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    08-21-2009, 11:00 AM
Look around more and find a horse you really like. Buying a horse because it's cheap is never a good idea. I wish we had your horse market here though.
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    08-21-2009, 12:02 PM
I agree that I was not impressed with the babies on that site... none of them looked to be anything special. Really, really, really look. It will be worth it to find that horse that you see and say, "I have to have it."
    08-21-2009, 08:44 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone. I really appreciate it. Its actually quite hard to find a good horse in my area. I have a few more yearlings I'm considering that are in HorseDeals. They have a bit more colour on them and are actually registered as normal paints, not just Paint Bred.
I also have one other horse that we're looking at. Its my instructor's horse. She is a 4yo Overo paint mare. I have shown her before and she does do quite well in the show ring. She has gotten numerous 1st's and 2nd's in best coloured, best filly or mare etc. I really love this mare, but I would dearly love a yearling because I could do the whole led trail, lungeline stuff. I'll get some pictures of her today at my lesson and post them here.
So what would you choose if you were in my situation? A trained 4yo mare or a yearling?
    08-21-2009, 09:03 PM
Green Broke
Well, it depends. Im neutral. But I think the choice of a trained mare is better.
    08-22-2009, 02:24 AM
Heey everyone. Had my lesson today, but the mare that's for sale, and I'm meant to ride in my lessons had cut her leg up pretty bad. We had to get the vet out to cut this hunk of skin cause it was just hanging there. So instead I rode a 5yo breaker. He's being broken in quite late because he was abused by his previous owner. He was the most stubborn horse ever. I was kicking and squeezing and in the end, I resorted to spurs. My lesson was good. Also rode Boz, a lovely trained paint horse gelding, but he was in a stubborn mood too and just wanted to lope.
The Good News is that my instructor told me of a horse that's for sale. He is a 22yo buckskin gelding. He does...
-Western Pleasure
-Trail Comps
-Hunter Under Saddle
-Hunter in Hand
-Pony Club
-And is quite at home rounding up cows.
He really does do all I want him to do. He sounds perfect. My instructor assured me the lady takes great care of him and that he's in excellent condition. My instructor is bringing him out to her stables for a week, so I can ride him, so she can ride him and so we can all see how he goes. But how old is too old? I don't wanna buy him, and then for him to get colic, or arthritis and have to put him down.
Opinions everyone?

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