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        10-28-2010, 12:49 PM
      #31
    Foal
    i've had arabs all my life and it sounds like yah need one girl!!!!!!!!!
         
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        10-28-2010, 12:56 PM
      #32
    Started
    I wrote this in answer to the other person who asked...

    Well I guess you'll know what my preference will be. Gypsy Horses do just about anything you'd like and they love to jump. You can see some of them in action here...

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    We also have a great drill team in Georgia at the moment, with more joining in all the time. There are even some stallions in the drill team, since they are so quiet and tractable.

    I don't have pics on my page, but some are doing barrels now too. The breed is now seen in numbers, in shows all over the US and doing very well against other more well known breeds.

    Prices have come down considerably and good, well-bred horses can be found reasonably. They come in all sizes and almost every colour one could want, except frame.

    We have no horses for sale but I could maybe point you in the direction of an owner near you, where you could visit the breed and ride a few.

    Lizzie
         
        10-28-2010, 01:01 PM
      #33
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by petitepyromaniac    
    I'll be looking for a new horse soon, and I have NO idea what breed to look into. This is what I'm looking for in a horse:

    1. Friendly temperament! I really want a personable horse. I want him (or her) to enjoy being with me. The horse I have now doesn't care for attention. She's great to ride, but I want something I can enjoy all the time, not just when I'm on it's back.

    2. Willing. I don't care if the horse is the most talented, but I'd like for it to be willing to try for me :)

    3. Be capable of doing a little jumping (3'3" max), basic dressage (1st level), and trail riding/hacking. Just fun all around

    4. Medium sized. I'm thinking between 14-15.1, but I can be flexible on that.

    Any ideas would be wonderful! Thank you!
    The description of what you posted is what you should look for, not so much the breed. There are "bad" and "good" horses in all breeds. If you narrow it down to a specific breed of horse, you might miss out on what you are specifically looking for. Purebreds, or papered horses can sometimes hold more re-sale value, but if you are a relatively new horse owner, I would focus more on finding the right horse regardless of the breed. There are some great sites online to search for adds, you can pm any of us to give you some site suggestions.

    Cheers.
         
        10-28-2010, 08:38 PM
      #34
    Trained
    Arabians can be "hot headed" lol. So watch out for a half bred I reckon :P
         
        10-29-2010, 02:43 AM
      #35
    Green Broke
    I must say that I am a huge fan of gypsy horses aswell. Here at the university we have a reining gypsy stud who is wonderful.
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        10-29-2010, 04:49 AM
      #36
    Foal
    It sounds as though you prefer the faithful but playful big dog! I haven't met a paint yet that didn't fit that. But I've know A LOT of horses from various backgrounds and breeding that did! The honest truth is that you just need to sort of window shop! I can tell you what kind and size of blue jeans I like but that doesn't mean you would! Make sense?
         
        10-29-2010, 10:24 AM
      #37
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by The Rocking U    
    It sounds as though you prefer the faithful but playful big dog! I haven't met a paint yet that didn't fit that. But I've know A LOT of horses from various backgrounds and breeding that did! The honest truth is that you just need to sort of window shop! I can tell you what kind and size of blue jeans I like but that doesn't mean you would! Make sense?
    I'll definitely not look over any paints then!

    I know every horse is an individual, and I'll find good and bad in every breed. I'm just trying to find out if any breed is more likelyto fit my criterea more often than not. Basically, I just want ideas. I'll still consider any horse.
         

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