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    06-02-2013, 03:10 AM
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What to look for?

So, as some of you may know, I've been having a rough go with horses. I was going to attend a Western Ranch & Cow horse program in September and even bought a horse for it! It required a green broke 3-4 year old horse, and that's what I bought. She's a beautiful horse, a 3 year old paint mare I named Prim. She is at a trainers right now. 3 weeks ago I was working with my trainer and she said that Prim would be okay to get on.. Well think again! I wasn't on that horse 5 seconds and I was on the ground and taken to the hospital in an ambulance after being bucked off. I have compression fractures in my back and will never be the same again, but I decide to not go to school this year as my back can't hold up to the strenuous riding. I ended up just giving the horse to my trainer after a huge argument involving money I apparently owe her but I wouldn't give her due to her misjudgement of my horse. Either way, I'm in search of a pleasure mount. (Sorry for the rant!)

I was just wondering what I should be looking for. I want something well broke for an intermediate/beginner rider as I would like something for my boyfriend to ride as well. I don't want anything too tall either. I also want something that won't be a completely different horse when I bring it home!

What breeds should I be looking at? What ages? What sex? Any pointers at all?
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    06-04-2013, 04:38 PM
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You tell your novice by asking what breed.
When you are looking for a horse then you want to look first at temperament, training, what the horse has done, conformation, soundness and then breed.

As for a horse not changing when you get it home - that depends on how you react to the horse and set the boundaries. Any horse is going to be a bit different in a strange place read this
Understanding the Importance of Manners

You need to take someone experienced who knows your riding ability, with you.

You also should get the horse vetted prior to purchase.
     

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