Aushorse, horseyard, horsepoint, horsedeals are all good sites for finding horses. Word of mouth is great also, put your feelers out and ask every horse people you know in the area if they hear of anything coming up for sale.
Yay for Australia. I'm from the Mid North Coast of N.S.W. A long way from where you are. Shopping for horses is always lots of fun but just be careful when you go to look at horses. Some might be drugged, or owners might not give you a straight answer. Always make sure you get a straight answer.
Stock horses are good, but they are pretty pricey for a nice well-behaved one. Horsedeals is a really good place to look. I think it was this month there was an 11yo schoolmaster for $2200, and that's pretty cheap. I think he was in the schoolmaster section. Check it out on their website. Seriously if I hadn't just bought my horsey last month, I would have checked this one out.
Did you find that one on horsedeals? I think he was grey and in his picture he was jumping. SA Advert No. 3371 01/10/09 Attractive Standardbread Gelding Price: $1200 ono Must sell Rocket is a 7 years old brown gelding his measured at 16hh. He has 2 established paces inc walk trot an working on he's canter.
His is a dream to own currently in moderate work, his completed three outings 2 dressage days an 1 standardbred hack show with numerous wins in the hack ring.
His excellent to float, shoe, trim up and handle.
His an ideal learners horse, his had complete learners to experience riders on him.
Suitible for dressage, hacking, pony club, or just pleasure
Contact: chris 0413 667 679 0466 113 879
Location: Golden Grove
Theres one I found on myaushorse. He's a standy, but he's had learners on him and with the help of your instructor he could turn out excellent. I'd get some pictures first though. I'm in a horse-hunting mood, I'll search some sites for you.