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        01-28-2013, 04:51 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Trying It Out

    I have a few questions, but let me start from here;
    Okay, so I have a friend with horses and, she is selling quite a few. I have really fallen in deep with a tri-colored Curly mare with a sweet/loving/caring personality. She is also the 'Big Boss' out in the field. I am going to make an appointment to ride her but every time I 'Try out' a horse, it get's awkward because I'm not sure what I should exactly try. I know to try all her gait, backing up, possibly lunging but seriously what else?! I've got writers-block about this except with horses. Horses-block. Anyway, I will list all my questions here:

    Are Curly horses considered 'Rare'?
    What should I do to 'Try out' a horse I'm considering buying?
    Whats the Curly breed standards for good confirmation?
         
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        01-28-2013, 04:54 PM
      #2
    Showing
    No, Curlies aren't rare. They're not as prolific as some breeds, but not what I'd consider 'rare'.

    The horse should be able to lead, tie, load, have their feet fussed with, take the bridle and saddle without losing their mind, and you should try her at a walk, trot, and canter. If possible, try and ride her outside the arena and see how she does.

    I have no clue what the conformation standards for Curlies happen to be.
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        01-28-2013, 05:00 PM
      #3
    Showing
    What do you want to use the horse for? What you look for will vary with the discipline you ride. As a general guide for an all-around horse, I like to try all three gaits on a circle, simple/flying lead changes depending on where the horse is in his training, stops, and turns on the haunches/fore. These last two will give you a good idea of how well he responds to pressure on each part of his body. You want to be able to move the haunches over, move the shoulder to the inside, and bend throughout the body. The horse should be willing to move each part of his body. If the horse is trained Western, you can put slack in the reins and see how well the horse listens to neck reining and moving off the leg. If you're looking for a trail horse, take him out on trail! Many horses take a while to get accustomed to riding outside the arena.

    Ground manners are important as well. Does the horse stay by your shoulder, or does he walk out in front of you? Does he stop and turn when you do? Stand to have his hooves cleaned and his coat groomed? Does he cross tie without testing the pressure? Does he load and unload from the trailer?

    As for Curly horses, I have no experience with the breed, but hopefully someone else can help you out with that
         
        01-28-2013, 05:25 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    I broke a Curley horse last winter... I found his personality to be very gentle, and willing. He was very easy going, a little bit stubborn, but with encouragement he got the job done. He was super curious, and very "in your face" but in a "teddy bear" way lol.. All in all I think they are a great versitile breed, wether you are wanting to do Western or English.

    A lady I know of in my home town breeds them, they seemed to be pretty safe and sturdy horses as she had a lesson barn with them all.



    I would suggest leasing a horse before you own one, maybe you can work out a "lease to own" situation?
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        01-28-2013, 09:15 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    What's your experience level? What are you planning to do with the horse? Trail rides, show, etc...

    There is a sticky thread on here about finding a horse that's the right fit.
         

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