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post #1 of 9 Old 07-19-2008, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Finding The Perfect Horse.

Okay, so when I go to college (which will be another three years), and everything works out, my parents are going to buy me a horse. That's only if I get a really awesome scholarship and hardly have to pay for any of my tuition. Anyways, I'm already thinking about it and I have no clue what kind of horse I want! I don't know much about different breeds, so I want your ideas.

My Requirements:
  • I want a boy, either a stallion or a gelding.
  • I want a semi high-spirited horse.
  • I don't want an easy-to-ride horse.
  • I want a horse that is good at jumping.
  • I kinda want a crossbreed, since I'm not going to show at all during college. A crossbreed would be fun.
  • It'd be cool to have a heavier horse.
  • It can be solid or have color. It doesn't matter to me.

    What kind of horse should I get according to these requirements, and should I get a stallion or a gelding? I know it's hard to tell what a horse is like, but this will give me some idea.

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-19-2008, 09:11 PM
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My Requirements:


* I want a boy, either a stallion or a gelding.

Not sure about where you are, but unless you have your own land, finding housing a stallion can be difficult and expensive. I always lean towards geldings, but its personal preference.

* I want a semi high-spirited horse.

I had one of those and although he was a lot of fun, i'd go for a quieter horse these days. Why do you want something that is high-spirited? And what is your definition of high-spirited? Not trying to cause issue's or sound nasty, im just curious is all.

* I don't want an easy-to-ride horse.

Having owned horses that weren't easy to ride I don't hold it in high esteem. I'd take a pliable horse that likes to work with you over an argumentative one any day.

I really think it comes down to seeing horses and finding one that is suitable for you. A horse that you buy may not be everything that you want, but that doesn't mean you cannot teach the horse your own style. That's what I do, and both horse and I love it that way.

Good luck with your search!!!!

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-19-2008, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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* I want a semi high-spirited horse.

I had one of those and although he was a lot of fun, i'd go for a quieter horse these days. Why do you want something that is high-spirited? And what is your definition of high-spirited? Not trying to cause issue's or sound nasty, im just curious is all.

* I don't want an easy-to-ride horse.

Having owned horses that weren't easy to ride I don't hold it in high esteem. I'd take a pliable horse that likes to work with you over an argumentative one any day.
I want a high-spirited and "hard" to ride horse because I want a challenge. I don't want a dead head horse because I deal with those every weekend. I want something that is a challenge for me. I know I can handle it. High-spirited to me is a horse that likes to run, is always alert, and can be a handful. I want a fun horse!

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-25-2008, 01:46 PM
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late with this but-go gelding- maybe read up on the tb or tb X =size & energy or arabian X you'll get some fire with an Arab

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post #5 of 9 Old 07-25-2008, 10:33 PM
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I'd definitely get a gelding over a stallion. There are many reasons, but primarily like bdna mentioned...it may be hard to find a boarding stable that wants to take in a stallion.

As far as high spirited/challenge horses...it can be very rewarding working with a horse that is challenging. As long as you are experienced with handling and riding, I'd recommend an off-track thoroughbred. Not all are high-spirited, but they certainly are project horses! They make very nice riding horses as long as they did not have any severe injuries from the track. I've owned two and had a great time with OTTB's! You have to start out slow with them and basically retrain them and teach them almost the opposite of what they learned on the track.

Just my opinion. If you have any questions about it I have alot of info on off-tracks.

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post #6 of 9 Old 07-25-2008, 11:07 PM
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Wow! That's great how your parents would buy you a horse. I don't care what I get as long as it's a pony or horse and not a stallion!

But in my mind, I'd always go fro geldings, unless you're a strong riders, as sometimes it can be hard to control stallions, which I'm sure you already know.

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I found your post quite cute because of how genuine it is. In order for you to know what it is you want or what is best for you, you should take the chance now to ride a lot of different horses. That will probably be in a lesson setting. You will learn then what it is you should really look for in a horse vs just the looks or personality as described in your post.
Do you have a trainer? When it comes down to being able to choose a horse, I would make sure you have been working with a trainer for a while. It is always a better idea to buy your first riding horse with a trainer if you are unsure. They know your riding ability and will be able to match you up with what you want as well as match the horse with what you can handle.
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I found your post quite cute because of how genuine it is. In order for you to know what it is you want or what is best for you, you should take the chance now to ride a lot of different horses. That will probably be in a lesson setting. You will learn then what it is you should really look for in a horse vs just the looks or personality as described in your post.
Do you have a trainer? When it comes down to being able to choose a horse, I would make sure you have been working with a trainer for a while. It is always a better idea to buy your first riding horse with a trainer if you are unsure. They know your riding ability and will be able to match you up with what you want as well as match the horse with what you can handle.
Agreed

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-25-2008, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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I don't have a trainer. I'm not currently taking lessons or anything like that, and now that I think about it, I'm not sure that I can handle a stallion after what I heard about this one stallion that someone I know had. He's not a stallion anymore! Anywho, I know I really need to try out a few horses before I settle on just one specific breed or one specific gender. I just always seem to get along better w/ guy horses.

I really want to start working under a trainer, but the closest stable for me to get english lessons at is about an hour away, and with gas prices like they are, I'm not sure my mom and dad can afford to send me to lessons once a week! I really want to learn how to jump though!

M2G, is cute good?

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