Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
That is really quite a personal preference question :) I would probably prefer young and green because I prefer doing my own training, BUT getting a horse of the track is not doing your own training as much as doing some major retraining (some possibly extreme cases). Given your specific question, those pony clubbers sound like a better deal. Very tough question though!
Maybe make a list of favorites (some from each category) and then narrow it down from there. You really have to think about what you want to invest into training though. Even with a pony clubber, you might have to put some training time in just to simply mesh with the horse.
Try to set price aside for a moment, which category pops to your mind as preferable? If one category jumps out, make your list of horses from that category. The difference in price range isn't enough to change your mind for.
Just think, if you get an of the track green horse who ends up with some mental/emotional/training problems beyond your fixing abilities (we all have limits) - how much will it cost to send it to a trainer for fixing??