Would this be a good first horse?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Would this be a good first horse?

This is a discussion on Would this be a good first horse? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Good first horses
  • Is a mare a good first horse

Like Tree2Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-25-2013, 12:24 PM
  #1
Weanling
Would this be a good first horse?

''Reg. Paso Fino mare 12 yrs. Old, great trail horse , very smooth, UTD on vaccines, coggins, teeth, and feet. Can do anything to this little mare. Awesome on the trails , price does not reflect her worth. Come ride her and check her out. Located 4 miles from the Villages. Please call with any questions. If emailing please leave good contact number or I will not respond. This is a great mare and very smooth. She has also had 1 colt that is very handsome and has been shown.''

What do you guys think about her conformation?



     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-25-2013, 12:29 PM
  #2
Showing
I like her. A few minor flaws, but most of them are relatively common in the breed. I'd say go check her out.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    02-25-2013, 12:41 PM
  #3
Started
Cute mare. : )
Good first horse for what sort of human? And for what purpose? And what experience level? All important factors for both horse and rider.
     
    02-25-2013, 12:45 PM
  #4
Yearling
She's pretty well put together and is cute as a button, but without seeing the horse in person it's hard to say. I say that you check her out and test ride her.

Also: always remember to get a Pre-purchase Exam from a vet!
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    02-25-2013, 04:20 PM
  #5
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dustbunny    
Cute mare. : )
Good first horse for what sort of human? And for what purpose? And what experience level? All important factors for both horse and rider.
I've been riding for a year now and I have a pretty good seat and I'm riding western. I ride trails 3-4 times a day on Saturdays and Sundays. I'm not really sure about my expirience level, but I've ridden more than 100 times and I've been working on controlling the horse with my seat and legs versus just the reins.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    02-25-2013, 04:33 PM
  #6
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
I like her. A few minor flaws, but most of them are relatively common in the breed. I'd say go check her out.
Posted via Mobile Device
Oh, what are the flaws? Will it make it hard to find a saddle to fit her, ect ...?
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    02-25-2013, 04:36 PM
  #7
Showing
From what I can see, her back is a little long, she's tied in behind the knee, and she might be slightly sickle hocked (hard to tell since she isn't really standing square). None if that will affect saddle fit or useability as a trail horse.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    02-25-2013, 04:59 PM
  #8
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
From what I can see, her back is a little long, she's tied in behind the knee, and she might be slightly sickle hocked (hard to tell since she isn't really standing square). None if that will affect saddle fit or useability as a trail horse.
Posted via Mobile Device
Ok thank you so much!
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    02-25-2013, 05:45 PM
  #9
Weanling
A great big !!!!BE CAREFUL!!!!!. Riding for only a year, will net prepare you for riding something that MIGHT be hot blooded.

If she should get excited, like many of these Pasos can, and you get up tight, it's a train wreck waiting to happen.

I'd sure recommend an experienced rider, that you trust, rider her first and give you an opinion before you try. The experienced rider needs to be someone other than the owner.

As for conformation. Gaited horse are supposed to be slightly sickle hocked, if they are not, they are poorly conformed. I don't know that her back is too long, I'd rather say her legs might be a bit short, but that hurts nothing. If they are short backed and long legged they have a tendency to forge. This girl shouldn't have that problem. I don't see anything wrong with her knees. I'd like to see her neck set just a little higher on her shoulders, and see more slope to the shoulders.
     
    02-25-2013, 06:48 PM
  #10
Started
Louie...I didn't know if she would be for an adult, or young person and experienced or a green-pea.
There are a lot of people who love the Paso types. One thing to consider would be who your riding partners will be. Some of the gaited breeds travel at a different pace than other breeds...I ride a Paint and had a difficult time riding with a friend on a Walker. It would be a good idea to take someone with you who is familiar with this breed if you can.
It's exciting looking for a horse but a little overwhelming too at times. Good luck and happy trails!
boots likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good Rider or Good Horse? *Rant* Ashsunnyeventer Horse Talk 30 11-03-2012 12:04 PM
A Good Link to Taking Good Horse Pictures EmilyJoy Horse Pictures 4 04-21-2012 10:39 AM
Good news and good progress for Candi! 14 wk post op ~ Video ~ HalfPass Horse Health 3 06-19-2010 10:38 AM
Know of any good books or DVDs on natural horsemanship? Good trainers? BackInTheSaddleAgain Natural Horsemanship 17 05-12-2009 06:58 PM
good horse or not so good? sandy2u1 Horse Talk 20 01-29-2009 08:28 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0