Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
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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