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post #1 of 40 Old 03-17-2009, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Going to look at her this weekend

This summer me and a friend are getting a project horse to train. Our parents are all for it so we won't be in the house complaining of boredom all summer.

Last year we finished out a horse so we thought we'd do it this year, too. We use Clinton anderson. Is two years old to young to start training? I know thay mature at three, and some race horses start at two. Also, if I go and look at a young, untrained horse, what do I look for? I know that normally I would go catch the horse, tack it up, and ride it before I left. So what would I do with an untrained one? Thanks.

She is a solid black Paint mare, registered.
2 y/o.
These were the only pics out there, I know it's hard to critique them. Do you think she'd be good for what I want her for? Thanks.


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her back hoofs i dont know soemthing about them and from what i can tell she has a good back nice butt too not too high
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2 is too young to start undersaddle. I personally won't buy a non-track trained horse that's started before 3 (the only reason I say non-track-trained is because I love OTTBs... I wish they wouldn't start them so young though.)

Have you ever started a horse before? It's a lot of work. If you aren't, perhaps looking at something green broke would be best... it's still a challenge!!

This mare has a very weak end from what I see in the pictures.


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Yeah, last year I finished a greenie. This year though, I have this trainer to help me when I get stuck. She's super-amazing at natural horsemanship. I know it can be frustrating but I know I'll perservere, excpecially with a friend and trainer involved.

Thanks.

Maybe if she's almost three. I have three months to get to know her before summer officially starts XD
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Shes cute...
i think she'll be good.
you should get her.
then post pics

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Finishing a greenie and starting a horse are completely and totally different experiences. Equally as rewarding, but it's a completely different dynamic.

I'm curious as to your plan of action for training?


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I'm going to get her on Clinton a. Desensitising, respect junk... ect. Then once she has mastered all that I'll increase groundwork to exersize. Then I'll add a saddle to all that. Then the bridle. Then the rider. There's more in detail, but that's the jist of it
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Okey doke


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Why'd you ask?
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Many people buy unbroke horses without a plan.

If you get her, good luck.


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