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    01-24-2014, 11:34 PM
start young or Prebroke?

Just wanted to see what everyone else you get a horse as a young one for you to train by yourself or do you buy a prebroke horse to just get on and go?
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    01-24-2014, 11:39 PM
I typically buy very young and train myself, going to trainers for finesse and keeping me on track as required. I can't afford the bloodlines and movement I want unless I buy young, and am willing to take the gamble that the baby will grow up how I hope they do. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
    01-25-2014, 12:00 AM
Not enough info to say Really Depends on your own experience for one have you the time & knowhow to train a youngster? Also how "well" broke the pre-broke one is Some horses advertised as broke aren't very well trained or have holes in training,so you may have a re-training project...

Myself I have started all my horses,they will all pleasure ride/trail.Ones that I show I have used trainers to help finish & coach me. Some of using trainers too is that they have the facilities & are able to work them regularly find it hard to get a horse trained/conditioned when you work & are at mercy of weather to find the time to get the riding/training time in.
    01-25-2014, 12:03 AM
I know what I like. So im not here to get advice just what everyone else does.
I enjoy starting my owe especially if its a horse im going to keep and ride myself.
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    01-25-2014, 12:05 AM
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Generally speaking I like prebroke as I am too old to break myself. However the next time I get a horse I'm going to really find out more about it's training and try to get a 1 month trial first. Cinny had "30 days training" on him and he was worse off than if he hadn't been trained at all. 4 years later, we are still fixing problems to do with poor training methods that apparently boardered on abuse. Never Never again. Next time it will be a horse that is already doing well at the level I am currently working on myself (Dressage) or a semi retired upper level horse that can still do low levels decently.
    01-25-2014, 12:24 AM
I like prebroke. I normally just add what I want to their training, or fine tune it to my riding style which is fun but all the work I am looking for.
    01-25-2014, 08:47 AM
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There is another alternative. That is to buy an unstarted young horse and send the horse out for 60 days. I would want to know the person starting the colt very well and would want to check in on the horse at least once a week. This way, you can get the breeding and conformation you want. You can watch the unstarted horse move and see how athletic and how nicely it moves without a rider. It is pretty hard to make chicken salad out of chicken 'other stuff'.

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