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post #1 of 13 Old 01-05-2011, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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need help with what breed to get???

new to horses and would like peoples opinions on some questions...
first let me tell you what i would be using the horse for: riding, pulling a cart or wagon, pulling a small garden cultivator.
*what breed should i look for? would like a shorter breed, but one i can still ride... i'm no skinny girl.
*mare, gelding, ???? i know mare means a female, stallion means male, foal means baby horse. what does all these other terms mean???
*male or female?
*what age?

thanks!
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-05-2011, 04:10 PM
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Do you really think you are ready to own a horse if you don't know basic horse terms?
I am not trying to be rude, but I'm being honest.

Stallions are not the only males. There are also geldings, castrated male horses.
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-05-2011, 04:25 PM
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consider a haflinger gelding around 10 yrs old and trained, not green. You can ride or drive them and they have a good temperment.

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post #4 of 13 Old 01-05-2011, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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i read a ton i've just never been around horses that much. my friend used to have some. and don't worry i'm not gonna run out and buy a horse! i've got lots of work to do before i can even look. right now i'm doing lots of learning. and trying to find a place to get lessons or to work around horses and learn.

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alrighty, a gelding is a castrated male horse, correct?
so whats a haflinger?

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That's great to hear.
Lessons are going to be invaluable for you.
Best of luck.
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alrighty, a gelding is a castrated male horse, correct?
so whats a haflinger?
Why don't you just google it? I assume that's how you got here.
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post #8 of 13 Old 01-06-2011, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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i prefer to just ask knowledgable people questions and get answers
instead of searching thousands of thousands of links in a search.
i would much rather spend my time doing something constructive.

i've ordered 20 books from the library on horses. so more reading for me!

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i prefer to just ask knowledgable people questions and get answers
Then you'd better ask someone you know in real life, because you have no idea how knowledgeable we are. No offense to anyone here but asking on a message board is not a good way to do research! Even Wikipedia is better because it (usually) provides references. And it takes 2 seconds:

Haflinger (horse) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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post #10 of 13 Old 01-06-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the link.
and i understand what you mean ponyboy.
but i don't know anyone in real life with horses. other then the amish. and the amish here are the white-trash ones. think trailer-trash, but a rickety buggy instead of old truck, house in tattered tyvec (spelling?), barn that's about to fall in, or has or has in places.

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