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post #21 of 170 Old 10-07-2014, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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The problem I found when shopping for a gaited husband horse.....gaited horses do not USUALLY get schooling. At least what I consider schooling. If they don't buck, they get pointed down a trail. So the first horse I bought for DH required about $2000 more because he WAS schooled, but STILL too much horse, so I rode him for about 6 months, and he was fine for DH.

I also bought from a family. We shopped several gaited horse dealers, and found them a bit, um, shady. We shopped for a good 6 months, hauled our trailer about 3000 miles empty, before we found Beau.

That was in Texas. Here, we shopped for about 6 weeks, on Craigslist. Looked at a couple of shady dealer horses. Drove 4 hours (one way)in the truck to look at Sissy, loved her, had to go BACK to get her, lol!
Yeah I've seen a few pretty far away that look AMAZING! I just don't have the vacation time from work to go get them :( I have to stay somewhat local. So far all 3 I've looked at are about 2 1/2 hours away :(

I should be honest with myself...fiance says he wants to learn to ride, but honestly he probably wont actually TRY to ride till next spring/summer or he may even wait until we move and have horses at home to really get into learning to ride. So I'll be the only one riding whatever horse I do get for probably at least 6 months haha. Tony's family is really sweet. I've already got his price down quite a bit and they've offered to deliver him for me since I live near their son...so that would save me about 6 hours in the truck with trailer and prob 100 in gas.
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If you want a walker, take a look at Cali and Cowboy. I know Todd (the owner) personally and recommend him highly. He will not sell you a horse that is a perfect match, and will be a great resource for you. Really nice people. I will be happy to PM you my name and you can tell him I sent you if you want. I cannot say enough nice things about him, his ability and his horses.Parelli, Natural Horsemanship, Horse Sales, Horses For Sale, Horse Sales Virginia, Horse Sales in Virginia, Horses For Sale in Virginia, Virginia Horse Sales, Tennessee Walking and Spotted Saddle Trail Horses For Sale in Virginia VA Don't let the Parelli turn you off…..he is just a great horseman.
Cali looks beautiful!
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post #23 of 170 Old 10-07-2014, 11:46 AM
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Cali looks beautiful!
She is. Todds horses are really nice horses, and well trained in his indoor as well as out on the trail. OP-he is not that far from you at all, just right out rt 7, a beautiful weekend drive-certainly NOT 4 hours. I would have a horse from him, but I do not want gaited. You will find they are hard to find in NOVA.

He may also have something that is not listed on his website. Chances are he does, or knows of one. I am a believer that the more you look, the more you learn, and contacts are never a bad thing. JMHO.
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Did he WANT to ride either of these horses? My DH thinks he wants to ride, to spend time with me doing what I live for, but the reality is he does not want to ride. He rode when he was in jr high and high school, had skill enough to show with his family, but that was 30 years ago!

Occasionally, he wants to be a passenger on a horse, but if there is ANY challenge(with the horse, the trail, the weather, etc), he will go home. It doesn't take much, trust me. Babysitting is not fun for me, so I try not to take him.

Your fiancé is younger, and you may not have these challenges, but perhaps you should buy a horse for YOU, and get him lessons to test his commitment before you get a horse for him.

Just my experience.....
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post #25 of 170 Old 10-07-2014, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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She is. Todds horses are really nice horses, and well trained in his indoor as well as out on the trail. OP-he is not that far from you at all, just right out rt 7, a beautiful weekend drive-certainly NOT 4 hours. I would have a horse from him, but I do not want gaited. You will find they are hard to find in NOVA.

He may also have something that is not listed on his website. Chances are he does, or knows of one. I am a believer that the more you look, the more you learn, and contacts are never a bad thing. JMHO.
Yeah I looked at his site, he has some NICE horses! I don't remember the name of the one that I liked and was more in my price range. Had 60 days on it, so would probably be just right for me.
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post #26 of 170 Old 10-07-2014, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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She is. Todds horses are really nice horses, and well trained in his indoor as well as out on the trail. OP-he is not that far from you at all, just right out rt 7, a beautiful weekend drive-certainly NOT 4 hours. I would have a horse from him, but I do not want gaited. You will find they are hard to find in NOVA.

He may also have something that is not listed on his website. Chances are he does, or knows of one. I am a believer that the more you look, the more you learn, and contacts are never a bad thing. JMHO.
heh I like Cowboy. I'd like Cali...butttt I just don't really ever get along well with mares. May have to talk with him!
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post #27 of 170 Old 10-07-2014, 02:39 PM
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The first horse is nicer but not a hubby horse. For you, sure. Not to train a beginner on.

The second horse I just don't like. He may be a great husband horse (sounds it!) but his condition is a HUGE turnoff. and you want a horse YOU can have fun with too.. Right?

So for the situation I would say neither.

Keep in mind. When I got my horse he was hugely obese. I had him at a good weight within 6 months and he has been at one (with slight variations of course) since. 6 years later he has Cushings and is IR, and I have no doubt his previous condition contributed.
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post #28 of 170 Old 10-07-2014, 03:12 PM
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I wouldn't buy either of them
The first horse is likely to be too forward going for a beginner - looks like the sort that could get 'buzzy' when its not allowed to go at the pace it wants too
The second horse would probably be ideal if it wasn't such an easy keeper - but its hard work and a lot of management to keep those types trim
Keep looking!!!
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post #29 of 170 Old 10-07-2014, 03:23 PM
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heh I like Cowboy. I'd like Cali...butttt I just don't really ever get along well with mares. May have to talk with him!
Never hurts to ask. Like I said, he may have something not even listed, or know of one. His 60 days is a really GOOD 60 days, since he has bred and raised these horses. Every one I ever saw was calm, very reliable and good, and he does TONS of groundwork way before he ever steps a foot in the saddle. I also will say, and I boarded there for 6 months, I never noticed any mares squealing, etc. at all. I typically have geldings too, but mares do have some nice qualities.

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post #30 of 170 Old 10-07-2014, 03:26 PM
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Saw this guy, he seems nice. Six photos of him. Sounds good on trails. Not sure how close he is to you...

Gorgeous Buckskin Trail horse | Buy this Horse at Equine.com

Here is another one, I like the looks of this guy (ha, wish I could buy another horse)...

http://www.equinenow.com/horse-ad-928360

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