Potential horses
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Potential horses

This is a discussion on Potential horses within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Potentials in horses
  • Potential horses

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-18-2010, 09:50 AM
  #1
Yearling
Potential horses

I wanted some thoughts on a few horses I might look at. I am looking for a trail/camping mount. I have ridden for 19+ years, but I am basically looking for something you'd put a beginnger on as I injured my neck recently and am very very nervous even getting on a horse. I looked at a horse last night, was told it was "bombproof" which apparently means "insane" haha. No one could have convinced me to get on him.
Anyways here are the potentials:

1). 18 yro appy gelding. 15 hands. Was used as a kids horse, but kids are gone. He was used mostly as a trail horse, no spook, bolt, rear, etc. Sound, no issues. I can't see anything majorly wrong with him as far as conformation.

2.) 12 yr old AQHA mare. 15.1. Quiet, not spooky. Used as a trail horse, very confident on the trails. No buck, bolt, rear. Her ad: Quarter Horse For Sale, New Jersey, Howell

Both of these are almost 2 hours away. I haven't found much locally in my price range, i'm being extremely picky too though! Found one other horse, sounded perfect, but when I got the photos of him he was sooo sooo skinny. Which is probably the reason he is so quiet, its hard to say.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-18-2010, 10:24 AM
  #2
Banned
Not related to your question - just wanted to say I love your avatar photo.
     
    03-18-2010, 11:04 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Did you see this one?
***FREE RiDiNG HORSE OR PASTURE MATE***
     
    03-18-2010, 11:26 AM
  #4
Yearling
No I didn't, but says not for a timid rider. That's me haha! I'm not in the ocean city area either
     
    03-19-2010, 09:59 AM
  #5
Yearling
I am going to be seeing the app on saturday at some point. He sounds really nice, quiet and laid back. They have had him for 10 years. I haven't seen any recent pics of him. Heres a couple the owner sent of him. I don't see him being a show horse, but for what I want to do he seems perfect.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg trail ride 021.jpg (60.6 KB, 78 views)
File Type: jpg Picture 128.jpg (45.6 KB, 76 views)
File Type: jpg kidshappy.jpg (77.2 KB, 77 views)
     
    03-19-2010, 06:21 PM
  #6
Weanling
Hopefully he looks good in recent pics too, but I'd definitely want some if I were you since a lot can change in four years.

I guess you'll know what he looks like tomorrow, since you'll see him in person.

Don't forget your camera like I did yesterday when I went to look at a horse .
     
    03-19-2010, 07:14 PM
  #7
Showing
Both horses sound good. I like the looks of the Appy. He has a nice eye and looks to be very comfortable under saddle. The only thing that concerns me about the mare is part of the description that says
Quote:
If you are a mare person then Eve is for you
That can mean a lot of things and, in particular, that she can get mareish when in season.

Were it me, I would prefer the gelding.
     
    03-20-2010, 05:11 PM
  #8
Yearling
Went and looked at the gelding today. He was really nice, just extremely fat haha. He was quiet, but not dead. Neck reined nicely, great stop. I didn't really get to ride him much, we were late and the people were in a hurry, I felt a little bad. He seemed like he had a really good mind though I only got one sorta decent pic of him, his standing in a couple holes. My photographer was slacking. Not badly built, he's got good bone and a short back.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 003.jpg (62.7 KB, 47 views)
     
    03-20-2010, 05:15 PM
  #9
Yearling
Oh yea, and he's 16, not 18 years old.
     
    03-20-2010, 06:31 PM
  #10
Banned
Oo gosh.... well, he won't win beauty contests yet,lol! Try the mare,too, then pick. And if you don't like either, keep looking! :)
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would love opinions on the eventing potential for these 2 horses! BurningAmber520 Eventing 4 02-12-2010 02:17 PM
Liam on his horse, and my horses confo and potential morganshow11 Horse Riding Critique 6 08-03-2009 06:49 PM
What do you think about him? potential buy.! shermanismybaby3006 Horse Riding Critique 12 12-14-2008 12:17 AM
horses potential jazzyrider Horse Talk 12 02-22-2008 08:04 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0