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        03-18-2009, 07:55 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    I don't think 2 is too early to start a horse. There is a lot more to breaking a horse than just saddling and riding. The horse will need extensive ground work (which the OP already stated she was planning on doing) She's really cute. Those are tough pictures to critique but she's definitely a cutie. Good luck!
         
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        03-18-2009, 08:07 AM
      #12
    Showing
    I'm glad you have the outline of a plan and that you have some professional help if you get stuck. Even though she is two, is she coming two or is she a long two? That will make a difference in how you proceed.

    As to what she is good for, that is impossible to tell from two pictures. It would be good to know her breeding and to see a video of her moving. I like the two pictures you posted - she looks balanced but it's impossible to really tell.
         
        03-18-2009, 12:26 PM
      #13
    Banned
    Thank you.
    When I go look at her I'll get some pics, and ecspecially if I buy her
    I'll let y'all know.
    I think she's a long two...
    Also I might look at an arabian colt that's a coming two. Depends on if we choose this baby
         
        03-18-2009, 01:30 PM
      #14
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by girl_on_black_pony    
    I think she's a long two...
    Also I might look at an arabian colt that's a coming two. Depends on if we choose this baby
    If you intend to start under saddle this summer, the paint mare is a better choice.
         
        03-18-2009, 01:51 PM
      #15
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by mls    
    If you intend to start under saddle this summer, the paint mare is a better choice.
    Agreed, and depending on what the market is like where you are, the Paint may have more value when/if you go to sell her (assuming both have papers).
         
        03-18-2009, 02:02 PM
      #16
    Banned
    I don't think the paint does. But I really do like her age for starting training.
         
        03-18-2009, 02:11 PM
      #17
    Showing
    In my area, a 2 year old grade horse (in this market) is worth >$200.00 no matter what the color. An Arabian is worth less.
         
        03-18-2009, 02:32 PM
      #18
    Banned
    I'm going to probably choose her. The colt I would have to get gelded.

    I just found out she recently turned two, but I think that's much better than the arabian who isn't two yet. Do you think by the end of this summer I'll be able to start her under saddle? Thanks
         
        03-18-2009, 02:43 PM
      #19
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by girl_on_black_pony    
    Do you think by the end of this summer I'll be able to start her under saddle? Thanks
    Starting a horse under saddle at ~2 1/2 years old is still rushing it but it's done quite often with a stock type horse (Quarter Horse, Paint, Appy, etc). Personally I would not get on her back until she turned 3 - period. If she were an Arab, I would actually wait until she turned 4 or 5.

    What you can do by the end of the summer is have her driving in long lines or possibly even a bike. It all depends on her development.
         
        03-18-2009, 04:11 PM
      #20
    Banned
    They sent more pics [I can't get them to upload] and she already looks pretty doveloped for her age. The most I will probably do this summer is get her used to tack and lunge her in it.

    I may possibly lead kids on her as long as she seems safe.
    I may sit/lay on her bareback occasionally while she is grazing [I did that last year on a horse I trained] just to spend time with her.

    I only weigh 110 lbs but I can see that tack plus my weight could cause discomfort.
         

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