Hello, I have been riding for just over 6 months now and have finally decided to take the leap of getting my own horse. I have no idea what kind of breed or size horse I should get. I would mainly ride the horse on treks, cross country and on beaches.
Some info on me
5' 5" (165cm)
100kg (220 pounds)
Mainly ride on treks
I ride English style
I agree with gigem, I would basically look for something with a nice temperament that is around 8-10 at the youngest and has some miles. Don't limit yourself to breed, color, size, etc... Come up with a basic criteria, and go from there:)
20 year old dead broke kid's horse....... As far as breed I'm a fan of the AQHA, though I've seen a lot of Crack Headed Jacked up Jittery QH's, but for the most part they are quiet and calm. It comes down to the environment they are in.
I definitely wouldn't even consider getting a horse until I had been riding for at least a year, if I was you, let alone buying a stallion!, and horses that young! A first horse should be a gentle quiet mare or gelding, of at least 10 years old but even one in its twenties would be even better! But like I said I would ride for at least a year before getting a horse if I was you.
You seem to be a bit hung up on a taller horse. Since you are still a beginner, I'd look at a nice, older, cob type. A horse with plenty of miles under him. Probably a gelding would be the best choice. Lots of time later, to upgrade if you feel inclined.