Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Depends - if you have a reliable trainer that will work with you through everything, then go for it. If this is the first horse you're training, and you're going at it on your own, I'd say it is a bad idea.
If you're looking for a horse to work with right away, I would get a 3 year old... with a weanling to 2 year old, you're only going to be doing minimal work, and letting them grow the rest of the time.
The filly you posted is alright, I really don't like her neck - she has what Fugly calls a "nest" - where her neck just kind of melds together with the chest. Not pretty, and it's probably a fault that will stick with her, even when she grows up.
Keep in mind that younger horses are cheaper for a reason - it costs a lot of money to feed them through their growing years, and you have little potential for profit during these years. You can't do much training with them until they're 2, and even then I wouldn't suggest doing anything major until they're 3.
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