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post #1 of 2 Old 03-23-2012, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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At a loss to where to go next??

Ok guys , so with much regret I am to send my new boy (ott) off to central queensland to be free leased by my mother(has ample experience) to ride and get him more miles and experience then I am able to give him. It is her plan to take him to pc and other various places to gain exposure to what a life outside of racing can be all about. It will benefit him in every way and is the best decision and quailty at life that I can provide him without having to sell him or take him to an $$$ trainer which I dont think he needs as he has all the training there , hes just green as hell.

So this brings me to my search for advice surrounding my next purchase - what in your opinion/s would be an ideal breed and temprement of a horse suited to my ability?


My exp: I am an adult begginner with some knowlegde and know how but have lost confidence and forgotten the little lessons that we pick up along the way in our lives as horsemen/women. I am able to lunge, general groom and handle a horse,tack up etc, am nervous on a fresh/green horse but not the other end of the scale, its like i have confidence when the horse does also. I cant jump or compete in dressage or anything spectacular but would love to learn dressage and eventually learn how to do a little jumping. I could teach a person to be comfortable around horses, but not to ride as my technique is less then diserable, I tend to second guess myself if questioned - why did you do that or why do you think that is the right approach. So as a whole I think that I need a instructor to fine tune me and remind me of those lessons long forgotten. ...and most importantly the right horse.

Ideally I'd like my second mount to be something that has the hieght of a tb with the eagerness to please, the frame and general temprement of of a 1/4 horse . Seems like the answer is right there in front of me but I was looking for suggestions surrounding any ideas of the breeds out there that would be suited to me ....thank you in advance

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-24-2012, 08:45 AM
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A horse with quite a few miles on him is a good place to start. I made sure I bought a been there done it horse that had a lot of miles on the trail. He is 15. I was looking for a quarter horse but ended up with a walker due to his solidness. That was the most important thing to me is that he was solid.

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