Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I would not recommend a foal to a beginner, I firmly believe that green on green is a bad idea, UNLESS under very strict professional care. Generally spreaking, a beginner on a green or unbroke horse leads to big problems.
I would recommend that you look for an older horse that's been there and done that.
Most "diamonds in the rough" or bargain horses are young, untrained horses that require a lot of work to bring them to their full potential - it is very very unlikely you'll find a really good beginners' horse for really cheap; beginner horses are worth their weight in gold.
Having said the above, it's a buyer's market out there, horse prices are at the lowest they've been in years, so if you're in a position to buy, now's the time :)
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