Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
It depends greatly on what your abilities are and what your cousins abilities are.
Just going from what you've posted, the first one seems like the best fit of any of them. I would not suggest one that wasn't broke to ride, nor would I suggest the stud because...well...he's a stud and studs require very experienced handlers whether they are 100 pounds or 1000. The little sorrel mare looks really cute but with her having been recently foundered badly, there will be a ton of ongoing medical and special farrier care with her, plus, you would have to be very scrutinizing with every little thing she ate to prevent a re-lapse.
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