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post #1 of 19 Old 02-09-2012, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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My friend is looking for a new horse/pony. She requires: 12hh-14hh, Paint or Warmblood, easy to handle, 6-9 years old and for beginner (who once was an advanced) with knowledge. Does NOT want: Arab, TB, Welsh. She would appreciate if there was a Paint that's Chestnut Tobiano. Price range: Nothing over $5000. Thank-you!



I saw this ad on facebook under horses for sale and I just cant help but feel annoyed. Why look for a specific colour rather then temperment? Yes, Paints are lovely and I want one but I'd rather a safe horse then paying top dollar for a certain colour :/

Am I wrong about this...and what wrong with welsh ponies? 12-14hh paint or warmblood??

when I commented asking, she replied:

It's not for me, its what my friend wants. She's been through a tough time lately. Her horse that she's got at the moment has lost it's brain and is seriously lame. She needs a beginner horse she has lost all her confidence..

hhmmm maybe im reading too much into this, but it just seems silly.

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post #2 of 19 Old 02-09-2012, 06:47 AM
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Many people enjoy Paint horses as a breed, but yes, it's silly and unimportant to ask for a certain color pattern. Paints are a far cry from Warmbloods, and you're not going to find a WB under 14hh. A bit silly, but I wouldn't get upset over it.
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post #3 of 19 Old 02-09-2012, 06:53 AM
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I see where she is coming from. My next horse be an overo paint. I don't what color I just know I want an overo. But I am also going to look for a temperment that suits me.
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post #4 of 19 Old 02-09-2012, 08:36 AM
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I personally have no issue with people holding out to find the right horse in the right colour. We say it all the time to people who want to breed that they can find one on the ground in the colour they want. We should follow through with that.
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post #5 of 19 Old 02-09-2012, 09:13 AM
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Personally color is/was the last thing I look for in a horse. I never wanted a Paint horse, thought they were pretty, just not my thing....chestnut is my least favorite color, what did I end up with? A chestnut overo Paint/TB horse.

I never thought color was that big of a deal, at least she knows what she wants, I guess :)
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post #6 of 19 Old 02-09-2012, 09:21 AM
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I will admit I shopped for colour. While looking for my barrel prospect I typically skipped over the sorrels unless they had alot of white or a name that indicated a nice pedigree. I wasn't against getting a sorrel but id prefer not too. In the end I got exactly what I wanted, with colour. Found a nicely running bred dun, who was also the age I wanted, broke but not started, and a gelding. I never wouldn't consider a mare, something without color, started, or greenbroke, or a few years off. But that's what I wanted and I found it.
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post #7 of 19 Old 02-09-2012, 09:37 AM
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I don't think looking for a particular thing in itself is bad - I avoid chestnut, and to people who are showing colour may end up being a winning point.

What I do find a little strange is what your friend is looking for. A paint or a warmblood? It sounds like she isn't really that sure about what she wants.
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post #8 of 19 Old 02-09-2012, 10:04 AM
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I can understand if she wants to show color..like Pinto and Paint registries.

I own 3 greys and a palomino. I would LOVE to have a sorrel or a bay!:P

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post #9 of 19 Old 02-09-2012, 10:44 AM
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I think her search criteria is a bit small but we all hope we can find that perfect horse.

I don't think shopping for color is bad. But if you look, this was only one of her criterias. And she is looking for temperment. She asked for a horse for a beginner. If you are going to spend money on the horse and its overall investment over the course of its life, you should get what you want.

I definitely have particular colors that I favor.
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post #10 of 19 Old 02-09-2012, 10:55 AM
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I can see where she'd like to wait for a certain color..It's a completely different situation if someone is wanting to buy JUST for color, no matter the temperament or training..I have two sorrels and a black..As much as I love a chocolate palomino, it doesn't mean I'm going to go on the hunt for one right now. Color is nice, but not mandatory...

When it comes to the things BarrelRacer23 said, I was in the same boat as you when I wanted a new horse a few years ago..I said absolutely NO mares, probably something with color, finished, very laid back...What do I end up with? A finished sorrel mare who is very excited when it's time for business...I hate to sound cliche but it was one of those "You just know" moments. I went and rode Nikki, fell off of her, got back on and knew she was going home with me..She came home with me that day and has been my leading lady ever since...

Just saying..when looking for a horse, you might "know" what you want but sometimes you'll meet the horse that you wouldn't think to look twice at and end up falling in love with it...So don't close out all of the options, you never know what you'll find if you look hard enough.
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