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post #21 of 27 Old 11-13-2012, 03:13 PM
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I have a friend that got her mate from New Vocations. If you're really interested in #3 I can put you in touch with her. She loves her mare to death and to my knowledge had no issues.
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post #22 of 27 Old 11-13-2012, 06:50 PM
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I know - I was very drawn to the TB too, they are a very misunderstood and versatile breed - just now always for the inexperienced person!!!

Too true though it sounds like at least some of them on that site have a good start "retraining" Some have been shown already as well. There are also often Standardbred horses with quite a bit of trail experience through New Vocations as well.

I have never been as attracted to standardbreds for their looks but generally, they are pretty rock solid in their temperaments. I must add, that of course, each one is an individual and there is no hard and fast rule.
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Hallie, here's some OTTB food for thought

Arkansas Scores One For OTTBs In His First Grand Prix Win | The Chronicle of the Horse

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post #26 of 27 Old 11-19-2012, 01:53 PM
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Thanks SunnyMeade! I was really looking for an English Type Horse, but I fell in love with these AQHA's (: Thanks for the feedback and I was leaning towards 2 because I think she's adorable, but I think I will go and look for some horses over 2 so I'm not worried about premature injuries or any problems (:
I have seen some Quarter doing English and looking pretty darn good doing it! since they are all around, They are always a good choice :)

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post #27 of 27 Old 11-21-2012, 04:03 AM
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I'm a sucker for thoroughbreds so naturally I'm going to say I really like the 3rd one, and for a 2yo she looks very matured. I read on the ad that she is broken in, and going quietly so that is a good start. I like that she has a kind eye, and a nice straigh vertical through her shoulder to her fetlock. She also looks to have a strong shoulder and hindquarters. The only other thing I can see, is from the angle of the photos, she may have a slightly longer back than it appears, as the photos look to have been taken from slightly behind and not straight on to her side if that makes sense.

I actually would be checking that they have proof that she is 2, because I don't know many 2yo's with a tail that long and thick, isn't bum high atleast a little bit, and has that big of a "dent" behind her eyes. She doesn't look 2yo to me, but thats just me, maybe I'm naiive

This all depends on your experience as a horse owner of course, how experienced are you, or are you just starting out?

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