01-25-2010, 03:51 AM
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Ok I'm going to disregard the horse you posted a photo of as I have already voiced my opinion on the matter twice on this forum as you seem to be posting very reguarly in everything about your 'need' to get a horse. As for "I am getting a horse in summer". Buying a horse isn't like going to the pet shop and buying a puppy. It takes a long time to find the right horse. It's not a matter of buying the first one you see. You will fall in love with most of them, but follow your head, not your heart. I have been looking for a horse for over a year. Yes, I do have more specific guidelines for what I want than what you do, I am needing a quality competition horse, but I have a higher budget than you do, have looked at maybe 40 horses over the last year and still havent found 'the one'. I have had that many horses that I fully understand how difficult it is to manage them and afford them, therefore the last thing I want to do is purchase a horse just because I feel sorry for it, it will cost the same to maintain that a good horse will!
Enough said. Now onto breeds. Personally, I wouldn't want a beginner on a tb, because they DO have something in their brain that switches on at the most inappropriate of times, and when they panick they really go to town, even the quiet ones. There ARE good ones out there, but it's hard to tell. You never know how they might react to a certain situation.
If you want to have a bit of an alrounder, I'd be looking at QH's and also the cold blooded breeds, posisbly warmbloods but some have 'hot' blood in their system also, and tend to be quite a bit pricier.
A draught cross would be good, something that is nice and steady, not going to run off on you and that isn't the most agile of beasts.