Originally Posted by desperate horsewife
A mixed breed horse can be good, or it can be bad. Just depends on the individual. My concern would primarily be that you're getting a young horse as your first horse; a mix that often times ends in disaster. Have you been taking lessons from someone, or do you have a trainer lined up to help you?
Quarter horses are typically an easy breed, and a paint is nothing more than a spotted quarter horse. But each animal has it's own personality and that's what you need to be aware of. You can't love away confidence or trust issues, nor can you love away bad habits, but you can love enough to create them all
Well I have been taking riding lessons for 6 years on so many different horses. When I was 10 I learned to ride on a 2 year old stud colt. And I then moved into more advanced schooling of jumping, dressage, and I speacialize in ground work, descensitizing, and small problems under saddle. The mare is very well trained and goes into each gait and any small problems that she may have I'm sure I can handle.
I can fix horses that have problems like:
Won't go in the trailer
Afraid of objects(whips,bags,ropes,hats,ect.)
Won't back up
Won't stand still
So I have some exsperience with horses.
I am so exited im getting her though! She's very sweet!