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post #1 of 14 Old 01-27-2014, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Where to buy a horse?

I've seen around craigslist.com for a few horses on sale, some are at a decent price and others are at an outrageous $10,000 or over. I am looking to buy a very young horse for less than $2,000. Does anyone know a breeder or a website with any type of info that could help with the price range that would fit my budget? Thanks in advanced!
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-27-2014, 09:39 PM
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Dreamhorse.com and horsetrader.com can be good resources.
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post #3 of 14 Old 01-27-2014, 09:53 PM
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My favorites are dreamhorse.com and equinenow.com. Good luck and happy horse-hunting!
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post #4 of 14 Old 01-27-2014, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, thank you both very much.
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Wow, dreamhorse.com has a list of free horses.
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I'm not entirely surprised, the market isn't the best right now. I know of well broke, quiet trail horses in my area going for under $1k.
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What area you from Zeke?
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I like horseclicks.com :)
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Since I read your introduction, I must say that, while your goals are admirable, it is really not wise to buy a young horse (just because it's cheaper) when you don't have any experience with horses yourself. Horses are very much unlike any other animal people sometimes choose as pets, their health issues are different, their training is different, their keeping is different and their behavior/psychology is different. Although learning from experience is a fun thing to do, when it comes to horses, it can very quickly turn into a living hell when you come across a situation that cannot be solved just by trying.

I strongly suggest that, before you get your own horse, you should spend at least a year with a good trainer, learning both horse care and riding. If you decide to get your own horse sooner, you should at least at first keep him at a reputable boarding barn and get an older, seasoned horse.

A young horse is very quick to learn bad and dangerous habits, which you, lacking experience, won't be able to address as needed, and will put both yourself and your horse at a risk.

Good luck and be safe! Getting into horses is a wonderful adventure, when you start off with the right guidance. :)
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