What do YOU look for in a horse?
Just wondering what everyone finds important when looking for a horse of their own, one to lease or just in lesson horses.
Do you guys look for color? Personality? Experience? Ability? What is the top thing on your list that you want in the horse(s) you ride?
When I was looking for Bourbon, my criteria was:
3. over 15hh
4. between 3 and 7 years old
1. Good temperament
The most gorgeous horse in the world is worthless if it's an evil, confrontational beast.
2. Conformationally correct
Breed, height, age, and color are all just fluff. If the horse meets the above 3 requirements, everything else is just gravy.
Exactly, flash over substance. Which is a good way to get someone hurt, killed, or destroy their desire to ride forever.
My most current horse is a TB. He's 15.2 h, chestnut, and is the biggest love bug on the planet.
Chestnut happens to be my favorite color, but he could have been a plain bay with no markings and I'd still have taken him, because he met my 3 requirements in spades.
If it has the " wow factor"
Whenever I go to buy a horse I always make mark of my first reactions to seeing him/her in person. If i meet the horse & we just click then I continue to try to buy the horse. No sense in buying if your not totally impressed at first! :D
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sound, good temperament, willing to learn and courageous.
The main one's i'd go for are Temperament of the horse, and how sound it is. I'm a hacking kinda girl never done anything with competitions and what not so as long as it's brave then i'm good, also i like to look at younger horses about 4 or 5 preferably, although if it's under 10 then thats ok too, i like the idea of having a horse until it's death kinda thing.
Temperament, soundness, height (I'm too tall for most ponies), and I hate mouthy horses.
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I look for:
1) Disposition, lots of handling (typically willing, easy to work with and train).
2) Diet and good feet (low maintenance, easy keepers to keep me from going broke).
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