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        04-03-2010, 11:35 AM
      #31
    Trained
    I always look for 'low maintenance' horses. I would rather be out enjoying riding them than fussing with special their care. I look at how their feet are and what they are being fed. All our mares are barefoot, free choice hay easy keepers.
         
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        04-03-2010, 12:50 PM
      #32
    Yearling
    Good point to bring up PaintHorseMares
         
        04-03-2010, 04:30 PM
      #33
    Weanling
    A lot of good advise on here,i would just say don,t go for anything flash,and ask for a few days trial with the horse,a novice ridering my area 6mths ago,gave2500 for a lovely looking 4 yr old filly trotter x welsh cob,it was like a new driver buying a maserati, I bought it from her last week for 200 it terrified her
         
        04-03-2010, 04:53 PM
      #34
    Yearling
    Jimmy, that sounds like a pretty combination for a horse. Any pics?
         
        04-04-2010, 03:29 AM
      #35
    Foal
    When I was searching for a horse I found one to look at near by and the lady told me to call the next morning and tell her when we were coming out... When we arrived at the house the horse was in the round pen dripping in sweat all tacked up... if you see this when looking at a horse LEAVE RIGHT AWAY OR BE VERY CAREFUL WHILE AROUND THE HORSE I was alarmed by this and the lady was like oh she's fine... My stepmom told me to ride her so I got on and the first thing the owner said was OMG I thought she was going to do something, when the mare didn't even move yet... after that I got off and said that I was looking for a horse with experience and clearly this horse isn't trained. I am very lucky I didn't get hurt!
         
        04-04-2010, 08:17 AM
      #36
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Juniper    
    jimmy, that sounds like a pretty combination for a horse. Any pics?
    sorry juniper she went to a new home within 48hrs of me getting her,but what a lovely animal light bay 4 whites 14.2hh on the button , but definitley not for a novice
         
        04-04-2010, 01:57 PM
      #37
    Yearling
    Oh well, thanks. I knew she must have been pretty.
         
        04-05-2010, 06:30 PM
      #38
    Ak1
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    Ok, looking for a horse, and finding the right one is usually a process. Finding the right one will at some point or another, feel almost impossible. Stay away from people rushing you into things. If they say "I'm moving tomorrow" or "If you buy it by tomorrow then.." they are usually trying to get you to buy without thinking, therefore covering up any potential problems that you might have encountered if you were relaxed and eased into ownership
         
        04-07-2010, 05:40 PM
      #39
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ak1    
    Ok, looking for a horse, and finding the right one is usually a process. Finding the right one will at some point or another, feel almost impossible. Stay away from people rushing you into things. If they say "I'm moving tomorrow" or "If you buy it by tomorrow then.." they are usually trying to get you to buy without thinking, therefore covering up any potential problems that you might have encountered if you were relaxed and eased into ownership
    100 per cent true
         

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