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    03-18-2010, 08:50 AM
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.
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    03-18-2010, 09:24 AM
Not related to your question - just wanted to say I love your avatar photo.
    03-18-2010, 10:04 AM
Green Broke
Did you see this one?
    03-18-2010, 10:26 AM
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, 08:59 AM
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.
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    03-19-2010, 05:21 PM
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, 06:14 PM
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
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, 04:11 PM
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.
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    03-20-2010, 04:15 PM
Oh yea, and he's 16, not 18 years old.
    03-20-2010, 05:31 PM
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! :)

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