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post #21 of 29 Old 11-27-2012, 07:33 AM
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1 is my favorite for what you want to do and could likely do some jumping. How high? That would prove to be seen.
2. Is for light riding and broodmare only. Fee is waved for that reason.
3. Is a nice horse but likely not the best choice for what you want. This horse is looking for the relaxed life as possibly a trail horse? So...

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post #22 of 29 Old 11-27-2012, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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My favorite is horse 1 and my finance likes horse 2 for breeding and riding. I have to say thank you for all the comments that everyone is giving...it is very appreciated. I wanted to also let you know that I would be more of a backseat jumper right now rather than competitive. I'm going thru chemo and the loss of my stallion in Aug has made me sad and anxious. I thought having a horse would help me not dwell on everything that I have to go thru with my cancer.

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My favorite is horse 1 and my finance likes horse 2 for breeding and riding. I have to say thank you for all the comments that everyone is giving...it is very appreciated. I wanted to also let you know that I would be more of a backseat jumper right now rather than competitive. I'm going thru chemo and the loss of my stallion in Aug has made me sad and anxious. I thought having a horse would help me not dwell on everything that I have to go thru with my cancer.

Sorry about the story....

Why be sorry? Cancer is a horrid disease and it isn't your fault you were dealt the short straw. I myself have been there and know how important it is to have something else to focus on. Unless you have a huge amount of support, not sure a new horse is perfect for that. I know for me, I was in a constant state of exhaustion from the chemo.

Then there is the expense. Don't know your situation but... bills tend to pile up. The purchase price of a horse (even the expensive ones) tend to be the smallest part of the cost. Thoroughbreds as a rule (right off the track anyway) tend to have some rather large feed requirements. Some of them level off but some tend to always need MORE feed. Vet bills etc...

Whatever you decide, I am praying for a fast recovery and positive outcome from your treatments. I will pray that if a horse is in the cards for you, the right one becomes your obvious choice. Rescue is a great option too. Kudo's for that.
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post #24 of 29 Old 11-27-2012, 01:38 PM
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scuba-sorry about what you are going through-I had cancer, too, but opted not to do the recomended chemo & radiation. Have you thought about maybe leasing a horse or even pony to get you through this? Then it wouldn't all be on your shoulders, & if it got to be too much there is an "out". When horses get into your blood,they really become a part of us. Stay strong! A gentle (((cyber hug))) coming your way.
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I have to be on chemo for the rest of my life and I'm only 43. Horses are part of my life and I waited 30+ to get the last one and he was very special. I don't think that I could lease one it would be to hard to know that someone else owned them. Also I have a fiancé to help with any problems.
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I have to be on chemo for the rest of my life and I'm only 43. Horses are part of my life and I waited 30+ to get the last one and he was very special. I don't think that I could lease one it would be to hard to know that someone else owned them. Also I have a fiancé to help with any problems.
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Well, I believe in the power of prayer, don't know if you do, but I will say another prayer for you. I love the idea of rescue and many of those horses that you are looking at are lovely. It sounds like you are most concerned about a partner in a horse, not so much focus on showing? Am I wrong? There are many of them out there that would love to have a caring individual like yourself doting on them. For me, that was indeed the best therapy when I had the energy. Now, my energy is mostly back so... it is great. I really truly hope that all goes well for you and you find that perfect 4 legged friend. Leasing might also be a good place to start to get back in the saddle and find out what you really want to do with a horse before making the investment. Also, often, leased horses might be for sale if it is the right horse for you. Just something to think about.
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post #27 of 29 Old 11-28-2012, 09:35 AM
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You mean one of them I presume, not all.

That first horse has some massive withers, which means he's going to be hard to fit, saddle wise. Not crazy about his long pasterns, either.

The second horse, there's something off about her right front knee.

The third horse looks built rather delicately, and I don't like the way he's standing on those back pasterns.

Out of the three, I like the mare best.
Really agree with all three of those to a tee. Get the mare, ride the snot out of her. Looks like a nice sturdy decent put together horse compared tot the other two. WHat are you going to do with them ?
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Thank you for all the kind words.... joe4d> I want to do western but start learning english and jumping.
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post #29 of 29 Old 11-28-2012, 07:23 PM
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I like the mare best also:)
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