looking for a new horse (nervous rider) - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds

looking for a new horse (nervous rider)

This is a discussion on looking for a new horse (nervous rider) within the Horse Breeds forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

Like Tree5Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-19-2011, 10:10 PM
Thanks for all the help
I am in rural western australia but after school will be living in the city to go to university

I am a part if a pony club so have lessons about once a month
Getting my confidence back has been a long process because I can only ride when I go home (living at boarding school)
That probably doesn't help :)

I like the idea of a draft cross are they good all rounders?
Sponsored Links
    10-20-2011, 03:53 PM
Every breed has the potential to be docile or unruly. I have an off-track Standardbred who is perfect for me, being a nervous rider myself. I think that a draft cross would definitely be good for you.
    10-20-2011, 04:04 PM
I'd suggest a quarter horse. They have size, but not too much. And most of the quarter horses I've ridden have been docile. But again it depends on the horse some quarter horses I've been ridden have been crazy, but I rode a thoroughbred who was completely docile, you've just got to go check out the horse, and get over your fear before you buy a horse =) Good luck.
    10-20-2011, 11:07 PM
Does anyone in Western Australia know of any draft cross horses that are for sale? If not do you know what sites to look at?
    10-20-2011, 11:28 PM
There are several Gypsy breeders in Australia, who also breed crosses. Look up


And write and ask Danni. She will help you. You may tell her I sent you.

    10-23-2011, 01:16 PM
I wouldn't rule out any breed. The first time I got on Peanut, he hadn't been ridden in two weeks. I gave him a little squeeze to walk, he took three steps and stopped. Not like a typical Thoroughbred. I think the only thing you need to look for is older.
    10-23-2011, 01:29 PM
I prefer taller horses too and you can find 16+ hh horses in paints, appys and qh's. You should be able to find a nice quiet horse in a stock breed. I have the perfect horse for you but he is not for sale. But if I can find one so can you :) Good luck...
    10-23-2011, 01:41 PM
Green Broke
Unlike some others here, I would definitely rule out Thoroughbreds. Not because you can't get some good ones, because you can, but because you have specifically lost your confidence on them, and I know how that feels, and you're probably just not going to feel confident on a TB because of your past experiences.

A Quarter Horse would probably be good, but in Australia they are usually quite pricey and not so easy to come across., and you're probably not going to get the size you want in a Stock Horse, and they do seem a little more highly strung than the Quarter horse (in my experience).

Heavy horse breed crosses seem particularly popular in Australia, and you can come across them in a lot of places. I recommend if you can only ride on holidays not to get a horse until you ride regularly. Most heavy horse crosses here are crossed with TB, generally Clydesdale, Percheron or Shire crossed with a TB. There can be some really nice horses, but I have come across a few who are strong, goey and have a bit of an attitude, so like all horses judge them on their individual merits, and not just their breed. If your horse isn't worked regularly then it will always be harder to ride - which is why I recommend just lessons until you can ride all the time.

Where will you be going to uni? Perth or heading out east? I'd get settled in your university before getting a horse, you don't know what it will be like yet, where you will get into, and what the situation will be like there. Wait until, when first semester is over, horses are cheaper in winter, easier to come across, and you will have a better idea of what is going on in your life.
    10-23-2011, 10:20 PM
Originally Posted by Saskia    
A Quarter Horse would probably be good, but in Australia they are usually quite pricey and not so easy to come across., and you're probably not going to get the size you want in a Stock Horse, and they do seem a little more highly strung than the Quarter horse (in my experience).
Here a stock horse is a QH, Appy Or Paint. Many Paints and Appys have QH bloodlines in them too :)

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Confessions of a Nervous Rider Red Gate Farm Horse Talk 20 11-18-2011 11:33 AM
Winter boots: Mountain Horse Rimfrost Rider II vs Ice High Rider II kitten_Val Horse Riding 12 10-16-2011 02:07 PM
Nervous Horse: How to fix? Brighteyes Horse Training 11 06-15-2009 07:42 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0