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    10-02-2010, 12:43 AM
  #1
Foal
I Need a New Lesson Horse (Thoughts on these ones?)

So I am in dieing need of a new lesson horse, so are some I am thinking of buying. To know more, check out
www.fieldofdreamsstable.com

Georgia (informatin from the website):
Absolutley beautiful 5 year old registered mare. This horse is every little girls dream! Big 16 hands, wonderful conformation, lovely shoulder and large hindquarters. Gorgeous flat knee movement, awesome suspension. Very smart and willing, wants to please, sociable, loves everyone, not marish. Gets along excellent with other horses, no vices. VERY clean tight legs, NEVER raced, no lameness, not spooky. Going very well under saddle, started over poles and small fences. No buck or rear. This is a awesome horse to take on as your next project.





Here is information about American Flyer from the website. I am leading towards this one:
Outstanding 14 year old Imported Czech Warmblood Stallion, 16'3, . The greatest disposition ever! Awesome schoolmaster, point and shoot, will jump anything and everything, no hesitation. Perfect for young rider needing to get around to a ambitious Jr/Am Rider or Pro. Light mouth, easy to find distances to, great flat work, very affectionate. Aron is even more behaved at shows, he knows his job inside and out, needs very little warm up for classes, loves trails. Has been used as a breeding stallion, his personality never changes. Shown and schooled in a all leather hackamore and loose ring snaffle. Outstanding for someone you needs a horse to take them through the levels! Anyone can ride this horse




Videos of American Flyer:
American Flyer at Star Vaughn Horse Show

This is my top choice, Just a Dream. Infor from the sight:
Gorgeous Imported 9 year old Registered Holsteiner Gelding, 16'2, beautiful chesled head, excellent disposition, shown successfully up to 4'3 in the Jumper Ring, 3'6 in the Hunter and Eq arenas. Could make outstanding USET Medal/Eq horse, knees up over all fences, very comfortable to ride, excellent flat work, auto lead changes, wants to please, stands out everywhere, easy keeper. A lovely horse at home and at shows, very sweet and gentle, the best ground manners, loves trails and treats. An asset to ANY barn




He is wearing the cap, great with other horses



Here are some Videos of Just a Dream:
http://www.youtube.com/watchv=091OhUVTiUW
http://www.youtube.com/watchv=gMG16tJCeCw
http://www.youtube.com/watchv=UdjFx6LXrs0


Please tell me which one I should get! I have a budget of $100,000, I've been saving up, and I want a new lesson horse AND a new show horse for me!! I do think I'm going to get Georgia, but which one? American Flyer or Just a Dream? AHH!! Help me people of the forums! I've got out to look at both, and fell in love with the two. Please help!!

(serious opinions only, please only post if you know a thing or two about buying a jumping horse)
     
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    10-02-2010, 12:50 AM
  #2
Weanling
What kind of showing? The first mare needs work, and she certainly won't be ready for lessons anytime soon. The other two are of a completely different calibre. Are you hunter or jumper? More info is needed.
     
    10-02-2010, 12:57 AM
  #3
Trained
What kind of students are the horses intended for? I personally like the gelding best.
     
    10-02-2010, 01:03 AM
  #4
Foal
I am a jumper, and the student wants a project horse that she will eventually buy. I am looking to have her work Georgia, she is 17 and wants her "Taylor Trained Horse" (her name is Taylor) The other two are intended for me. I'd be showing them in jumpers classes, and my niece might show in one or two as well.
     
    10-02-2010, 01:04 AM
  #5
Weanling
Again, not enough info. What level do you want to aspire to? What are your goals? If you're looking to step up, or jump over 4' on a regular basis- just going off your status post here- get a schoolmaster that you can build up confidence and correct position on; it's a whole other ballgame at the bigger heights. Look for something with really solid flatwork. If you want a school horse, get a schoolie, not something that needs work. Let your student buy her own project horse; the sale isn't guaranteed.
     
    10-02-2010, 01:08 AM
  #6
Foal
I've jumped over 4, I'm a trainer now :) I just want a horse that's basically a know it all, so I won't have to do much. One that's already been in the gold, I'd just like the publics advice on which one, Flyer or Dream. :) I've shown and won at many shows with Cousteau, however Lauren and I would like to have 3-4 horses with us at each show, just incase we want to ride different horses. Lauren is my niece. She wants to ride Dante and Cousteau in her low jumpers and hunter, while I'd like to ride Cousteau and another horse in my jumper classes. We really are just looking for another go getter that could bring her leveling up, and me the joy of jumping on a different horse. I've been jumping Cousteau, and although I'll never stop jumping him, I'd like to have another option in mind for all the shows :)
     
    10-02-2010, 01:17 AM
  #7
Weanling
If you're not planning on jumping big, then just get a 4' packer. Don't waste your money on something with National/International potential if you aren't going to move up to that level; not fair to yourselves or the horse. There is no such thing as a horse that you don't have to do much on; you have to expect to ride each fence and be the pilot every jump, every stride. I'm not sure what you mean by "already been in the gold," do you mean consistently in the blue?
     
    10-02-2010, 01:20 AM
  #8
Foal
I'm going to go to bed, be on tomorrow, thank you to everyone who has helped, and Charis,
I'd love more advice tomorrow :)
     
    10-02-2010, 01:25 AM
  #9
Weanling
Happy to help, been in the game long enough myself. PM me if you'd prefer.
     
    10-02-2010, 10:49 AM
  #10
Foal
Ok, phew, just got done feeding. Anyways, my niece and I are planning on going to nationals. We have qualified, but we wan't to make sure we have a horse that is good and ready. We don't do schooling shows anymore, at least we don't record them as a show. We'll go to have fun on weekends xD
     

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