't really matter what breed the horse is, as long as it fits you.
    Also, why does the thoroughbred have to be off the track? I'm a little confused- usually people buy them fresh off the track for a cheap price and train them themselves, but you seem to be looking at already re-trained ones, so I'm a little confused...
    lol The TB doesn't have to be an OTTB I just wanted to get an OTTB because most are young and deserve a second chance. I was looking at the retrained ones because I don't think I'm ready to take on a retraining a OTTB by myself yet. As from Crosses I know there breeding can get messy lol I just thought a Morab would be cool to own since I've ridden Arabs and own morgans and love both breeds. Lol
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        07-28-2012, 05:04 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KissTheRing    
    *Didnt read everything =) Heck didnt even get past the 1st page

    If your budget is tight and you have time you should look into PMU foal/yearlings- They have color like a paint and are built like a German tank. Con- Its a baby and the training process is long and hard

    Out of your 3 I would honestly choose the QH-which is rare for me lol- They are really versitial But choose one that is large and well built- You will get bigger nicer rolling gaits- Not tiny choppy gaits.

    Last I would recomend is the great American Saddlebred- very much like a QH in versitlity- Choose one with the older body style of being a bit stockier- They will have less joint problems.
    If I was more experienced I would love to take on a PMU foal or yearling. But at this point I really just want another horse I can ride and maybe show ya know?
         
        07-28-2012, 05:28 PM
      #25
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by shaggy    
    lol The TB doesn't have to be an OTTB I just wanted to get an OTTB because most are young and deserve a second chance. I was looking at the retrained ones because I don't think I'm ready to take on a retraining a OTTB by myself yet. As from Crosses I know there breeding can get messy lol I just thought a Morab would be cool to own since I've ridden Arabs and own morgans and love both breeds. Lol
    Makes sense!
    Are there any horses you're interested in at the moment?
         
        07-28-2012, 06:16 PM
      #26
    Started
    Perhaps I missed it. But what are you looking to do with the horse? That's more important when choosing a horse or a breed than anything else. As for HYPP and Herda in QH, that's fairly easy to test for and thus avoid even if you don't have the pedigree. It's well and good to have breeds you're keeping an eye out for, but remember- you'll be buying an individual horse, which may or may not match breed standard or stereotypes on any number of points!
         
        07-28-2012, 06:42 PM
      #27
    Started
    Sounds like you should be considering an Appendix AQHA {QHxTB} It would be fitting needs of much what you want.Before shopping ,you need to educate yourself with some of the different genetic diseases,HYPP is just ONE of several out there.Be armed with knowledge of any breeds you may have interest in.
    As far as Your Impressive fear goes, AQHA horses{from Jan 98 on} with decendent to Impressive on will have HYPP status on papers.Just your Older horse may not have been tested/status recorded.Your APHA{paint} horses don't require mandatory testing so I would be watching more so that HYPP having been done.Same can be true for other "stock type" bred horses,Appy,Grade horses,so knowing their pedigree is important & in many cases these horse may not have had testing done.
         
        07-29-2012, 02:16 AM
      #28
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by soenjer55    
    Makes sense!
    Are there any horses you're interested in at the moment?
    Not really I've mostly been just browsing the sites. I did find this pretty girl though. It doesn't say anything about her pedigree though.
    Quarter Horse For Sale, Tennessee, Lancing
         
        07-29-2012, 02:19 AM
      #29
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sharpie    
    Perhaps I missed it. But what are you looking to do with the horse? That's more important when choosing a horse or a breed than anything else. As for HYPP and Herda in QH, that's fairly easy to test for and thus avoid even if you don't have the pedigree. It's well and good to have breeds you're keeping an eye out for, but remember- you'll be buying an individual horse, which may or may not match breed standard or stereotypes on any number of points!
    I'm hoping for an all rounder but mostly hoping for a jumper. And I'll remember that about buying individual horse.
         
        07-29-2012, 02:25 AM
      #30
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by paintedpastures    
    Sounds like you should be considering an Appendix AQHA {QHxTB} It would be fitting needs of much what you want.Before shopping ,you need to educate yourself with some of the different genetic diseases,HYPP is just ONE of several out there.Be armed with knowledge of any breeds you may have interest in.
    As far as Your Impressive fear goes, AQHA horses{from Jan 98 on} with decendent to Impressive on will have HYPP status on papers.Just your Older horse may not have been tested/status recorded.Your APHA{paint} horses don't require mandatory testing so I would be watching more so that HYPP having been done.Same can be true for other "stock type" bred horses,Appy,Grade horses,so knowing their pedigree is important & in many cases these horse may not have had testing done.
    I will definaly educate myself on the genetic diseases. This is my first time horse shopping on my own without someone who knows what there doing.
         

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