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post #11 of 26 Old 07-21-2012, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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I would say that is another indication of your general lack of readiness to take on what you propose to take on -- here is a good general reference in matters of conformation:
http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/cepublicatio...613/eb1613.pdf
Yess thank you I know what it means because inglish is not my first language I have never heard that term before but I now know what she was referring too
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post #12 of 26 Old 07-22-2012, 12:59 AM
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Sorry sweetie, don't mean to be harsh, but you couldn't run fast enough to give me either of those horses. Do you have someone knowledgeable you can get to help you look for the right horse? That would help.
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post #13 of 26 Old 07-22-2012, 12:59 AM
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If I was you I would avoid both horses. I would avoid the stallion like the plague. I don't know what your riding experience is and you may be an outstanding horse person. That being said, in my opinion most teens would do well with a steady eddy horse between the ages of 13 and 17. Most beginner riders would do well with a steady eddy horse between the ages of 15 and 20. A horse that has some miles on it. You are new to horses and you don't need to get hurt. You want your first horse to be FUN. You can learn a lot about horse behavior by working with a horse that has some training and "life experience". You can learn a lot from a green horse but most of that is what a poorly trained green horse thinks it can get away with. If you really want to learn about horse behavior you are better off observing horses in a pasture and with their people. You can do that with a steady eddy. It does not sound like you need a 3 year old. A green horse is a really great way to get hurt. If you are not experience and not working with a trainer I would recommend taking a pass on both.
Or you could do what I do, ride a nine year old Stallion as a teenager! He's only a stallion because I thought Gelding was bad as a little kid.
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How long have you been riding for? What level do you ride at. Have you worked under an experienced trainer before? Do you have a trainer that is going to be working with you to help train your future horse? Training a horse can be very rewarding and fun, it is also hard and challenging work. Even for those of us who have experience breaking a horse to ride are often stumped, thrown and hurt. I just dislocated my shoulder and bruised half my body riding a green horse. Even with horses that are very broke things just happen. It's not always this magical experience. Books are an excellent tool along side an experienced horse person.

Confirmation wise, neither of them look great from what I can see in the pictures. However I would need to see a picture of them standing on level ground square and face straight not facing or turning from the camera. Close enough to get all of them in frame and not any further then that. Then a picture of their back end and front again with them standing square.

I want to tell you we are saying to be careful out of concern for you and the horses welfare. I think most of us have seen what can happen when people try to 'train' their own horse without the experience to do so. I am stealing a quote from this very bad movie I just watched. 'Green on Green = Black and Blue.'
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post #15 of 26 Old 07-22-2012, 09:25 AM
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From personal experience having a gelding who was 4 before he was gelded, and was allowed to breed, I would avoid the stallion. Mine is 12 and even though he will not mount my mares, he's stallion in his head all day! He's ridable but very bossy and pushy and headstrong. We have major issues that require patience and strong leadership.
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post #16 of 26 Old 07-22-2012, 02:39 PM
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At this point? You need more exposure to horses I think.

Getting a horse is an expensive proposition at the best of times.

And getting into horses without a mentor if you aren't experienced? The worst thing you can do. As is not listening to someone that is trying to steer you in the right direction.

Case in point? 45 year old friend of mine bought 2 mares. Told her bad idea, as seller was methhead years ago, and still "don't look quite right" out of his eyes.

She bought them anyway, be 2 years this Dec. In those 2 years? They have not been ridden but maybe 30 times AND those were bareback in halter, because??? They've never been trained hardly. And never been bitted, and know nothing.

Although the 5 year old? Knows very well how to kick, strike, cowkick, bite and rear AND charge at them. And these were supposed to be "kid's horses" too. And forgot to mention she bucks. HARD.

She only gave 350 for the two fools. Will never get that. And has fed/watered/boarded them too. She wouldn't listen to reason, thought she could "love them into being good" and she and they will pay the price.

Get someone to work with you for a while, and then get a trained, sensible horse, gelding is best.

Wouldn't touch that stallion with ten foot pole, don't like his head, and pictures aren't good of mare either.
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post #17 of 26 Old 07-23-2012, 12:39 PM
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If you must get a horse, maybe you can lease one for a while, or half lease... If a trainer near you will let you rent one of their horses to ride and care for a few days of the week. Maybe they could work with you on starting a young one with guidance if you have some riding skills.... You would have time to learn about taking care of them and training them without being on your own. Find out what to feed them. What's good in a farrier. Btw, You are always training a horse, with everything you do with them, maybe not starting from scratch, but it's always training even when they are older.
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Or you could do what I do, ride a nine year old Stallion as a teenager! He's only a stallion because I thought Gelding was bad as a little kid.
*Headdesk* If the only reason this horse is a stallion is because you never gelded him when he was young, he needs to be gelded ASAP.

OP, Neither horse are appropriate. You don't have the experience to train a horse from the ground up from what I've gathered, and would be much better off finding a trained horse to learn on with a qualified instructor.
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*Headdesk* If the only reason this horse is a stallion is because you never gelded him when he was young, he needs to be gelded ASAP.

OP, Neither horse are appropriate. You don't have the experience to train a horse from the ground up from what I've gathered, and would be much better off finding a trained horse to learn on with a qualified instructor.
thanks for your help with my ?,

but if he is doing well on his stallion, I don't think its your buisiness to tell him to get him gelded. And at that age a horse is more likely to end up proud cut anyway...
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post #20 of 26 Old 07-23-2012, 01:03 PM
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and at that age a horse is more likely to end up proud cut anyway...
What the heck are you talking about? As a mature stallion, those bad boys are hanging low enough for the vet to get them both. Methinks you don't know the meaning of 'proud cut'.

Yet another reason you need to take lessons with a qualified instructor, and if you're going to buy get something older, well trained, and with no working reproductive organs.
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