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        08-04-2010, 11:58 AM
      #11
    Foal
    I would get a quarter pony...quarterhorses are FANTASTIC, and ponys are shorter and the ground isnt as far from the sattle. A good riding horse has an owner that spends her time training from the ground up, slowly, building a lot of trust and friendship along the way...take it slow. Pick up a sturdy quarter pony from a slaughter auction ... : )
    Now about getting into ranching...well I moved from San Francisco and having my horses at someone elses barn to living in the Swiss alps and having a few acres to have horses here. Let me tell you , its a lot of work ! Once you have a horse on your property you will never again sleep past 7 am, you will shovel **** every day of that horses life, you will spend your vacation money on feed, hay, grain, de wormers , bandages, vet wrap, betadine , farriers and the list goes on and on...I think the worst part is that a few years later you will look at yourself in the mirror and say " god I am old " that's what getting your butt out of bed everyday at the crack of dawn to clean , feed and blanket a horse will do to you. Don't forget you have to find a place to take away that poop, so then you will shovel that poop 2 more times , because you can't just leave it on your property. My suggestion is to start with sheep , or a goat or two , and work your way up to a horse, if you still have the energy.
    Good luck
         
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        08-04-2010, 12:41 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Quarter horse, Arab(well broke),
         
        08-04-2010, 12:43 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Get a four wheeler. They are fast, reliable, easy to maintain and almost certainly come in black. Not too sure about 'blonde'.
         
        08-04-2010, 12:45 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sarahver    
    Get a four wheeler. They are fast, reliable, easy to maintain and almost certainly come in black. Not too sure about 'blonde'.


    Agreed!!!
         
        08-04-2010, 02:55 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cullenwruth    
    On the color, my parents are the ones who are wanting me to get either a blond or a black and since they are the ones with the money I tend to do what they say. Thanks for the help!
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    If you think any horses are "blond" then you're not ready to buy one. Learn something about them first.
         
        08-04-2010, 07:07 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sarahver    
    Get a four wheeler. They are fast, reliable, easy to maintain and almost certainly come in black. Not too sure about 'blonde'.

    you could probably get a blonde to ride it though. :) Orrrr, the Meijer's penny ponys come in black too.

    I would say, do some research, take a few lessons, follow someone around a ranch for a month. Then come back and we'll discuss black or palamino horses. When people with little to no knowledge of horses buy them, they tend to get in over their heads. Purchasing and owning an equine is a lot more work than people cut it out to be. And remember, it doesn't just fall on your head if this horse isn't properly taken care of, the horse has to suffer too.
         
        08-05-2010, 02:29 AM
      #17
    Yearling
    I would strongly suggest interning on a ranch for a year or so and seeing if you actually like it first. Its a LOT of hard manual work for very little pay.
         
        08-05-2010, 05:37 AM
      #18
    Green Broke
    I can't believe that you live in an area with horses all around you and have never learned anything about them! Why don't you ask one of your neighbors what breed they would recommend? As for colour, do you really care? Colour does nothing for you. If you want a 'first' horse, then you really need to focus on good personality, kind nature and very well broke, as you sound like you have little experience.
         
        08-05-2010, 06:49 AM
      #19
    Foal
    I suggjest that you should go with a large pony hunter. Their calmand they are much easyer to take care of than a huge horse
         
        08-05-2010, 08:07 AM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RogueMare    
    you could probably get a blonde to ride it though. :)
    Yes but his parents may not approve
         

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