Originally Posted by armydogs
i havent seen to many over 15 hh, and I need a taller horse. Im over 6 ft tall. And I don't know enough about training to feel comfortable working with something that is wild.
The big guys are out there if you look hard enough. I've also found that the height of the horse doesn't matter as greatly as the breadth of the horse. If you get something stocky with a nice round barrel it'll usually fill out long legs pretty well. ^_^
Also, it's possible to adopt some of these mustangs already greenbroke from competitions nationwide known as the Extreme Mustang Makeover. The horses still go for very little typically, but they've got three months of training by professional trainers.
Not to mention that if you can go to a live adoption or one of the holding facilities to choose a horse, you may be surprised to find that a few of the horses are curious and brave enough to come right up to you and even let you touch them a little. They're usually much easier and willing to be trained. Of course there are still the ones that would prefer to have absolutely nothing to do with you and can be tough to train.