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post #1 of 28 Old 01-16-2013, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Help Me Find My Perfect Horse?

Okay, so perfect is a stretch, but I've been searching for almost 9 months, and still haven't found exactly what I want. Price HAS to be low. I've been looking into thoroughbred rescues and rehoming organizations, because I really love thoroughbreds and love the idea of adopting.

What I've been advertising is something young with little training but lots of potential. A good brain and decent conformation is a must! I have plenty of trainers with different backgrounds and approaches to help me. I am looking for barns to do a working student position with, so it'd be something I'd want to bring along myself.

I am pretty much looking for as cheap as I can get! I'd like to keep a budget of $1000. I go to school and work part time, so my money is limited, but it is doable!

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post #2 of 28 Old 01-16-2013, 05:42 PM
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Have you checked out ReRun? I always love their horses:)

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Thank you! I've sent some emails around now.. I got a reply from someone who had a pictureless dreamhorse ad and attached below are the pictures I got. This is a 16h 4yo mare who is off track. Not sure how long off track, her current owners don't know. I know these are the worst for confo critiques, but they're all I got.
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I think I might pass on this one

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If your name suggests anything, then why not look into rescue Saddlebreds. Some great and often well trained, horses needing homes.

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WHere are you located?
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@FeatheredFeet I grew up riding them and love them a lot, but I'm not sure they're well suited for the discipline I show now.

@Phly I live in Rockville MD, but I would board in Manassas VA.

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Hmmm well my suggestion was going to be check with the Amish if you were lookin for saddlebred's. That's most of the buggy horses. But PA would be a bit far I'd think. And if you're not set on a saddlebred I suppose that was kinda useless lol. Anyhows, I suppose knowing your location will be usefull in helping folks give ya leads on horses. Good luck
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Hmmm well my suggestion was going to be check with the Amish if you were lookin for saddlebred's. That's most of the buggy horses. But PA would be a bit far I'd think. And if you're not set on a saddlebred I suppose that was kinda useless lol. Anyhows, I suppose knowing your location will be usefull in helping folks give ya leads on horses. Good luck
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I think you're thinking Standardbred ;) Standardbreds are mostly used by amish to pull carts and buggies, I haven't heard of any Saddlebreds before.

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Lmao! You're right. I even accidentally typed standardbred when I was typing it and went back and changed it. Brain fart
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