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    03-08-2012, 11:17 AM
  #601
Yearling
Grace,
Please oh please be careful.
I wish you were in Ohio, I would help you find a horse for free.
I am just nervous, I watched a youtube video of a girl trying out a horse and he reared up and flipped over on her.
If you want to PM me, I am a stay at home Mom and I will be glad to help you any way I can.
Susan
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    03-08-2012, 11:22 AM
  #602
Green Broke
I wish people would be more honest about the horses they are selling. Surely they don't want someones' injuries to be on their conscience. Take care, be patient & hopefully you will find the Right One soon.
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    03-08-2012, 11:43 AM
  #603
Yearling
I guess I really expected that horses in the 6 to 8K price range were going to be very well trained, well cared for and ready to work. I'm learning a lot in this process LOL!

My trainer has found me a horse in Calif she wants me to fly to see. I would have never considered this before, but she knows what kind of horse I want and need, and at this point I'm not too excited about picking horses for myself and test riding anymore.
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    03-08-2012, 12:54 PM
  #604
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A friend of mine has bought 2 horses from this guy (He's in FL). The first time she drove down and tried it out and then he shipped it to her, spent several days giving her lessons and helping her out and then his daughter even flew out to help her at her first show. The horse was under $5k at three years old when she bought him and has been an absolute dream NO VICES and SAFE...

She bought another horse from him a few months ago and he brought it to her and told her everything to expect, including the fact that this horse had a small buck when asked to canter. (It's a three year old mare). She called him because she feels like she needs a little help so he had her send videos to him and he gave her tips over the internet and now he is going to drive down in a few weeks for a few days.

Really nice people if you are daring enough to buy a horse without seeing it. He has been really really honost with my friend and very very helpful. He's an older guy, I think he's near 70.

Welcome - Runnin Outta Time Farm
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    03-08-2012, 01:29 PM
  #605
Yearling
Thanks Farm...Sounds like a great breeder! My challenge is that I'm looking for something 16hh or taller, probably a TB or large Morgan, and trained up through 1st level dressage. And under 6K. Apparently I'm asking for the moon!

Hubby wants to take a break from horse shopping now, I think last night frustrated him...
     
    03-08-2012, 02:52 PM
  #606
Foal
Sorry With Grace Your initial vibes when you first encountered him...It just goes to show, follow intuition. Those little voices in our heads are usually right. I am so glad he calmed down and you are okay. What did you do exactly to mellow him out? That might be a good idea to take a breather for a short while from your search, so you and your hubby can clear your heads for a bit. That must have been awful for him to watch it.

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Originally Posted by With Grace    
Thanks Farm...Sounds like a great breeder! My challenge is that I'm looking for something 16hh or taller, probably a TB or large Morgan, and trained up through 1st level dressage. And under 6K. Apparently I'm asking for the moon!

Hubby wants to take a break from horse shopping now, I think last night frustrated him...
     
    03-08-2012, 02:57 PM
  #607
Green Broke
Wow-can't believe what a hard time you are having finding the right horse,but you do have some big wants, but I would think your budget would cover all that. With all the problem horses you have seen & experienced I can certainly understand the reluctance on both your part & your husbands. I know when I got my last horse & my husband heard it was a gelding-he said-the boys usually don't work out for you-he didn't even want me to go look,but I had already seen pictures, & was pretty sure it would work out. I've had him more than a year now & he has been perfect. Yes, I'd like for him to be a few inches shorter, but if I can talk hubby into riding-he won't feel like he's on a midget-so it's ok. Have you tried putting your own ad out for horse wanted-maybe on Dream Horse or other forums like that?
     
    03-08-2012, 02:59 PM
  #608
Foal
My second lesson was today after so many years of being away from riding. The instructor who is also a good friend said I am ready to canter. The idea of it terrifies me. I couldn't agree to it even knowing I'd be on the lunge line. I feel like I will be comfortable just trotting forever and not going further. Yet, I really want to get this down pat and progress as quickly as I can. I have fears as an adult rider that I don't ever remember experiencing in the past. I was never afraid of heights before either, but am feeling that now too, although only for the initial few minutes after I mount. I just hope I can get past my fears and progress. Has anyone else experienced this, I mean, fear even with just the very basics?
     
    03-08-2012, 03:16 PM
  #609
Green Broke
With Grace-had to take a look at your blog-it was very good-I subscribed. But, I'm a little confused,since you just recently started back riding, & am still working on getting comfortable w/Grace,to me it sounds like the horse you are wanting to buy is much more advanced than she is. Maybe I missed something,but what you've gone to see hasn't worked out , so I'm wondering if dreams & reality aren't quite on the same plane? Just don't want to see you get hurt, or buy a horse that you have to re-sell,usually at a loss, & then start the search over again.
     
    03-08-2012, 03:34 PM
  #610
Yearling
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Originally Posted by LostInTheWoods02114    
Sorry With Grace Your initial vibes when you first encountered him...It just goes to show, follow intuition. Those little voices in our heads are usually right. I am so glad he calmed down and you are okay. What did you do exactly to mellow him out? That might be a good idea to take a breather for a short while from your search, so you and your hubby can clear your heads for a bit. That must have been awful for him to watch it.
You're so right, I'm going to stick to my gut with these things from now on! I didn't really mellow him out, just brought him back to a walk and got off.

I'm involving my trainer from here on out...If she finds something that sounds good, then maybe I'll go see it...
     

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