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post #1 of 23 Old 04-25-2009, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Some more horses I am interested in

Here are some more horses that I have found that I like... please tell me what you think of them::

Castanet Classifieds - Standardbred gelding
-- I like him alot, and he is only $700!!!!!!!

Belgian Horse for Sale in Logan Lake, British Columbia
--- and make sure you look at the videos.. I really like him too :)

So, just give me your feedback on both of them.. I'd love to hear what you think..

Also, this is what I look for in a horse::
Age= 5-12 yrs old
Gender= Mare or Gelding
Height= 15+hh
Build= of horse is around 15hh, I like more stocky build, but taller, doesnt matter, as long as not skinny
Price range= $1000-$2500
Discipline= English/Western/Bareback/Jumping/Pleasure Riding

Thanks for ur help :)
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post #2 of 23 Old 04-25-2009, 10:27 PM
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The Standardbred looks funny... idk why just something about his head.

I like the Belgian. He is really cute and looks really smooth to ride.

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post #3 of 23 Old 04-25-2009, 10:28 PM
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1st one is just impossible to critique from the pic. 2nd one is very cute, he looks like having pretty long back though.
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post #4 of 23 Old 04-26-2009, 12:18 AM
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I really like the Belgian, if you're willing to put the training into him so he can reach his full potential, but he's waaaay overpriced. Belgians are a dime a dozen, just check out any auction, and this one is hot and unregistered. If they'll take less money I'd look into him.

I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.
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post #5 of 23 Old 04-26-2009, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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Eventer89-- I don't see anything wrong with it.. lol.. its what most standardbreds look like.. also, I could care less about the horses' appearance;)
Also, thanks :) I like the Belgian too

Kitten_Val-- he is cute.. appearance isnt a biggie :)

EternalSun-- Thanks, I think he is overpriced too.. maybe around $1600??

Thanks for your responses :)
Also, I am really short on money.. so I am leaning towards the standardbed.
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post #6 of 23 Old 04-26-2009, 03:44 AM
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I can't really tell anything from the avaible pics, do they have any better ones?
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post #7 of 23 Old 04-26-2009, 04:32 PM
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I know standardbreds are usually sweethearts. Ask for more pics, but if you really like him and no health issues, I'd say go for it.
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post #8 of 23 Old 04-27-2009, 01:40 PM
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I like the standard bred, especially for only $700!! Go for it

quarter horses.....simply the best
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post #9 of 23 Old 04-27-2009, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. Also, I am only 13, so I need to save up lots more money to be able to pay for him, hay, boarding..etc.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could do to earn money fast?

Also, about how much would it cost for the 1st year of keeping a horse?

If I earn the money, and are ready before he sells, I will go check him out in person, and try riding him. But. I really need the money... ideas??

I need about $1500 more money to start with... but I need to do somehing that earns money constantly... here are some of my ideas::

-make jewellery and sell at market every week
-pet sit(I am going to be posting posters around)
-dog walk
-exercise horses for people when they don't have the time (lunging, riding)
-do more chores around the house to earn money..

But, one slightt problem.. we live in a small neighborhood, and noone needs any babysitting or dog walking;... and I can't drive to other towns.. maybe I could just do some odd jobs or something...

Thaanks for all ur guy's help, and if you could help me a bit more that would be great!! But, if not, its okay, I appreciate what you have done already :)
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post #10 of 23 Old 04-28-2009, 01:06 AM
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The standardbred is available for lease, so I would go with that if I were you. I'm sure you know, but horses are crazy exspensive, and at 13 without a steady income, its not easy to try on your own. If you have your parents to back you up in case you don't have money for board one month, or vet costs in case of an emergency, then that's ok. But if not, then I think you should stick to partboarding/leasing at most right now.
But, I love standarbreds! And I love their big heads. If it were myself, I'd go with the standardbred if he was healthy and sound.
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