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        08-18-2008, 10:49 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Help Me Shop/What to Look for in First Horse

    So, I have boarding set up (I'm sticking with the barn I'm at now), now I can start horse shopping OFFICIALLY. As most of you have seen, I have a nice little mare that I have my eye on, and I am scheduled to go look at her on Sunday.

    I have stated that I was going to let my HF family help me shop for my first horse. Here are my requirements:
    --Beginner safe!! (I am a timid rider)
    --Larger, as I am a larger rider
    --Western rider
    --Mellow
    --10yrs or older, but not elderly
    --Must be acclimated to being boarded outside
    --Located within the state of Minnesota
    --Owners willing to deliver for additional fee
    --Pics would be helpful

    Breed, color or gender are not important to me, as the most important is temperament. I am looking for a great beginner's horse.

    ALSO--
    I am going up to look at my first mare on Sunday, and I am a little unsure of what to look for in buying my first horse. I am on my own for this first visit, but my instructor said that if I was still interested in the mare after my first visit, that she would come up with me my next visit and make sure I wasn't buying a demonic pony.

    So, What should I look for?

    Luv you guys.
         
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        08-18-2008, 11:42 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    Try dreamhorse.com that's where I found my horse
         
        08-18-2008, 11:48 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    Here are some horses I found on there that I think might be a good fit . . .
    http://dreamhorse.com/show_horse.php...rse_id=1277175
    http://dreamhorse.com/show_horse.php...rse_id=1263448
         
        08-19-2008, 12:28 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Thanks Amanda!

    I should have set a price limit, I'm not looking to spend a HEAP, as the market is low right now, so I've heard. I'd go as high as 3500 and that's as if the horse really dazzles me.
         
        08-19-2008, 03:57 PM
      #5
    Super Moderator
    Hmmmm... here's an 11 year old but it seems too good to be true...
    http://www.equine.com/horses-for-sal...7-9f7c5de19b2a

    This one looks like a nice one... she's 14. I like her better then the one above. She's been bred before though... she's cute though... love her name.
    http://www.equine.com/horses-for-sal...7-9f7c5de19b2a

    I'm going to keep looking too... I like number 2 better than number 1 here....
         
        08-19-2008, 04:08 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    I like the second one too. I'll be in Kellogg this weekend actually, I'll contact the owner and see if I can go out and have a look at her.
         
        08-19-2008, 04:08 PM
      #7
    Super Moderator
    15 hands... looks pretty stocky
    http://dreamhorse.com/show_horse.php...rse_id=1273000

    This one sounds like she might be speedy, you'd have to ask but man is she cute!
    http://dreamhorse.com/show_horse.php...rse_id=1251618

    And of course I add the walking horse... I love walkers...
    http://dreamhorse.com/show_horse.php...rse_id=1084446

    Wow... I'm not even a mare person and I think that's pretty much all I'm giving you!
         
        08-19-2008, 04:09 PM
      #8
    Super Moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Moxie
    I like the second one too. I'll be in Kellogg this weekend actually, I'll contact the owner and see if I can go out and have a look at her.
    She would need a "wittle" sunscreen on her nose though...
         
        08-19-2008, 04:16 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    You know, I've often wondered about that, do all white horses need sunscreen? Fritz has a white/pink nose, and I'm not sure if they put sunscreen on him or not.


    ETA: I have an email out to the owners of the second.
         
        08-19-2008, 04:32 PM
      #10
    Super Moderator
    Only the pink skinned ones....
         

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