Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Remember you don't need 100 horses - you just need one horse. So even if your area only has a handful of horses, that doesn't mean one of them won't be the best horse for you.
When I was looking for horses I looked in a city area that hand loads of horses, different quality, prices, training etc but I didn't find anything that suited. Then I found my horse in this tiny town in the middle of nowhere, I've never seen another advertisement for a horse in that area, but there was just one there and one was all I needed.
If you're not looking for a couple of years then don't worry about it for a couple of years. Look at the horses available then and you might find something perfect.
If you live in a largish area and are noticing that all horses are of generally poor quality they might be selling elsewhere. An area I lived in would sell a lot of the horses through word of mouth and club advertisements, and only the horses that wouldn't sell that way would be advertised publicly.
Still, you don't need to worry about this for a few years. In a few years you could be living elsewhere, you could get out of horses, you could want something totally different, so its really pointless worrying now.