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post #21 of 109 Old 11-16-2008, 05:06 PM
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I love warmbloods and maybe I'm bias, but as a group I don't think that they are overpriced, although some individuals definitely are. I much prefer the warmbloods build and movement to, say, QHs and most TBs I've seen and IMHO their talent is unmatched. Hanoverians are my favorites, but I am now in love with my trainers new three year old, who is a dutch warmblood.
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post #22 of 109 Old 11-16-2008, 06:34 PM
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You guys know that you're turning my world upside down? O___O

Here.. everyone loves warmbloods, it's practically the only breed you can ride, and don't you dare entering another breed in the dressage ring! >__>
Standies, on the oher hand, are hated above all sense..

I myself don't like warmbloods tho.. too expencive and they're not bred right (swedish)
Mostly I think it's the owners, but now I think it's very much the breeders too.. they want big, ''explosive'' horses and ends up with nervous wrecks that's so big they get leg injuries al the time. (horses are generally not meant to be too big.. and it doesn't help when the breeding standards seem to be high, sticks for legs ad a barrel to sit on'' either..)
Well, I just don't like them, but there are others that do, fortunatly :P

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post #23 of 109 Old 11-16-2008, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by cheekyhorse View Post
The horses themselves are generally not TOO expensive to buy in Europe, there are MANY good deals out there to be had, but you have to have such horse vetted, shipped by plane and quaratined after export and all of this cost $$$$. This is why the huge costs of buying already imported into the country horses.
I can't agree.. they're expencive here too.

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post #24 of 109 Old 11-16-2008, 08:16 PM
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I love warmbloods, always have, even before I ever rode one. Now I own a holsteiner of my own and he is amazing. They make fantastic jumpers. The one thing I hate is everyone judges my horse because he is a warmblood and assume that I just sit there cause he has to be a push button horse since he's a warmblood. Then they get on and are like "Dang, you actually have to work." No really? You actually had to work on him? Who would of thought! It just bugs me cause they aren't all the same. I work my butt off every time I ride. And yeah, a lot of them are over priced, but that doesn't mean they all are.
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post #25 of 109 Old 11-17-2008, 03:51 PM
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Cool depends on da pony

hello, good luck picking between two wonderful horses is a trick for anyone. I think you should spend time with both then decide based on the specific horse! wonderful problem to have!
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post #26 of 109 Old 11-17-2008, 07:07 PM
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good warmbloods are a great find - and should be priced accordingly.

the problem is, (especially here in the states) that there are a lot of mediocre and poor quality warmbloods that people think are worthy of a heavy price tag...JMO though

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post #27 of 109 Old 11-17-2008, 07:23 PM
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I find it really interesting that people find warmbloods dumb. I find them pretty intelligent, and I've owned or leased 6.
they ARE expensive-but think about it this way. as a breed type, they have systematically been proven to do the best at dressage and show jumping. you are theoretically upping your chances to do well in a sport with a warmblood-especially with a warmblood whose parents have done well at the sport. That's not to say that you couldn't do well (and i guess it depends on your meaning of "well", because every breed should at least be able to do 1st level and jump 2'9ft), but at the higher levels, warmbloods tend to dominate.
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post #28 of 109 Old 11-17-2008, 09:55 PM
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I still don't think they are overpriced for what they are, sorry. But these horses are specifically bred for the olympic disciplines, which is what they excel in over ANY other breed. If you want to excel and get to the top level in your sport of choice no matter WHAT it is, you get what you pay for, and I'm sure you all know that. Of course, SOME horses out there are overpriced individually, but I personally feel that there are MANY other breeds that are overpriced that are NOT warmbloods! Take Friesians for one, they are cart horses first and foremost, you VERY rarely see one in the upper levels of dressage, showjumping, eventing ( in fact, I cannot name one!) and they are still bringing in enormous prices. They are great amateur horses and do relatively well at the lower to medium levels, but I don't believe that they should bring in those kinds of $$$. Another is the Gypsy vanner......

My F.I.L. is heavily into competing in endurance and knows of people (usually the shieks) that pay MILLIONS of dollars for a top endurance horse (all are arabian horses!)
So yes, like I said, people will pay TOP dollar to get a top horse no matter what the breed or discipline......
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post #29 of 109 Old 11-18-2008, 01:10 PM
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I know a beautiful hanovarian stallion. He is absolutely gorgeous and is really sweet as well.
He almost competed in the Olympics (some time ago) but due to an injury, he didn't.
He's 22 years old now, but back in the day his owner payed quarter of a million dollars for him (he was already trained in 4th level dressage)

I also know a gorgeous Trakhneher (sp?) mare. She competed in dressage, but due to some injuries is just sound enough for light riding. She was imported from Germany. She is very graceful and her trot looks so powerful! And her canter is just amazing! (I have no ridden her, just what I've seen)

I think they are beautiful animals and while I would love to have one, I cannot justify spending that money since I'm not competing.
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post #30 of 109 Old 11-18-2008, 02:35 PM
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I have a Hanoverian and I absolutely love her. I got her at a good price too so you don't have to be wealthy to find a good horse. She had all of the training an experience that I needed. I couldn't have asked for a better horse.
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