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post #1 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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First off thank you for veiwing. Ok so i've been ridding for almost nine years. When i first started out it wasn't correct ridding lessons. So i had my basics for a like 5 years and then i started to actualy learn how to ride correctly trained horses. Now i have an oppertunity to buy a horse that belongs to good friends who've trained him very well and sold him. He reccently came back to them which os how i have such an opportunity.

I like him and have thought about purchasing him but am unsure. I'm worried about it not being a good fit. He's a 7 year old, 15.2 h, quater horse. But he's got a few things that need to be improved. I'm enjoying ridding him but kind of wish he had a calmer veiw.

I would appreicate all opions on what i should do. Thank you.
Also i've always ridden western until the past few months and wanted something versital that could be shown in both english and western. What would be the fit?
Thanks again!
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 11:52 PM
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You answered the question in your post...stating you are not sure this horse is a good fit for you right now.

I applaud that, a lot.

It isn't easy to be honest with ourselves, especially when we set our sights on something we want to reach for.

Your post shows me that you are putting wise, rational thought into thus decision. I believe you will make the right choice.
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post #3 of 12 Old 02-04-2013, 11:59 PM
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The perfect horse is hard to find. I'm (does the math) 37, and I have had one in my entire life.

If you are not comfortable with this horse, then don't get him just because he is easily available. But if you can work through his issues, and feel comfortable with that, then go get him.
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post #4 of 12 Old 02-05-2013, 12:36 AM
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Welcome to the forums nice to meet you
if you are unsure don't buy that horse
I would get an older more seasoned horse

good luck

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post #5 of 12 Old 02-05-2013, 01:30 AM
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i think you already know. If he is your first horse, and you are already not comfortable with a part of him, then look on.

Also, could you use "riding" instead of "ridding". I know it's a minor thing, but I can't help it giving me a bad feeling . "Ridding" means "getting rid off".

Please excuse me for being so picky as to correct that.
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post #6 of 12 Old 02-05-2013, 01:36 AM
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The fact that you have doubts is a good thing - usually our gut instinct is pretty well spot on. And I'd say that your gut is telling you that he will be too much horse?

When looking for a suitable horse, we can bypass a few of our 'wants' if the horse fits the bill in every other way. But if you are wanting a nice quiet horse to learn on, you are better off the bypass the wants of 'pretty' or 'nice moving' and sticking firmly with finding something quiet.
Nothing wrecks a novice rider's confidence more than an unsuitable horse.

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post #7 of 12 Old 02-05-2013, 02:45 AM
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That gut feeling is massive in my opinion, and should not be ignored.
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post #8 of 12 Old 02-05-2013, 09:09 AM
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Trust your judgment. It seems like you've already made the decision for yourself. An older, more experienced horse seems like the way to go. Take your time to find the right one for you.
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post #9 of 12 Old 02-05-2013, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone for the input.
Tinyliny I will try and remember that. Thanks.
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-10-2013, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all who helped me out before. Just wanted to say as i'm still looking for a horse thats suitible to me, i'm leasing the gelding i mentioned before. Were learning with each other and its a lot of fun even tho it can be testing at times.
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