Originally Posted by blue eyed pony
Mmm yep. I thought I was going to have to either switch disciplines or give up the dream of owning a buckskin - I have big plans, and don't want to have to sell to move up the grades, and sadly very few QH types in my area have the scope to compete at the level I want to, in the disciplines I enjoy. Not to mention the small insignificant fact that QHs sell for $$$$$$$ in my area, and my budget was pretty low.
Aussie-land doesn't have the QH racing industry so although they are common they're nowhere NEAR as common as TB's and standardbreds.
Get a rescue, that's what I did!
Sandie was $1,000. But she was a green broke broodmare when I got her, so I had to train her from square 1. It's been SO worth it to me though, and I've learned so much about training a horse while getting trained myself hehe!
Next year we're moving up to Beginner Novice level (max 2'7") in Eventing, so excited!!