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    05-23-2011, 08:21 PM
  #11
Showing
I will tell you right now that you will regret buying a Thoroughbred or a stallion with no experience under your belt.
     
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    05-23-2011, 08:28 PM
  #12
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
You seem to be a bit hung up on a taller horse.
I'm reluctant to get a smaller horse because of my weight. I want to be sure that my weight wouldn't affect the horse in any way. I know they're incredibly strong animals but it would be a constant worry with a smaller horse and I think I would end up reluctant to ride in case I did cause any harm

As for rushing into buying a horse. I've wanted a horse all my life it's just now I'm finally in a financial situation that makes it an actual possibility. The first time I was on a horse I was 6 years old at the seaside and loved it. Unfortunately I couldn't have lessons because we just didn't have that kind of money or even a car to get to lessons. Not really a spur of the moment thing, more of a life time dream
     
    05-23-2011, 09:07 PM
  #13
Weanling
Someone else posted this to another poster and I thought it was great. Don't mean to steal it, but I can't remember who posted it. Anyway the best breed for you is OLD, the best color is OLD, the best gender is OLD, the best height is OLD.

If you want a taller horse that's fine, but having a horse that is 15 years or so is your best bet. A been there done that easy keeper is what you want for your first horse. Have fun shopping!
     
    05-23-2011, 09:13 PM
  #14
Showing
If you're concerned about a horse that can carry weight, look for a thicker horse instead of a taller horse. Stock horses like Pony, QH, draft, and haffy crosses have huge weight carrying capacities without the fragility of legs seen in most sport horses.
     
    05-23-2011, 09:17 PM
  #15
Started
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Originally Posted by littlehoof    
I'm reluctant to get a smaller horse because of my weight. I want to be sure that my weight wouldn't affect the horse in any way. I know they're incredibly strong animals but it would be a constant worry with a smaller horse and I think I would end up reluctant to ride in case I did cause any harm
Just think of the very big and often heavy men, who ride light-boned Arabians. If you are truly a very big (heavy) person, and if the thought does bother you, find a heavy type cob. Does not have to be incredibly tall. Gypsy Cobs and crosses, would seem to suit you very well. They are good weight carriers, not too far to fall, not too tall to climb aboard and great for a beginner, if that is what I think you are.

Are you in the UK? If so, you have a ton of reliable, well trained horses available for sale and to look at.

Lizzie
     
    05-23-2011, 09:23 PM
  #16
Foal
I agree that shorter/stockier is a better bet than tall & lean. :) And I like livestorides quote: "Anyway the best breed for you is OLD, the best color is OLD, the best gender is OLD, the best height is OLD. " :)))

You want to feel comfortable, to be confident, so your house will be comfortable and confident and you can be a good team :)
     
    05-23-2011, 11:27 PM
  #17
Foal
I agree with looking for an older stockier horse. I ride a 30 year old horse and she acts like she's 10 lol. Never spooks, never balks at anything, and teaches me more about riding then any human ever could :). If I were you I'd maybe look for a draft cross. A draft horse for trail riding can be a pain, trust me we have 2. Their size makes it hard on trails sometimes. And draft horses eat A LOT lol.

Here are two examples of horses we have that would work for a heavier rider:

George is a Scottish Highland Pony. Lol don't let the word pony trick you, this horse is HUGE lol, not tall, but build like a tank. He could handle a heavy rider with no problem and is great on trails.



Ruby is a draft cross, were not sure what exactly she was a rescue. She's also built very tough and stocky, but still very pretty and a good size, not too big not too small.



This is Peggy, one of the drafts we take on trails. She does awesome, is an old horse and is dead broke. A horse like her would be perfect for a new rider. HOWEVER, it can be hard, and expensive to find a good saddle for a draft, and everything you get for them has to be extra big, read extra expensive.



I'm not an expert on this lol, just talking from what I've delt with personally :)
     
    05-24-2011, 10:20 AM
  #18
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by TjWr    
I agree that shorter/stockier is a better bet than tall & lean. :) And I like livestorides quote: "Anyway the best breed for you is OLD, the best color is OLD, the best gender is OLD, the best height is OLD. " :)))

You want to feel comfortable, to be confident, so your house will be comfortable and confident and you can be a good team :)
I concur lol!
     
    05-24-2011, 12:27 PM
  #19
Foal
My bfs is a taller guy and is somewhat a beginner and weve had luck with smaller horses. OLDER TBs can be wonderful, we had an almost 20y/o gelding that was the best darn beginner and kids horse ever and sound to ride at all gaits. He was 16.1. A younger TB may have hidden issues as we found out a few times after that that may not be ok for people starting out.
A draft would be neat to have but they do cost soooo much more in feed bills and everything to keep healthy. A normal worming paste normally isnt enough for even a larger horse, let alone one of the largest breeds so you would need 2 of them ever 2 months. Our farrier charges extra for drafts and I know alot in the area do.
Stallions are a definate no...Ive had horses going on 12 years or so and have had over 35 and would never own a stallion unless I planned on gelding them asap. Breeding isnt logical now adays, too many horses and not enough owners that can afford them anymore.
If you don't want a smaller, bulky horse, theres plenty of taller horses in most breeds. QHs can be as tall as TBs. Personality is the main kep. You can find the PRETTIEST, well built horses and be getting yourself a huge problem. We had a pretty paint that was sooo nice looking but would try to kill ya under saddle. Good luck with your search, we all hope you find something that works great for you!
     
    05-24-2011, 02:16 PM
  #20
Foal
After only have been riding a few months I would suggest NOT getting a 5 year old! They are only young and still learning, also being in there 'teens' they do liek to try it on! Also you mentioned a stallion NO NO NO NO NO!! They may be fine to ride but you NEED to be experienced in handling them and they can be dangerous so don't go there!

As has been said befor size and breed doesnt matter. Although I don't think you can beat a good old trusty cob :) I would personally look at something over 8 yrs old tho...

GOOD LUCK :) just remember when it comes to owning horses tHe riding is in most cases the easy bit lol!
     

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