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post #11 of 15 Old 09-30-2012, 08:05 PM
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First, Welcome to the forum!

WalnutPixie's post is great, well thought out advice. That would be the advice I would give also, on the forum or with real life clients. As a new owner/rider it is a great benefit to start on a horse that has the knowledge already. That gives you opportunity to know how the finished product should work, gain skills safely and build confidence. Then someday revisit the idea of starting from the ground up. It is a rewarding thing to do but as said already, it isn't always an easy row to hoe.

From your post, it seems you have the want to and willingness to learn. That is a tremendous asset when venturing into horses.
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post #12 of 15 Old 09-30-2012, 11:46 PM
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I am just getting back into ridding since a boy. I have been ridding pretty regular for about 2 months. I am 6'1, about 170. I just got a Tennessee Walker. He is 7, and stands right at 16 hands. It's been my experience that size really does not matter unless your a giant trying to ride a midget horse. It should be what your are most comfortable with. I love a tall horse, my biggest issue I am going to have down the road is getting on my horse bareback. That is how I like to ride, and after a little more training with him, that is how I plan to do a lot of my short rides
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post #13 of 15 Old 10-02-2012, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all so very much for the replies! I really appreciate the valuable insight. Sorry for the lapse in response time, I had a ton of orders come in, and everyone needed their soap around the same time, so I was one busy lady.
I think what I will do for now is just continue to lease and see where it takes me. The owner of the colt, has mentioned keeping him and training and I pay his boarding and once he is of riding age, I come get him. (With visits in between of course). So I may just do something like that, so he is trained properly and in a way that would make him more safe for me to ride several years down the road. The breeder is only an hour from me, which is nice.
All the advice was truly taken to heart.
I normally go to the stables alone, as my husband stays at home and watches our boys, but I will ask the gal that is there with me, to get a picture on my phone, so I can share it on here
I look forward to many more chats and questions and photo sharing!


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post #14 of 15 Old 10-02-2012, 10:35 PM
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I did not read the other posts, sorry. just plain lazy, I guess.

But, most TWH's I've seen are taller than 15 hh. most are closer to 16hh. a really nice size!

anyway, sounds like the others gave some great pointers, so I'll close with , "welcome to the forum".
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post #15 of 15 Old 10-02-2012, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the warm welcome Tiny! I truly appreciate it and thank you for answering my question


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