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post #21 of 52 Old 06-23-2009, 02:39 PM
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wild spot- it does not state that she is spooky... just leary. I do have an aunt who could come with me... she is training a 4 yr old DWB at the moment.

Mom2pride-- Actually, the owner told me that she would be perfect for a teen project horse, that she would've loved her when she was my age. I do know alot about training from friends, family, books, computer. Just not yet in real. If I don't ever train a horse, just cause I haven't trained one before, then I will have never trained a horse!
People will say anthing to sell you a horse, if you really want to look at her then do it. But I don't think she'd be a good first horse. A green horse in general isn't really a good first horse. You should get a horse that's dead broke and perfectly behaved, that way you can have fun and continue to improve yourself. Maybe your next horse can be one that's green broke and you train.

If they say she's 'leary', she's most likely spooky as well.
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post #22 of 52 Old 06-23-2009, 05:10 PM
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Since this would be your first horse, I would go with a nice broke dependable one - not one that "needs work" or at least very much of it. Get something you can enjoy and learn on, let that horse teach you it all. (I don't know if you've taken lessons or whatever, I didn't read much, but if you have and that's your excuse to get one that "needs work", wrong.) Just because you take/took lessons in no way means you're ready to take on something that needs work in this way. (I don't think you've used this excuse but just saying in case you think to)

Enjoy having your first horse. Learn on it without having to fix problems the horse has. Learn to fix yourself first. Then you can eventually move on to something that may need some work and all that and you'll have more experience and knowledge under your belt. :)

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post #23 of 52 Old 06-23-2009, 05:24 PM
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This is the type of ad you need to read between the lines. The words say she's just a bit leary, but I get the feeling it's more of a hot sppoky hore that has trust issues. The owner is trying ti sell horse and will say just about anything if it means she gets the horse off her hands and cash in her hands
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post #24 of 52 Old 06-23-2009, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to go look at her... so its not going to be a gamble or anything..
If she is great, we might buy her... if she isn't what I'm looking for, then I won't get her..

The owners know other people that have horses for sale as well, and I will look at those ones too..

Also, I've been taking lessons for 5 yrs... I am an intermediate rider.. I don't want a dead broke horse, because they are too boring. I want a horse that is challenging, so I am learning, and working hard.

Thanks for anyone who has given me advice, I appreciate it. Once I find my dream horse, I'll know... and who knows.. this might be it
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post #25 of 52 Old 06-23-2009, 06:47 PM
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I don't want a dead broke horse, because they are too boring. I want a horse that is challenging, so I am learning, and working hard.
Coming out of a riding school, ANY horse that isn't a lesson horse is going to be challenging and help you learn. Trust me, been there, done that, and seen many other people do the same.

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post #26 of 52 Old 06-23-2009, 06:52 PM
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The only dead broke horse is a dead horse. All horses will bring new and exciting things to be learned!
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post #27 of 52 Old 06-23-2009, 07:01 PM
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I agree. I'm sorry but that horse does not sound ideal for a first horse. Very far from ideal in fact. I know we're all saying the same thing over and over again but, here it is nice and blunt. This mare doesn't seem to be put together all that nicely, and seems to be a hot, green horse. Coming out of lessons, like it was said above, most if not all other horses are going to bring something new to experience and ride through. And while it may seem like a very long time, personally, I don't feel that five years of lessons is all that much. But hey, it's your decision. Getting a nice broke horse will enable you to enjoy your first horse so much more than a mare like the one posted. By all means go see her. But definitely go look at other horses too, and don't just fall in love with the first horse you see. Good luck!

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post #28 of 52 Old 06-23-2009, 07:06 PM
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There is a LOT imbetween dead broke and hot, green, and issued.

A horse that is allready training but needs finishing touches, or a green horse with a quiet mind would be perfect if you are determined to get a challenge
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post #29 of 52 Old 06-23-2009, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, when I was talking about the dead broke horse part... I was referring to this ::

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You should get a horse that's dead broke and perfectly behaved, that way you can have fun and continue to improve yourself.
Which, was posted by zurmdahl...

She may be better or worse than what the owner has stated... never know till I go se her
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post #30 of 52 Old 06-23-2009, 09:26 PM
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mom2pride-- Actually, the owner told me that she would be perfect for a teen project horse, that she would've loved her when she was my age. I do know alot about training from friends, family, books, computer. Just not yet in real. If I don't ever train a horse, just cause I haven't trained one before, then I will have never trained a horse!
I started out learning how to ride on a very well trained horse, then owned a fairly well trained, but occasionally snotty pony; during that time, I also was able to ride and help my mom as she trained a few horses...when I did buy my first horse (a green welsh\morgan cross) I had a superb trainer as well as my mom alongside me everystep of the way, to help me with the horse. I didn't just get the green horse, just so I could 'train a horse'...I got him knowing I would have the help I needed in order to keep him on the right track. Book knowledge is great, but unless you have taken part in the training of some people's horses, and have a trainer lined up to help you with this horse, I still strongly advise you to keep looking for a more suitable mount. As I mentioned, before, you don't need a perfectly trained mount, but you do need one that is more advanced than this one is, otherwise you both may wind up getting hurt. Training a horse SHOULD NEVER be taken lightly, especially when it involves a horse that carries as much baggage as this mare does!

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