WANTED: Regular Horse in MO - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 02-06-2011, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In a box
Posts: 1,074
• Horses: 2
WANTED: Regular Horse in MO

I am looking for a sane, broke, mare or gelding in Missouri ready for trails

Criteria Is
Looking for horses around Joplin, Kansas City, and Springfield. I live in Nevada.

I have a budget of MAXIMUM $1,500. I won't be showing this horse, so they don't need any special abilities.

5-8 years old. Not so young that it's still green, but not not too old either. Six, seven, eight are pretty good. I'd go as low as five *if* the horse has good training and has proven itself to be a level-headed trail blazer.

SANE and CALM. NO nutter horses. NOTHING thats 'spirited' or 'likes to run'. I have my 'spirited' crazy horse, I would prefer one that I can relax on. I want a horse that loves the trails and is happy just puttering around in a forest or something. Just, normal. Okay around dogs, cars, ATV's, things you find on a trail. Not so herd bound you have to pry them away with a chain and a large truck would be great.

I hate pushbutton horses. I'm an intermediate rider, working on becoming more advanced. I don't like bucking/rearing/hissy fits, I do like a little bit of perky. If I ask for a trot, I want a trot, not a few steps then a sigh and a walk. I sold a horse because of that, she literally bore me out of the saddle. She was for a child or a beginner rider who needs something that doesn't move faster then a quick walk.

I do ride light, I don't hang on the reins or stick my heels constantly into the horses ribs. Due to my back, I can't sit straight for long periods of time, but I don't sit like a sack of potatoes either.
I would really like a horse where I can hold the reins in one hand, sit back, and relax. I ride a horse like this at a friends house, but he's built downhill so long-term riding/ownership wouldn't work. He's not so laid back that you could take a nap, but he doesn't freak out at every shadow he passes. Just a regular little trail gelding.

I want to be able to load it in a trailer, pick up, clean, and trim it's feet. Apply fly spray, groom, and bathe. I don't clip so thats not a concern. Should be capable of standing tied in a shady spot without flipping out.
General trail skills, w/t/c. I don't need anything that jumps, does tricks, has been shown, needs to be shown, etc. Neck reining is a plus, I work more with legs and light rein cues, so if it the horse kinda gets it thats fine.
Soft in the mouth, huge thing with me. I hate riding brick-headed horses, doesn't have to be pillow soft, just....regular.

Minimum of 13.2hh with a maximum of 15.2hh. I don't like huge horses, I stand 5'5 and don't need anything that towers over me

I am looking preferably for a gaited horses
NO downhill built horses. I have a bad back and bad knees and this kind of conformation goes straight into them within 30 minuets of riding. I can manage, but I really do much better on a regular conformed horse. Gaited horses are a godsend.

NO problematic one eyed/blind/colic-prone/club-footed horses. I don't want a super horse, just a normal one. Can't stress that enough. I do not have the proper facilities for a 'special needs' equine.

YES, I do want a horse that kind of fits together. I'm looking for a Forever horse, one that I can ride until it's ready to retire, then watch it mow the pasture until it's good and ready to check out. Something that inhibits it, such as severe cow hocks or straight pasterns, are a big deal breaker.

Honestly...I would really like a classic Black and White Tobiano. This has been my 'dream' color since I was a little kid. A black and white Tobi with a blaze face If I can find a Tobiano in this color with a star/stripe/no markings, I'd be just as happy.
If you have, say, a pretty sorrel or a fancy bay, I'd be just as interested. I'm trying to avoid blacks... I'll be looking in the future for a match for my pony Divo, also in black. A bit of a variety in the pasture is nice. Makes them easier to tell apart

If it has a pretty face and a pretty color, I'm game ;) I'm not really fond of Cremello's / Blue eyes / Pink skin around the eyes. I admittedly am a sucker for 'tall, dark, and handsome'.

I have one mare in mind but figured I'd post and see if I can get a hit on another. The search continues!

Wait! I'll fix it....
twogeldings is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 02-08-2011, 06:24 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3,771
• Horses: 3
There was a nice mare I ran across last week, if you want me to, I will see if I can still find her, she was near KC MO.

PM me if you want more information on here. I think she was 600 dollars??
Palomine is offline  

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you bathe a horse with regular human shampoo and conditioner? Bluezepher94 Horse Grooming 32 08-26-2010 06:09 AM
Using Regular Bug Spray On Horses? whitetrashwarmblood Horse Grooming 5 03-29-2009 08:21 PM
Neoprene girth vs. regular Velvetgrace Horse Tack and Equipment 5 01-29-2009 12:28 PM
starting regular workouts...how does this sound? jazzyrider Horse Training 5 02-03-2008 10:45 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome