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post #1 of 16 Old 09-20-2007, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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My 1st Own Horse

I am about 6 ft and about Lb220.

I would like an all around Horse that will be able to do Weather well, Rain, Snow and Heat. It needs to be very Hardy for all kinds of Terrain. Ranging Etc

I thought of a Quarter Horse, but can I be a little bit better educated about Palominos. Please
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post #2 of 16 Old 09-20-2007, 04:46 PM
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Palomino is a color, not a breed. Any horse with the right coloring is considered a palomino (unlike Appaloosas, which are spotted, but also have distinct breed characteristics). The Quarter horse does meet your requirements.
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post #3 of 16 Old 09-20-2007, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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You are Right. Had a Brain Fart I guess.

Since I am looking for my "1st" horse...where would be a great place to find one. At a reasonable price.
My wallet is NOT on the thick side, by far.
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post #4 of 16 Old 09-20-2007, 08:40 PM
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i would ask for help from your instructer or from another knowledgable friend who knows how experienced you are.

ask around for local people who might have horses for sale, but you can also look online for horses. very imnportant- try out the horse multiple times, always have a vet check, and make sure the horse is not beyond your level of experience; you should have fun with your first horse and get experience with him, not worry about whether or not youll fall off hahah

good luck! and have so much fun! keep us updated on the horse search
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post #5 of 16 Old 09-20-2007, 09:09 PM
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Hello how you doing? Thanks for clearing that up Sara, about the colour palomino. I would reckonmend QH, although not very many get over 15hh. I am 5'9 my self, so i can get away with riding smaller horses. Although if you ever wanted to do well in dressage i would reckonmend a horse around 17hh as you can use your lower leg more prometally. But in your case, a allrounder a QH would be suited but my reckonmendation would be to cross it with something say a TB, so you would get something stocky as well as height.
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post #6 of 16 Old 09-20-2007, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks ya'll,

Depending on how things about a year or so I have a Dream to Ride from Utah thru Wyoming, Montana and Colorado on Horse Back. So it's very important to get a Horse that will do the Job.

I think a Quarter will qualify.

Along the way as I'm doing this Horse trail I will try to stop by Ranches for some work and Board.

A dream that I've had for along time....

I'm Bringing my 44 Henry in the Scabbard and my 44 Ruger Vaquero 5'5 (old style) on the hip.

I think it will be very Exciting.

Due to the Long journey I'm looking for 2 Horses total. 1 will be the "Pack" Horse but of course will be ridden by me as well so that I can share the Burden .

Drove thru Colorado on I-70 few weeks back and I'm looking forward to go along it on Horse back. And other Trails as well of course.

If any of You have any thoughts...Ideas...Please share.
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post #7 of 16 Old 10-28-2007, 02:35 PM
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just right

i thought this last thing you said was very interesting. i have many dreams where i'm doing just as you're describing, except for having a second horse. i think one day it will happen when the war comes.... anyway, i wouldn't worry so much about the breed as just getting a sturdy mount with strong feet that doesn't need shoes, a strong back,.... that's all i have to say. good luck. oh, and the connection b/w you and your horse should be there.
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post #8 of 16 Old 10-28-2007, 05:11 PM
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I think a QH is the way to go. :)
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post #9 of 16 Old 10-28-2007, 06:55 PM
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A good place to start your search is and they both have searchs by state. You can at least get an idea what is available in your area and the price you can expect to pay. Good luck in fulfilling your dream. I always wanted to do a trip like that too. They recently had a longhorn cattle drive from Texas (I think) to Kansas along the Chisholm trail. . KInd of a reinactment thing, looked like fun though.

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post #10 of 16 Old 10-28-2007, 08:14 PM
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qh's are a great breed. They can stand over 15hh or even close to 16hh. My one friend owns a qh that is 16hh. I also own a qh. They are great at anything you want them to be. Such as sports trail riding and all of that jazz. I personally think qh's are an amazing breed.
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