Originally Posted by huntergrl
its like picking blindly in a jar, no matter what the person tells you or the price of the horse, you get whatever you end up with. It could be a $25,000 horse, completely trained and have a hidden problem. My best advice is to go through trainers and people of good reputations in the horse world and you'll do fine.
I agree with huntergrl, find a breeder/trainer that will let you talk to others who have purchased horses from the same blood line to hear about their experiences. This is how me and my wife got started.
The horse market is very low here in my neck of the woods and is a buyers market....If you have $5000.00 to spend, spend wisely. There is quite a bit of equipment you will want after you get a horse.