My husband wants a horse!
Oh my goodness..
I never thought I'd see the day...
Now I need some advice in the right breed of horse.
He is a complete beginner. He has helped lunge, brush, and he leads Apollo around.
He wants a 'pretty color. I've explained that color shouldn't be a main factor. He DEFINITELY agreed with this so he is more than willing to wait until he finds a perfect personalty and a color he likes. Okay good.
He understands he is heavier and therefore he may need a larger horse. At 240lbs should i be looking at strictly draft, and draft crosses, or would he be okay with a smaller stouter horse?
Now this is the hard part...
Ive explained to him we should get an older been there done that type of horse, but he REFUSES.
I know Green+Green = Black and Blue.
He is just unwilling to get an older horse that he will love, then when its time to 'upgrade' just sell it. We get VERY attached to our pets, but lets face it, they are expensive... I never want him to have to deal with the sadness of never knowing what happened to his beloved 'First horse'.
What we are doing is we are going to 'borrow' my friends draft cross so he can learn to ride, and how to handle horses a little better.
I don't even know what I'm asking really. I guess mostly his weight and what we should be looking for as for a size of a horse...
Maybe just your thoughts on him getting something younger that he could perfect as his trail horse? I don't mean get him a 2 year old unbroken horse. But maybe a nicely started 5-6 year old? Any input would be awesome really..
Btw, He wants a Buckskin, Grey, Liver chestnut with flaxen, or some sort of Dun color. Are these really hard to find in larger breeds?