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post #1 of 24 Old 01-23-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Am I being realistic with my budget?

I am looking for a second horse, a project horse. I have not settled on whether I would put reining or western pleasure into it. I have expeirence in both and they are the two events actually turning a profit for anyone around here.
Theses are some criteria I am looking for
Mare
Less than 5 years old
Colour(not the end of the world) black, grulla,buckskin, red dun,roan.
Top or bottom includes one of the following lines: hollywood, banditos, high brow cat, colonials,peppy, zippos.
Very minimal training such as halter broke, stands tied, lunges, been sat on. I want a blank slate.
Good mind, willing, calm

Onto the question! Do you think I could get a horse matching these criteria for under $1600? Is this realistic?
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post #2 of 24 Old 01-23-2012, 11:13 PM
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Where are you located? The local market will play heavily into what you can/can't get for that price.
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post #3 of 24 Old 01-23-2012, 11:14 PM
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For a weanling, yearling? You could a pretty good quality one.
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post #4 of 24 Old 01-23-2012, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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I should of been more specific, I am shopping in western Canada. I was looking for something I could start right way age 2,3,4,5.

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post #5 of 24 Old 01-23-2012, 11:34 PM
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That's where I am from, BC, the price for decent quality weanling or yearling would be $1500. Anything older and cheaper wouldn't be the calibre of horse to do WP or reining with.
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post #6 of 24 Old 01-23-2012, 11:40 PM
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With the horse market the way it is now, I think it is definitely do-able. I see tons of horses on the market for well below what they are worth. Especially horses under 5 years old. You may be able to find a horse that fits what your looking for, for $800. But it might be across the country or in the US, so factor in shipping, you could still be under your $1600 budget. Don't limit just to Canada, the US horse market is crappy right now, You never know what you'll come across.

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post #7 of 24 Old 01-23-2012, 11:44 PM
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Yes, look in the states, then factor in the shipping costs.
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post #8 of 24 Old 01-24-2012, 12:31 AM
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good luck with you finding a new horse

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post #9 of 24 Old 01-24-2012, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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I haVe thought about buying from the states, I will send out a few emails to some shippers for quotes. Luckily I have also found a couple nice fillys in my price range.

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post #10 of 24 Old 01-24-2012, 09:47 PM
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Sorry if im ruining your question with my own but I can't figure out how to post. This is my first forum...I 23 and getting married, we are moving outwest in the spring I have to great horses one is 15 halflinger cross (my 1st horse) and I love her with all my heart. Second one is a appendix..registered, and beautiful but..since I can only take one Im haveing a really hard time with this..mostly because of all the unwanted horses that aren't being fed...I think I should keep my unregisterd horse. Help! How do you pick and choose?
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