I need help with deciding what kind of horse is best for me...
Between 2 things:
Professional Reining Horse
Bombproof Trail Horse
The reining horse, is 13 yrs old, 15.2hh. She is red dun with a dorsal stripe. She can spin, turn on honches, sliding stops, side pass, leg yield, flying changes, half pass, walk/trot/canter, circles etc.
She is $6500.
She is really friendly, bathes, trailers, good on trails, not spooky, but not suited to a beginner, as they confuse her.
^^ I really like her, I have never ridden a horse like that ever! She listens very well, responds to leg aids. I have never ridden with a reining bridle before, and it felt so awesome! She listened to me well, and even bent her neck beautifully for me, even though I didn't know what the heck I was doing :P
I am only 13 yrs old, so I am not sure yet of what I want a horse for..
I want a well-broke younger horse, that would be suitable for anything.. so if I ever change my mind about disciplines I want to do, my horse can with me :)
I am interested in doing a few fun shows at our fair once a year, but do I need a horse of that quality for that?
I might want to take up english, and do a bit of jumping, is it easy to train a reining horse to do that?
The other horse, is a bombproof 9 yr old gelding. Sit on his bum, stand on him.. he doesn't care. He is 16hh, bigg build!! Qh cross.. not sure of what he is.. looks kind of like a draft cross..
He walks and trots, but doesn't canter :/ As, he was used as a dude horse for 7 yrs, and all he had to do was follow the other horses.
He is $2000 obo.
Do you think it would be easy to train the gelding to be used in shows? Or not?
I need help trying to decide which is the better fit..
Also, I am going to look at a couple more horses next week, one is a 5 yr old mare, been to a gymkhana this year, good on trails, any level rider..
And, a 12 yr old blue roan gelding. Trails, jumping with old owner..
What do you think?