Considering a Youngster

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        11-08-2012, 10:48 AM
    Considering a Youngster

    Hello, I havent been on in a while! Its seems so fresh.
    Anyways a friend is leaving the province and needs to downsize her 4 horses to 1 so I have been offered a four year old Arab/QH, she is started walk and trot under saddle, sweet, quiet and about 15 hands.
    I have worked with a variety of different horses but by a trainers side so this would be a new expeirence in my 7 years of riding.
    I work at an Arabian barn so I can always get help and I have taken lessons from a colt starter. I am not exactly sure what I am asking, should I do it? Or am I taking on to much.
    Thank you
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        11-08-2012, 11:31 AM
    If you feel confident that you can make progress, and grow with this horse, then I see no reason you shouldn't! You have resources for help with training, and someone who can handle the things you may not be able to, so it sounds like your good to go :)
        11-08-2012, 01:07 PM
    I agree with Analisa, but you do have to consider the time it takes to train a colt correctly. I am currently in the process of training my first foal, who is 4 months old, and I spend a LOT of time training him each day and just spending time with him. I can only imagine how much time I will spend breaking him when he is old enough! The horse you are considering sounds like she is very green broke, so it will be a big time comitment. But she sounds like she is really nice and a Arab/QH is a good cross. So, if you are prepared to spend a lot of time and work on this mare, I would say go ahead!

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