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    01-29-2013, 03:17 PM
  #21
Trained
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Originally Posted by zynaal    
hmm.. this one is a shire/paint cross... 2 coming 3

Once he comes into himself, he'd be perfect. Are you looking for a prospect? Is that why you're looking at a lot of young horses (the average age of the ones you have up is around 5 or 6)? One thing to remember with young horses is that they're not balanced themselves, so asking the to carry a lot of weight isn't fair to them, no matter how light your seat is. Also, their bones and muscles aren't as developed yet, so a lot of weight carried will mean more wear and tear on their young bodies. That shire/paint colt won't finish growing until he's about 6 or 7.
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    01-29-2013, 03:20 PM
  #22
Weanling
You can't ride papers.

I like him more in the video than I do the pictures. I'm sure it's the "post-legged" look but he looks uncomfortable in the rear in the pictures.

I bought a grade mare a long time ago for $4k - Best mare I ever had.

Worth it really is only a question you can answer. We can tell you that we feel he isn't worth that price, but what is he worth to you? Sometimes the horses that suit us best aren't the cheapest, but certainly worth their weight in gold.

I bought Fiona for $5k from Missouri, unregistered (but I have papers to finish) where she would've been worth $10k on my side of the US. It's all in the region too. Texas I'm sure can be a dime a dozen and for cheaper. The palomino is priced better for a state such as VA, MD, or NY, etc. I think he is steep for a TX horse.

But I see you've moved on anyhow :) Good luck!!
     
    01-29-2013, 03:28 PM
  #23
Foal
Physically I am not able to ride very long, maybe 1/2 hour or so,a couple of times a week and currently not more than a walk but for a time or two around an arena. By the time I'm ready for more than a short session, most of these would be as well. And I wouldn't be so heavy, so that is why younger horses kinda fit my bill. I could wish that shire cross a couple years older, but it wouldn't make a lot of difference to when I'll be ready :)

That's partly why I bought that little arab, to do some ground work and get started on my way back. Already better than I was 4 months ago, and 10 lbs lighter!
     
    01-29-2013, 03:38 PM
  #24
Weanling
I'm chocked that everyone thinks 3000 is much for a horse!

Here in Sweden you would never be able to get a healthy ridden horse without problems for that tiny amount of money!
     
    01-29-2013, 03:44 PM
  #25
Trained
Read some of other threads--too bad we can't feed the world with the unwanted, extra horses here in America.
CWeaver, why would Iowa be too far away? Have trailer, will travel.
I'd be a lot more interested in a horse being sold from somebody here, especially for THAT reason.
Zynaal, you might look into this.
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    01-29-2013, 03:46 PM
  #26
Started
I would maybe look for something like that shire cross. So their is a little bit of bone. At least you are concerned about your mare and not wanting to hurt her and are able to admit that. That is more than some people!
     
    01-29-2013, 03:46 PM
  #27
Green Broke
You don't state how tall you are. I woudl not go shorter than 15 h. There were some nice quarters in there, and appys. I like the draft mix also. If you get the draft or westphalian , keep in mind that the drafts learn different. They don't have the quick response as a quarter horse. And they are very strong needless to say !. ;) they are not built for speed .
     
    01-29-2013, 03:47 PM
  #28
Trained
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Originally Posted by zynaal    
Physically I am not able to ride very long, maybe 1/2 hour or so,a couple of times a week and currently not more than a walk but for a time or two around an arena. By the time I'm ready for more than a short session, most of these would be as well. And I wouldn't be so heavy, so that is why younger horses kinda fit my bill. I could wish that shire cross a couple years older, but it wouldn't make a lot of difference to when I'll be ready :)

That's partly why I bought that little arab, to do some ground work and get started on my way back. Already better than I was 4 months ago, and 10 lbs lighter!
Ah. Ok.

Now, it depends on the horse, but we started my draft cross as a 2yo. Just light arena work (maybe half an hour of walking with short spurts of trotting) and light trails. But, he was VERY mature for his age. There was a QH started at the same time at my barn and he wasn't half as mature (physically or mentally) as my boy. My BO (who has been training horses for 30 years) and my trainer/friend (been around horses her whole life and been training for the last 10 years or so) were both impressed with how mature my boy was. So, I had no problem starting him that young.

I'd at least go look at that shire/paint colt. How much are they asking?
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    01-29-2013, 03:50 PM
  #29
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Originally Posted by stevenson    
you don't state how tall you are. I woudl not go shorter than 15 h. There were some nice quarters in there, and appys. I like the draft mix also. If you get the draft or westphalian , keep in mind that the drafts learn different. They don't have the quick response as a quarter horse. And they are very strong needless to say !. ;) they are not built for speed .
Stevenson, I wouldn't touch that westphalian with a ten-foot pole. Light on bone, club foot AND a roached back don't a good weight-bearing horse make. He also stands like he's hurting in his hind end (camped under).
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    01-29-2013, 03:57 PM
  #30
Green Broke
Did not really look that hard at him.. my bad.
If the OP can't ride for long, then a broke horse is needed. I would look at a trained one then, one of the appys or quarters . At least 15 h and a heavier boned horse. If OP is not tall, then maybe a heavy boned shorter horse.
     

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