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    08-26-2011, 06:33 PM
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Might have found a new lesson horse :)

I've been considering getting another lesson mount for my students who are more into english. My QH's can be ridden english but are certainly not aces at it. I will be going Monday or Tues to look at a new addition.

Shocker of all shockers - me, the QH girl who has never owned anything but is going to look at a 16 yo jet black 16.3 Hanoverian mare. She has competed in jumping consistently at 3'6" & 4 ft, done dressage and a bit of xc. Any tips from the english folks on here for things to look at that may be different than what I'm used to looking for in my reiners & working cow horses?

I will post pics when I go see her next week :)
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    08-26-2011, 10:46 PM
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You will probably fall in love with her movement. I rode a hanoverian for two hears. He had THE most rythmic and easy to post to trot, and cantered like a textbook dressage 1, 2, 3. I love QH's but the ones that I have ridden just do not have the same wave of energy to lift the rider that the warmbloods have.

How much teaching do you do? I didn't realize you were a teacher. YOu teach mostly western? Wish I could snag some lessons from you.
     
    08-26-2011, 10:50 PM
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Foal
She sounds lovely, like my dream horse!
I have no tips for what to look for that might be different, but I wish you luck!
     
    08-26-2011, 11:12 PM
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Showing
I have a feeling too that I will fall in love Caroline, going to have to watch that I don't go in with "beer goggles". I used to ride jumpers for a friend as I could show green\rookie classes on the h/j circuit but they were all tb's or tb crosses. Never ridden any european breeds. Did ride a Lippizan once on vacation, my one and only time in a dressage saddle :) I will be finding a barn and taking some dressage lessons for myself if she is a fit for me. Her owner is going to college and approached my mom and asked if I might be interested as she is looking for a home to pamper her for the long haul. I have a history of lifers. I have 3 now that I've had for 20+ years.

While training is my main income source I do quite a bit of teaching. My mom is a 4-H youth agent so I'm very involved with our local 4-H kids & a handful that show AQHA/APHA. I have 9 students right now. I do WP, show trail, western riding, reining, hunt seat, some cow work, contesting & showmanship is my forte. I also judge and put on a few horsemanship & showmanship clinics each year. While I love riding\training it's almost more rewarding seeing little ones soak up knowledge and succeed!
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    08-27-2011, 12:59 PM
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I love QH's but the ones that I have ridden just do not have the same wave of energy to lift the rider that the warmbloods have.
tiny, you are welcome to come and ride my paint to feel the energy.

I took lessons on WBX last winter while my girls were off (dressage, no jumping). She was amazingly smooth and easy to sit/do the sitting trot work (although my horses are very smooth too, but majority of lesson horses I tried are not nearly being smooth unfortunately).

Good luck trying her out, MHFQ! If it's a great horse and good for lessons, then who cares what breed it is!
     
    08-27-2011, 02:35 PM
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Thanks KV! I'm pretty excited about something new and different. I really hope she & I click. The hubby's going to have to build me a mounting block for her though! :)
     
    08-27-2011, 09:03 PM
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Green Broke
She sounds amazing!! Can't wait to see pics! I'm at schooling shows, so I never get to see anything too fancy. If for some unimaginable reason, you don't want her, you know.. She can happily come live with me. (:
     
    08-28-2011, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
tiny, you are welcome to come and ride my paint to feel the energy.

I took lessons on WBX last winter while my girls were off (dressage, no jumping). She was amazingly smooth and easy to sit/do the sitting trot work (although my horses are very smooth too, but majority of lesson horses I tried are not nearly being smooth unfortunately).

Good luck trying her out, MHFQ! If it's a great horse and good for lessons, then who cares what breed it is!

In a heartbeat!
     
    08-28-2011, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ilovemyPhillip    
She sounds amazing!! Can't wait to see pics! I'm at schooling shows, so I never get to see anything too fancy. If for some unimaginable reason, you don't want her, you know.. She can happily come live with me. (:
I'm hoping I don't find a reason not to want her. Her owner is supposed to give me a call tomorrow to set up a time to go see her. I'm like a kid at christmas I'm so anxious! As a kid I wanted nothing more than a big warmblood to jump but growing up with working QH's & a grandfather that is very breed biased nothing but QHs were allowed in his barn. I did have an appendix mare as a teen that I rode hunt seat & jumped and he despised her. So even though she is really a purchase to be a schoolie & benefit my students, it's a bit of a childhood dream for myself. Shame I had to wait until my 30s to go for it! Dug out my old breeches a bit ago and THEY STILL FIT! WOOOOOOT!
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    08-28-2011, 08:37 PM
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We had better see some pictures when you get some!
     

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