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post #11 of 19 Old 03-24-2013, 09:27 PM
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life has no remote control hitch them up and drive them your self
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post #12 of 19 Old 03-24-2013, 09:29 PM
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If you are looking for a specific horse, to do a specific discipline and don't have a huge budget, it might take a while. My daughter was looking for a horse who would do WP/HUS (shown, not just a prospect), and had a budget of $10,000 which is a good chunk of change. She found a few but all didn't meet her requirements during the PPE, she had spent over $600 on PPE's. After 7 months she found a horse and bought him without ever seeing him in person, she did have the vet film the PPE, which met her requirements. She says he is perfect for what she wants & glad she didn't settle on something that was less. Hang in there.
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post #13 of 19 Old 03-24-2013, 09:31 PM
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I thought she was talking about some guy named Ben.
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post #14 of 19 Old 03-24-2013, 09:35 PM
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I agree. A good horse is priceless! Better to wait it out then rush into buying something just to have it. When the horse is right you'll know! Have you tried expanding your horizons. In a few years I'll be on the hunt for my first horse and I know there aren't many reiners in the surrounding area. I'm willing to travel pretty far for the right one. I'd rather shell out a few extra bucks then settle for a horse who was in a move comvient location!
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post #15 of 19 Old 03-24-2013, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Doodlesweaver View Post
My advice is to #1) remain patient with the process of finding your horse. #2) always be loving and respectful towards your parents, who may understand far more than you realize and #3) never lose faith in yourself or your dreams

Below is one of my personal favorite quotations which I thought you might find helpful/amusing.

Haha thanks love it!!!

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post #16 of 19 Old 03-24-2013, 09:41 PM
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words to live by I live by.. Positive creates Positive. No I know we can't do that 100% of the time but I learned this weekend If I stay positive while helping a friend in need who has lost all hope. It helped he focus on the good and the problem got solved. Keep your chin up. The reason you have not found your horse is because the right one is out there and you will know when you meet him/her

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post #17 of 19 Old 03-25-2013, 12:01 AM
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ive found sooooooo many around me! im never able to buy them though lol if you don't mind traveling go to Horses for Sale | HorseClicks and i find a lot in missouri. i don't knwo your price range but theyre good horses from what they say! and i bet theres more out there i just like to look around me :) other sites are dreamhorse.com and horsetopia.com (my 3 favorite sites) but theres more out there! just keeo looking! hope this helped a little!

-Gracie, Scout, and Sky
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post #18 of 19 Old 03-25-2013, 12:25 AM
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I feel your pain OP. Today is the 1 year anniversary of when I finally bought my horse (yay!)- I looked for about 5 or 6 months before finding him, and it was purely by chance as he wasn't advertised anywhere. Sevreal months before him, I thought I had found "the one" and brought another horse home on trial, but she didn't pass the PPE.

Hang in there. It's well worth waiting for the right horse.
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post #19 of 19 Old 03-25-2013, 09:39 AM
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Have you tried talking to pleasure trainers? There's a western pleasure mare in my barn that I know isn't being advertised except by word of mouth. I would find trainers and ask if they know of any horses for sale honestly.
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