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    05-02-2007, 07:12 AM
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Foal
What breed is most suitable for a novice?

I am at present trying to find a suitable horse for part loan/share in the Southend-on-sea, Essex area.
I am a very confident novice but would prefer to hack out alone to brush up on my riding skills.
I would like some advice from more experienced horse owners regarding what age, breed and sex would be most suitable for me.
I look forward to receiving any responses.
Best Wishes Lisa.
     
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    05-02-2007, 07:21 AM
  #2
Weanling
Well I think that you shouldn't worry too much about the breed more th exprience personality of the horse, I generally think geldings are less moody than mares and maybe something 12= with experience. Hope this helps!
     
    05-02-2007, 07:38 AM
  #3
Foal
Many Thanks.

Thankyou for your response and advice.
I would personally prefer a gelding aged between 10-15 and you are very right indeed regarding his personality, this is a crucial factor especially as this will be my first horse.
I require a sensible, bombproof horse only, although I wouldn't mind something alittle flighty as I am not a nervous novice, plus we all like alittle excitment every now and then don't we.
Best wishes Lisa.
     
    05-02-2007, 01:37 PM
  #4
Weanling
It seems like your looking for the right thing.Good Luck!
     
    05-02-2007, 01:43 PM
  #5
Foal
Thankyou. This is all so new to me. I am just so excited. But you have to accept your personal abilities and wait patiently for the right horse to come along. I do hope it won't take forever.
Regards Lisa.
     
    05-02-2007, 06:25 PM
  #6
Weanling
You'll find your dreamy perfect horse in no time when you least expect it!
     
    05-03-2007, 04:53 AM
  #7
Foal
I do hope so, it is more difficult than I intially thought. I am a sensible woman whom has waited patiently for so long, I haven't rushed into anything and now find that I have the spare time and finances, but unfortunately I worry that being a firts time owner and novice rider (although confident) puts sharers off- but surely they haven't forgotten that they were in my position once too.
Regards Lisa.
     
    05-04-2007, 01:35 AM
  #8
Started
How many hands are you look ing at?...my first pony was a exmore but i've always wanted a fjord, good sturdy and some what bomb proof, but my father would never buy me one as a kid because he thought I could never show with it
     
    05-04-2007, 11:59 AM
  #9
Foal
Ideally between 15-16 hh, as I am arond 5'10.
What do you feel is the best breed then?
Regards Lisa.
     
    05-04-2007, 01:13 PM
  #10
Weanling
I'd say a 9-12 year old broke quarter horse gelding would do well. But it really goes from horse to horse.. Overall I think that a QH would be more calm than some other breeds but it still goes from horse to horse. Good luck! :)
     

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