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    08-22-2010, 11:21 AM
  #1
Weanling
If It's Not Too Much Trouble...

Just as a note: I am not selling Tango...not at this point, anyways. I simply want to keep my options open in case things don't work out between us, and besides, I've wanted a second trail horse for so long.

I think-I think-if I can find the right horse, dad might just agree. I'm completely spoiled, I know, but hey-that's what dads are for. I've been looking, and it is really hard to find a good one! Or maybe my standards are high. Well, anyways, if I do get a second one I'm not willing to settle for second-best. I've been dealing with second-best for a year now-if we're going to spend the money on a second horse for me, it has to be a really good one.

So if it's not too much trouble, I'd ask you guys to keep your eyes open for a horse in Southern Ontario, under these conditions: mare or gelding (I think that's obvious), a great trail horse (non-spooky, can ride out with either a group or alone<--this is a biggy, will lead, follow, or stay mid-pack), one who has good impulsion but isn't like Tango (who just wants to RUN! All the time), well-mannered and no vices (I think most people look for this in a horse) and physically, I really don't want one over 15 hands...Oh, and after all that, it's not like I'm only going to get one for a certain colour, but I really like pintos, so that would just be the icing on the cake. Of course, it really doesn't matter the colour or breed as long as I can find a good one. I'd say our price range is around $2000, more or less. My dad's not going to shell out $10,000 on a horse, no matter how spoiled I am.

I'm going to keep looking, but if any of you hear of anything, let me know. Thanks =)
     
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    08-23-2010, 01:55 PM
  #2
Foal
I think everyone is looking for a good horse lol! I wish I could go to Kentucky for a week and shop around. Maybe all of us looking for a horse should grab a big ol trailer and take a rode trip! Lol
     
    08-23-2010, 02:39 PM
  #3
Weanling
I agree. It's ridiculously hard to find one! But then, I guess everyone with those old bombproof kid-friendly horses wants to keep them for themselves.
     
    08-23-2010, 02:44 PM
  #4
Yearling
Around here, good, solidly trained paints really aren't hard to find :) People like the flash of it, and the 'real' breeders around here produce good minded horses so it's a win-win situation

Like you said, the color is the icing on the cake! I was talking with another guy yesterday, we both agree'd that you can't ride the color....but it's a heck of a nice bonus!
     
    08-23-2010, 02:49 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by twogeldings    
Around here, good, solidly trained paints really aren't hard to find :) People like the flash of it, and the 'real' breeders around here produce good minded horses so it's a win-win situation

Like you said, the color is the icing on the cake! I was talking with another guy yesterday, we both agree'd that you can't ride the color....but it's a heck of a nice bonus!
There's a lot more English riding stables around here than trail ones...sadly. If I asked my instructor about it she might be able to look around (she has a lot more horsey contacts than I do), but I can't really ask her about it without dad finding out that I'm having second thoughts about Tango. (He does not want me to sell Tango, which is a bit of a problem..) I guess he's going to find out eventually, but...I was kind of planning on just looking for a while. *Sigh* I never knew horse shopping was so hard!
     
    08-24-2010, 12:44 AM
  #6
Yearling
My advice is talk to your dad before you actually go out looking for another horse. Get him to understand that you and Tango aren't working out well together and you need something better suited for you. No matter how much your dad likes Tango he can't ignore the fact that if you aren't confident on Tango then it can be dangerous. Once you talk to him you can seriously start horse shopping.
     
    08-27-2010, 01:38 PM
  #7
Weanling
Going to bump occasionally, in case anyone new has anything to offer..
     
    08-27-2010, 01:50 PM
  #8
Foal
Rode trip yay!!
     
    09-02-2010, 07:41 PM
  #9
Weanling
Bump yet again.
     

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