picking a horse... need help?
First off will say I'm New here.. I grew up around horse kinda, gramps had a draft team and so did my great uncle and mom has a few mini's my aunt also has a few horses (9) don't know what they all are.
Anyways, I found a 12 year old TB gelding, he is a ex race horse and is about 16.1 HH real nice brown color to him, I went and looked at him and he was a little unsure at first but I think its part of he didn't know us. I gave him some loving and then I started picking up his hooves just to see how he'd stand I pull his front right back and then forward and then set it down and then I walked to the rear petting him the whole time and I was half way down his leg and he raised it up for me. The woman was asking 600 for him and I wasnt looking to spend much, he's a little under weight and that's because another horse kinda keeps him away from the hay ( reason for getting rid of) he also need his teeth flowed... He is also registered, he has has a slight sway back but I don't think its that bad but one thing I noticed is where his main or all the hair on is neck ends near his back he's really thin and pointy. I don't know what its called but its like if you went from the front shoulders up top to the spine its really pointy... I don't know if its partly from being under weight or if its just the way he is.
The other one is a 4 year old green broke QTR horse 14.5 hh and has alot of work ahead of her. I know the girl and she is very firm on her price she was 500 with out papers 600 with papers she also has a draft she got with her and she'd sell her for 150 because of her age. Well I didnt see her horse being worth that much to me, not disrespect but right now I don't care about bloodlines and all that. All I want is a nice horse that has a good base going that I would be able to work with from there. Well I told her I didn't see them being what she wanted and made her an offer on them and two weeks after we talked she started texting me again saying if I wanted them I could pick them up to night and I asked if she was taking my offer then and she's like no its the same price. I'm kinda venting a little bit but is a QTR horse and a draft really worth that with out tack? It was 900 with tack. Blankets and saddles. The bridles and bits were included with the price of the horses and not tack.
I'm like 6'1 and 160ish. Right now I'm planning on going and picking up the TB next week as his current owner and I have come to an agreement of 300 w/ bridal and bit. But I'm going to ride him before my offer becomes official.
Please help me out here. I just think that the qtr horse is a little too short and alittle on the high side.
Thanks for the help
Last edited by iridehorses; 01-11-2012 at 01:48 PM.
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