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post #1 of 6 Old 01-28-2009, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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First time buyer

Hi

This will be my frist time buying a horse. Does anyone know of any websites in texas? What type of horse is recommened for a first time rider? I guess im looking for answers and good resources.

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-28-2009, 09:28 PM
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I like dream horse to look at horses for sale. www.dreamhorse.com
I recomend paint and quarter horses for first time buyers. They are laid back and have good minds. You have to remember though for every breed there are some that dont represent the breed as well and might be a little more on the crazy side. I would also recomend a older horse. One that maybe has a little training and is just an easy going horse that is a good confidence builder.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-28-2009, 10:19 PM
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I recomend paint and quarter horses for first time buyers. They are laid back and have good minds. You have to remember though for every breed there are some that dont represent the breed as well and might be a little more on the crazy side. I would also recomend a older horse. One that maybe has a little training and is just an easy going horse that is a good confidence builder.
I agree that Paints and QHs are a good choice. They are indeed laid back, very willing, sure footed, and tend to be very low maintenance horses... and if you can find a 10-15 year old seasoned one, you probably can't go wrong.

Also, regardless of breed, I always recommend that people ride the horse in a ring and on a trail, both alone and with other horses, so you can get a good feel if the horse is a 'match' for what type of riding you want, how it interacts with other horses, and being out alone. Some horse are bored in the ring, but love the trails and others like the security of the ring over the adventures on the trail.

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On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.
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I would suggest you look at any and all breeds. There are just as many good horses out there as there are bad, and while some breeds are calmer than others, there are always exceptions

I would recommend a beginner friendly (sometimes they are also referred to as husband horse) horse, as well as it being older.
I also suggest you take along a trainer or more experienced horse person too.
And when you do find a horse, I also advise you getting a pre-purchase exam. That way you know what the horse is capable of and any prexisting conditions that the owner did not disclose.

Dreamhorse is good, as well as
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craigslist is also a good place to find a horse
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-02-2009, 02:20 PM
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If this is your first horse, don't worry so much about the breed, worry about getting a sensible horse that has been used alot, maybe an old ranch gelding or something like that. It's important that you get a laid back horse that will be very forgiving of your mistakes and not put you in bad situations. If you have specific questions, please don't hesitate to ask, it can be an expensive (or dangerous) mistake to make. Good luck, it will be an exciting day the day you find the one you want!

Here is a listing of a horse that might be right up your alley

Sorrel Paint, Gelding, for Sale in TX , Extremely Gentle APHA Gelding

And here's an article for you in case you haven't been around horses much, it doesn't cover every last thing but it's some random suggestions.

Horse Articles - Kids And Horses: Safety Tips for Beginners
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Make sure you get a horse that is older, seasoned, and hopefully proven already. Beginners usually make this mistake.
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