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        09-21-2011, 01:59 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    I agree with whitetrashwarmblood good SANE green broke is great...you can finish them to fit you and they don't have life long badhabbits you have to work through...
         
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        09-22-2011, 06:01 AM
      #12
    Foal
    I am dealing with my first youngster (7 yo exracehorse) at the moment.

    I have a 30+ yo rescue mare who needed a horsey friend. When she arrived her feet were dreadfully overgrown and she was lame in front. She is now feeling great and often bucks for joy, sometimes when I'm riding her.

    A weanling will need supplementary feeding every single day to give best chance for full growth and development of horsie. Be prepared to pay for a special diet and make sure you are close enough to pop in at least once every day.

    Did you know that a 1 yo horse = 8 yo human and 2 yo horse = 13 yo human (I think, don't quote me on that). It's a very important time for a horse. It's when they get their start.

    Good luck finding a suitable horse.
         
        09-22-2011, 08:15 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    I am of the opinion that if you have to ask, then you really don't have the experience to do it.
    Excuse me if I am wrong, but I am under the impression that this will be your first horse?
    Just don't.
    Get a horse that you can ride and enjoy safely Today.
    Further on down the road, when you have the means for additional horses, then consider looking into a yearling if you are so inclined.
         
        09-22-2011, 09:38 AM
      #14
    Ink
    Weanling
    I agree with the majority of posters. I wouldn't recommend a yearling to anyone as a first horse. Maybe if you had years of lessons and experience with young horses, but since you are relatively new to horses then it's an easy no.

    You just don't want to get something you aren't ready for. I'd hate for you to have a scary experience (when dealing with a green human and unbroke horse this is pretty much inevitable) and give up on horses altogether. I don't know if I'd even recommend a green broke horse for you. Darrin's rule of 10 is pretty much spot on. Trust me it IS possible to find an already broke horse that's been trained to your liking. At this point you need a horse that you can relax on and learn from.

    Don't get me wrong you can learn a lot from youngsters too, but you'll be skipping so many steps in between. And I've always found it's best to start from the beginning.
         
        09-23-2011, 04:34 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Thanks for all the help guys! I do realize it might be a good idea to get an older horse and I have found someone I am VERY interested in! Thankyou all for your great help! :)
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