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post #1 of 30 Old 08-31-2008, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Who Would YOU Choose?

I'm looking at a TON of rescue horses around Texas. I AM being open to Quarter Horses... and I'm fine with them now... (heh... it took a lot out of me to get this way... ;) ) As long as they're not ones with gigantic rear ends... I'm good.

The hardest part about finding younger horses (and even older horses) is their size. I need a horse that is fifteen hands or higher (when fully mature)... but most of the horses that I've been finding have been around 14 hands high or shorter. *sigh*

My question is... which of these horses would YOU choose. I'm interested in all of them...


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post #2 of 30 Old 08-31-2008, 02:27 PM
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I like Gossip, but they say she is small, so I don't know if she is tall enough for your preference of height. (I like short horses so that wouldn't bother me).

However, I really like the way MC is put together. Solovino isn't bad either.

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post #3 of 30 Old 08-31-2008, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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thanks. :)

I need to hear from my little brother which one he likes.

I still have another year... so they might all be adopted out by that time. But I'm still interested in all of them... :P

I'm still interested in that one PMU foal... but I'm looking at these guys as well. :P
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post #4 of 30 Old 08-31-2008, 03:03 PM
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I didn't particularly like any of them actually. "Zilla" had the best conformation of them all tho I am not a fan of the coloring. Do you have more choices?

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post #5 of 30 Old 08-31-2008, 03:59 PM
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I honestly don't like any of them not conformationally or look wise at all.

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post #6 of 30 Old 08-31-2008, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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OK. Thanks for the info.

No... I don't have any other choices for now. They are ALL rescues... just so you guys know. Not random... already trained horses. I'm not looking for a trained, show horse. I'm looking for a backyard horse that I can love for the rest of their days (however long that may be). So if you guys got confused about that... yeah.

Personally... I'm liking Zilla and Solovino best. Zilla because she's cute, well put-together, and I like the coloring. Most appies have (in my opinion) "ugly" coloring... but hers is one of the few that I actually like.
As for Solovino... he looks like an indian horse with the one thing over his eye... ;) He also looks (from what I'm able to tell) like he has OK conformation. He might be a bit short though... I'm unsure.
Then again... Sarge seems like a good choice. My little brother likes him... and he seems to be calm enough for little cousins. Yet at the same time enough of a challenge for me.

Thanks... if y'all have something you'd like to say... like WHY you don't like them... that'd be even better. But I do understand where you guys are coming from. I'm not rushing into anything, or getting my heart wrapped up around one or the other.
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post #7 of 30 Old 08-31-2008, 05:33 PM
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Sorry, pass on all of them. None look good at all conformationally.

What are you looking to do with the horse that you get? showing? just pleasure riding?

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post #8 of 30 Old 08-31-2008, 06:06 PM
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1. Her confo bugs me for some reason. She's three but hardly been handled by humans? I'd pass.
2. cute. don't like his confo.
3. cute. sounds like he needs a lot of groundwork and needs to be broke. i'd pass
4. not a fan. you'd have to wait a couple years to actually start working with him.
5. five and still scared of halters/leadropes? makes me wonder what else she's scared of. seems like a spooky horse. i'd pass.
6. sometimes requires feed when being caught, shy to people. I like horses to be sociable to people. i'd pass
7. don't like confo. needs a lot of work. doesn't like to be trimmed/shoed. i'd pass
8. cute. needs a lot of work, especially when it comes to trust.

i'd pass on all of these.
I'm curious as to why you want such a young, untrained horse?
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post #9 of 30 Old 08-31-2008, 06:31 PM
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i pass on all. none of them are very attractive horses. but i dont like the sites you used you should try


and a huge huge huge huge HUGE warning....

DO NOT get a young horse unless your very expeirenced with horses, especially with young ones.
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post #10 of 30 Old 08-31-2008, 06:45 PM
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For your needs, If i had to choose, I'd go with Gossip. It says she is friendly and easy to handle, which means she won't have the trust issues that some of the others had. Nervous horses aren't fun! I went through 3 months of torture with my buckskin, before the guy I work for came up with something that would help us get through her issues and trust me. Shes great now!!!

Gossip is pretty cute too, I don't think you'd have any probs going with her for trails and such. None of these will cut it for show, though.

If i picked another one, Connor would be 2nd. He looks like he would be an okay height, but being shy concerns me for a novice trainer. It takes a lot to get them over that, and some never do completely.
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