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post #1 of 12 Old 04-29-2008, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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what is a good horse breed/ age to buy??????

HI i am looking to buy a horse in the near future. I am wondering whats a good breed/ age to get? I am looking at thourghbreeds are they good behaved?

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-03-2008, 10:48 AM
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Some breeds are just naturaly more high-strung than others.
Some TB's are perty calm but some can be real jittery.

If it was me, and if I was looking for an all around, go anywhere, do (allmost)anything horse.... I'd look for a 7-8 year old QH.
But that's just me. I don't jump or show.....I just ride.

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post #3 of 12 Old 05-03-2008, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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ty i am in shows and jumping soon so i was thinking an older horse so it is already trained.

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post #4 of 12 Old 05-03-2008, 12:50 PM
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Yeah, it depends. You'd have to check some out & try them out before buying. ;)
For age, if you wanna go a bit older I say go with someone maybe 10+?

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post #5 of 12 Old 05-04-2008, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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yep thats what i was thinking an older on but not to old! lol then i cant ride it alot

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post #6 of 12 Old 05-04-2008, 12:48 AM
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If you want a good disposition, easy riding horse, look at a Paint or a QH. They have great dispositions. As for age and experience, I would go with something in the 12+ range, Our just 14 yr seasoned Paint mare is finished, has been shown, doesn't spook at anything, and will go anywhere and do anything you want with no bit at all.
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post #7 of 12 Old 05-22-2008, 09:06 PM
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If you want a good disposition, easy riding horse, look at a Paint or a qh. They have great dispositions. As for age and experience, I would go with something in the 12+ range, Our just 14 yr seasoned Paint mare is finished, has been shown, doesn't spook at anything, and will go anywhere and do anything you want with no bit at all.
I would agree! Maybe in the 8-10 year old range though if you plan to jump.
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any breed can be good....any breed can be bad
any age can be good....any age can be bad

it's all on the horse...I've met some REALLY crazzzzzzzy Quarter Horses...yet I've also met just as many wonderful Quarter Horses.
Make a list of the things you are looking for in a horse
Example:
1) 15.1 hh or taller
2) calm
3) fully trained

ONce you make your whole list then go to
http://www.horsetopia.com
http://www.equinenow.com
http://www.equine.com
http://www.dreamhorse.com

Go to advance search...fill in the blanks...put how ever miles you want to travel and then your zip code....click search...and it will come up with lots of horses near you. Then if you find one that sounds interested just from the small info on the front page...click to see the full details and more pictures...and if you still like that horse send the person an e-mail (or call them) and ask more and maybe get up an appointment to see that horse.

Try not to judge a horse by the color, or breed
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post #9 of 12 Old 05-24-2008, 06:04 PM
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Personally I think it depends on the riders experience, age, strength, and patience.

The age of the horse almost doesnt matter I find, I started riding my horse when she was two years old, I was only 12. She was incredible, within a year we won a highpoint championship. She was a quarterhorse. So I do agree that quarterhorses and paints are very easy going and good to work with, no matter what age and experience. Although there are they few that you have to watch out for lol.

I always find thourogbreds a little trickier to ride, they are very forward and you need a lot of patience to ride them.

Just to switch it up a little I find warmbloods to be good jumpers and a little easier then thourogbreds.
Maybe even a morgan I love morgans. They are great horses to have, and have good endurance.

For an age range I would say 8 - 12yo. Trained, but still has potentail to go further.

Good Luck

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post #10 of 12 Old 05-28-2008, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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TY. I Have to disagree bc Reggie is a tb and he is so calm! But otherwise Thanks!

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