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post #11 of 54 Old 07-23-2010, 06:24 PM
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I love the appy. I would go check him out, cant hurt can it? good luck finding a horse! :)

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post #12 of 54 Old 07-23-2010, 08:06 PM
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Not to rain on your searching parade, but a good idea would be to start lessons with a reputable and good horse trainer. They can assess your level of experience and help you choose a horse from that. And, as I think it was said before, a lot of trainers have horses for sale or know trustworthy people who do. Good luck!

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post #13 of 54 Old 07-23-2010, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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My mom really liked the appy. She wants us to go ride him soon. Once we know Gracie is sold, (they come to pick her up), then we will start looking at horses.
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post #14 of 54 Old 07-23-2010, 10:50 PM
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My mom really liked the appy. She wants us to go ride him soon. Once we know Gracie is sold, (they come to pick her up), then we will start looking at horses.
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post #15 of 54 Old 07-24-2010, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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What about this guy? Sounds pretty good! Better than the others! He excells in many disciplines.

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post #16 of 54 Old 07-24-2010, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Bump!! Let me know what you think of the TB.
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post #17 of 54 Old 07-24-2010, 10:46 AM
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Sounds like he's more of an english horse through and through. They mention western pleasure, but considering all of the pictures and the rest of what they list as his forte, he's probably only ever had a western saddle popped on him a few times and played pretend cowboy. Nor does it look like he's as trail savvy as you might like.

He's also huge... much larger than what I would personally put any kid younger than 12 years on. Finally, he's old enough that he may have or soon develop arthritis and other issues. Considering his size, he's more prone to it earlier in life. Honestly he sounds way too good for his price and I would be suspicious without riding him a few times and getting a vet check.

I hope you've got funds squirreled away in case of emergency involving one of your horses. You never know what could happen. I've got an extra $800. Heck, I've got $1200 I could spend on a horse... but if I spent it there wouldn't be any "safety cushion" for the care of my horses and I could never forgive myself for that if something happened.

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post #18 of 54 Old 07-24-2010, 12:23 PM
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I think he is a really nice horse but that price screams "oh yeah, we forgot to mention....."

He sounds good but those pictures just look a bit 'stiff' to me. Like he may already be experiencing the joint issues the Eolith had mentioned. I dont think I saw anything about his capability to jump...that scares me. A horse that is trained through and through english should atleast know how to pop a crossrail. Even if he does have joint pain, it may be managed. All horses have issues. Every Single One.

It never hurts to try him out but I would be prepared to be disapointed. He would be 3rd on the list of horses that you have listed.
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post #19 of 54 Old 07-24-2010, 12:55 PM
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In the spirit of "dont breed, buy. Dont buy, adopt" Here are a few from your local rescue

Adoptable Quarterhorse: BELLA: Petfinder

Adoptable Thoroughbred: GORDON: Petfinder This guy is a lil pricy but very good looking and supposedly great for beginners

Adoptable Tennessee Walker: LAGUNA: Petfinder I love gaiteds so I hope you do too!

That was just what I found on petfinder. I dont know if you have any local rescues in your area but on occasion, they do get in a horse who is fully trained and ready for a beginner
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post #20 of 54 Old 07-24-2010, 01:29 PM
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I was just thinking the same thing!

A rescue would be a very good option because they are almost guaranteed not to falsely advertise their horses. Their primary concern is to make a good lifelong match and they will probably tell you if they think a certain horse isn't a good match for you. They are also much more likely to be open with you about health and/or training issues that the horse has and in the event that the horse does not work out or you cannot keep it any longer, they will frequently take the horse back or assist you in finding a new home for it.

The thoroughbred Corino mentioned is a little overpriced for a rescue... in my view. I really like that gaited mare though, and the quarterhorse might be a good option too.

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