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post #1 of 9 Old 06-15-2010, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Maybe gettin' new horse! Help me decide!

Hey all! I may be getting a new horse and I need help deciding the breed! I want an easy-to-train horse and one that won't cost much money, because I'm going to buy a foal and raise it myself (atleast that's what I want to do). I really like color and I'm thinking a Paint, but do you have any other suggestions? Thanks!
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-15-2010, 07:36 PM
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Quarter horse or Paint. Do you have experience training or someone experienced to help you?
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-15-2010, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Ya, the owner of the boarding place trains horses. Also my dad is pretty experienced.
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-19-2010, 11:35 PM
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I really don't like to shop for horses based on breed (clearly, that would be why I own a standardbred/quarter horse ) because you could miss an amazing horse of another breed (or crossbreed) by doing that!

Also, I don't think of ANY horse as 'easy to train', if you want that then maybe you should get an already trained horse which I would suggest anyway.

BUT for a nice laid back horse I would think Quarter Horse.

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-29-2010, 11:16 PM
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sorry paint
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-30-2010, 08:41 AM
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Do not get a baby and expect it to be either easy to train or not cost much!
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-30-2010, 09:38 AM
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NEVER buy for color. Conformation and temperament should be the first two things you look for, with breed and color being the very last.

A good horse is never a bad color, but there are plenty of 'purty' colored horses out there who are nutty, conformational trainwrecks.

You sound like a kid. Why in God's name do you think you want a foal? It'll be at least 3 years before you can ride it.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-30-2010, 09:51 AM
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everyone is right, dontn buy just for color, or a colt because you think its going to be easier and cheaper.

I always wanted an appaloosa, ( spotted like dalmatian), I ended up buying a bay TB mare

You want to try different horses, ( so yeah one already trained) and see which one fits you better

What were you planning on doing? Western? English?
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-30-2010, 10:15 AM
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ya, don't go for color, I always wanted a paint, but I got a dark bay mare with no white except a few hairs on her face(not even enough to call it a star!)

Go for temperment! And confirmation.
But I would recomend just buying a young horse. I wanted a foal too, but then I thought about it and that would be a boring three years without riding it, or anything.
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