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    02-27-2012, 10:29 AM
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Weanling
Wanting to Compete?

I'm lookin to buy a weanling or yearling quarter horse, and when she's old enough, I'd like to try to compete. I'm lookin into 2 man sorting. What else would you say sounds fun or recommend I look into?
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    02-27-2012, 12:21 PM
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Green Broke
I'd look into a horse that is already trained. That way you can learn the sport and what needs to be done and how to do it.
Think about it, how are you going to teach a horse to do a sport that you don't know how to do ?
     
    02-27-2012, 12:34 PM
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Weanling
I'd find a trainer & train for the 2 years then get help training her
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    02-28-2012, 12:21 AM
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Yearling
May I ask why exactly? Why not save your money and get a trained horse, which you can compete with this weekend? You will have more fun and less bills.
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    02-28-2012, 12:29 AM
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Weanling
In my family, it's just the way it's been done. My aunt got her first horse as a foal, her mom did, her mom did, kind of a right of passage I guess. No, it's not a case of green + green. I helped her raise foals. So, just a personal preference
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    03-01-2012, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MisssMarie    
In my family, it's just the way it's been done.
Doesn't mean that's the best way.
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    03-01-2012, 01:07 PM
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Weanling
Never said it was the best, however I do like the idea
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    03-02-2012, 02:38 PM
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rob
Weanling
Misssmarie,do what you're comfortable with.if its starting your own,then do it.if im not mistaken,the question was what events.not should I buy a finished horse .
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    03-02-2012, 02:52 PM
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Ink
Weanling
I've always thought cutting looked like it would be fun if you're looking to do something with cattle. Reining is a blast!

There's nothing wrong with wanting to start your own horse. It's a goal for a lot of us horse people. But, it might be a good idea to go ahead and find some trainers for the disciplines you're considering competing in. Take a few lessons and try them out so you can get a better idea of what you really like doing. Then you can go out and find a horse that suits your needs. You don't want to spend money on months/years of training only to find out you don't like doing it.
     
    03-02-2012, 03:01 PM
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rob
Weanling
I agree with you ink whole heartedly.
     

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