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post #11 of 70 Old 10-10-2009, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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thank you! I will keep you updated :)

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post #12 of 70 Old 10-10-2009, 06:30 PM
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I know all if not most of the horses you have been interested in have been broke to ride and older.
If you were to get him, would you be able to wait until he was mentally and physically ready to be ridden? If memory serves me right, drafts take long to mature than lighter breeds, which means he'd be 4-5 (I think) before you start riding him. So that's 2-3 years. Can you handle not being able to ride for that long?
Have you ever trained a horse before? Is anyone in your area familiar with training a young draft?
Even though is current owners say he's bombproof, I, personally, wouldn't trust that. He's still a baby and he's still a horse and he's bound to do either a baby thing or a horse thing.

These are just some other things to think about when considering a baby.
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post #13 of 70 Old 10-10-2009, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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They emailed me back.. heres some info:

- excellent with feet
- trailers.. walks right in
- gets along with all horses, even minis, not dominant
- will not need professional help, if aunt helping me
- alot of class
- does not need an aggressive rider
- once own and ride a shire, will never go back to a diff breed
- for sale, because importing stallion in, need to make room


Also, her daughter trained their other shire from a 2.5 yr old, she sent me pics, and he looks wonderful!

I think we will check him out!

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post #14 of 70 Old 10-10-2009, 06:35 PM
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I think he sounds good :)

I agree with darylann you will have to wait a few years to ride him, but I'm sure it will be worth the wait!
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post #15 of 70 Old 10-10-2009, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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I know all if not most of the horses you have been interested in have been broke to ride and older.
If you were to get him, would you be able to wait until he was mentally and physically ready to be ridden? If memory serves me right, drafts take long to mature than lighter breeds, which means he'd be 4-5 (I think) before you start riding him. So that's 2-3 years. Can you handle not being able to ride for that long?
Have you ever trained a horse before? Is anyone in your area familiar with training a young draft?
Even though is current owners say he's bombproof, I, personally, wouldn't trust that. He's still a baby and he's still a horse and he's bound to do either a baby thing or a horse thing.

These are just some other things to think about when considering a baby.
Of course! I would never start riding a horse before at least 3 yrs. I believe I could get on him, and just walk around for only a bit a day. Then, when 4-5, I would start riding alot more.
Yeah, I can handle not being able to ride that long.. he is almost 3 yrs old already.
I have never trained a horse before, my aunt is going to help me, she has a young wb in training atm. And, I have 2 professional trainers if I need additional help. I think that by bombproof, they mean that he doesnt spook easily.

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I think he sounds good :)

I agree with darylann you will have to wait a few years to ride him, but I'm sure it will be worth the wait!
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Of course it will be worth the wait and money! Hehe. It has always been my dream to own a shire! And there is always tons of groundwork to do ;)
Practice bending, leg yielding, lunging, walking down road, saddle/bridle, pony behind my friends horse etc. :)
Also, get him used to lots of things he will be seeing when ridden.

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yes and while your waiting to ride him then you get to bond with him, which is the most important part IMHO.
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post #18 of 70 Old 10-10-2009, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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yes and while your waiting to ride him then you get to bond with him, which is the most important part IMHO.
Very true. That has to be the most important part :) Instead of just hopping on a green horse without knowing them, need to make a bond first, so we are both comfortable and feel safe.

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Exactly! It looks like he could be a keeper! I like him better than the draft you were looking at. He just didn't seem right to me. Hope all goes well!
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yay! I am so excited!
True. He had very short legs, and not as well for riding. This guy looks amazing for riding!!
EEEKK! I will keep you updated XD

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