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post #11 of 21 Old 04-28-2008, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the critiques and any more would be really helpful.

As for what I want... I basically am just looking for a horse to have fun with and show in mainly local and B (occasionally A shows) 'till I go to college. I show about twice a month and a lot more than that during the summer. I'm a junior right now so I don't have time to train a horse. The horse I have right now is very nice, but also extremely green. I'm selling him because I can't devote more than 3 days a week (on a regular basis) to riding him and he definitely needs to be ridden everyday. We bought him pretty skinny and without much muscling and he went from dead quiet to a very hot TB.

Oh and I'm planning on going to college in Maryland or Virginia so I'll most likely be able to keep the horse through college... or so says my mother. Resale is really not a huge concern to me.
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post #12 of 21 Old 04-29-2008, 12:02 AM
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Thanks for the critiques and any more would be really helpful.

As for what I want... I basically am just looking for a horse to have fun with and show in mainly local and B (occasionally A shows) 'till I go to college. I show about twice a month and a lot more than that during the summer. I'm a junior right now so I don't have time to train a horse. The horse I have right now is very nice, but also extremely green. I'm selling him because I can't devote more than 3 days a week (on a regular basis) to riding him and he definitely needs to be ridden everyday. We bought him pretty skinny and without much muscling and he went from dead quiet to a very hot tb.

Oh and I'm planning on going to college in Maryland or Virginia so I'll most likely be able to keep the horse through college... or so says my mother. Resale is really not a huge concern to me.
im sorry, but I really don't believe that you should get a new horse if you don't have the time to even work the horse you have currently.
You really should practice with a horse EVERY SINGLE DAY. No matter their level of training or age. They need to be farmiliar with YOU.

Just an opinion, but I really think you should try and find more time to work with a horse if you plan on buying a new one.

You can tell a gelding, you can ask a mare, but you must discuss it with a stallion.
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post #13 of 21 Old 04-29-2008, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Keep in mind that summer is about to start, this year is only really busy because of SAT which are going to be over with soon.

The actually purchase of the horse will not be until after I've finished my SATs and finals. Next year I will be back to riding 4 to 5 days a week. 7 days during the summer.
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post #14 of 21 Old 04-29-2008, 12:13 AM
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Keep in mind that summer is about to start, this year is only really busy because of SAT which are going to be over with soon.

The actually purchase of the horse will not be until after I've finished my SATs and finals. Next year I will be back to riding 4 to 5 days a week. 7 days during the summer.
haha, that sounds MUCH better! I hate to see horses who are rarely ridden. =[

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post #15 of 21 Old 04-29-2008, 12:17 AM
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Oh, that's good! That is much better, good.
Yeah, I don't like that either.

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post #16 of 21 Old 04-29-2008, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Same, my current horse isn't out of work I just don't have enough time to devote to him right now. He is ridden every day, by me, his half leaser, or my trainer. However, my trainer and I both agree that he would better suited for an adult or a larger rider.
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post #17 of 21 Old 04-29-2008, 12:23 AM
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Yeah, I understand. So, which one do you like the most? It's up to youu!

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post #18 of 21 Old 04-29-2008, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't looked at any of them in person or even contacted the owners yet. I just wanted to see if people thought they were worth a look at.

The paint we will be looking at fairly soon, but we aren't really in a rush to buy a horse.
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post #19 of 21 Old 04-29-2008, 10:50 AM
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I liked the last one. I am not much for appendix bred horses but of all the ones you posted I liked the last one best. What about a Canadian?
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post #20 of 21 Old 04-29-2008, 12:38 PM
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you know I don't ride my horse everyday and I compete..there are plenty of days where I just go to feed and groom, not ride..just spend time with them..i feel like since I started doin this I have gotten a better reaction out of them when I go around them...they like to ride and need to ride...but horses love companionship too...so I don't think it is necessary to have to work them 5-7 days a week...i think it might be different for every horse too though..i jsut like for my horses to have a little play time with me...out in the pasture...during grooming wherever...i used to have a saddle in hand every day and they used to never greet me much either....so I don't think becuase you can't ride more than 3 days you shouldnt necessarily forget about getting a horse...i have 5 kids...and I don't get to ride for a couple of weeks at a time some times...but my horses love me and do everything I ask of them when I do ride...and defiantely don't lack for attention...so go ahead and buy a horse if you have the money and can spend time with them..riding or not..just time

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