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post #1 of 24 Old 08-18-2008, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #2 of 24 Old 08-18-2008, 10:42 PM
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try dreamhorse.com that's where I found my horse

-L'eggo My Eggo "Eggo" - 9 yr Belgian Draft X Quarter Horse Gelding
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post #3 of 24 Old 08-18-2008, 10:48 PM
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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

-L'eggo My Eggo "Eggo" - 9 yr Belgian Draft X Quarter Horse Gelding
-Frequent Flyer "Jett"- 9yr Belgian Sporthorse
-Dusty Doc Lou "Dusty" - R.I.P
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post #4 of 24 Old 08-19-2008, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #5 of 24 Old 08-19-2008, 02:57 PM
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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....

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post #6 of 24 Old 08-19-2008, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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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!

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post #8 of 24 Old 08-19-2008, 03:09 PM
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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...

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post #9 of 24 Old 08-19-2008, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #10 of 24 Old 08-19-2008, 03:32 PM
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only the pink skinned ones....

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