Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Small Town, Georgia
• Horses: 0
New to horses, need some help.
Hello everyone, and thanks in advance for any information that you guys can give me.
After many years of dreaming from afar, I am finally close to getting a horse. I hope to purchase one within the next year or two. I want to make sure I research this enough beforehand so that I will choose the right one and be prepared for the experience.
My cousin has purchased some land and told me that I can keep a horse on her property. She is an experienced horsewoman and I feel comfortable with her advice. She will be the primary caregiver with the horse, but I will be there as much as I can. At the moment, I work, and am beginning technical school.
Eventually, after a while, I would like to work full time with horses and perhaps begin a ranch. I know it will take years for this to come to be.
I have rode a few times in my life, so I am not experienced, but I am comfortable around horses. I haven't rode alot in my life because of circumstances (with money and opportunity) instead of not wanting to, or being interested.
I plan on trail riding, I am not interested in showing or competing in anything. What I need is recommendations on breeds of horses that are sturdy and reliable.
I am currently taken with percherons and shire horses, but I don't think they would be good to start out on.
I don't mind strange color variations or patterns on a horse, in fact, I would love to have a horse that isn't like everyone elses. I embrace my individuality and would love a horse that does as well.
I like the buckskin color, black and blue roans are beautiful. Paints are attractive to me as well. I don't know if color has anything to do with a suggestion, but I guess I will find out soon enough.
Anyways, thanks for the help.